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11 Top Places to Visit After Moving to Sterling, Virginia

Home of the former AOL corporate headquarters campus, Sterling, Virginia is a suburb located 30 miles west of Washington, D.C. Along with northern Virginia in general, Sterling has undergone expansive development in the last two decades, transforming from a small farm town to an epicenter for global technology and transportation companies. While economic and infrastructure growth continue throughout the region, Sterling protects its heritage with green space preservation and historic landmarks. If you’re new to the area (or if you’ve lived here your whole life), check out our list of top places to visit in Sterling, Virginia. Food & Drink Colada Shop […]

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How to Access Assistance Abroad – 7 Ways Consulates Can Help

After accepting the position of a lifetime in Barcelona, you get nervous. You and your family have only ever lived in suburban America and moving to a popular metropolis halfway across the world will be a big change. How can you combat those nerves? Connecting with a consulate or embassy in your host country is a good start! How do you register with an embassy or consulate? To get the most out of consular services while abroad, register with your nearest embassy or consulate. Different countries have different registration processes, but, a lot of countries offer a simple, online travel […]

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11 Top Places to Visit after Moving to Reston, Virginia

Nestled in the northwest corner of Fairfax County, Reston, Virginia is regularly recognized as one of the top places to raise a family in the United States. Located about 40 minutes outside of Washington, D.C., Reston gives commuters a suburban alternative to D.C. without needing to venture into Loudoun County. Reston features more than 25 parks, 50 miles of trails and 1,350 acres of open space. If you’re new to the area (or if you’ve lived here your whole life), check out our list of top places to visit in Reston, Virginia. Nature Walker Nature Center Sanctuary Named after Reston’s first […]

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Building the Best Home Entertainment Setup: 5 Myths Busted

  (Editor’s Note – Today we are joined by Jack Frey. Jack is a freelance writer based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. He loves all things tech, entertainment, and the arts.) Creative media setups can elevate a plain living room to a home entertainment oasis. But don’t let the latest pricey electronics or large, plush home cinema rooms cloud your idea of what makes a great entertainment space—small rooms can be just as great for gaming and viewing arrangements. By getting innovative with your space, your electronics, and your décor, you can transform any room into an exciting media […]

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12 Top Places to Visit after Moving to Leesburg, Virginia

Once a small, farming town with a single tavern, Leesburg, Virginia has a storied history dating back to the mid-18th century. The seat of beautiful Loudoun County, Leesburg is now a suburban community, which is home to many Washington, D.C. commuters. While new housing developments and business infrastructure has led to a shift in the population size, Leesburg’s beauty and hometown feel are still very much alive. If you’re new to the area (or if you’ve lived here your whole life), check out our list of top places to visit in Leesburg, Virginia. Historic Parks Oatlands Plantation In 1798, George […]

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10 Top Places to Visit after Moving to Montgomery County, Maryland

There are just a few places in the world where you can be climbing through a forest one minute and in the hubbub of a country’s capital in the next. Montgomery County, Maryland is one of those very places. Located just a few minutes outside of Washington, D.C., Montgomery County is easily accessible by Metro. The county combines an array of activities including ziplining through a forest, hiking along a canal, and listening to live music during happy hour into a historic, 500 sq. mile package. If you’re new to the area (or if you’ve lived here your whole life), […]

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