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Nature has a way of giving us a big dose of good feeling and now is the time to take advantage of the health benefits we all crave. Virginia’s state parks welcome visitors to enjoy May’s bounty while abiding by health safety guidelines during nature’s showcase month. While Virginia Gov. Ralp…

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When exploring the vast hiking opportunities in Luzerne County, the two state parks situated on either side of the county, Ricketts Glen and Hickory Run, should be at the top of your list. Located here are two of Pennsylvania’s 27 National Natural Landmarks, America’s designation that honors…

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Wytheville, Virginia, is only a half-day drive from Washington, D.C. But when Sand Mountain begins to loom large in your windshield, you know you’ve escaped to Southwest Virginia. You won’t find traffic here. Or crowds. Nature takes center stage, especially now.

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As tempting as it is to keep this hidden gem a secret, I know it’s only fair to share Harman’s Luxury Cabins with our readers. Located only twelve miles from Petersburg West Virginia this beautiful resort is closer than you might realize. Getting to “almost heaven” takes just three hours fro…

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Tucked in rural Blair County, Pennsylvania, Fort Roberdeau offers a respite for historians, school and scouting groups, nature lovers, families and even astronomers.

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If you were heading to Ocean City and made a right turn in Salisbury, in minutes you would be in Somerset County, which is filled with all the splendors of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Pristine countryside, rural farms, small towns and countless miles of waterfront create the quintessential eas…

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Nature’s Mountain Playground is an appropriate name for the county with the highest average elevation of any county east of the Mississippi. Pocahontas County, West Virginia, covers 941 square miles, with more than 62% that is either state or federal property. Five state parks and two state …

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Nature has a way of giving us a big dose of good feeling and now is the time to take advantage of the health benefits we all crave. Virginia’s state parks welcome visitors to enjoy May’s bounty while abiding by health safety guidelines during nature’s showcase month. While Virginia Gov. Ralp…

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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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May tourists flock to Lancaster to get a taste of Pennsylvania’s Dutch country and see the Amish farms, horse-drawn carriages and a really cool small town. But just 10 or 15 minutes from downtown Lancaster are some fantastic places to visit in Strasburg and in Wrightsville.

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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’re all looking for some silver linings in today’s clouds of uncertainty. What do you want to do AFTER the pandemic? Should you stay or should you go? For some, travel plans are still a faint daydream but for those eager to escape isolation, River Expeditions in West Virginia’s New River G…

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In my house we have two working parents and three energetic (adorable, but high maintenance) kids under the age of six. Needless to say we are busy. In order to unwind and create fun memories I try to plan several family vacations each year as well as a few long weekends away. Lately, we’ve …

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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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No matter which Main Street you visit in small towns across the Mid-Atlantic, you’re sure to find great food, one-of-a-kind shopping and friendly locals. But if historical and artistic destinations are high on your excursion list this spring then your next trip should be Abingdon, Virginia. …

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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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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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It’s about this time of the year that most of us begin to think about fishing. Sure, there are those hardy anglers who brave winter’s Arctic vortex, or maybe sidle down to Florida or points south for a fishing getaway. But, for the majority of us, active fishing begins in early spring.

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Spring arrives in the Mid-Atlantic this month with a whirl of exciting events and activities. Baltimore celebrates St. Patrick’s Day downtown and around the Inner Harbor, with a parade from Washington Monument to Market Place on March 15, while the Maryland towns of Ocean City, Denton, Gaith…

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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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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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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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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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After living in the White House for four years, Georgia Governor’s Mansion for four years, and various Navy posts for eight years, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter returned to their hometown of Plains, Ga., in 1981. Since that time, they have managed to pursue a quiet, simple life, living in the on…

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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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More than a century ago, people flocked to the land now known as Lost River State Park to drink or bathe in its sulphur springs, which were considered to have healing properties. Today, this 3,934-acre wooded territory offers a different form of respite, offering a serene mountain getaway.

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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: