Author: Sophie Karatsikis

Oyster Abodes

Local environmental group Lynnhaven River Now (LRN), a grassroots non-profit, is taking action to preserve and rebuild our aquatic environment and help out our marine neighbors, specifically the oyster. Working with Oyster Castles, a product of Allied Concrete Company, LRN…

Chincoteague Getaway

Take a relaxing weekend away to Chincoteague and capture the simple charm of this island retreat. Check into the Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast, built in 1848, and relax in elegant comfort in the lavish individually decorated bedrooms. But…

10 Things to do with Seashells

If you’re like most people, you’ve been to the beach this summer, whether it’s Virginia Beach or across state lines, and you or your little ones collected bags and buckets of coveted seashells to remember each moment of your trip.…

Alexandria Getaway

Head up to Northern Virginia this weekend to beautiful, historic Alexandria! Start your trip by checking into the truly one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast, 216 a City Bed and Breakfast. Here guests can experience true privacy and comfort in this 112-year-old…

Richmond Getaway

Our state's capital has more to offer than you might expect! Head to Richmond this weekend and spend your day strolling around Maymont, a park and estate with hidden treasures through all of its 100 acres, then cool off from…

Colonial Beach

Nothing says summer like sitting on a beach or down at a beach bar overlooking the water and watching fireworks light up the sky. Escape from the congested beach areas of home and get away to Colonial Beach on the…

Luray Getaway

When you think of Luray, think about the complete opposite of baking in the sun on a hot summer day. Beat the heat and explore the underground world of the Luray Caverns! Originally discovered in 1878, the caverns offer tours…

New Kent Staycation

Maybe the perfect weekend away doesn't draw you too far from home but just far enough to relax and enjoy something new! Right up the road in New Kent County at The Vintager Inn, settle down in the quiet luxury…

Tilghman Island Getaway

Get out of town this weekend to a unique and wonderfully quaint waterfront retreat. Tilghman Island on Maryland's Eastern Shore sits snugly on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and offers the best of the costal locale. Begin your stay…

Shenandoah Valley Getaway

When the sun gets to shining, seek some shade and a good workout in southwest Virginia! The Jefferson National Forest offers countless hiking trails leading up to some of the most scenic views of the valley. McAfee Knob is one…

Cheat Sheet: May 29, 2013

Chinese firm to buy Smithfield Foods in $7.1B deal Though the 77-year-old Smithfield company headquarters will stay in its home in Smithfield, the company was bought in a $7.1 billion deal by Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd., a Chinese company. The…