Virginia Archives - My Family Travels
Illuminated boats reflect off the Potomac River during Alexandria Virginia's Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. Photo c. Evan Michio for Visit Alexandria
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Alexandria, Virginia In Winter – Top Attractions

Historic Alexandria, Virginia in winter is all about Scottish traditions and holiday cheer. It's a great time of year to visit this small town neighboring the nation's capital....

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Three children playing in a pile of leaves near a tree
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Leaf Peeker’s Guide To America’s Fall Foliage

Fall foliage tours and affordable leaf peeping road trips are easy to plan if you use this How-To, Where-To Leaf Peeker's Guide with tips on the best places to see leaf colors...

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The Stone Bridge at the Bull Run battlefield site in Manassas, Virginia.
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Touring Bull Run – The Manassas Battlefield

History comes to life at the Manassas battlefield in northern Virginia where National Park Rangers and an excellent interpretive center illuminate the origins of the American Civil...

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Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee
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Destinations Where Black Lives Matter

Explore historic sites, institutions and Black culture destinations where Black lives not only matter, they fuel fascinating conversations about race and justice that too few travelers...

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Marine helicopter and costumed troops hitting the beach in a display at the Marine Corps Museum.
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Marine Corps Museum Visitors Say It’s Better Than Bootcamp

History buffs eager for a unique, immersive experience should spend a weekend at the Marine Corps Museum in Virginia. The 135-acre National Museum of the Marine Corps site...

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Kids can see how aircraft are restored before display at the Udvar-Nazy Center of the NASM.
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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center

Family travelers looking for some "space" away from the crowds should plan a weekend around the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia....

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The Santa Float makes its first holiday appearance at Philadelphia's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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All American Thanksgiving Events and Celebrations

FTF's A-Z guide to local festivals and Thanksgiving events, from traditional eats to marathons, is your Thanksgiving recipe for fun.

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Inside of Luray Caverns are double columns of stalactites of enormous size.
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The Throwback Charms Of A Big Shenandoah Valley Roadtrip

A "Big Valley" or Shenandoah Valley road trip combines small town Americana charm, natural wonders and a multitude of attractions that are tailor-made for kids -- even those with...

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Mount Vernon, on the banks of the Potomac River, boasts beautiful landscaping at any time of year.
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A Historical Weekend In Mount Vernon, Virginia

There's a safe place to step back in time and experience American history, and that's at Mount Vernon. The Mt. Vernon estate is George and Martha Washington's home and farm in...

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