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I’ll admit it: I’m one of those pumpkin spice-latte-drinking, boots-wearing, fall-loving women. Every year, I get excited about unboxing my sweaters from the attic and changing my routine as the days get shorter.

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One of my favorite authors, Gretchen Rubin once wrote: “The days are long, but the years are short.” This is especially true in the summer, when the sun sets a little later, yet the season sneaks past in an instant.

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Earlier this summer, I found myself having to plan a bachelorette party near Lake Erie, and what better girls trip than wine tasting? We ended up at a quaint AirBnB in Westfield, N.Y., the home of Welch’s Grape Juice, which moved to the area in 1897 because of the area’s ideal climate for gr…

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If there’s one thing that’s true about travel, it’s that it’s best when shared with someone else.

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It’s become a sort of weekend ritual that on Sundays, my husband and I venture out to explore breweries in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. But on May 11, the breweries will come to us for the Maryland Craft Beer Festival held on the beautiful Carroll Creek Linear Park in historic downtown Frederick.

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It took some convincing, but I finally got out for our first hike of 2019.

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Remember in January when Recreation News co-editor Amanda Williams and I wrote about resolving to go on adventures? Well, we’re going to help you follow through with that.

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At the end of each year, Americans vow to accomplish a set of tasks in the new year: Our new year’s resolutions. Year after year, the resolutions remain the same: “Lose 25 pounds,” “Pay off a credit card.” The list goes on.

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During the fall season, I was able to take two trips that really allowed me to “disconnect.”

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Early this September, I was able to make a visit to the wonderful Maryland city for a visit with Recreation News co-editor Amanda Williams. When we’re able to visit each other, there’s always an adventure involved — and usually craft beer.As someone who’s obsessed with historic downtowns and…

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I love living in Frederick, Md.A little over a year ago, my husband and I were starting looking to move here, and the day we started house hunting, we came across the annual Frederick Festival of the Arts along Carroll Creek. I knew I was home.One of my favorite things about living here is t…

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While cruising the Internet looking for places to camp at the end of last season, I came across an interesting YouTube video: “Best Camp Spot in Pennsylvania.” How could I not add that to the 2018 bucket list?The campsite is within Dewdrop Campground, sitting alongside the water and nestled …

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It’s a season of change for Recreation News. Earlier this year, we launched the new RecreationNews.com, where we cater to those planning trips or looking to attend events in the Mid-Atlantic region. We really put an emphasis on GovPerk.com, our resource for government employees to get discou…

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Our companions watched in wonder as the blanket of stars appeared in the black sky above our houseboat on Smith Mountain Lake. The couple who had accompanied us on the trip had lived mainly in cities and had rarely seen a night sky unaffected by urban glare. 

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If you’ve been reading Recreation News for very long at all, you know we are great advocates for using the time off you’ve earned. Federal employees face something of a challenge with this because of the generous leave benefits, including those Monday holidays, as well as the continuing chan…

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Almost the entire year still stretches out before us and calendars hold messages about important meetings and deadlines in the months ahead. Those same calendars note the federal holidays and long weekends that provide great opportunities for getaways. Here’s some of what’s in store in the p…

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January brings New Year’s resolutions, self-assessment, sometimes bitter winter weather, and the opportunity to plan for the year ahead. One of the pleasures of working at Recreation News is the opportunity to attend the annual tourism conferences in the Mid-Atlantic states where we get to m…

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As you get a bit older, bucket lists seem to take on a bit more urgency. Some items may be unrealistic dreams unless you win the lottery, but others just require the right timing and perhaps a little investigation.