Staying Home for a Road Trip!

By Bob Tagert   Staying home for a Road Trip!   Over the years we have taken many road trips for this article with some of them being a great distance. With nice weather finally and the beginning of summer, we decided to spotlight a few of our favorite places near Alexandria. We will start […]

Experience Deep Creek Lake!

Experience Deep Creek Lake! Garrett County, Maryland By Bob Tagert Over Christmas of last year our road trip took us to the New River Gorge in Fayetteville, WV. Looking forward to a snowy get-a-way in the high country, we were greeted with temperatures ranging from a low of 72 degrees to 78 degrees during the […]

Solomons Island, MD

By Bob Tagert Solomons Island, MD With the weather taking a permanent change to the warmer temps, I thought it a good time to explore Solomons Island, Maryland. May ushered in the 36th annual opening of the famous Tiki Bar, which also signals the official beginning of summer on the island. The three-day party that […]

Spring Time In The Mountains!

By Bob Tagert   Spring Time In The Mountains!   With the beautiful warm weather we have had this past month, now is a good time to take a drive to the mountains. Hit the road, roll the windows down and enjoy the fresh air. There is much to do as you draw closer to […]

West Virginia and the New River Gorge

By Bob Tagert   West Virginia and the New River Gorge     In December of last year we decided to get out of town for the Christmas holiday. We had an invitation from River Expeditions to stay at one of their luxury cabins for December 24 through the 26th near the New and Gauley […]

2015- What a Ride!

By Bob Tagert For those of you who read us on a regular basis know that each month I write a Road Trip article as I venture away from Alexandria and explore what this region has to offer. As is my custom, each January I recap the places visited last year, so climb on board […]

Home for the Holidays

By Bob Tagert     Home for the Holidays   For those of you who read us every month, you know that each month I visit a different area in our region as a “road trip”. Each December I always stay home and write about our hometown…Old Town Alexandria. Since last year there has been […]

Nanticoke Heritage Byway

By Bob Tagert When most of us think of Sussex County Delaware, our thoughts are of the Atlantic Ocean and the warmth of summer. Many northern Virginians take to the beaches of Delaware each summer and some have second homes there. The boardwalks of Rehoboth and Bethany beach provide restaurants, bars, saltwater taffy and summer […]

The Road to Buck’s Peak

By R.W. Tagert             Last month we took a trip across Thornton Gap on Skyline Drive to a beautiful cabin three miles down the mountain toward the town of Luray. A Bucks Peak is a beautiful four bedroom frame house with massive vaulted ceilings that is halfway back up the mountainside. Sitting in a clearing […]

Leonardtown Maryland and McIntosh Run

By Bob Tagert With the arrival of September and cooler weather, I decided to take a drive to Leonardtown, Maryland and join Dave Lane, owner Dave of PAC Paddle Sports, and take two kayaks down McIntosh Run to the headwaters of Breton Bay and Leonardtown Wharf. PAC Paddle Sports is located next to the Port […]