Norfolk, Nor-fik

Oh, it’s pronounced “Nor-fik?” My GPS corrected me on my 4-5 hour drive from DC to Norfolk, VA. Traffic was a nightmare from the city, but it was worth it to see my friends this past weekend.

From visiting the Norfolk Botanical Garden to the Chrysler Art Museum, this smaller city outside of DC was a nice getaway for my birthday.

Greetings from RVA

It’s always nice to escape DC for the day, especially when friends come together for an adventure. We all went on a road trip to Richmond on Sunday, where we explored a few of my favorites in the city.

  • Belle Isle – Scenic and historic park that is perfect for easy hiking and kayaking
  • Proper Pie – Need I say more? I got a slice of coconut cream pie and a cup of coffee
  • Carytown – Quriky neighborhood that is aligned with restaurants, cafes, boutique shops, and bars
  • Street Art – Richmond is home to over 100 murals around the city. You won’t get tired of how vibrant and fun this city flaunts itself on the street

Got any more suggestions? I would love to read your favorite spots in Richmond, VA!

Shenandoah National Park

To celebrate National Park Week, Uriah and I traveled to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. It’s about an hour and half from the District, which was a nice drive away from the city for the day. We got to escape the chaos for a bit of peace.

Take advantage of National Park Week, and visit a national park near you!

The Weekend, pt. 2 (in RVA)

My friend from Boston hasn’t fully explored the DMV area before, so we drove out of the city and spent the day in Richmond, Virginia. It’s always nice to take a break from where I live, and see what else there is to explore. From hiking through Belle Isle to strolling through Cary Street, we got to see the scenic and colorful side of Virginia. But most importantly, I finally got my piece of pie from Proper Pie. True bliss right there.


I got to explore Old Town yesterday, which is the heart of the city where George Washington called home. Alexandria is such a quaint city, filled with history and character. Whenever I need an escape from DC, I can hop on the blue or yellow line to King St – Old Town. King Street is the center of Old Town Alexandria, and has a walkable one mile of cute boutiques, restaurants, and cafes.