Hi all! I'm organizing a weekend for some girl friends in the DC area; we're hoping to make this a weekend excursion to Chesapeake Bay. Would love some ideas! [more inside]
My mother recently had a wretched time at Reston hospital. She doesn't want to go back there, nor do the rest of us. We'd like to have a plan about a better hospital to go to the next time there is an emergency. We've looked at Yelp, etc., but would like some more filtered insight into our options in the area.
Mr. Pterodactyl and I have realized we enjoy trying and learning new things together. We especially like it if we can take a short lesson or a few short lessons first. What are some (not outrageously expensive) things we could try? [more inside]
We are looking for a nice place to study in the mornings. Should be within a mile of the Rosslyn metro stop. Preferably they should be open by 7:00am, reasonably quiet, have wifi, and a comfortable temperature. We like Capital City Cheesecake, if that helps. Is the Plaza Branch Library decent? [more inside]
How much should we budget for home repairs? The internet gives pretty varied advice. 1% of the purchase price per year? 4.5% of the purchase price per year? [more inside]
Please help me think about whether it is worth moving to a better school district. [more inside]
I'm trying to plan a last-minute backpacking trip this weekend. I'm looking for suggestions for a good 2-day (~12-16 mile) circuit hike that's within a 2 hour drive of Washington, DC. [more inside]
Can you recommend any great spas or resorts for grownups, within 3 hours driving from DC, for a couple of sisters? [more inside]
Grocery shopping in Alexandria, VA without a car and on a $200/month budget? [more inside]
Where in the DC-VA area could we scan a large quantity of slides? [more inside]
Need a recommendation of a good, preferably non-marriage-centric, relationship counselor in the Northern Virginia / DC Metro area. [more inside]
What is the best dive bar in Alexandria, VA (or the NoVA area, in general)? [more inside]
I get the impression that DC is not a great dating town for young 20-something college graduates. Am I totally off base? [more inside]
I've heard that there are twice-daily commuter flights to/from Charlottesville, VA and DC. I can't find any online... everything seems to be typical big-airliner, normal-expensive flights. Am I looking in the wrong place, and what's the best option for traveling between those two places minus a car? [more inside]
I'm looking for extremely primitive beach camping sites (preferably on the Chesapeake) in the DC/MD/VA area. I'm talking about places with no running water, no bathrooms, nothing but nature for miles around. Assateague Island's backcountry camping sites are a perfect example of what I'm looking for. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Where should I live in Arlington, VA? I want to live on the orange line metro. I'm 23 and single and I want to be as close to the action as possible. [more inside]
Where in northern NC or VA should we go camping from July 10-12th? [more inside]
Can you recommend a safe DC-area city/neighborhood for a military couple who want to start a family?
My husband is a Marine we will be moving to the DC Area in November. He will be working near the Washington Navy Yard, and his commute is a concern for us. We are planning on starting a family, so living in a safe neighborhood is a priority. We would like to live in a "nicer" neighborhood, preferably quiet and family-friendly. We would like to spend about $1,600/month on rent, but would be willing to spend as much as $1,850 to get what we want. [more inside]
Where should we live in Alexandria, VA? [more inside]
Christmas getaway near DC for people who don't celebrate Christmas? [more inside]
I'm seeking opinions... What is the best place to live if you're commuting to the Union Station area of Washington, DC? I'm open to anything, but, I need to buy a relatively affordable house. Also, my Mom lives in Frederick, my Dad lives in Baltimore, and my brother-in-law lives on Capitol Hill. It would be nice to be somewhat central to all of them. For a bonus point: Are there any towns that are simply so great (have a great downtown/restaurants, etc...) they are worth consideration regardless of these other factors?
Can anyone recommend a good mover in the DC/NoVA area? [more inside]