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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Kingsmill Resort's Lazy River: Actually Pretty Fast

Kingsmill Resort's Lazy River: Actually Pretty Fast

Kingsmill Resort rolls out the red carpet of adventure for you and your family this summer. Read »

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Our Picks for Virginia's Best Tea Rooms

Our Picks for Virginia's Best Tea Rooms

Whether you fancy traditional British tea or Southern tea, Virginia has plenty of proper tea rooms for your next tea drinking destination. Read »

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 2:45 PM
GI Film Festival Coming Up

GI Film Festival Coming Up

Co-founders Laura Law-Millet and Brandon Millet preview some of the films being shown at the upcoming G.I. Film Festival, called the "Sundance for Veterans." The festival runs May 21-29, in and around D.C. Watch »

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 2:30 PM
Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day With Buddy Bison

Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day With Buddy Bison

Grace Lee, executive director of the National Park Trust, and Buddy Bison dish on National Kids to Parks Day, coming up May 21. Watch »

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:45 AM

10 Activities to Cheer You Up Despite the Rain

10 Activities to Cheer You Up Despite the Rain

D.C.'s record-breaking stretch of rainfall is making our yards look like jungles, but worse might be the effect on our moods. Days and days of dreary weather is wearing on the psyche -- so we dug deep and found... Read »

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 1:59 PM

Mount Vernon Estate's New Chintz Room Opens

Mount Vernon Estate's New Chintz Room Opens

After almost two years of restorations, the Chintz Room at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate reopened to the public Saturday. Read »

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 1:56 PM
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By Brooke Evans

PHOTOS: Mount Vernon's Newly Restored Room

After almost two years of restorations, the Chintz Room at George Washington's... View gallery »

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9:01 AM

7 Ways to Experience the World (Without Leaving DC)

7 Ways to Experience the World (Without Leaving DC)

A trip around the world requires time, money and planning -- but this month, you can take a staycation that feels like travelling across the globe during Passport DC. Read »

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 2:40 PM
MGM Casino at National Harbor to Open This Year

MGM Casino at National Harbor to Open This Year

The $1.3 billion MGM Casino at National Harbor will be finished and open by the end of the year. General Manager Bill Boasberg and Alison Bybee, vice president of Food and Beverage Operations, bring us up to... Watch »

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:12 AM

Chemistry of Perfect Beer: 'Science on Tap' Fest

Chemistry of Perfect Beer: 'Science on Tap' Fest

Become educated on the chemistry of a perfect beer at Richmond’s craft beer festival “Science on Tap.” 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 Media. 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: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.