Marylander On The Move

A mid-atlantic travel + lifestyle blog featuring local day trips, weekend getaways, clean living + beauty tips in the Washington Metropolitan tri-state area

April 2, 2018

Quiche Lorraine with a Hash Brown Crust: A delightful classic quiche recipe gets an update.  This gruyere and bacon hash brown quiche is perfect for your brunch entertaining.

Happy Easter! 

Two year's ago we began serving quiche for our Easter brunch.  We love...

March 30, 2018

Norfolk Botanical Gardens first hosted the magical LanternAsia Art by Day, Magic by Night exhibit in 2016.  Sadly, I was unable to attend in prior years, but when I found out that Norfolk Botanical Gardens would be hosting this event for the third year in a row, I knew...

March 21, 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show with one of my oldest and dearest friends.  We had so much fun!

The Philadelphia Flower Show is the region's oldest and largest indoor flower show, dating back to it's debut in 1829.  The show takes visi...

March 14, 2018

I was one of the lucky ones to get the flu this winter season.  I hope you were not!  Although I felt better, I still had a lingering hacking cough that just wouldn't go away...  

We have been traveling to Williamsburg, Virginia every winter for the past 5-6 y...

March 6, 2018

I probably get more excited about animals than anything else, so we try to incorporate a unique animal experience into our vacations whenever we can.

The Virginia Safari Park is located in Rockbridge county, at exit 180/180-B off I-81 in Natural Bridge, Virginia tucked...

March 2, 2018

Last week, I vacationed in Virginia Beach for two nights.  While I was in town, I had the pleasure of touring the newly renovated Cavalier Hotel which is scheduled to reopen it's grand doors next week on March 7, 2018.  

 Old Photo courtesy of the Cavalier Hotel

Some say...

February 26, 2018

The Natural Bridge in Virginia is truly spectacular!  You don't even have to be religious to get the feeling of the supernatural.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and within the Washington & Jefferson National Forest, Natural Bridge is an easy 3 hour...

February 20, 2018

My Current Beautycounter Favorites

I love being able to make a difference in my friend's and family's lives by helping them find safer products that they can feel good about.  You can read about why I chose to become a Beautycounter consultant here.  Obviously, health a...

February 19, 2018

For me, the reasons I began using Beautycounter products, and ultimately becoming a Beautycounter consultant, are very personal.  They result from my struggle with autoimmune disease and infertility & miscarriages.  After numerous failed fertility treatments, and subse...

February 9, 2018

The Omni Homestead Resort is our home away from home.  It is a special place for us as we chose to mini-moon here for a few days after our wedding in 2011.  We look forward to a luxurious, relaxing getaway at the majestic 250 year old resort each year. 


January 28, 2018

The Florida Keys are a tropical paradise.  The breezy air, sandy beaches, sensational sunsets and marine life are what keep me wanting to return again and again.

We have vacationed in the Keys numerous times.  My in-laws have a fabulous Key West house only a few short b...

January 26, 2018

Can you believe the unseasonably warm weather we have had this winter?!  Just one week ago, we were enjoying 64 degrees in the middle of January!  However, I, for one, am thrilled to have the colder winter temps return just in time for the 16th Annual Ice Fest in...

January 24, 2018


This week we treated a dear friend to a celebratory Birthday dinner.  Fortunately for us, it was Bethesda Restaurant Week!  See my earlier post on Maryland's Restaurant Week events HEREShe and I are so similar - when I asked her where she wanted to go an...

January 23, 2018

When we begin planning for a baby, we know we need to make some lifestyle changes, such as eating better, limiting alcohol and caffeine, quitting smoking, taking folic acid and prenatal vitamins.  But...most women don't think about changing up their beauty routine.  


January 18, 2018

Started by the founders of Zagat Restaurant Guides, Restaurant Week allows guests to dine at some of the most popular restaurants at significantly reduced prices.  We LOVE Restaurant Week because it gives us the chance to try out a new restaurant or return to some of o...

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About Me

Hi!  I'm Meredith aka MarylanderOnTheMove.

I am a Marylander born and raised. My husband and I have been traveling the mid-atlantic and enjoying all of the fun our DC Metro area has to offer since we met in 2009.  We love taking day trips and weekend getaways...

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