Worth the Trip
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Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 10:16 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Roadside Barbecue at the Pit Stop in Aldie, Va.

Gilberts Corner in Aldie, Va., is just your average roundabout located in Loudoun County with one added bonus, a roadside barbecue stop called The Pit Stop. 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 »

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:09 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Amish Deals at the Lancaster Mud Sales

Amish Deals at the Lancaster Mud Sales

Otherwise known as auctions, "mud sales" offer up handmade quilts, buggies and even livestock. Read »

Friday, Mar 7, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Aerial Tours of the Susquehanna River

Aerial Tours of the Susquehanna River

The perfect day-cation for views of the Amish countryside and Susquehanna River. 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 »

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Alexandria Gets In on Cherry Blossom Fun

Alexandria Gets In on Cherry Blossom Fun

Alexandria is offering some of its own events based around D.C.'s annual cherry blossom festival. Read »

Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

DIY Quilts, Canning in Kitchen Kettle Village

DIY Quilts, Canning in Kitchen Kettle Village

Go back in time to a world of home-made meals, country charm and a village where you don't need a car to shop around. Kitchen Kettle Village in Lancaster County, Penn. has that and more waiting for you. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 1:05 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Annapolis Restaurant Week Runs Through March 2

Annapolis Restaurant Week Runs Through March 2

If you're still angsting over missing out on D.C. Restaurant Week, you can make it up to yourself with a jaunt to the east. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 3:29 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Take a Girls' Getaway Via Lansdowne Resort

Take a Girls' Getaway Via Lansdowne Resort

Whether you're a single lady or one with a ring on it, a girls' weekend is always welcome. Read »

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Mount Vernon, Library of Congress Celebrate Presidents Day

Mount Vernon, Library of Congress Celebrate Presidents Day

George Washington's home is getting ready for the Presidents Day holiday. 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.
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