**PLEASE NOTE: While John Sutton and Williamsburg Private Tours DID provide me with a tour at no cost, I was not in any way paid for my review. The following opinion is hereby my own.**
I’m so excited about today’s post – it’s really a special one!
At the beginning of November, my husband had to go away on business for two whole weeks. While both of us had been away for work events since we had been married, two weeks was slated to be the longest we’d ever been away from each other since we had FIRST MET! And, while I don’t think he’d call me a needy wife, we were both a bit unsure of how we would do away from each other for that length of time.
So I decided to fly up to Virginia Beach and spend a weekend with him!
Thanks to Hotwire, I got round-trip tickets and a rental car for under $300 – quite the deal, if I do say so myself! My plan was to travel up on Friday afternoon, spend all day Saturday with him, and then come back home on Sunday.
But what were we going to do on Saturday? Virginia Beach is quite the happening place when it’s warm, but it was in the 30’s and 40’s that weekend. I wasn’t going anywhere near the ocean, and most of the area’s “beach tourism” spots were closed down because of the weather.
In my snooping around, I discovered that we would be just about an hour away from Williamsburg, Virginia!
Now, any U.S. history buffs like myself know what a draw Colonial Williamsburg is, right?! Both Jerrod and I really enjoy historical destinations during our travels, and neither one of us had ever been to Williamsburg (believe it or not), so it was the perfect destination!
But how on earth could we see everything? I mean, I knew we could walk through and SEE everything, but as far as actually knowing all those special details behind the historic sites…I was worried we would miss all that.
So…I decided to book a tour. And literally, the first website I stumbled upon was Williamsburg Private Tours, and it belonged to John Sutton.
Well, that’s John on the right, ha! This is me and John outside Christiana Campbell’s Tavern, which was George Washington’s favorite tavern to hang out in in Williamsburg! (The fact that I LOVE to cook and bake and serve others and that my name is Kristen Campbell is no coincidence, I’m sure!)
When I came across John’s website, I was pretty impressed! You can check it out by CLICKING HERE. I contacted him to see if he was available to give a tour on the Saturday that we had planned to be in Williamsburg, and he was!
We arrived in downtown Williamsburg about 15 minutes ahead of our tour and discovered a wonderful market happening in Merchants Square!
It was great to poke around, see all the items up for sale, and also enjoy local shops, like The Cheese Shop! <— So amazing!