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DC REFINED - 10 Travel Resolutions for 2017

t happens every New Year ... By the second weekend in January, my New Year’s resolutions implode with zero trips to the gym, one hot fudge sundae too many, and epic failure in the “Mind my own business” department. 2017 will be…
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Stocking Stuffers & Extravagances - Men's Holiday Gift Guide

You’ve made your list and checked it twice. The holidays are the time to be extra nice -- especially to the men in your life. Dads, brothers, boyfriends, husbands and the like aren’t always the best at letting you know what’s…
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DC REFINED - Swiss Bliss

Sipping a sunset-hued Aperol Spritz along the right bank of Lucerne's Reuss River earlier this month I was enveloped in pure holiday contentment. From the snow-topped peaks of the Alps against Robin's-egg blue skies, to the welcome of…
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DC REFINED - Charlottesville's Downton Abbey

Charlottesville’s Keswick Hall & Golf Club delights with stately elegance, upscale pampering and exceptional golf. Far from the District’s daily scrum of traffic jams and election scams lays a genteel oasis of civility in the…
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DC REFINED - Charlotte's Got Thrills For Adrenaline Junkies

With the throngs of cherry blossom tourists descending upon the District this time of year and your spring fever hot enough to melt a House of Cards binge-a-thon, an extended weekend road-trip is looking like a mighty fine go-to option about…