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Touring Wineries in Charlottesville VA
Touring Wineries in Charlottesville VA

Touring Wineries in Charlottesville VA

After leaving Roanoke, we stayed in Charlottesville, Virginia for four nights. Charlottesville is a two hour drive from Roanoke, and is a good stop-over for us when we are taking the Auto Train home from Lorton, Virginia, which is also…

Five nights in Roanoke, Virginia
Five nights in Roanoke, Virginia

Five nights in Roanoke, Virginia

While in the “Star City” of Roanoke, DOS and I stayed at the Courtyard Hotel by Marriott, located near the airport. My sister Jenni (from Maryland) joined us a day later, and stayed with us for four nights as well.…

Two Nights in Charleston, South Carolina
Two Nights in Charleston, South Carolina

Two Nights in Charleston, South Carolina

From Hilton Head Island, we checked out and drove to Charleston, SC. In Charleston, we stayed for two nights at the Hyatt House Hotel, conveniently located in the Historic District. The Hyatt House is actually a dual-hotel, as it also…

Three Days at Hilton Head Island
Three Days at Hilton Head Island

Three Days at Hilton Head Island

Continuing moving northbound on our trip up to Virginia, Steve (DOS) and I next stayed on Hilton Head Island for 3 Nights at the Sonesta Beach Resort. We checked out of the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Wednesday, and then drove…

Marriott Platinum Challenge Continues: on to Daytona Beach Shores!
Marriott Platinum Challenge Continues: on to Daytona Beach Shores!

Marriott Platinum Challenge Continues: on to Daytona Beach Shores!

After arriving home from our last trip to Virginia, we have now completed 8 days out of 15 (to be completed in 90 days) for our Marriott Hotel Platinum Challenge status match. While I have lifetime Hilton, and Globalist at…

Amtrak Auto Train – Southbound to Florida!
Amtrak Auto Train – Southbound to Florida!

Amtrak Auto Train – Southbound to Florida!

After a lengthy stay in Virginia, I was able to convince Steve (DOS) to take the Amtrak Auto train back home to Orlando instead of driving all that way. We had taken the Auto Train together once before (and I…

Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!
Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!

Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!

Thanks to COVID-19, Colonial Williamsburg was virtually empty during the weekdays. We had both not been here in years, but as much as we like Williamsburg, we were never keen on the crowds. In this post you will see Williamsburg…