Worth the Trip
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Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Road Trip! Tour the Historic National Road

Road Trip! Tour the Historic National Road

Head northwest for classic diners, toll houses and historic landmarks that tell of the many that worked on the original road. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Plan Your Fall Foliage Covered Bridge Route

Plan Your Fall Foliage Covered Bridge Route

Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands has some of the best landscapes for a fall foliage tour, not to mention the many historic covered bridges waiting for your arrival. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Mural Tours Demonstrate Graffiti for Good

Mural Tours Demonstrate Graffiti for Good

A mural tour of Philadelphia offers a firsthand look at how one program redirected the energy of graffiti into an ongoing city-wide beautification project. 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 »

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Half-Mile Under Ground at the Tour-Ed Mine

A  Half-Mile Under Ground at the Tour-Ed Mine

Travel a half-mile below the Earth's surface by way of a coal car at the Tour-Ed Mine and Museum just outside of Pittsburgh. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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By Joshua Axelrod

Panic! at the Free Summer Concerts

Panic! at the Free Summer Concerts

The Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party Series in Philadelphia will feature shows from acts like Cold War Kids and Panic! at the Disco. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Gourmet Picnics at Philly's Hotel Palomar

Gourmet Picnics at Philly's Hotel Palomar

Enjoy complimentary picnics, bike rentals and cocktails in the city of brotherly love at Philadelphia's Hotel Palomar this summer. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Face-Palming Sculpture Globe-Trotting to Philly

Face-Palming Sculpture Globe-Trotting to Philly

The famed artist known as KAWS, a former graffiti extraordinaire, plants his iconic sculpture COMPANION at Philly's 30th Street Station now through May 14. Read »

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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By Alyssa Moody

Philadelphia Flower Show

Philadelphia Flower Show

The renowned Philadelphia Flower Show will pay homage to British horticulture with a variety of exquisite gardening exhibits on display from March 2-10. 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.