10 Fall Foliage Hikes: Northern Virginia Edition

Before the leaf watching season ends, pack a hot coffee and some trail mix and go experience fall on the trails. Whether you live near Northern Virginia or are just passing through, there are tons of gorgeous fall hikes at all levels within about an hour’s drive from DC in any direction. Sorry for the … More 10 Fall Foliage Hikes: Northern Virginia Edition

Staycation series: Exploring your town’s ethnic markets

If you’ve never been to your neighborhood ethnic market or international supermarket, now is the time to start. If you’re stuck not traveling, but you’re comfortable with in-person grocery shopping, exploring these stores is an incredibly fun and delicious way to kill an hour or so. Not only can you stock up on your normal … More Staycation series: Exploring your town’s ethnic markets

Off-Season Outer Banks: 8 Pandemic-Friendly Activities + Food

You may have seen TV weathermen battered by hurricanes in Cape Hatteras, or maybe you’ve watched the new Outer Banks series on Netflix, but you may not be otherwise familiar with the “OBX” unless you live within a day’s drive. The Outer Banks of North Carolina are a thin, scrappy string of barrier islands off … More Off-Season Outer Banks: 8 Pandemic-Friendly Activities + Food

Packing List: Eating at “Home” While Traveling

This post is a companion piece to our other posts on saving money on food while traveling… Save Money: Ideas for Eating At “Home” Abroad, and The Joy and Practicality of Grocery Shopping Abroad. We thought it would be helpful if we told you what you actually need to pack in order to achieve eating … More Packing List: Eating at “Home” While Traveling

Oktoberfest: The Interview. Finding “Gemütlichkeit.”

Oktoberfest, in spirit, officially starts on Saturday. We’re big fans of all things Germany at TrekSimple, but we realized we knew nothing about Oktoberfest, and suspected that many of you could also use a tutorial. So we called on Jeff, our old schoolmate and Oktoberfest expert. Not only was Jeff a fabulous interviewee, but now … More Oktoberfest: The Interview. Finding “Gemütlichkeit.”