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Hotel Review: Annapolis Waterfront Hotel

Gearing up for your first getaway of 2017? I’ve got just the place to help you leave winter’s chill behind and vault into spring: The Annapolis Waterfront Hotel! Recently renovated and reopened as one of Marriott’s premier Autograph Collection properties, the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel is quite frankly one of the best waterfront hotels in the […]

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Mid-Atlantic Fall Travel Guide

AH, FALL… Colorful leaves, cooler temperatures and a bounty of agritourism attractions abound throughout the mid-Atlantic region, making this the single best time of year to pack up the car and head out on a road trip. As peak leaf-peeping season kicks into gear, I’m sharing my favorite fall itineraries to help you plan your […]

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Niagara Falls: A Photo Journey

Niagara Falls. Immense. Larger-than-life. Beautiful. Before last year, I had never been to Niagara Falls. On a whim, I decided to make the drive by myself after a trip to Erie last fall. Visiting the falls is utterly captivating. I could spend hours soaking it all in– the emerald green water tumbling over so edge and turning into […]

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A Holiday Day Trip to the National Harbor

  Trip Overview: When it comes to decking the halls for the holidays, few local destinations do it better than the National Harbor. Located in Oxen Hill, Maryland, the 300 acre-development features hotels, restaurants, shops and the sleek, eye-catching Capital Wheel ferris wheel. But from late November through December is when the Harbor shines the brightest, with spectacular decorations, attractions and event […]

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The Merriest Places to Celebrate the Holidays Near DC

Throughout the month of December, life shines a little more brightly in the DC area. Cars line up at regional parks to drive through stellar Christmas light displays. Theaters and symphony halls host annual performances of the Nutcracker and Handel’s Messiah. Even the White House gets in on the holiday action as home to the National Christmas Tree! But when a quick […]

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Annapolis, MD: A Foodie Getaway

    Today, I’m taking you on a D.C. road trip from one capital city to another to explore the burgeoning food scene in Annapolis, Maryland! Annapolis has long attracted visitors with its charming colonial buildings, history-laden downtown and laid-back maritime vibe. Over the past few years, a number of new restaurants have sailed into town, which […]

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My Very Bavarian Road Trip

Today I’m taking a quick break from my usual mid-Atlantic travel coverage to feature my recent road trip through Bavarian Germany and Salzburg, Austria.   Bavaria is best known for its abundance of picture-perfect villages with ornately painted wood houses, fairy tale castles, green farmland dotted with friendly tan and white cows, traditional bierhauses with overflowing […]

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Best Mid-Atlantic Breweries Worthy of a Road Trip

The mid-Atlantic is known for many things: historic cities and quaint small towns, stunning displays of fall leaves, beaches and bays… and now, lucky for us, beer! Over the past few years, the craft beer craze has settled in nicely in the mid-Atlantic, with new microbreweries popping up seemingly every day featuring the best ingredients, […]

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Itinerary: 2 Days in Bucks County, PA

  Trip Overview: Located about one hour north of Philadelphia, Bucks County is a pastoral playland that combines history, natural beauty, charming accommodations, unique dining and more to create a relaxing getaway in the Pennsylvania countryside. Here, there’s truly something for everyone, with cultural anchors like New Hope and Doylestown to round out the experience with a dash of […]

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