Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 6:36 AM
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By Yvonne Ivey

Annapolis Art Sale & Festival

First Sunday Arts Festival celebrates the holiday season with vendors and live entertainment at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Read »

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Maryland Irish Festival

Maryland Irish Festival

Three days of festivities feature traditional Irish cuisine, workshops and demos, vendors of Irish goods, kids' activities, and -- of course -- plenty of music and dance performances. Read »

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Paint the Town [Ellicott City] Red

Paint the Town [Ellicott City] Red

Painters will line the streets of Ellicott City the week of July 5. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Annapolis Arts and Crafts (and Wine) Fest

Annapolis Arts and Crafts (and Wine) Fest

Countless wine tastings and gourmet food pairings: Just add to shopping, and stir. Read »

Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Fire-Breathing Dragon Due at Hot Glass Festival

Fire-Breathing Dragon Due at Hot Glass Festival

Fire breathing dragons and flaming ray guns will be created for the crowds at this year's Hot Glass Festival in Staunton, Va. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Great Grapes Festival: 200+ Wines in Reston

Great Grapes Festival: 200+ Wines in Reston

More than 200 wines and 20+ local wineries will be at Reston's Great Grapes Festival this month. Read »

Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Playboy and Martinis at the Toonseum

Playboy and Martinis at the Toonseum

It’s a Playboy and martini world, we just live in it. The Toonseum welcomes famed Playboy artist Doug Sneyd for a fundraising event. Read »

Monday, Apr 2, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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By Stephanie Silva

Van Gogh Up Close in Philly

Van Gogh Up Close in Philly

A new exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art showcases Van Gogh's work from museums around the world. Read »

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Funky Turns 40 at the Toonseum

Funky Turns 40 at the Toonseum

The Toonseum celebrates all things cartoon, and a new exhibit studies the turning point for positive portrayals of African-American characters. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Pics: Grounds for Sculpture

Grounds for Sculpture, a sculpture park located between Philly and NYC, also... 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 is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.