Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Like Etsy, in a Store

Mad Arts in Rochelle, Va., showcases works from more than 200 local artists, plus... See Full Gallery »

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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By Alana Wise

Harry Potter Fest: Yes, This Is Real Life

Harry Potter Fest: Yes, This Is Real Life

It's leviOsa, not LevioSAA.... Read »

Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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By Alana Wise

An Equestrian Dreamworld Via Cavalia's Odysseo

An Equestrian Dreamworld Via Cavalia's Odysseo

What are the two greatest things in the world? If you answered horses and date night, you are correct. Read »

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Curbside Cookoff in Wheaton, Md.

Curbside Cookoff in Wheaton, Md.

Tired of not having the region's tastiest food trucks all in one spot? Saturday, Sept. 28's Curbside Cook Off in Maryland features 20 of them, plus craft beer, raffles, music and more. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Mountain Slide & More at Harvest Fest in Va.

Mountain Slide & More at Harvest Fest in Va.

The Belvedere Plantation Harvest Festival in Fredericksburg, Va., might just be the ultimate fall festival. They had to fill the 600+ acres with something... and they chose fun. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Apple Butter Fest in Berkeley Springs, W.V.

Apple Butter Fest in Berkeley Springs, W.V.

Discover the quaint town of Berkeley Springs West Virginia--including the warm springs, George Washington's bathtub and a yummy Apple Butter Festival. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Fireworks on the Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, N.J.

Fireworks on the Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, N.J.

As far as we're concerned, it's important to visit as many boardwalks as possible before summer slips away. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 3:07 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Lucy the Elephant: 132 and Still Gorgeous

Lucy the Elephant: 132 and Still Gorgeous

Lucy the Margate Elephant just happens to be the largest (fake) elephant in the world. Read »

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

DIY Pretzels at the Julius Sturgis Factory

DIY Pretzels at the Julius Sturgis Factory

At Julius Sturgis Pretzel Factory, you can make your very own pretzels and take a tour of the original factory, which dates back to 1861. Read »

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 11:54 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Aerialist Mermaids, Comedy Matadors at Cirque Italia

Aerialist Mermaids, Comedy Matadors at Cirque Italia

High-flying acrobats perched above 35,000 gallons of water? Yes, please. Cirque Italia brings you an aquatic spectacular this summer in Maryland and Pennsylvania. 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.