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Howard County is a 253 square mile community located in Central Maryland, with a population of more than 300,000. Nestled between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Howard County has a diverse population and rapid growth and development are commonplace. The geographical area ranges from urban l…

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Rocky Gap Casino Resort, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel nestled in the Appalachian Mountains with lakeside views, offers award-winning restaurants, exhilarating outdoor activities, luxurious amenities, an impressive golf course, and a thrilling casino, all set to the natural beauty of Rocky Gap St…

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Nestled between the Blue Ride and Massanutten Mountains in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Page County combines historic culture, natural beauty, and a friendly atmosphere of days gone by. With the perfect location and best service you could ask for, the area makes for a perfect wedding destination.

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The Pocono Mountains has been a trusted and beloved vacation destination for generations of families, so it’s no surprise that the region is a perfect setting for milestone occasions like weddings and family reunions.

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In the oldest house in one of West Virginia’s oldest towns, a major restoration has begun. Moorefield’s Robert Higgins House, completed in 1788 by a Revolutionary War officer, is being transformed into a museum that will interpret the regional history this house witnessed.

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Just under two hours from Washington, D.C., lies a winter wonderland with some of the most spectacular winter fun ― Tucker County in West Virginia. Being just west of the Eastern Continental Divide, the skiing begins earlier, lasts longer, and is far more reliable snow than any other driving…

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Many threads makeup the fabric of our American culture. The Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Va., dramatically and engagingly brings alive the threads of the early pioneers of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

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The Hardy County Tourism office tells you right off the bat: “Enjoy the natural beauty and genuine hospitality of ‘Almost Heaven’ West Virginia, the heart of Appalachia. Experience the Hardy Effect!

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Life in the mountains of Garrett County in Maryland brings beautiful highs for each season, and winter is no exception, with more than 100 inches of snow falling on the area annually.

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When Richard Smith penned the lyrics of the classic song “Winter Wonderland” in 1934, the glistening, snowy scenery he had in mind was his hometown of Honesdale, Pa., and the surrounding countryside of the Pocono Mountains. Just a 90-minute drive from New York City and Philadelphia, the Poco…

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Virginia’s Crossroads is an area filled with American history, including countless sites to visit and explore that further your understanding of the region and its role in our nation’s development.

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Did you ever notice that holidays always seem to come packaged with nostalgia? There’s such a warmth about it. All the great movies seem to take place in times gone by and have fires in the fireplace and friendly, old towns. We are so fortunate to have in our midst Annapolis, Maryland, with …

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As the northern gateway to the Shenandoah Valley, Berkeley County in West Virginia provides plenty of opportunities for seasonal fun, from canoeing and kayaking to leaf-peeping. Come winter, there are still a wealth of things to do, from enjoying locally owned eclectic shops and restaurants …

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The holidays are a very special time of year in Gettysburg — when the past comes alive in festive celebration. It’s the ideal way to experience our incomparable history, enduring charm, endless recreational fun and mouth-watering foodie opportunities.

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The holidays are coming, and the Pocono Mountains is the perfect place to celebrate with family and friends. Located within easy driving distance of major metropolitan hubs like New York and Philadelphia, the Poconos is home to picturesque small towns, seasonal activities, exciting outdoor a…

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While growing up in the days before color TV, the term “smoothie” generally denoted a glib-talking, well-groomed, probably rascally gent. How did smoothie become something we feel good – or even righteous – about drinking?

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Positioned at the confluence of art and nature, The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art has reopened its doors, offering both virtual presentations and in-person programs.

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We’ve all seen them. They are the “Please Do Not Touch” signs in museums and galleries that visitors are well acquainted with and have come to accept. Dutifully they step back when admiring a priceless painting or they stand motionless in front of glassed-in artifacts, aware of the ever-pres…

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History and hospitality await in Yorktown – just a short drive from Williamsburg and Jamestown, connected by the scenic Colonial Parkway. Whether you book a riverfront hotel room or choose a quaint bed and breakfast, you’ll find yourself within walking distance of a charming waterfront villa…

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Discover Chester County’s Brandywine Valley, a charming destination nestled in the lush countryside of Philadelphia. Home to world-renowned Longwood Gardens, Chester County is the heart of America’s Garden Capital, with the highest concentration of public gardens in the Greater Philadelphia region.

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One of the best ways to get to know a place is to talk with the locals — not only are they familiar with the destination, but they know what makes it special year-round. In Maryland’s Somerset County, this means extending the laid-back, nature-loving way of life into another season.

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Regardless of age, who among us does not enjoy wearing a costume and playing the role of a character we have read about or studied in history? Who doesn’t want to be a lord or lady for a day? Or cheer for our favorite knight during a jousting tournament? Or shop for treasures from the past a…

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Autumn is a busy time of year in Indiana County, with a number of seasonal festivals and activities back after a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And Laura Herrington, executive director of the Indiana County Tourist Bureau, couldn't be happier.

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Food fads: the sudden, seeming contagious craving by the public for some unlikely food, beverage, or combination thereof. How about kombucha, kale, or anything gluten-free? Or quinoa, sriracha, or food trucks?

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When we told friends that we would be camping for an entire week in the middle of August near the shore, they thought we were crazy. “Won’t it be hot?” was the response we mostly received.

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When a fall crisp hits the air, it’s easy to get excited for the fall colors that are about to arrive across the Mid-Atlantic region. And when that time arrives, many flock to Virginia’s Skyline Drive — considered to be a “premier” location for all things fall.

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Newport News, a Virginia tidewater city rooted in the 1600s, is a technological and cultural ready for discovery. Today’s lively arts scene involves performing arts, public sculpture, visual arts and, above all, the art and design of boatbuilding.

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Overlanding is a way to describe exploring by your own self-contained means, usually by 4-wheel drive vehicle or adventure motorcycle. For overlanders, the journey is as important as the destination. It’s the journey — and the activities that overlanders do when they get to their destination…

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Fall is a beautiful season throughout West Virginia, but nowhere is it more magical than in the New River Gorge, which was newly designated as a national park this past December. One of the most popular places to view fall foliage, the New River Gorge Park and Preserve attracts people for nu…