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Road Trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country-Lancaster, PA

Best known as “Amish Country,” Lancaster, Pennsylvania is surrounded by bountiful fields and farmland, making it a perfect getaway for foodies looking to sample hearty Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine and the best soft pretzels anywhere. To learn how these iconic snacks are made, check out the Lancaster pretzel tour! Lancaster’s historic downtown has perfectly preserved 18th and 19th century architecture…

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Rise: Ellicott City; one year after the flood, and it’s better than ever

One of my favorite day trips has always been shopping in historic Ellicott City, in Howard County, Maryland. Last year, a terrible flood roared through the historic downtown, taking lives and destroying businesses. It looked impossible to recover, but if you’ve ever met anyone from Ellicott City you’d know that couldn’t be true. This community came together…

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Road Tripping in South Florida

South Florida is a wonderland this time of year. With daily temperatures that hover around a sunny 80 degrees, consider renting that convertible, and head south from Miami. I never miss a winter escape down to the Florida Keys. My annual visit to this tropical paradise provides that attitude adjustment we all need. Here are some…

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