Sunflowers & Chardonnay

Baby, Honey, Sugar, Love

I first noticed it on a trip to New Orleans. I was sitting in a saloon, chatting with a young woman I’d just met named Grace. Every once in awhile during our conversation, Grace addressed me as “Baby” and it struck me as such…
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Halloween Travel Ideas for Scary Fun

It's a spooktacular time to travel in the Mid-Atlantic region. Everywhere you turn you'll find unique culinary events, wine and beer tastings, haunted tours, and historic landscapes ablaze with colorful foliage. Below is just a sampling of the fun that awaits visitors. Remember: life's…
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OpSail 2012: Danish Smiles

Navy ships from around the world converged in humble Hampton Roads today for OpSail 2012, and I was smack in the middle of it all. Along with a handful of other journalists, Peter and I boarded the Esbern Snare, a Danish support frigate. We’d…
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The Best Prize

What is it about winning prizes that makes grown men and women transform into giddy kids? At Tidewater Women’s Meet-and-Greet last Thursday at the d’ART Center, I had assembled an impressive array of door prizes to give away to my guests: two gift certificates…
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Shimmering Spring

Spring is a great time for taking photos of the outdoors. There’s a kind of glow, a lushness in nature—shockingly green trees, azure blue sky, and our silky blue waterways. What I love about watching nature is how it changes from one minute to…
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Spring Travel Ideas

Greetings, Fellow Adventure Lovers. Here are a few favorite travel tips to inspire you to get off the couch and head out for greener pastures Happy trails! Bluegrass Festival Get into the swing at the Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival March 16-18, 2012. This annual…
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Travel With Tidewater Women

Falling in Love with Barcelona

Falling in Love with Barcelona

Europe & The World 02-01-2020

Barcelona is blooming into a world-class city. Join us for design tour, brunch with a view, and more! Read more

Savor the Slow Pace of Madrid

Savor the Slow Pace of Madrid

Europe & The World 01-03-2020

Slow down and get to know this delicious city. Read more

Journey Up the Shore

Journey Up the Shore

Northeast US 11-02-2019

Life’s short, so why let a hurricane get in the way of a weekend getaway? Read more

A Zulu Healing in Africa

A Zulu Healing in Africa

Europe & The World 10-01-2019

Travel writer Judie Fein discovers that there’s more to being healed than we can understand. Read more

Get Inspired in RVA

Get Inspired in RVA

Virginia Destinations 09-02-2019

Where else but Richmond can you do yoga by the river less than a mile from Downtown? Read more

Delaware's Quaint Villages

Delaware's Quaint Villages

Northeast US 08-01-2019

From blueberry picking to sunsets on the bay, let’s explore Delaware’s charming villages. Read more

Nature's Playground: Burke County

Nature's Playground: Burke County

South US 07-01-2019

If playing in the outdoors is your thing, this North Carolina destination has it all. Read more

Europe for the First Time

Europe for the First Time

Europe & The World 06-01-2019

Going to Europe for the first time? Don't miss these expert tips! Read more

Wish You Weren't Here

Wish You Weren't Here

Europe & The World 06-01-2019

Europe’s major cities are becoming engulfed by tides of camera-wielding bucket-list checkers. Read more