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Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 4:20 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Fall Foliage Awaits Via the Vermonter

Fall Foliage Awaits Via the Vermonter

Don't drive it; Vermonter it. New England is the gold (and red, and orange) standard of fall foliage, and with the leaves now in their peak, consider a quick weekend getaway where you won't have to drive. Read »

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Va. Film Fest Lights Up Charlottesville

Va. Film Fest Lights Up Charlottesville

Plan a weekend getaway to the very artsy and fresh town of Charlottesville, Va., this November for a chance to attend one the country's most celebrated regional film fests. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Blenheim Vineyards

Wine Wednesday: Blenheim Vineyards

Rock stars sure know how to grow good grapes. Welcome to Dave Matthews' Blenheim Vineyards. Read »

Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Road Trip! Tour the Historic National Road

Road Trip! Tour the Historic National Road

Head northwest for classic diners, toll houses and historic landmarks that tell of the many that worked on the original road. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Plan Your Fall Foliage Covered Bridge Route

Plan Your Fall Foliage Covered Bridge Route

Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands has some of the best landscapes for a fall foliage tour, not to mention the many historic covered bridges waiting for your arrival. Read »

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 »

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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.