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Alexandria’s Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour: Explore Our City’s Haunted History

With such a long history, it should come as no surprise that Alexandria has racked up its fair share of ghost stories and local folklore. In honor of the spooky season, Alexandria’s Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour is sharing that haunted history with the masses via fun walking tours. Every weekend until Halloween, multiple daily…

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Clever No-Carve Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

If the mess of carving a jack-o’-lantern doesn’t really appeal to you, but having some fall fun does, try one of these alternatives to your traditional Halloween decoration. Nail polish pumpkins. Don’t have a fully stocked craft cabinet? No problem! Nail polish pumpkins make use of beauty supplies you have stowed in the bathroom. Use…

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Now Open Near The Paramount: Smashburger in Chinatown

When was the last time you grabbed fast food and actually enjoyed it? Grab a sandwich at Smashburger today, and tomorrow you’ll be able to confidently answer, “Yesterday.” That’s because this beloved burger chain does fast food differently, enlisting high-quality ingredients (like 100% certified Angus beef) to make a better fast-casual meal. Since a new…

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Shop Gifts for All Occasions at Reunions

According to the Washingtonian, Reunions reigns as one of the 15 Greatest Gift Shops in the area. Customers seem to agree, calling the local store a “super cute hidden gem” and a place with “a wonderful mix of antiques, vintage, and new.” It’s no wonder why people keep coming back to the self-proclaimed neighborhood gift…

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How to Make Your Apartment Extra Cozy for Autumn

With its shorter days and dipping temperature, the fall season reinvigorates our desire for cozy, welcoming spaces. Here are a few tips to help you bring autumn into your apartment—in the snuggliest, comfiest way possible. Toss up some twinkle lights. Twinkle lights instantly create a cozy vibe within your home, transforming a simple space into…

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Market 2 Market: Home to More Than 200 Varieties of Craft Brews

Homemade meatballs, red sauce, and provolone cheese. Roasted Italian pork, ham, bacon, and Swiss. Prosciutto di Parma, Genoa salami, hot capicola, and provolone. These are just a few of the sandwich combinations that have mouths watering at Market 2 Market. The popular local deli is probably best known for its subs, but it also stocks…

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Need-to-Know Info for a Fun (and Safe) Camping Trip

Planning a camping trip this summer? Getting outdoors is a fun and safe option for a couples’ or a family vacation, but you’ll fare better if you’re prepared! Here are a few tips for newbies. Know your options. You don’t have to dive right into tent camping if you’re a novice! Many campsites offer alternatives…

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