New SummerFest Celebration at Gaylord Features All-American Celebration

When thinking about American summer pastimes, visions of outdoor barbeques, pool time, drive-in movies, and live music come to mind. Starting Memorial Day weekend,...

“Crush Friday” with Your Next Virginia Vacation!

When Virginia Tourism launched its Crush Friday initiative earlier this year, the message was loud and clear: Take some time off from work. Get...

Safety Tips for Family Travel!

I’ve logged many a rocky road in flip-flops. To date, I’ve survived ten years traveling with two exasperating eaters to research and write 100-plus family...

May greetings, RFM Readers!

I’m here this month to save you from yourself, you hard workers. Do you know that Americans left 662 million – MILLION! – vacation...

The Park with a Rich Past

In 1908, the publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch died. The next year, Joseph Bryan’s widow bought a 262-acre estate called Rosewood and gave it...

Connecting Communities: RVA and Puerto Rico

Looking out the jet window at the island below, Thomas Irving had no idea what to expect when the plane finally landed in storm-ravaged...

When It’s Carolina Time…

Arriving in Richmond from California one snowy January, I was thrilled when a new friend described Richmond’s springtime as “gob-smacking” in its beauty. Seriously? I...

Hands-on with the Good Book

There’s a new reason to visit Washington, D.C. – one of biblical proportions. In November 2017, the Museum of the Bible opened its towering...

Have a Sapphire Christmas!

Have you ever had a holiday so perfect it set the bar for all future holidays? Like that time family flew in and you...

Kids Going Global? Your Travel-Abroad Guide

Whether your child is traveling abroad for a week, a semester, or longer, there’s more to do than pack a few bags. Here are...