Hometown Picnic at Maymont in Richmond, Virginia

This month's question for Across the Cafe Table: "What's your favorite spot to have a picnic?" When I sat down to write my answer to this week's question, I had to struggle to think of the last time I actually "went on a picnic." Sure…

5 Reasons to Pull off Interstate 95 in Richmond, Virginia

The next time you are driving up or down I-95 through the Mid-Atlantic you really should stop and visit Richmond, Virginia, for the night. I know there’s that I-295 that bypasses the Virginia capitol city completely, but still, I really think you should do it, and frankly, staying two nights would be even better. Not that I'm bitter or anything.

The Clifton Inn, Charlottesville, Virginia

Clifton Inn, Charlottesville: When visiting the University of Virginia, my daughter and I found it to be a special place for a mother and daughter to stay. See the raindrops on the petals? My mother used to tell me that meant more rain was coming.…