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When it comes to selecting a travel destination, sometimes big things really do come in small packages. And so it is with Altoona, where “Small Destination, Big Adventures” aptly describes the wide-reaching opportunities this Central Pennsylvania city offers when it comes to summertime fun, …

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With 70,000 acres of parklands, one of the tallest bridges in the country, and one of the oldest rivers in the world, it’s no secret why New River Gorge attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors, especially in the summer.

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From the majestic heights of the Seneca Rocks to the biodiverse peat bogs of the Cranberry Glades, the Monongahela National Forest offers some of the Mid-Atlantic’s most breathtaking landscapes. With more than 115,000 acres of wilderness, it’s easy to forget you’re within a few hours’ drive …

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With roughly 700 locations across the United States, Red Roof now offers greater variety for economy-minded travelers than ever before. The four brands under Red Roof’s banner range from economy to midscale and offer options for short-term or extended stays. 

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Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors region is known for its abundant natural beauty. The lush forests, clear, cold waterways, and mountain vistas provide visitors spectacular scenic views. Here are 10 great overlooks in the region for taking in the view.

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The seventh-generation Clark family farm at 10500 Clarksville Pike near Ellicott City is in the business of selling its own produce, but also has created a wonderland for families. Meet the goats, pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens, emus, ducks, rabbits and more at Clark’s Elioak Petting Farm, a…

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One has only to look at state parks (many free) to realize the abundance of beauty in the Mid-Atlantic region, not to mention the unlimited recreational opportunities it offers. There’s no better time than the present to explore the region’s parks and to take advantage of everything they hav…

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An honored tradition since Colonial times, market fairs bring together community craftspeople, musicians, dancers, and vendors in a showcase of their talents, artwork, and skills. The Colonial Market Fair at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum near Catonsville, Maryland, June 11…

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When there are 250 candles on the birthday cake, of course there’s going to be a party. It’s not surprising, then, that as Historic Ellicott City marks the big 2-5-0, a year-long variety of activities are planned for residents of (and visitors to) this Howard Country, Maryland, town.

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There’s a “spot” for everyone in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. And if you love watersports, you’ll have plenty of spots to choose from. Better yet, plan a weekend or week-long adventure in this county, which is located in the Greater Fredericksburg Region, so you can enjoy all the freshwate…

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While the last few years have been challenging, today, blue skies are starting to emerge. For many, it’s been far too long since they have had a real vacation. Fortunately, one of America’s most storied parks can help you make up for lost time.

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Bypassed by way too many travelers, Cumberland offers small-town charm in a rustic mountain setting. The historic downtown is filled with carefully preserved architectural gems from a bygone era. The city boomed about 100 years ago and is now making a wonderful comeback after the decline of …

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With 70,000 acres of parklands, one of the tallest bridges in the country, and one of the oldest rivers in the world, it’s no secret why New River Gorge attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors, especially in the summer.

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Inhabited by the Calusa and Tequesta people for 3,000 years before Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León happened upon the string of islands in 1513, the Florida Keys have intrigued and lured visitors for millennia.

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From the majestic heights of the Seneca Rocks to the biodiverse peat bogs of the Cranberry Glades, the Monongahela National Forest offers some of the Mid-Atlantic’s most breathtaking landscapes. With more than 115,000 acres of wilderness, it’s easy to forget you’re within a few hours’ drive …

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With roughly 700 locations across the United States, Red Roof now offers greater variety for economy-minded travelers than ever before. The four brands under Red Roof’s banner range from economy to midscale and offer options for short-term or extended stays. 

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Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors region is known for its abundant natural beauty. The lush forests, clear, cold waterways, and mountain vistas provide visitors spectacular scenic views. Here are 10 great overlooks in the region for taking in the view.

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Ready for some high-energy excitement? Check out Dominion Raceway & Entertainment in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. As the Mid-Atlantic’s premier racing venue, the site features a road course, an oval track, and a street racing course with NASCAR and other motorsports events almost every…

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The seventh-generation Clark family farm at 10500 Clarksville Pike near Ellicott City is in the business of selling its own produce, but also has created a wonderland for families. Meet the goats, pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens, emus, ducks, rabbits and more at Clark’s Elioak Petting Farm, a…

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One has only to look at state parks (many free) to realize the abundance of beauty in the Mid-Atlantic region, not to mention the unlimited recreational opportunities it offers. There’s no better time than the present to explore the region’s parks and to take advantage of everything they hav…

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An honored tradition since Colonial times, market fairs bring together community craftspeople, musicians, dancers, and vendors in a showcase of their talents, artwork, and skills. The Colonial Market Fair at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum near Catonsville, Maryland, June 11…

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When there are 250 candles on the birthday cake, of course there’s going to be a party. It’s not surprising, then, that as Historic Ellicott City marks the big 2-5-0, a year-long variety of activities are planned for residents of (and visitors to) this Howard Country, Maryland, town.

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There’s a “spot” for everyone in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. And if you love watersports, you’ll have plenty of spots to choose from. Better yet, plan a weekend or week-long adventure in this county, which is located in the Greater Fredericksburg Region, so you can enjoy all the freshwate…

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While the last few years have been challenging, today, blue skies are starting to emerge. For many, it’s been far too long since they have had a real vacation. Fortunately, one of America’s most storied parks can help you make up for lost time.

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Imagine five interstate routes all converging on one spot. Gridlock, nightmare, disaster? And what would the local residents do?

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Bypassed by way too many travelers, Cumberland offers small-town charm in a rustic mountain setting. The historic downtown is filled with carefully preserved architectural gems from a bygone era. The city boomed about 100 years ago and is now making a wonderful comeback after the decline of …

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There’s no denying the impending arrival of a new season. The sun is shining, the days are longer, and the weather has begun to feel warm and fresh. We find ourselves lingering outside, enjoying the soft breeze, and daydreaming about lazy, sun-drenched afternoons. If you feel drawn to the ge…

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Who says you have to wait until fall to enjoy all the fun of an old-fashioned fair? That's certainly not the case in Caroline County, Virginia. On May 7 and 8, The Meadow Event Park near Doswell will be holding the second annual Virginia Farm Festival. The festival is a celebration of spring…

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Stuck in rush-hour traffic on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Is there someplace to go to escape the highway horde? Looking to the right, it seems there is some kind of Eden: a quiet forest, a serene wildland, stretching into the distance. Can it be? Is it possible that one of the largest …

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Overland Expo East will be back with a bang in Nelson Co, Va., this fall, kicking off the October 7-9 weekend with a mountain of off-road fun, classes, demos, and more than 150 exhibitors from around the world. Classes range from overland driving techniques, nature photography, and campfire …

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Thomas, Francis Lightfoot, Richard Henry, and Robert E. may have been the most famous Lees to make it into the history books, but they’re far from being the only residents of Stratford Hall to have made their mark on Virginia.

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The Tides Inn, a 70-room waterfront resort located in the heart of Virginia’s Northern Neck region, has officially reopened for its 75th season. A part of the Enchantment Group portfolio, the iconic resort has become a home away from home for travelers for the last 75 years. New immersive pr…

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Rocky Gap Casino Resort, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel nestled in the Appalachian Mountains with lakeside views, offers an award-winning golf course, a variety of restaurants for all occasions, outdoor activities, a high-energy casino, and luxurious amenities, all set to the natural beauty of Roc…

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Washington’s National Cherry Blossom Festival, which kicked off in mid-March, continues into April with a plethora of signature events, art installations, hotel and restaurant specials, a parade, fireworks, and more. Most of the events are free and open to the public.

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Deep in the heart of the verdant, rolling Keystone State, just a three-hour drive from Washington D.C., stretches one of the East’s best places to enjoy the great outdoors. Pennsylvania’s Huntingdon County — distinguished by lush forests, which seem to unspool for as far the eye can see, and…

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It’s a history lover’s paradise chock full of small-town charm. No wonder Gettysburg is the perfect antidote for cabin fever, according to Carl Whitehill of Destination Gettysburg. At a time when crowds and airports might seem less than appealing, this south-central Pennsylvania town is an “…

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The second annual Forest County Bigfoot Festival is scheduled for June 10-12, 2022, in Marienville, Pa. By all accounts, the inaugural event for Forest County Bigfoot Festival held in June 2020, hosted by the Forest County Business alliance, was a “Big” success. The event featured guest spea…

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Springtime has come to the Allegheny National Forest. The wildflowers are blooming, the hills are resounding with birdsong, and the cold-water streams are brimming with beautiful brook, brown, and rainbow trout.

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After 618,222 deaths in nearly four years to the day, the American Civil War, which began with Confederates firing on Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s Charleston Harbor, ended about 400 miles away in a modest farmhouse in Appomattox Court House, Va. Now, 157 years after Robert E. Lee’s surren…

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From the 17th into the 19th century, the “Grand Tour” was a quasi-educational journey undertaken by the wealthy to explore foreign lands and cultures. Today, many urban areas present opportunities for foodies to embark on culinary Grand Tours, without the need for a passport. The Baltimore N…

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Large and small bodies of water in Harford County, Maryland, support an abundance of fish species like hickory shad, alewife herring, white and yellow perch, smallmouth bass, trout, rockfish, snakehead, and others. The northern snakehead has become popular among sport fisherman, and since it…

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The 31st annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest, opening April 1 for a 10-day jazz extravaganza, will celebrate women who play and sing jazz in a special event on Saturday, April 9, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Few things can help you forget your troubles and relax like spending a day on the water kayaking or fishing. There’s something peaceful and calming about being outdoors and near water.

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If you’re looking for a springtime adventure, look no further than “America’s Historic Triangle” ― a unique spot in the Virginia Peninsula that includes Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. It is where American history began unfolding in 1607 with the arrival of the English colonists, wher…

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When thinking of Newport News’ famous native daughters, the names of two entertainers come readily to mind, and for good reason, as both Ella Fitzgerald and Pearl Bailey left their mark on the world. But there are countless generations of other women, many whose names have been lost over tim…

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Nelson County is home to a wide variety of wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries, each with its own unique setting. Taste and enjoy some of Virginia’s award-winning wines, perhaps with bread and cheese or a picnic lunch, while overlooking verdant valley views and mountain vistas.

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“I’m bored.” If you’re a parent, these are two of the most dreaded words in the English language. And with early-spring wet weather in the forecast, parents in the region should prepare for showers of boredom complaints. But instead of researching airfare to the Sunshine State, check out the…