Visit Virginia! Not just “for Lovers”, it is for everything.

Wondering what to do in Virginia? Virginia is not “just for lovers” it is clearly for everyone and everything. Whether you travel by plane, train or automobile you can do everything when you visit Virginia from the mountains, to the ocean, to the big city and of course experience the history.

Train Stations

Train travelling enthusiasts here are four great stops and a driving getaway to the Northern Neck that you don’t want to miss. You can read more about in our book Beyond the Rails!

Colonial Williamsburg train station ticket booth. Take a walk down history lane and stay in a period house. The train station is right on the premises.

If you arrive at Richmond Station make sure to stop by The Jefferson Hotel to view one of the most incredible hotels in the country.

Nestled in the mountains you will find the Hotel Roanoke directly across the street from the train station. An adorable little town and all the outdoor activities you can imagine nearby.

Beauty, history and education all in one stop. Visit Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia and Monticello.

Women Travel Better in Pairs

Below we have our most recent Women Travel Better in Pairs #WTBiP adventure to the Chesapeake Bay area in both video and podcast form. The northern Neck area of Virgina is approximately a one hour drive from Richmond Virginia or from Colonial Williamsburg. We were fortunate to enjoy a terrific stay at The Tides Inn in Irvington, VA and for history buffs check out the unique stays at Stratford Hall in Stratford, VA, home of the Lee Family.

Visit the Tides Inn in Irvington and Stratford Hall in Stratford, VA


48 Hours Chesapeake Bay Virginia Women Travel Better in Pairs, #WTBiP

Whether you drive, fly or take the train you don't want to miss the many adventures in the Northern Neck of Virginia.  Lisa and Stephanie visit the Tides Inn and Stratford Hall on the Chesapeake Bay. Oysters, biking, duck poop, zip lining, ghosts, snakes, boating and so much more. A little bit of history, ecology lessons and wine tastings are just some of the great suggestions for a family vacation or a Better in Pairs weekend. Thank you to our hosts from the Tides Inn and Stratford Hall as we are excited to re-launch our post-Covid travel podcast with an incredible adventure. Enjoy also the "Oyster Chronicles" learn about nature's most incredible filter and the proper way to eat one and return the shell to the "wuter".  Women Travel Better in Pairs Р48 Hour Episode
  1. 48 Hours Chesapeake Bay Virginia
  2. Developing with Marston Smith.Northern Neck-The Tides Inn Series
  3. Ecologist Will Smiley.Northern Neck-The Tides Inn Series
  4. Oyster Academy with Joni Carter.Northern Neck-The Tides Inn Series
  5. Meet the Women of Women Travel Better in Pairs


About LB Living Better

Lisa Bates has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, Certification to teach Behavioral Sciences and a degree in Business Administration. From school administrator and non-profit executive, to teacher, coach, counselor and mom, Lisa has extensive experience, knowledge and training working with children from toddlers to teenagers. Currently, Lisa owns and operates LB Living Better an organizational and educational services business. Lisa has just released her first book, Barbies in the Horse Bin, Living Better with Organized Children and she is a seasoned, energizing, humorous, workshop presenter with extensive experience. As a mother of three teenagers including twin boys, Lisa maintains her sanity by writing, travelling and playing with her dogs. Read more about Lisa Bates at or contact her at

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