Epic Roadtrips – 5 Tips to Ease the Pain of Car Travel with Kids

Guest post by Aura Walker Being a former military family, we have mostly lived far away from relatives. With the high cost of plane tickets and having four children, we have a lot of long holiday road trips. Keeping kids entertained and keeping them from arguing is a challenge. From California, to Maryland, to Florida […]

Take a Hike! Good for Mind, Body, & Soul

Throughout history, many cultures worldwide have made walking a significant rite of passage or religious custom. For the Aboriginal people it was the “walkabout”, for the Native Americans it was the “vision quest” or “spirit walk”. When the crusades made it difficult to travel to Jerusalem, churches had labyrinths built for Christians in the middle-ages […]

Monticello – The Legacy of an Innovative Mind

  Thomas Jefferson, founding father and beloved Virginian, made his home not far from Cabin Creekwood, within a 40 minute drive near the city of Charlottesville. The third president’s plantation estate is now an historic museum open to the public for tours and other special events. Monticello has been beautifully restored much to its original […]

The Moss Museum – Altruist Artist’s Expressions of Love and Hope

  If not for the sign out front, the P. Buckley Moss museum would appear to be a charming, old Virginian country home that oozes simple elegance. The building has an exterior that is fitting for the artwork housed inside. With an eye that captures the simple beauty in the world, P. Buckley Moss defies […]

Saturday In The Park, You’d Think It Was The 4th of July

  The City of Waynesboro celebrates family, community and the good old days of summer, on July 7th, with its 33rd Summer Extravaganza. The event is held each year on the grounds of Ridgeview Park and is sponsored by the Waynesboro Department of Parks and Recreation. The city promotes the annual celebration as an occasion […]

Coming Soon to Your Local Drive-In Theater: A Great Night of Entertainment for All

  One of the Shenandoah Valley’s favorite places for family fun is Hull’s Drive-in Theater in historic Lexington. The drive-in has upheld a long-standing reputation for providing affordable, family-friendly entertainment for all ages. For the cost of admission you can enjoy a double feature; sitting either inside your car or in the open air, under […]

Staunton Living History Museum Offers Education, Inspiration, and Rejuvenation

Author: Aura Walker This summer, my family and I will make our annual pilgrimage to our favorite museum, living in a neighboring town makes it a convenient family tradition. The Frontier Culture Museum is located about 20 minutes west of Cabin Creekwood off of Interstate-81 in the City of Staunton, Virginia. The Frontier Culture Museum […]