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On the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Brooklyn’s Coney Island, a low building sprawls across a full city block but seems almost hidden by billboards and glaring yellow signs. One billboard boldly proclaims: “This is the original Nathan’s Famous.”

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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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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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Nestled on the banks of the Potomac River in the Northern Neck of Virginia, Stratford Hall has welcomed visitors for nearly 300 years. Built in 1738, the Georgian-style mansion was the boyhood home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee…

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Fishing, camping, and axe-throwing? Distilleries and craft beers? Guys looking for a bro-and-dude getaway should set their GPS for Virginia’s Spotsylvania County. Bordered by Fredericksburg on the north and the expanse of Lake Anna to the south, it’s a quick drive from D.C. and a complete ch…

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Hugged by the beautiful waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan, Door County in Wisconsin has blossomed into one of the most popular year-round destinations in America. Primarily a 70-mile long peninsula, the area was discovered in the 1600s by French fur traders and settled in 1851 by Norther…

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We keep souvenirs as reminders of our travel experiences. In Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain wrote about American travelers on a late 19th-century grand tour who took souvenirs by using a hammer to crack pieces from renowned architecture and statuary.

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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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Five wineries, two breweries, and a distillery: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, offers a myriad of destinations, each unique in its own way, where visitors can savor locally produced adult beverages (and often local fare, courtesy of visiting food trucks).

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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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It seems contradictory to use words “premium-quality wines” and “do it yourself” in the same sentence. But at Tin Lizzie Wineworks in Clarksville, Maryland, avid do-it-yourselfers, coached and abetted by certified winemaker and instructor Dave Zuchero, produce startlingly good wines. 

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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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In one of Nature’s little ironies, I’m a food writer with a food allergy! Nothing serious, but I am calamitously allergic to fast-food fried potatoes. After just a few fries from a drive-thru window, I get totally congested, with sneezing, watery eyes, and a stuffed-up nose.

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Virginia’s Bath County, four hours southwest of Washington, D.C., has no stoplights and no congestion, only sweeping mountain views. In a region half the size of Rhode Island, fewer than 20 people had COVID at any one time at the height of the pandemic.

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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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Spring is in full bloom, and Frederick County, Maryland, has plenty of ways to celebrate. Just a short drive from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, you’ll find a full roster of fairs and festivals to welcome the warmer months.

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As a hardcore foodie, I wonder whether my diet can boost my ability to dodge communicable diseases such as the flu and even COVID. Can diet serve as an additional weapon to defend against the current contagions? Are there specific foods to eat more of — or less of? And what about supplements…

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Shenandoah National Park is a welcoming natural world. Whether you’re looking to wear out the soles of your hiking boots or to kick back your heels and unwind, you can do it here. People have been coming here for generations because there’s so much to explore in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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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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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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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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Get your motor running and head out on the highway to Bath County, Virginia. Whether you’re a motorcycle enthusiast or are more comfortable behind a steering wheel, the county, nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, has miles of gorgeous scenic drives to wow even the most jaded road warrior.

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Benjamin Banneker, one of this nation’s first great scientists, lived on his family’s modest tobacco farm in Maryland’s Patapsco Valley. Born in 1731, his résumé ultimately included astronomer, mathematician, surveyor, author, publisher, farmer, and urban planner. Making his accomplishments …

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f you find yourself stressed and need a break, consider spending some time reconnecting with nature in Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors region.

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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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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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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.