20 Historic Sites in Virginia

Canal Walk (Richmond)

Location: Middle o’ Virginia

Statues, exhibits, and medallions mark this Canal Walk through Richmond’s four centuries of history. From things like the first [“commercially successful”] streetcar system to cool railroad crossings, this walk is both scenic and fun. George Washington was a big fan of canals, and numerous engineers throughout history had their hand in the Richmond canals’ design. Also along the way, you’ll find shops and restaurants and relaxing places to rest your feet.

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The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Location: Northern Virginia

The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial is a solemn place to visit a piece of America’s more recent history. Each of the 184 victims is remembered with a bench engraved with their name. The benches are ordered by age, from Dana Falkenberg (3) to Jon Yamnick St. (72). If you face the Pentagon, you will be able to read the names of people who died inside the building. If you face the opposite direction, you can follow the victims from the plane along the route it took before it crashed. Under each bench is a shallow lighted pool of water, which makes for a haunting image at night. Soak in the quiet and sit here for a bit.

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Most Interesting Small Towns to Visit in the United States

If you’re used to living in a city or a big suburb, it can be hard to picture what life is like outside of all the hustle and bustle. In fact, U.S. cities house 62.7 percent of the population (as of 2015), but take up just 3.5 percent of the land area — and those numbers continue to grow as more people move into cities every day. If you need to get away for a bit, check out some of these incredible American towns. They may be small, but they’ve all got their own unique attributes that make them popular vacation destinations.

Most Interesting International Fast Food Chains We Wish Would Come to the USA

To connoisseurs of fast food, visits abroad bring the opportunity to see how the rest of the world eats on the go. Although we have our own fast-food chains at home — many which have spread around the world — the most exciting chains around today are regional chains, which use local ingredients flavored to perfectly suit the local’s palate. To get a taste at what’s out there, here are some amazing international fast food chains we wish would come to the United States.

Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.