Virginia

White Oak Lavender Farm

Just outside Harrisonburg, Virginia, where we were staying for the weekend and the mountains of Shenandoah Valley, where were visiting for another hike in...

Najwa’s First College Campus Visit to James Madison University

I remember my first time attending college. I was enrolled at Fayetteville State University but a commuter student. I'd drive out to...

Celebrating Independence Day at Virginia Beach

It's funny (not really) when I'm talking to co-workers or friends and they express disbelief if not outrage at all those people going to...

One Last Ocean Visit Before Heading Home From Virginia Beach

Since we were staying at the Belvedere, subject to demolition, we decided to check out its Coffee Shop & Diner for breakfast. It’s a...

Spending the Day in the Virginia Beach Sand and Sun

Fortunately all the rooms at the Belvedere were ocean-facing. Not only for the view of the beach and ocean but the sunrise. We may be...

Arriving at the Belvedere Beach Resort Club in Virginia Beach

With the summer slowly coming to a close, the ladies and I finally made our near annual trip to the beach. This year we...

Taking a Day Trip to Luray Caverns in the Shenandoah Mountains

Usually the ladies and I would head to the beach for the holidays, but the weather wasn’t cooperating. So we headed underground, making a...

Random Day in the Life

Downtown Historic Lima, Peru

Lima is a beautiful city. Lots of history yet very modern. Naturally, as tourists, we headed to the historic downtown area where...

Preparing for College Ridiculously Early Because Who Knows When Life Will Get in the Way

I was a straight A student that knew nothing about college. When it was time to learn, life got in the way of those who were supposed to teach me. I'm getting a head start with my daughter because you never know what life has in store for the future.

Halloween’s Nerdiest Costume

We let Najwa pick out her costumes. Whatever she wants. And she chooses being a nerd. I love it!

On Our Way To and Our First Day in Bucharest, Romania

One of the last places I’d ever think I’d visit would be Bucharest. All I knew was that it’s a former Soviet bloc country,...

Spending Thanksgiving in Fayetteville, NC

While visiting my mom for Thanksgiving in Fayetteville, NC, the ladies and I took a trip downtown.

Bucharest is a Graffiti Artist’s Dream Canvas

I mentioned it earlier, but after a couple more days in Bucharest, I can’t reiterate enough how much graffiti there is in the city....

Riding Metro

It's been a weird year so far. Any other year a photo wearing masks would look like we were being weird or planning...