Tracing the ridges and hillsides of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Blue Ridge Parkway hosts millions of visitors every year.

2-Week Itinerary for a Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip

The Blue Ridge Parkway hosts millions of visitors every year. In just two weeks, you can drive the 716 miles from Washington DC to Knoxville via one of the greatest scenic roads in the nation. You can also easily reverse this route by beginning in Knoxville and ending in DC.

Moon Maryland

Area native Michaela Riva Gaaserud provides travelers with an insider’s perspective on one of the nation’s most historically significant states. An experienced guidebook author, Gaaserud offers up original trip ideas to help visitors make the most of their time, such as Charm City: Two Days in Baltimore. With comprehensive coverage for all interests—from seeing the […]

A man in a yellow kayak paddles down the river with the washington monument visible in the distance.

Kayaking the Potomac River

Viewing the city from inside a 40-pound shell of fiberglass could be intimidating, but instead it offers welcome perspective. Learn more about Michaela Riva Gaaserud’s experiences on the Potomac, as well as how you can start paddling yourself.

Moon Virginia

Area native and current Virginia resident Michaela Riva Gaaserud covers the best of the Old Dominion, from getting some sun on Colonial Beach to seeing the Beauregard Civil War Cemetery. With original trip ideas for a variety of interests, as well as comprehensive coverage of the area’s best sights, this guidebook is the perfect addition […]

Dupont Circle is a popular neighborhood for shopping in Washington DC

The Best Shopping in Washington DC

Washington DC has great neighborhood shopping with unique stores and boutiques. Some of the stores are geared toward high-end consumers, but there are also many “finds” if you know where to look.

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Secrets of the Lincoln Memorial

While many myths surround the Lincoln Memorial, the rumor that something exists under the iconic structure is actually true. Read on to discover what’s hiding beneath the iconic memorial.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

War Memorials in Washington DC

The west end of the National Mall is home to the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the National World War II Memorial. Read on for more information about visiting these powerful memorials that honor our nation’s service members.

Moon Virginia & Maryland

Area native and current Virginia resident Michaela Gaaserud provides travelers with an insider’s perspective on two of the nation’s most historically significant states. An experienced guidebook author, Gaaserud offers up original trip ideas to help visitors make the most of their time, such as Five Days for the Active Traveler and the Seven-Day Historical Road […]