Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:47 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather

Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather

A not-to-miss summer concert is coming up Aug. 2: the Summer Spirit Festival at the Merriweather Post. Read »

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 3:41 PM

15 Things to Do Before Summer Is Over

15 Things to Do Before Summer Is Over

Consider this your mid-summer checkpoint. Have you done all those sunshine-related things you were dreaming about back during the polar vortex? Read »

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 9:06 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Va. Lake Fest Features Boats, Balloons, Fireworks

Va. Lake Fest Features Boats, Balloons, Fireworks

The largest lake in Virginia is -- appropriately enough -- home to the popular Virginia Lake Festival, coming up July 17-20. Read »

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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By Sery Kim

Nearby Luxury at Middleburg's Salamander Resort

Nearby Luxury at Middleburg's Salamander Resort

If you're not shelling out money for plane tickets this summer, you might be able to afford a little more luxury. Case in point: The Salamander Resort & Spa in nearby Middleburg, Virginia. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Top 10 Stress-Busting Activities Close to D.C.

Top 10 Stress-Busting Activities Close to D.C.

We've compiled a top 10 list of some great opportunities to let off steam, all situated within easy access of D.C. Read »

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 4:47 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Distillery and a Pug Named Frank

A Distillery and a Pug Named Frank

Catoctin Creek Distillery in Purcellville, Va have managed to produce a mighty fine (and organic) whiskey proudly made in Virginia and a tiny pug mascot named Frank. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 3:39 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Catoctin Creek Distillery in Purcellville, Va.

Owning a distillery is a big job, but somebody has to do it. Becky and Scott... See Full Gallery »

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 »

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim Set for July 30

Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim Set for July 30

Chincoteague firefighters known as saltwater cowboys will oversee the annual pony swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague in Virginia on July 30. Read »

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 4:44 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Dew Tour Brings BMX, Surf and Skate Back to O.C.

Dew Tour Brings BMX, Surf and Skate Back to O.C.

Ocean City is hosting the Dew Tour again this year featuring the best athletes in the surf, BMX and skateboarding world. 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.