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]