15 Top Hikes Near Charlottesville, Virginia

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Charlottesville, Virginia is located in Albemarle County in Central Virginia, about 71 miles from Richmond, and 100 miles from Northern Virginia. The city is famously home to Monticello and the University of Virginia. Charlottesville is also close to Washington Jefferson National Forest, Shenandoah National Park, and the Appalachian Trail, which makes it a great location … Read more

5 Top Golf Courses Near Winchester, VA

Golf Ball

Winchester, Virginia is an excellent destination for golf in Virginia. The town is located about 60 miles from Fairfax County, and it is set in the lovely Shenandoah Mountains region of western Virginia. This makes it a picturesque setting for enjoying a round at one of the many 18-hole courses in the town. Below are … Read more

Best Tents For Stargazing in 2022

Tent for Stargazing

One of my favorite activities is stargazing. For almost as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by astronomy, and I love gazing up at a clear night sky and wondering about all of the stars, planets, and other celestial bodies shining back at us. I even studied astronomy in high school, and over … Read more

8 Best Instant Tents for Family Camping (For 2022)

Instant Tent

Outdoors activities like camping have become even more popular in recent years, with more people vacationing closer to home and in National Parks. Family camping is a great way to connect with both nature and family! There is a wide range of tents available that include many special features, depending on the factors that are … Read more

Fairfax County Pools Guide

Swimming Pool

Fairfax County, Virginia features a large number of both indoor and outdoor pools, many of which are available on either a drop-in or membership basis. They are a great source of exercise and play, and they can be a great option for a Staycation all year round. Because of the colder Winter temperatures in the … Read more

Fairfax Rec Center Guide

Swimming Pool

Fairfax County in Northern Virginia has many excellent park and recreation facilities located throughout the county. I have been a member of the Fairfax County Park Authority Rec Centers (as they’re officially called), since I was a teenager. I first started using the Rec Centers back when I was probably about 5 or 6 years … Read more