The Wilds of Africa

The Wilds of Africa By Scott Dicken Debunking the Common Myths of African Travel As a result of my love for all things Africa, I often get readers of the Take Photos Leave Footprints website asking me questions as they decide whether Africa is the right vacation destination for them. Some of the most common […]

Four Truths All Investors Should Know About Risk

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Four Truths All Investors Should Know About Risk Risk, and the role it plays in a portfolio, can be one of the most difficult concepts for investors to grasp. To help clear things up, we outline four important risk-related insights every investor should know. 1. Risk has many faces. […]

Stingy Jack – The Legend of the Jack O’Lantern

Stingy Jack – The Legend of the Jack O’Lantern Halloween, celebrated each year on October 31, is a mix of ancient Celtic practices, Catholic and Roman religious rituals and European folk traditions that blended together over time to create the holiday we know today. Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity and life and death, […]

The Old Willy T Gets New Life…..Underwater

The Old Willy T Gets New Life…..Underwater By Jenn Manes We have a very cool story to share with all of you. I’m sure you all know by now that the Willy T – the large steel ship that was anchored off of Norman Island and served as a bar/restaurant – was heavily damaged during Hurricane […]

Leonardtown, Maryland – “A Most Convenient Place”

By Bob Tagert Leonardtown, Maryland – “A Most Convenient Place” With all of the heat we have endured this past month we thought we would keep the road trip close to home and take a nice hour-and-a-half drive to Leonardtown, in Southern Maryland. You can take the road most traveled and drive down Route 5 […]

Alexandria August 2019 Events

Love Your Summer in Alexandria New this year, book the Love Your Summer in Alexandria hotel package in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Virginia is for Lovers tourism slogan. Already one of the most affordable times of the year to visit, a summer trip just became even more enticing with 17 Alexandria hotels offering rates starting as low […]

The Diversity that Is Virginia Wine- Men, Women, Grapes and some very Americal ideals

By Nancy Bauer The Diversity that Is Virginia Wine – Men, women, grapes, and some very American ideals The wine world is inclusive by nature; the endless challenges call for alliance and, often, aid. Beetles invade, mildew overwhelms, and deer party in the vineyards like drunken sailors. Mysteries pop up, tractors break down. Borrowing equipment […]

On The Road

Former Alexandria residents who transported themselves to Kitty Hawk took the OTC on their latest adventure. Here with Bogie, their favorite bartender on the Viking ship Forseti, Charlie and Sandi Collum share the OTC with all on board. The Collums spent three weeks in France recently aboard two Viking longships and they always make it […]

Three Tips for Pursuing an Active Retirement

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Three Tips for Pursuing an Active Retirement Retirement today is active—a time to reinvent yourself, pursue your passions, or do the work that you find especially rewarding. The freedom to do that requires careful planning, says Will Larson, Retirement Planning Strategist for Wells Fargo Advisors. Here, he provides his […]

The Theatre is The Thing and Blackbeard Is Rocking It

The Theatre is The Thing and Blackbeard Is Rocking It By EKG “Aye, tough mermaids are, the lot of them…” – Blackbeard It has been quite some time since the Old Town Crier has published a review of a local theatrical production. It seems to be a rare occasion when the show run dates are […]