Worth the Trip
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Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Look Back at Local History: Fairfax Train Museum

Fairfax Station wasn't just a train station in the late 19th century; it was a... See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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By Maggie Voelzke, Margaret Voelzke

Where to Eat, Shop and Sun at Va.'s Northern Neck

Where to Eat, Shop and Sun at Va.'s Northern Neck

This little-known gem is about three hours away from the District (with only about an hour spent on 95!), and is a great place to sail, fish, kayak or spend the day on the beach. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wild Ponies, Arts & Music at Chincoteague Fest

Wild Ponies, Arts & Music at Chincoteague Fest

Blueberries are the new kale? The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival boasts wild ponies, arts, music and many, many blueberry treats. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 3:34 PM
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By Terence Mulcahy

1st Day of Summer at Water Country USA

1st Day of Summer at Water Country USA

Enjoy a summer themed party at Water Country USA, June 21. Read »

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 3:46 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Trampoline Park Opens in Springfield

Trampoline Park Opens in Springfield

Flight Trampoline Park (Springfield, Va.) opens its doors this week. Get your kicks with dodgeball/basketball courts, fitness classes and ninja warrior obstacle courses. Read »

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 1:50 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Triceratops Gets Interactive in Richmond

Triceratops Gets Interactive in Richmond

Step into the world of dinosaurs at the Science Museum of Virginia's new exhibit "Be The Dinosaur" that features an interactive triceratops and simulator. Read »

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Life Illuminated at Meadowlarks Winter Walk of Lights

Life Illuminated at Meadowlarks Winter Walk of Lights

Experience life illuminated at Meadowlarks Winter Walk of Lights in Vienna, Va. Read »

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Holiday Bash, Lights Spectacular at Power Plant Live

Holiday Bash, Lights Spectacular at Power Plant Live

Baltimore's Power Plant Live is lighting the Inner Harbor with its lights spectacular after a family-friendly concert this Saturday... followed by a not-so-family-friendly Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl. Read »

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Build Your Own Robot in Hampton, Va.

Build Your Own Robot in Hampton, Va.

The future of science is within eyes view when you attend the Robotics Saturday event at the Virginia Air and Space Museum throughout Dec. 21. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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By Alana Wise

Annapolis Tree Lighting Ceremony Is Sat.

Annapolis Tree Lighting Ceremony Is Sat.

Are you having a little trouble getting into the holiday spirit, considering Thanksgiving hasn't even happened yet? Fret not. Visit Annapolis for their town tree-lighting ceremony and jingle yourself right... Read »

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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.