Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, May 4, 2015 at 12:36 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Funk Parade on U Street

Thousands lined the streets of D.C. on Saturday for this year's Funk Parade,... See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 1:51 PM
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By Margaret Voelzke

Educate Yourself: Chocolate & Wine Classes in Va.

Educate Yourself: Chocolate & Wine Classes in Va.

Artfully Chocolate in Alexandria offers several tasty classes for those interested in a hands-on experience (because who doesn't want more time with chocolate?). Read »

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 at 3:48 PM
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By Carissa Dimargo

PHOTOS: Otium Cellars in Purcellville, Virginia

Veer off of Main Street in Purcellville, Virginia and take a drive down a short... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Pippin Hill Farms

The closest you can get to a Napa Valley wine experience is closer than you thin... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 1:43 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Pippin Hill Farms Winery

Wine Wednesday: Pippin Hill Farms Winery

Get a closer look at Virginia's version of Napa Valley with a visit to the Monticello Wine Trail's Pippin Hill Farms. Read »

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 12:40 PM
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By Camille Moore

Vendemmia Wine Festival in Wilmington

Vendemmia Wine Festival in Wilmington

More than 3,000 wine lovers are expected to meet up Sunday, Oct. 12 for the Societa da Vinci Vendemmia Wine Festival in Wilmington. Read »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 9:59 AM
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By Camille Moore

Wilmington Beer Week Offers Prix-Fixe Menus

Wilmington Beer Week Offers Prix-Fixe Menus

Wilmington Beer Week begins on Nov 1 and lasts until Nov 8. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 1:55 PM
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By Terence Mulcahy

Need for Mead: Md. Renaissance Fest Returns

Need for Mead: Md. Renaissance Fest Returns

HBO's "Game of Thrones" doesn’t return until next year, but you can indulge your need for mead at the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Anne Arundel County. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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By Terence Mulcahy

Taste Prince George's Food & Wine Festival

Taste Prince George's Food & Wine Festival

The Taste Prince Georges Food & Wine Festival is Saturday at Six Flags America, with entry to the theme park significantly discounted. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 3:32 PM
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By Terence Mulcahy

Alexandria Restaurant Week Begins

Alexandria Restaurant Week Begins

Alexandria Restaurant week's summer edition kicks off Aug. 15, with more than 60 restaurants offering deals on dinner specials. Read »

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Worth the Trip 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 Trip finds the best reasons to stay close to home... just not TOO close. (Sign up for the e-letter here.)

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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 is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.