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Journey to the Water’s Edge—Talbot County and the Eastern Shore of Maryland

This spring, plan your escape to Michener’s Chesapeake with a weekend in Talbot County, Maryland. One iconic town in this gorgeous county is my personal favorite, Tilghman Island, Maryland on the pristine shores of the Choptank River. Tilghman Island is a scenic 20 minute drive from St. Michaels, and remains a true working waterman’s village with excellent fishing…

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Washington DC’s Hot Hotels

UPDATE: There are a few DC hotels that have closed or are under new management, but this list remains up-to-date and I thoroughly recommend them. For more information, please check the websites. The Line Hotel  in Adams Morgan 1770 Euclid St. NW, Washington, D.C.; 202-588-0525; thelinehotel. This trendy, new hotel was a 110-year-old historic bank in…

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Plan a Gettysburg Getaway for Kids

Gettysburg is known as the turning point in the American Civil War. This small town, only 90 minutes from the Washington D.C. Area, is a well-preserved site of great conflict and reconciliation. Kids understand the gravity of these events, yet Gettysburg is also fun, packed with family friendly activities that trick kids into learning while…

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