Worth the Trip
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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 »

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 11:10 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 »

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 4:58 PM

10 Ways to Learn More about World War II This D-Day

10 Ways to Learn More about World War II This D-Day

This Friday marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Honor veterans with these 10 activities to remember the historic event. Read »

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:10 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Watch a Rocket Launch on Wallops Island

Watch a Rocket Launch on Wallops Island

Visit Wallops Island for easy access to wild ponies, wildlife and oh yeah, NASA space launches. Read »

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:13 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Modern Twists on Classic Pastimes at Finch Sewing Studio

Modern Twists on Classic Pastimes at Finch Sewing Studio

You'd be surprised at how many people living in the 21st century that don't know how to sew. Finch Sewing Studio in Leesburg will help you learn -- with a few modern updates. Read »

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:18 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Photos: Leesburg's Finch Sewing Studio

You'd be surprised at how many people don't learn to sew -- but if you want to... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Rappelling for a Cause in Baltimore

Rappelling for a Cause in Baltimore

Cross a (terrifying) item off your bucket list by rappelling down a 28-story building. The event raises fund for kidney health in Maryland. Read »

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 3:01 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A 3.2-Day Vacation in Philly (Really)

A 3.2-Day Vacation in Philly (Really)

Use your leftover vacation days, all 3.2 of them, for a preplanned trip to Philly. Read »

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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By Arielle Hixson, Carissa DiMargo

Top 10 Day Trips

Where do you go when you want to get away... and also sleep in your own bed that... See Full Gallery »

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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.