A Visit To Hot Springs, Virginia

A Visit To Hot Springs, Virginia

In the most recent census, the town of Hot Springs, Virginia registered 738 residents. And that’s exactly what makes the tiny area so charming and quaint! Located just east of the West Virginia border, the town sits amid a beautiful landscape in the Appalachian...
An Insiders Guide To The Virginia Creeper Bike Trail

An Insiders Guide To The Virginia Creeper Bike Trail

Guest Post By Allyson: If you are looking for an amazing bike ride for your family (and an easy ride for young riders), look no further than Damascus, Virginia. The Virginia Creeper travels along an old railway line that was converted “from rail to trail” and is now...
Our Road Trip Recap: From How To Why

Our Road Trip Recap: From How To Why

If you’ve been following along on all our Mom With A Map social media, you might have noticed we took an epic road trip. We’re talking a 14-day, 4K+ mile- crazy family trip. It was fabulous. Except when it wasn’t. We made memories and we saw so many...
A Trip To Celebrate America’s Independence

A Trip To Celebrate America’s Independence

I’m a firm believer that ALL travel is good for kids. It takes them out of their comfort zone and introduces differences. It allows families quality time together away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And finally, it can be a  phenomenal educational...

The Best Caves In America

Over the years I’ve tried my hand at a lot of different hobbies. I love new adventures and I’m usually willing to try anything at least once. But of all things I’ve tried, probably the least likely to become a favorite- caving. Yet, I LOVE it! Of...

Best Places To See Fall Foliage

As much as I hate to admit it, fall is officially in full swing. Even in the south, leaves are changing and the calendar keeps moving deeper into September. Though I dislike the cooler weather, even I will admit there’s nothing more beautiful than fall foliage....

How To Plan A Trip

Have you ever wondered how to most effectively plan a trip? Last month our family spent 5 days traveling through the state of Virginia. It was a new adventure for us. We didn’t have family or friends in the area, and we knew very little about the places we...
Luray Caverns

Luray Caverns

Since their discovery in 1878, thousands of people have been flocking to Luray Caverns each year to discover a magical underground world. Naturally, as we planned our trip to Virginia, we knew we needed to flock too! Full of beautiful stalactite and stalagmite...

The American Civil War Museum

Last week our family had the opportunity to spend a few days in Virginia (read more here and here), but prior to our travel I spent quite a bit of time researching all of the places we needed to visit. When it comes to history, Virginia can be a bit overwhelming....

Exploring Virginia- Part 2

As I mentioned in my post on Monday (Exploring Virginia- Part 1) our family spent Spring Break touring parts of Virginia. Although it was only a 5 day trip, we managed to squeeze every ounce of opportunity out of those days. So much so, that what started as a single...

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