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There is certainly no shortage of “Hot Travel Destinations” or “Best Places to Visit” lists circulating these days. But we find that most of these lists include many of the usual or well-known travel destinations. Why not add a twist to your traditional travel list this year and add an off-t…

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One of the nearest counties to Washington D.C. and other cities, Hardy County, West Virginia, offers a wide range of family getaways. Only 2 hours and 15 minutes from the nation’s capital, it was founded in 1786 as a spinoff of Hampshire County and is named for Samuel Hardy, a Virginian. Fro…

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Find picturesque views, crystal clear waters and plenty of room to set up camp for a weekend escape when you visit Mountaineer Country. Located in north central West Virginia, Mountaineer Country offers travelers rolling hills, mountainous terrain, breathtaking views and shaded forest paths.…

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Now that a hybrid school year of online and in-person classes is coming to a close for many, families will no doubt be looking for opportunities to spend time together out of the house and away from the computer. Less than an hour away from D.C., Howard County has an outdoor getaway in store…

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West Virginia’s Tygart Lake State Park, four hours west of D.C., has been called West Virginia’s best-kept secret for years. Now, with splashy new waterpark features, float excursions and active water adventures, word is getting out about the 10-mile long mountain lake.

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As we continue through our second year of social distancing, wearing masks and enforcing public safety, some of our favorite indoor activities become possible again. However, with a newfound appreciation for outdoor activities that give us a little more breathing room, destinations with a mi…

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While many people travel to Mountaineer Country to enjoy the great outdoors, there are quite a few attractions that provide another reason to visit. The area around Morgantown, West Virginia, is home to a wide mix of museums that offer visitors everything from the chance to view modern and f…

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For anglers, social distancing is nothing new. Our sport’s generally accepted etiquette mandates keeping some distance between each person on the water. However, the increasing number of people on the water is definitely something new.

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Adventures in the Lebanon Valley await the bicycling enthusiast, where there’s everything from leisurely country roads to miles upon miles of off-road trails. Mountain bikers and trail aficionados up for the challenge can test their skill on single track trails and designated trails, each wi…

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Pack your bike or kayak and head out for adventure in Virginia’s river-bound Northern Neck, only 90 minutes from Washington. America’s first presidents, revolutionaries and constitution builders were born here and their estates welcome visitors to tour their grounds. Winemakers, river runner…

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My sister-in-law and brother-in-law both graduated from James Madison University, so when I think of Harrisonburg, Virginia, I’ve often thought of it as just a college town. Luckily after a weekend stay with my husband and three kids, I learned that Harrisonburg, located in the Shenandoah Va…

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If you need a change of scenery to celebrate the cautious lifting of quarantine rules, St. Michaels is ready to welcome you. This small historic town on the Miles River on the Eastern Shore is a perfect getaway for a long day trip, overnight visit or weekend escape.

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As the long line of horseback riders crossed Taneytown Road, a young girl in a waiting car turned eagerly to her parents. We riders could imagine their conversation for the rest of their vacation.

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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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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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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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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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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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Now celebrating its 17th year, the 2019 Atlantic City Airshow returns to the skies above the beautiful free beaches and boardwalk in Atlantic City on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Visitors are in for a real treat with an electrifying, star-studded lineup that welcomes the return of headliners U.S. Air…

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You’re enjoying your first cup of coffee as the rest of your party finishes packing up camp and prepares breakfast. Water vapor rises off the glossy river before you, and your boats, tied off to the roots of a massive sycamore, knock gentle in the wake of a bass boat heading out for the day.

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On July 20, 1969, I was at my summer job as the evening disc jockey on a Virginia radio station. I know where I was that night because it was the date American astronauts first landed on the moon. I shared the station’s airwaves with the legendary Walter Cronkite as he relayed details of the…

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Just northwest of Pittsburgh, PA and running to the western edge of the state at the Ohio border lies a 444 square mile gem of an area known as Beaver County. Of course nature, beauty and outdoor activities abound with its location in the rural forests and mountains and along the Beaver Rive…

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Experience history, nature, culture and endless adventure in West Virginia’s New River Gorge National Park. Let River Expeditions be your host for a fun, memorable and affordable vacation this summer. River Expeditions (voted the area’s best outfitter) is family-owned and operated delivering…

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With its sprawling James Madison University campus and other educational institutions, you might expect Harrisonburg, Va., to be full of chain fast food and hotel establishments. But the city is full of surprises with a downtown renaissance that earned it the distinction of Virginia’s first …

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When the Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival rolls around again in July, you can bet Annie Young of Waldorf, Md., will get there early to set up her chair near the stage for a close view of the musicians and, if the spirit moves her, get up and dance.

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June ushers in the official beginning of summer and is there anything better than counting down the days to a weekend away? If you need some ideas on what to plan for this summer, a plethora of count down-worthy events are being held in Calvert County. From family fun to couples’ retreats, h…

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Animal lovers can find a variety of activities in Frederick County that revolve around their admiration of all things furry and feathered. Check out a host of dog-friendly shops and restaurant patios in Downtown Frederick, as well as other animal experiences from feeding calves to wildlife t…

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You can just relax and enjoy the scenery of the majestic hills or discover excitement in a variety of different racing events such as bikes and all-terrain vehicles in Pocahontas County, W.Va., just a mere four hours away from the Washington and Baltimore areas. It’s a short trip to a differ…

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While John Denver’s “Country Roads” lyrics are known worldwide, one of West Virginia’s best kept secrets is the “country rides” in and around Mountaineer Country. Its winding byways, fresh air and scenic overlooks are perfectly suited for motorcycle enthusiasts.