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Discover, explore, and experience charming Martinsburg and scenic Berkeley County, where you find “Every Day Extraordinary.” Here, you can shop in eclectic stores, browse vibrant farmers markets, visit the galleries of amazing artists and savor delicious delights.

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After having vowed to spend more time offline, with nature or art, my friend Pam proposed a day-trip to a museum in Potomac, Maryland. I agreed, even though I didn’t really get what Glenstone was. Hats off to promises kept! If you’re in the DMV area with a half day free — but a longer reprie…

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While the nation continues to practice social distancing and takes extra precautions to stay healthy, we may feel we are neglecting the places and activities we love the most. Shenandoah Valley in particular is full of adventures and excursions that visitors and residents are itching to get …

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We all feel it: Too long cooped up during quarantine. We miss getting out and doing things. We miss our friends. We miss events. Heck, we miss everything other than being at home. But we are still leery of a getaway that involves the close quarters of an airplane or the shoulder to shoulder …

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Salami: Often maligned; the punchline or butt of jokes, salami lies at the far end of most meat lover’s pantheon of delights. Even my venerable Oxford English Dictionary dismisses salami as simply “A kind of sausage.”

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Whether you’re a beach lover, or like to get into the woods; whether you’re into family-friendly activities or are looking to tour some breweries; or maybe if you’re even just looking to relax a little, North Carolina is a state filled with opportunity for every kind of traveler.

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The LOCKN’ Festival draws folks to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains like, well, true-blue Deadheads to the Grateful Dead. LOCKN’ is the premier jam band event of the east, and an all-star celebration of Grateful Dead founder Phil Lesh’s 80th birthday this summer makes the eight-year-old festi…

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Roanoke, Virginia, has blasted onto the American beer scene. Some locals even call the city of 96,000 nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia the “new Asheville,” a nod to the well-established beer city of Asheville, North Carolina. It’s a worthy comparison. With over 20 breweries in…

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Amid the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, the Town of Wytheville boasts a stunning landscape ripe with natural beauty, an abundance of recreational options and a wealth of events and activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Usher in the season’s warmer weather …

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If you ask any member of the Inner Circle of Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, or a local Punxsutawney business owner, they’ll tell you that the unique town has more to offer than just a trip to Gobbler’s Knob.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is an explosion of the senses in the spring and summer months. Beautiful blossoms pop up on our orchard trees, the aroma of fresh greenery fills the air, and the tastes of ripe local produce sold at roadside country markets come together to form the makings of a bli…

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Southern Delaware’s Sussex County has long been a vacation destination for a multitude of reasons. There’s something for everyone, every family member, every age and every interest. Four basic reasons are the offerings to shop, eat, play and sleep!

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Howard County natives know that once the daffodils begin to pop and the frozen ground begins to thaw, more than just spring is on its way. Once the weather begins to warm, the charming, suburban region doesn’t waste a moment before a myriad of festivals begin, ranging from all types of arts …

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Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of Coastal Virginia, the City of Chesapeake is full of parks, trails and waterways, a perfect spot for a spring getaway. From the scenic Northwest River Park & Campground to the hauntingly beautiful and historic Great Dismal Swamp Nati…

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Our new shepherd puppy needed a lesson in traveling to learn our on-the-road routine. An overnight to Frederick, Maryland, well known for its municipal dog-friendliness, proved an ideal first trip.

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“Have the courage of your convictions,” was a favorite expression of the Irishman who founded the Virginia Distillery in Nelson County, Virginia. It’s that expression that serves as a guiding principle and motto for this professionally run spirits producer in Lovingston. The Prelude to Coura…

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America’s origin story is rooted far beyond the prestige of stately monuments and political heritage. Within reach of the nation’s capital, Virginia’s historic cities and towns have long played an influential role in U.S. history. Among them is the quaint and scenic city of Fredericksburg.

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Chocolate! Some people are seemingly born loving chocolate; other people learn to love it, generally at an early age. Boomers may recall a television commercial featuring a duo of hand puppets spelling “N-E-S-T-L-E-S” and yawping out the final: “Chaw-w-w-w c’late!”

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They say you never forget how to ride a bike. How many took a decade or longer hiatus from bicycling and picked it back up later in life? It could have been the result of seeking a fun healthy new pastime, a new family or couples activity, or simply wanting to experience the outdoors without…

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Struggling to come up with ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? If you ask us, Valentine’s Day should go beyond fluffy teddy bears and boxes of chocolates. And destinations across the Mid-Atlantic agree: Each region offers a host of activities, specials and discounts and more to cele…

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John Moore rests his hand affectionately on his wife’s shoulder as they relax at the bar at The Edge restaurant at Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort. Earlier, they had enjoyed a quiet dinner in the dimly lit Copper Mine Bistro after a day of skiing.

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When you need to escape the partisan tension, media blather and traffic gridlock in the capital, head east. Just across the Bay Bridge, there’s an oasis where the only sounds are the soft honks of geese, where the roads are traffic-free, where the vistas are of open water and the pace of lif…

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“Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” (Let the Good Times Roll) is happening in New Orleans, Louisiana, this month as people gather in local bars and restaurants and on the streets of the French Quarter to celebrate Mardi Gras. Parades bring a sea of elaborate floats, marching bands, beauty queens,…

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There are plenty of reasons to visit the Poconos this winter. Majestic mountains and serene woodlands are stunning when blanketed with an average of 50 inches of annual snow. You can ski, snowshoe, or ride in a horse-drawn sleigh. Charming towns offer holiday festivals, sightseeing tours and…

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Mark your calendar, book your hotel room, and pack your comfy pants because Atlantic City Restaurant Week is taking place Sunday, March 8 through Friday, March 13, 2020! More than 70 of the destination’s best restaurants will once again offer special fixed price lunches for $15.20 per person…

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Toasting the New Year has become a nearly universal tradition. Frequently, the libation used for that toast is alcoholic. In America, beer and wine are the most frequently consumed alcoholic beverages, but recently, distilled and compounded spirits — “hard” alcohol — have increased in popularity.

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A lot of us have been there: You’re fulfilling a lifelong dream of seeing an iconic location, climbing to a high peak, or exploring a new city — but you’re feeling worn out.

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If you feel like you saw a rise in engagement photos on social media around the holidays, you weren’t dreaming. A study by Brides magazine found that 19 percent of engagements in the United States happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, with the majority of them occurring in December.

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While multi-generational travel remains a hot topic in the tourism world, it’s actually a natural evolution of the traditional family reunion. Getting the extended family together to share experiences and make new memories needn’t be at grandmother’s house. These days, a reunion can be at a …

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Don’t let the word “resort” scare you off of holding your family reunion at Wintergreen. The Blue Ridge Mountain getaway offers reunion packages customized to your family’s size and interests, all in a place that’s beautiful in every season, and served up with zero snootiness. Below are the …

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Create your own adventures at Massanutten Resort with a frosty challenge on the ski slopes and a relaxing plunge into their tropical indoor waterpark. Less than two hours from Washington in Virginia’s gorgeous Shenandoah Valley, the four-season resort is situated at 2,922 feet of elevation n…

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Kim Folk of the Garrett County Maryland Chamber of Commerce is not boasting when she says “We can get a foot of snow here and have less difficulty getting around than [Baltimoreans] in six or less inches. When we get that much, or more, we know that within a couple of hours, we’ll be back up…

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At a time when many northeast cities hunker down for the season, Chambersburg, Pa. is revving up to celebrate a winter wonderland of sculptured ice and shimmering blue lights at its 18th annual IceFest, Jan. 30-Feb. 2.

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I have always viewed recipes as guidance rather than instruction. I alter many recipes, scaling down ingredient amounts and corresponding cooking time. Also, much of my cooking focuses on historic recipes, written before our current measurements or technology.

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The Poconos are a year-round destination, but one of the best times to visit is during the winter. The cold months mean snow on the slopes, a fire in the hearth, and no shortage of family activities.

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Yes, Vail Resorts Inc. now owns Whitetail Ski Resort and Liberty Mountain in south central Pennsylvania which acquired them and 15 other ski areas from Peak Resorts Inc. For skiers and snowboarders, the major changes focus on lift ticket policy:

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For 55 years sow lovers have been heading to Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry, Pa., near Harrisburg. There’s a wide variety of terrain and something for all types of snowboarders and skiers. I’m no exception.

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Garrett County has given visitors every reason to come by for the day or for the week this winter. Home to Wisp Resort, several state parks and plenty of small-town charm, Garrett should make the top of your list of getaways this holiday season.

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You may not have snow in your backyard, but Zach Marlowe has Wintergreen covered. Just shy of a three-hour drive from Washington D.C. and nestled in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen Resort is the only ski area on the East Coast to have 100 percent of its terrain covered by automa…

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Certain foods, though humble and unassuming, nevertheless become icons. Through circumstance, the foods take on meaning and importance that far exceed any gustatory enjoyment or nutritive value.

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It’ll make you feel like you’re wandering the streets of a German-style market, under a canopy of bistro lights on a chilly December evening: It’s the Under the Lights: Winter Market, in Bellefonte, Pa.