Tag: National Parks

Seven Spring Getaways in Maryland’s charming towns

Cumberland, Solomon’s Island, Leonardtown, Savage, Thurmont, Chestertown and Westminster Are you planning a spring getaway? Maryland has so much to offer, whether you’re looking for time on the water, historic sites, country roads, adventure and outdoor recreation, educational activities for the family or a romantic escape. Here are seven charming Maryland towns worth a visit.…

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Why I Love Philly: History, Food, Art & Architecture in One Great Package

I’ve traveled to Philadelphia multiple times, and I’m always struck by how much it reminds me of a European city. Of course, Philly served as the capital of the United States from 1790 until 1800, so some of its most significant landmarks were constructed in the 1700’s. In addition, many wealthy industrialists lived in Philadelphia, and they helped…

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Spend the Day on the Potomac River

The Potomac River and its stunning shoreline trails provide countless opportunities for boating and scenic hiking. Get out there before the warm weather ends. Paddleboarding and Kakaying in the Potomac River If you’re in the District of Columbia, spend an afternoon paddling. For a thorough list of kayak and paddle boating tours visit Paddle The Potomac.…

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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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New Monument to Women’s Fight For Equality

 The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum has always been one of my favorite Washington DC landmarks, and I was thrilled to learn it was proclaimed a National Monument. The 200-year-old building will become the Sewall-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument and have access to much-needed funds from the United States’s National Park Service. The decision was part of President Obama’s efforts to…

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