Category: History

Four American Castles Fit for a Queen

If you missed Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, you can still tour impressive castles on this side of the pond.  The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC Few real castles rival the regal mansion built by George and Edith Vanderbilt in Asheville. Constructed against a backdrop of Blue Ridge Mountains, the design was inspired by two Renaissance chateaux…

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Gettysburg and Bethlehem: Two Pennsylvania Towns That Go All Out for the Holidays

Want to start a new tradition, or do something new during the holiday season? All around the MidAtlantic, there are towns rolling out their most festive decorations and hosting their most entertaining activities. If you’re looking for a place to take the family or hoping for a romantic couple’s getaway this December, consider these two…

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Here are 10 Free Things to Do in Washington DC Right Now

On a mission to make the arts accessible to all, shows on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage are absolutely free. Experience a variety of genres – everything from opera, dance, children’s choirs, comedy shows, poetry readings, to a classical quartet at these daily 6 pm. performances. No reservations or tickets are required. Proof of full vaccination against…

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Fall Road Trip: Baltimore County

Towson and surrounding Baltimore County are an interesting dichotomy. Within Interstate 695, otherwise known as “the Baltimore Beltway,” is downtown Towson—a modern community around which several colleges are clustered. Just one mile away, on the other side of Baltimore’s Beltway, there are miles of country roads, stands of pine forests, and estates known for raising…

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