Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

There's Still Punkin Chunkin to Be Had

There's Still Punkin Chunkin to Be Had

The 2012 Punkin Chunkin World Championship will crown another champion this weekend in Delaware, despite the soggy ground Hurricane Sandy left. Read »

Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Bacon Fest Near Baltimore

Bacon Fest Near Baltimore

Head north for an afternoon of crispy delights at Heavy Seas Brewing Company. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Tale of Two Wine Fests

A Tale of Two Wine Fests

This September 15-16, choose from two like-minded fests. Read »

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Onancock HarborFest: Rubber Duck Races & All

Onancock HarborFest: Rubber Duck Races & All

Virginia's Onanacock HarborFest is more than rubber duck races -- but yes, you'll find those, too. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesdays: Linganore Winery

Wine Wednesdays: Linganore Winery

Linganore Winery in Mt. Airy, Md., hosts its very own wine festivals throughout the year. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Linganore Vineyards in Mt. Airy, Md.

Go to Linganore Winery for the wine, festivals, concerts or food. The choice... View gallery »

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Old-Time Farm Fest Breaks Out the Threshers

Old-Time Farm Fest Breaks Out the Threshers

Steam threshers are back in style! Well, OK maybe that's not a proven fact, but you can see all sorts of old gadgets in action in Maryland this weekend. Read »

Friday, Jul 27, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Virginia Is for (Music) Lovers at FloydFest 2012

Virginia Is for (Music) Lovers at FloydFest 2012

FloydFest brings 100+ bands, kids' workshops and outdoor adventures to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Loudoun County Fair

The Loudoun County Fair is only open through Saturday -- don't miss out on your... View gallery »

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Break a Moustache Record, for No Real Reason

Break a Moustache Record, for No Real Reason

Want to help break the record for "Most People Wearing False Moustaches at Once"? Uh, yeah you do! Read »

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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.