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The state of Alaska seems to make everyone’s bucket list. For many travelers, Alaska is the trip of a lifetime that requires time, effort, and money. For others, it is a grand way to celebrate a life achievement such as graduation, a wedding, a family reunion, or retirement. Most travelers, …

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Visit Nelson County like a local. Sign up for the EAT. DRINK. LOVE. Pass, a mobile passport that will take you to the local eateries and producers of craft spirits, wine, cider, and beer, as well as the most LOVEd places and spaces in Nelson County. The pass awards prizes for different numbe…

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There’s nothing like fall in Western Maryland; the air is crisp, the nights are cool, and the leaves are bursting with color. It’s the perfect time to take a road trip and spend some time leaf-peeping, partaking of the fall harvest at local food stands, or enjoying some hiking or biking thro…

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Tired of driving in the city and need to stretch your legs? Want to enjoy nature, shopping, and dining all in one place? Warsaw in the Northern Neck of Virginia has it all, and we’re excited to share a sample of what the perfect day could look like. 

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Just when you thought summertime was over, the scenic beaches of the Brunswick Islands of North Carolina continue to beckon sunlovers. With September air temperatures in the 80s (and in the upper 70s in October), “It still feels like summer here,” according to Mitzi York, executive director …

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Are you a gearhead? Or do you prefer machines that fly? Does riding the rails conjure images of days gone by? No matter your favorite mode of travel, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, is a great place to explore modes of transportation—planes, trains, and automobiles. 

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Garrett County and its centerpiece, Deep Creek Lake, are year-round destinations, for sure. But for those of us who love crisp country air, splendid mountain scenery, and the colors of Mother Nature’s paintbrush, autumn is the region’s most beautiful season.

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The Lost Colony, America’s longest-running outdoor drama—now in its 85th year—is a gripping tale about a band of 117 English settlers who braved the perils of the Atlantic Ocean and attempted to start a new life in the hostile environment of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 

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The Clarion River meanders through the narrow valleys and hardwood forests of Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors region for 110 miles, flowing from Johnsonburg through the Cook Forest and then Clarion before ultimately joining the Allegheny River near the resort town of Foxburg.

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Nelson County will celebrate its Dark Skies from June 21 through December 31, 2022. Residents and visitors are encouraged to tap into their inner astronomer and admire the breathtaking views of these stargazing destinations. Virginia Tourism Corporation helped fund and promote this new way t…

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Celebrate summer with an exciting escape to the Mountain State. Planning your trip a bit last minute? Beat the heat, relax, and cool off in our Almost Heaven atmosphere or adventure and play all day long; it’s up to you. From amazing places to stay to thrilling things to do, we have all you …

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The state of Alaska seems to make everyone’s bucket list. For many travelers, Alaska is the trip of a lifetime that requires time, effort, and money. For others, it is a grand way to celebrate a life achievement such as graduation, a wedding, a family reunion, or retirement. Most travelers, …

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Fall in West Virginia is Almost Heaven. It’s the time when our mountainous landscapes shine, covered in the warmest hues of yellow, orange, and red.

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Visit Nelson County like a local. Sign up for the EAT. DRINK. LOVE. Pass, a mobile passport that will take you to the local eateries and producers of craft spirits, wine, cider, and beer, as well as the most LOVEd places and spaces in Nelson County. The pass awards prizes for different numbe…

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There’s nothing like fall in Western Maryland; the air is crisp, the nights are cool, and the leaves are bursting with color. It’s the perfect time to take a road trip and spend some time leaf-peeping, partaking of the fall harvest at local food stands, or enjoying some hiking or biking thro…

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The steep mountains and deep valleys of Elk and Cameron Counties make up Pennsylvania’s Wild Elk Country. Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors region is home to a herd, now numbering nearly 1,400 majestic creatures. 

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Tired of driving in the city and need to stretch your legs? Want to enjoy nature, shopping, and dining all in one place? Warsaw in the Northern Neck of Virginia has it all, and we’re excited to share a sample of what the perfect day could look like. 

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Just when you thought summertime was over, the scenic beaches of the Brunswick Islands of North Carolina continue to beckon sunlovers. With September air temperatures in the 80s (and in the upper 70s in October), “It still feels like summer here,” according to Mitzi York, executive director …

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Are you a gearhead? Or do you prefer machines that fly? Does riding the rails conjure images of days gone by? No matter your favorite mode of travel, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, is a great place to explore modes of transportation—planes, trains, and automobiles. 

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Garrett County and its centerpiece, Deep Creek Lake, are year-round destinations, for sure. But for those of us who love crisp country air, splendid mountain scenery, and the colors of Mother Nature’s paintbrush, autumn is the region’s most beautiful season.

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The Lost Colony, America’s longest-running outdoor drama—now in its 85th year—is a gripping tale about a band of 117 English settlers who braved the perils of the Atlantic Ocean and attempted to start a new life in the hostile environment of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 

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The Clarion River meanders through the narrow valleys and hardwood forests of Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors region for 110 miles, flowing from Johnsonburg through the Cook Forest and then Clarion before ultimately joining the Allegheny River near the resort town of Foxburg.

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Nelson County will celebrate its Dark Skies from June 21 through December 31, 2022. Residents and visitors are encouraged to tap into their inner astronomer and admire the breathtaking views of these stargazing destinations. Virginia Tourism Corporation helped fund and promote this new way t…

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Celebrate summer with an exciting escape to the Mountain State. Planning your trip a bit last minute? Beat the heat, relax, and cool off in our Almost Heaven atmosphere or adventure and play all day long; it’s up to you. From amazing places to stay to thrilling things to do, we have all you …

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There’s a new war-inspired museum in Gettysburg where artifacts, both small and large (actually, enormous), along with living history presentations and hands-on experiences, tell the story of sacrifice at home and on the battlefield. 

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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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Some of the most beautiful places to explore in Pennsylvania and Virginia aren’t visible on a regular walk — you have to head underground. The states are home to numerous caves, all of which feature stunning, sometimes surreal, formations.

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McKean County in Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier may be far off the beaten path, miles removed from the nearest big city. Yet millions of visitors arrive each year, from all six inhabited continents, drawn by some pretty amazing attractions.

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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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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…