Tag Archives: Virginia

Relaxed Luxury at Hyatt Tysons Corner. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Experience Relaxed Luxury at Hyatt Tysons Corner

My wife and I stayed at Hyatt Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia this past June. The marketing team at Hyatt Tysons Corner invited us to experience their relaxed luxury property and share our thoughts with the McCool Travel and Fun in Fairfax VA audiences. Relaxed Luxury at Hyatt Tysons Corner Here are some reasons, McCool Travel […]

Great Ice Cream Places in US to Cool Off. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Great Ice Cream Places in US to Cool Off

This article lists some great ice cream places around the United States. I included my favorite ice cream place and suggestions from some travel writer friends. These are merely suggestions—a starting point—and I encourage you to explore the local ice cream scene wherever you live and visit. Let me know what you discover and like. […]

Great places to visit in Charlottesville Virginia. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

8 Great Casual Places to Eat in Charlottesville Virginia

There are certainly a variety of places to eat in Charlottesville, Virginia. The range of places to eat in Charlottesville range from typical fast food (and drive through) places to high end luxury fine dining restaurants with everything in between. This McCool Travel article lists some great casual places to eat in Charlottesville, hopefully helpful whether […]

McCool Travel article about Redefinition at Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner.

Redefined Luxury at Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner

The Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner recently celebrated their 25th anniversary as the premier luxury property in Northern Virginia with a complete overhaul and modernization—called the Redefinition project. If you have not been to The Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner lately, you should definitely revisit. If you have never been, well go now while everything is fresh and new. Redefinition project […]

things to do in Richmond Virginia: Museum of Fine Arts

8 Great Things To Do in Richmond Virginia

Great things to do in Richmond Virginia include historic, nature, fun, food/drink, and other activities. Richmond, Virginia is steeped in American history but today is blossoming as an adventure and foodie destination. Traditionally known as the capital of the US South (including the capital of the Confederate States during the 1860s), Richmond is also the hometown of Arthur Ashe, […]

8 Great Things to do in Shenandoah Valley: Tuscarora Trail. Eagle Rock Trail

8 Great Things To Do In Shenandoah Valley Virginia

Shenandoah Valley, Virginia is an area of astounding natural beauty and amazing history. The Shenandoah Valley nestles snugly between two mountain ranges—Blue Ridge to the east and Allegheny (Appalachian) mountains to the west—and stretches 200 miles from the Potomac River in the north to the James River in the south. Only in Shenandoah Valley can you visit Skyline Drive […]

Udvar-Hazy Center, Centreville, Virginia

Fascinating Small Town Museums in Northeastern US

This article covers small town museums in Northeastern US, including Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Please also see Fascinating Small Town Museums in Southeastern US and Fascinating Small Town Museums in Western US, and Fascinating Small Town Museums in Midwest US. Along with my personal recommendations, I received suggestions from travel writer friends, tourist offices, […]

things to do in Prince William County Virginia: Prince William Forest Park

8 Great Things to Do in Prince William County

Prince William County is the third most populous county in Virginia (after Fairfax and Virginia Beach) and is within an hour drive of Washington, DC.—where many residents travel to work each weekday. Two of the bloodiest American Civil War battles occurred in Prince William County, which was first settled in 1653. Along with history, things to do in Prince William County […]