Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:27 PM
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By Terence Mulcahy

Escape the City at the Tilghman Island Seafood Fest

Escape the City at the Tilghman Island Seafood Fest

The Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire department are hosting an old-fashioned seafood festival June 28. Read »

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 2:41 PM
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By Sery Kim

Petrossian: Eat Rich, Even on a Budget

Petrossian: Eat Rich, Even on a Budget

Afraid of caviar on your budget? Try a tasting menu the next time you're in New York. Read »

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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By Margaret Voelzke

Beer Fest by the Water in Md.

Beer Fest by the Water in Md.

Festival offers food, entertainment and, of course, beers Read »

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 3:34 PM
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By Terence Mulcahy

1st Day of Summer at Water Country USA

1st Day of Summer at Water Country USA

Enjoy a summer themed party at Water Country USA, June 21. Read »

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 11:51 AM
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By Margaret Voelzke

Watch the World's Best Sand Sculptors at Work

Watch the World's Best Sand Sculptors at Work

Watch 500 tons of sand be transformed into world-class sculptures in Atlantic City. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Your Summer Outdoor Movie Rundown

Your Summer Outdoor Movie Rundown

In a city filled with plenty of non-cheap attractions, it's not easy to find a cheap a.k.a completely free activity to satisfy your wallet -- and, your summer calendar. Read »

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Worth the Trip dishes up details on travel deals, far-out events (literally), getaway ideas and more. Whether you're hitting the road for a long weekend or barely crossing the Beltway, Worth the Trip finds the best reasons to stay close to home... just not TOO close. (Sign up for the e-letter here.)

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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.