Worth the Trip
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Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Mountain Slide & More at Harvest Fest in Va.

Mountain Slide & More at Harvest Fest in Va.

The Belvedere Plantation Harvest Festival in Fredericksburg, Va., might just be the ultimate fall festival. They had to fill the 600+ acres with something... and they chose fun. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Apple Butter Fest in Berkeley Springs, W.V.

Apple Butter Fest in Berkeley Springs, W.V.

Discover the quaint town of Berkeley Springs West Virginia--including the warm springs, George Washington's bathtub and a yummy Apple Butter Festival. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

BASE-Jump at the New River Gorge

BASE-Jump at the New River Gorge

Go jump off a bridge, you say? OK! Watch as hundreds of BASE jumpers and rappellers come together in West Virginia for an extreme sport celebration. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Fireworks on the Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, N.J.

Fireworks on the Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, N.J.

As far as we're concerned, it's important to visit as many boardwalks as possible before summer slips away. Read »

Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Freedom Park: Adventure on a New Level

Freedom Park: Adventure on a New Level

Freedom Park in Williamsburg, Va., features 20 miles of biking trails, a botanical garden and a zipline adventure park. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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By Joshua Axelrod

Panic! at the Free Summer Concerts

Panic! at the Free Summer Concerts

The Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party Series in Philadelphia will feature shows from acts like Cold War Kids and Panic! at the Disco. Read »

Thursday, Jul 4, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

New Citizens Sworn In at Monticello

New citizens celebrated Independence Day with a celebration and naturalization... See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Gourmet Picnics at Philly's Hotel Palomar

Gourmet Picnics at Philly's Hotel Palomar

Enjoy complimentary picnics, bike rentals and cocktails in the city of brotherly love at Philadelphia's Hotel Palomar this summer. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Mountain Adventure, a La Carte

A Mountain Adventure, a La Carte

A trip to Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing just outside of Roanoke, VA could lead to a severe case of over indulgence--and that's not really a bad thing. Read »

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

High in the Trees at Sandy River Retreat

High in the Trees at Sandy River Retreat

Sandy River Retreat in Rice, VA is small log cabin farm stay with a 52 obstacle aerial adventure park. Yes, all true. Read »

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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.
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