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Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 6:04 PM
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By Abigail Vesoulis

Do's and Don'ts for Hiking Old Rag Trail in Shenandoah

Nestled near Madison County, Virginia, is Shenandoah's most popular -- and most difficult -- destination for hiking: Old Rag Mountain.View gallery »

  • Bring two liters of water
  • Bring healthy snacks
  • Wear the right clothes
Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 2:52 PM

31 Halloween Events: Bar Crawls, Ghost Tours, Haunted House

31 Halloween Events: Bar Crawls, Ghost Tours, Haunted House

Whether you prefer horrifying haunts or a boo-zy bar crawl, the D.C. area has something for you. Check out these events in and around the District. Read »

Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 at 10:23 PM
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By Jenna Milliner-Waddell, Chelsea Cirruzzo, Lexie Schapitl

14 Fall Getaways in Driving Distance of DC

We love everything about fall getaways: the stunning foliage, the apple treats, the steaming hot drinks... the fact that it's no longer 90 million degrees out. Yep, all of it! If you're ready to enjoy...View gallery »

  • Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
  • Skyline Drive & Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
  • Williamsburg, Virginia
Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Your Fall 2017 DMV Festival Round Up

Your Fall 2017 DMV Festival Round Up

Experience the richness of the DMV’s culture through fall festivals. Whether you’re a book, food, or music junkie, you're sure to find something that captures your attention. Read »

Monday, Sep 4, 2017 at 1:34 PM

Longtime Fans Buy Boyhood Home of 'Waltons' Creator in Va.

Longtime Fans Buy Boyhood Home of 'Waltons' Creator in Va.

Ray Castro, one of the buyers, told The News & Advance he was worried someone would buy the Schuyler home of Earl Hamner Jr. and use it as a private residence. Read »

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:15 AM
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By Julie Gallagher, Courtney Rozen, Carissa DiMargo

10 Places to Swim If You Want to Avoid Bay Bridge Traffic

Rivers, lakes and bays: Here's where to go when you want to swim in a natural body of water... but you can't bear to brave the Chesapeake Bay Bridge traffic.View gallery »

  • Beaver Dam Swim Club, Maryland
  • Lake Anna, Virginia
  • North Beach, Maryland
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Your Guide to County Fairs in the DMV

Your Guide to County Fairs in the DMV

County fairs are a summertime essential pretty much everywhere, and the DMV is no exception. Celebrate with tons of food, unique contests, live entertainment and carnival rides all summer long. Read »

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 1:53 PM

Maryland Renaissance Festival Kicks Off

Maryland Renaissance Festival Kicks Off

The Maryland Renaissance Festival in Annapolis kicked off Saturday for nine weekends of medieval-style food, drinks and entertainment. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 7:37 AM

Free Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Free Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Have you ever wanted to take in a movie while lying underneath the stars? Well, here's your chance. Read »

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 5:48 AM

National Park Service Celebrates Birthday With Free Entry

National Park Service Celebrates Birthday With Free Entry

The National Park Service is celebrating its 101st birthday by waiving entrance fees Friday. 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.