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Richmond has many layers, from steep ties to American history to a buzzing culinary scene. These days, Virginia’s capital city is a creative hub waiting to be explored. Urban mural projects burst with color throughout neighborhood streets while over 20 traditional art institutes and galleries can be found around town. Museums showcase not just art but […]

Ocracoke beach by Ole Bendik Kvisberg/Flickr

Summer is here and you’re sure it’s time to get out of the city and onto a beach.  Yet, there’s not one “best beach” near NYC but rather an entire list of beaches we love. To figure it out, we used brand new booking platform TravelWits to search by budget, transit time and most importantly for […]

For a weekend getaway to enjoy the rolling hills and foliated streets of Virginia, head to the 45-mile long Washington and Old Dominion Rail Trail – the W&OD. This well paved path winds through the suburbs of Washington D.C. to Northern Virginia’s wine country and is accessible to cyclists of all abilities. Try this 90-mile […]

Virginia winery

We’ve criss-crossed the East Coast in search of inviting and invigorating places to explore in the New Year. The following destinations are of special interest to those who place a premium on affordable luxury, sustainability and car-free travel options.

Richmond Road Race

Held in the United States for only the second time in the history of the 94-year-old race, this year’s UCI Road World Championships is estimated to have drawn about 645,000 fans, far exceeding the projected numbers. It’s easy to see why, as the 2015 championships proved to be one of the most spectator-friendly cycling showdowns […]

richmond cityscape

It could’ve been the rosemary moonshine cocktail that I’d been sipping, but in the moment I was delighted and not at all surprised that wine guru Jason Tesauro (the original Modern Gentleman) was serenading me with Beat poetry. This is Richmond, after all, I thought. That was night three of the city’s inaugural Fire, Flour & Fork food […]

Richmond fest

The northeast is a hotbed of summer music festivals. The following pitch-perfect events are all easy to reach without a car, so there’s nothing stopping you from enhancing your season with the sound of music. You’ll find a medley of musical styles performed in outdoor settings that range from urban to majestic.

Alexandria is a great base for exploring Washington, D.C. With the National Mall at its doorstep, many visitors use peaceful Old Town Alexandria as an evening respite, away from the bustle of the big city. But don’t overlook its stand-alone getaway potential. You’ll find a thriving art scene, rich history, cosmopolitan shopping and dynamic dining […]

Richmon, VA

You might think Richmond, Virginia is a destination exclusively for history buffs. While it is steeped in the chronicles of yesteryear, this city is no one-trick pony. Stroll down Monument Avenue lined with residential architecture so grand, it suggests a lifestyle that would suit Scarlett O’Hara.  But look in another direction and you’ll see traditionalists […]