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Road Trip Series: The Great Dismal Swamp and the Outerbanks.

VIRGINIA We left Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia early one morning and drove through wide open spaces on our way to Outerbanks, North Carolina. Growing up in New Jersey and working in Manhattan, I had never been to a place so wide and so vast. I pulled over to get out of my car and for about five minutes, and I didn't see a single soul or hear a single sound that was man-made. [caption id="attachment_561" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Somewhere in the middle…

Road Trip Series: Back in Time at Colonial Williamsburg

Our story of visiting Colonial Williamsburg is better told through photos, and it feels almost like poetry. I noticed one thing about my pictures that I hadn't noticed till just now, one month after I was there; none of my photos have any people in them, yet it was bustling with tourists. There were kids running around after leather balls and wooden hoops while women dressed in colonial clothes taught them the history of the game. Over-heated mothers ran into fully restored…

Road Trip Series: Arlington National Cemetery

There is a place in Arlington National Cemetery where not many people go, since it isn’t near any entrance, memorial, or landmark. It’s quiet. It’s deep in the cemetery and no one wants to walk that far. This is where my grandparents are buried and where my first stop on my road trip down south began. My grandfather was a Navy Corpsman during the end of WWII and the Korean War, serving in the South Pacific as a medic. Marines…

How to Plan a Road Trip: Insider Tips

Vacations can be glamorous; a five star resort on a tropical island, endless drinks, scantly clad sun tanned bodies, crystal pools and dinners under the stars. But vacations can also be rugged; roaming from place to place, not knowing where you’ll end up, seeing more in one short span of time that some see in a life time. I’m speaking of course about road trips. I recently embarked on an adventure in the American South East, and here are my…