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Andrea Poe
Andrea Poe is a veteran journalist who has been published in a wide variety of publications, including Town & Country, Marie Claire and The Washington Post. She has authored and contributed to more than a dozen books.

Although Andrea has written about everything from business to politics to adoption, she now writes mostly about travel. Currently, she is the travel editor for The Washington Times Communities.

Her passion for travel is driven by her interest in finding the off-the-beaten-track experiences that reveal what the pulse of a place is really all about. She loves to discover the story behind the story, through a destination’s people and culture.

Born and raised in New York, she attended New York University. Since then, she has lived and traveled all over the world from Paris to Peru, Santa Fe to South Africa, Chicago to China.

And, yes, she is actually related to Edgar Allan Poe, a writer who himself knew more than a little something about the unusual and unique.

Entries by Andrea Poe

Best Places to Take Kids in Paris

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 2:37 PM

When you think of April is Paris, it's probably with romance in mind. But for those of us with children, Paris in April doesn't have to be a wash out. Here are some of the best things to do as a family.

The Pompidou Center has an indoor playground, a...

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New York City With Kids: Free or Very Cheap

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 2:45 PM

Living in New York City with kids isn't easy, but visiting my hometown with kids is an cinch. Really. Here are some of the best free or super cheap things families can do while visiting New York.

Sony Wonder Technology Lab. This is free for all ages, but you must...

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Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. 2015

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 2:17 PM


The Cherry Blossom Festival is one of Washington, D.C.'s most beloved events. People from around the world flock to the nation's capital to view the pretty pink blossoms that alight the city and signal the start of spring. This year the Cherry Blossom...

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Healthy New Year's Resolution Made Easy at the Four Seasons Baltimore

(1) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 1:21 PM

This year's New Years resolution to get healthy is easier than ever, if you happen to live near Baltimore, Maryland. The spa at the Four Seasons Baltimore has added a host of wellness options to its already health-centric offerings.

The 10,200-square foot...

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Pittsburgh: The Coolest American City You Haven't Been To

(212) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 8:44 PM

Downtown Pittsburgh is infused with an authentic, indie-spirited vibrancy you don't see much in cities anymore In this era of homogenized cities, Pittsburgh is a breath of fresh air. It embraces its industrial past while simultaneously wrapping its strong arms around progressive...

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Celebrate 2015: New Year's Eve in Washington, D.C.

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 3:43 PM


Washington, D.C. knows how to celebrate New Year's Eve. Here are a few of the best places to ring in the New Year, plus a few just outside the Beltway.

Romantic Party of Two
The Hay-Adams Hotel may be the most romantic...

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Holiday Events in Washington, D.C.

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 2:12 PM


Washington D.C. delivers the quintessential American Christmas. While there isn't always snow on the ground, good cheer abounds. No city better reflects the spirits of America from its very beginnings to its reputation today as the world's melting pot. There's still time to...

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Four Virginia Hotels Focus on Farm-to-Table Menus

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 10:05 AM

Virginia didn't need the current local food movement to appreciate its natural bounty. The Virginia countryside and its waterways have been a source of fresh ingredients for centuries.

And yet many restaurants have recently stepped up their efforts to an even higher...

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Family Travel to the Florida Keys for the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 12:55 PM


There is a reason that so many families return year after year to Hawks Cay, a 61-acre resort on tiny Duck Key, an island at the center of the Florida Keys.

This is the kind of laid back place, where you can...

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Virginia Beach's New Foodie Focus

(3) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 9:31 AM


For years, Virginia Beach, like many beachfront resort communities, was better known for fun food like burgers, fries, and ice cream than it was for award-winning cuisine. But that's changing thanks to a thriving culinary scene driven in large part by a serious...

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Squeeze Another Month From Summer in Virginia Beach

(3) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 5:24 PM


Virginia may be for lovers, but Virginia Beach is most definitely for families. And while northern beaches cool down after Labor Day, the party is still going down South with another month worth of family fun at the beach. Here are the top...

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Family Resorts Minutes From Washington, D.C.

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 10:39 AM


An easy escape from Washington, D.C. lies just across the Virginia state line. Here two resorts are nestled in Loudoun County, near Dulles Airport. Lansdowne and Salamander offer two very different experiences, but both have been designed with families in mind.


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Summer in St. Michaels at the Harbour Inn

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 6:32 PM

Sunrise glided over the harbor and from my bed I watched masts sway in the breeze below in the harbor. By the time I padded outside to my deck, the sun was scrubbing the last of the pink from the sky.

When it comes to waterfront vacations, it's no cliché...

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Lowkey Family Summer Travel in Virginia Horse Country

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 12:05 PM

The Goodstone Inn and Estate in Middleburg, Virginia, tucked amid thickets of forest and rolling fields, is so vast that even a 900-pound pig can escape detection.

When my seven-year-old daughter and I arrived, our first question was, "Where's Oliver?" Oliver being the enormous rescue pig that now calls this...

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Child Welfare Group Issues Report on Impact of Nepal Adoption closure by U.S.

(4) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 7:12 AM

Armed with a new study, Both Ends Burning, a nonprofit organization focused on advocating children's right to permanent families, is urging the Department of State to reopen adoptions from Nepal, which have been closed to U.S. citizens since 2010.

The United States Government first suspended adoptions for abandoned...

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Grand Cayman: Perfect Summer Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 5:01 PM

When travelers think of summer vacation, they don't often conjure images of the Caribbean, but in the case of Grand Cayman, they should.

The temperature and humidity doesn't spike during summer months the way it does in many other islands. Thanks to Grand Cayman's position tucked within the northeastern...

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Break on the Way to the Beach

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 12:07 PM

Summertime in the Mid-Atlantic for families often involves long drives to the beach. For travelers from Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia, the 150-mile mile trip can take an excruciating six hours thanks to the slow summer slog.

Pausing along the way for an overnight break may be the very best...

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Downton Abbey's U.S. Visit

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 2:08 PM

America has gone mad for Downton Abbey. And now the country's appetite for all things Downton can be sated. For the first time, a major exhibition of the costumes from the BBC program can be seen in the United States at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, a 1,000-acre...

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Tale of Two Resorts on the Chesapeake Bay

(1) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 3:13 PM

For travelers to the Mid-Atlantic looking to escape the maddening crowds of the beach, along with predictable diversions, the Chesapeake Bay has two resorts that will make visitors second guess just what kind of waterfront vacation they treasure most.

The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in...

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CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa: The Heartbeat of Anguilla's Food Movement

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 4:57 PM

How can you not fall in love with a country whose flag features three frolicking dolphins?

Anguilla, a tiny eel-shaped island off the coast of St. Maarten, is known as one of the Caribbean's most exclusive islands. It shares much in common with nearby St. Bart's -- luxury properties, fine...

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