Nestled amongst the rolling hills between Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia lies the picturesque Brandywine Valley. With gorgeous du Pont family estates and more than 3,000 acres of landscaped gardens, it’s a region best known for being a flower-lover’s paradise. But once the mid-Atlantic’s leaves have finally fallen and the flowers
With the season's long days and warm nights comes ample opportunities for fun in the sun throughout the whole mid-Atlantic region. Whether you're aching to paddle down a river, hike to a waterfall, sit on a beach, roast s'mores over a campfire, chase lightening bugs, hit up a historical
A brand new "Ask Chris" question comes to us fresh from Facebook. And, off we go!
My hubby and I are hoping to do a short trip away with our baby for the first time next month during spring break. Do you have any favorite local spots (within 1-2 hours
There’s nothing like springtime in our nation’s capital. Once the ground thaws and the trees finally start to blossom, Washington D.C. becomes abuzz with cheery positivity... just about everyone seems to have an extra spring in their step.
But, the secret's out and people come from all over the nation to
Another year has come and gone, which means it’s time to reflect on some of my favorite travels from the past 365 days!
2013 marked an important shift here at Packed Suitcase. While I had started #TravelLocal adventuring in October 2012, this year I focused on it nearly exclusively. I’m determined
World class spas. High thread-count sheets. Epic views. 5 star restaurants. Prime locations. Top-notch service. Luxurious spas and activities and amenities galore... Yes, I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for a nice hotel.
Here is my list of some of the dreamiest hotels in the mid-Atlantic, in no particular order. Some of these I've already
It's September. The leaves aren't turning-- yet-- but the yellow busses filled with chattering school children are just the first indication that summer is coming to an end.
After trips to far-away places like Toronto, Ottawa and Alaska, and local travels to the Shenandoah Valley, Hot Springs, Hampton, Solomons Island, Dewey