Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Paradise Springs Winery

Paradise Springs Winery is far enough for a getaway, but close enough to make it... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Getting Crafty With Holiday Shopping

Getting Crafty With Holiday Shopping

We know you're not done with your shopping. Head over to the Sugarloaf Craft Festival, Dec. 7-9 in Dulles. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Boxwood Winery

Boxwood Winery in Middleburg features only red wines at its ultra-modern... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Boxwood Winery

Wine Wednesday: Boxwood Winery

With sparse, Apple Store-esque styling, Boxwood Winery in Middleburg, Va., is uncluttered and modern. Read »

Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Bourdain's 'Guts & Glory' in Baltimore

 Bourdain's 'Guts & Glory' in Baltimore

Bourdain's "Guts and Glory" tour will dish up stories about his work and travel this Saturday, Nov. 17. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Free Blues Fest in College Park

Free Blues Fest in College Park

Forget your wallet and attend the free 5th Annual College Park Blues Festival this Saturday. Read »

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Maryland Irish Festival

Maryland Irish Festival

Three days of festivities feature traditional Irish cuisine, workshops and demos, vendors of Irish goods, kids' activities, and -- of course -- plenty of music and dance performances. Read »

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

There's Still Punkin Chunkin to Be Had

There's Still Punkin Chunkin to Be Had

The 2012 Punkin Chunkin World Championship will crown another champion this weekend in Delaware, despite the soggy ground Hurricane Sandy left. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Baltimore Gets Organic at the Farmers Market and Bazaar

Baltimore Gets Organic at the Farmers Market and Bazaar

The annual Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar is back, with more organic locally-grown foods as well as one-of-a-kind crafts and gifts. Read »

Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Fabbioli Cellars

Visit Fabbioli Cellars if you like the country, have pets and lean towards being... See Full Gallery »

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Worth the Drive dishes up details on travel deals, far-out events (literally), getaway ideas and more. Whether you're hitting the road for a long weekend or barely crossing the Beltway, Worth the Drive finds the best reasons to stay close to home... just not TOO close. (Sign up for the e-letter here.)

Got an idea worthy of being featured on Worth The Drive? Let Sarah Pixley know via email: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Authors
Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo as a web editor and writer for NBCWashington.com. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.