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 […]

Broomes Island, Maryland

By Bob Tagert With the dog days of summer upon us, I thought that a road trip to the cool fields and waters of Broomes Island, Maryland would be just the ticket. Broomes Island has long been a fun destination for northern Virginians and is only about a 45- minute drive away. Getting there is […]

Westward Ho to the Grand Canyon

This month’s Road Trip is a bit longer than most we have written about over the past 27 years. Even though this trip will cover over 3,000 miles, they are miles we have all traveled before either in car or by watching TV shows. These were shows from my generation…Route 66 is one. Grab a […]

Fell’s Point, Inner Harbor and Canton Pride of “Charm City”

The heading for this month’s road trip makes it sound like a lot of driving, but it is not. All three of these thriving communities lie side by side along the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River giving each community a true waterfront feel. We also thought that a visit to our nautical neighbor to […]

Road Trip May 2015: Sussex County Delaware

This month our road trip once again took us to Sussex County Delaware, but more specifically to the beaches of southern Delaware. The beautiful beaches of southern Delaware were separated from the Washington D.C. area by the Chesapeake Bay for a long time, but that all changed in 1952. The first span of the Chesapeake […]