Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 6:23 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

DIY Ice Cream in Pa. Dutch Country

DIY Ice Cream in Pa. Dutch Country

Check out our picks for fun in and around the town of Columbia, Pennsylvania that just might get you on the road this summer: Read »

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 3:38 PM
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By Sery Kim, Margaret Voelzke

Alternatives to NYC's Traditional Tourist Spots

Alternatives to NYC's Traditional Tourist Spots

Here's how to explore a few alternatives to NYC's traditional touristy spots. Read »

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:10 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Watch a Rocket Launch on Wallops Island

Watch a Rocket Launch on Wallops Island

Visit Wallops Island for easy access to wild ponies, wildlife and oh yeah, NASA space launches. Read »

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 3:01 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A 3.2-Day Vacation in Philly (Really)

A 3.2-Day Vacation in Philly (Really)

Use your leftover vacation days, all 3.2 of them, for a preplanned trip to Philly. Read »

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 2:40 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Williamsburg Winery

Wine Wednesday: Williamsburg Winery

Williamsburg Winery has won two awards for best wine in Virginia and there's a 6'5" English colonial buried on the property. Read »

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

The Dome: Ever Wonder What 25 Million Pixels Can Do?

The Dome: Ever Wonder What 25 Million Pixels Can Do?

Experience the most technically advanced digital theater in the world at the Science Museum of Virginia. The Dome is a new 360-degree screen powered by five projectors and 40 computer servers. Read »

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Costumes of 'Downton Abbey' on Display

Costumes of 'Downton Abbey' on Display

Experience the world through the eyes of early 20th-century aristocrats with Winterthur's new exhibit "Costumes of Downton Abbey." 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 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 »

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Colonial Christmas in Delaware

A Colonial Christmas in Delaware

Experience the holidays surrounded by the colonial and late Victorian architectural styles of the historic village of New Castle, Del., for the Spirit of Christmas celebration Dec. 14. 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 as a web editor and writer for NBCWashington.com. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.