Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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By Sery Kim

Escape D.C. Humidity With a Cape Cod Getaway

Escape D.C. Humidity With a Cape Cod Getaway

Situated within (almost) comfortable driving distance from the political hustle of Washington, D.C., the Sea Crest Beach Hotel on Cape Cod provides a soothing visage to weary workers during the dog days of... Read »

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 9:06 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Va. Lake Fest Features Boats, Balloons, Fireworks

Va. Lake Fest Features Boats, Balloons, Fireworks

The largest lake in Virginia is -- appropriately enough -- home to the popular Virginia Lake Festival, coming up July 17-20. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 3:38 PM
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By Sery Kim, Margaret Voelzke

Alternatives to NYC's Traditional Tourist Spots

Alternatives to NYC's Traditional Tourist Spots

Here's how to explore a few alternatives to NYC's traditional touristy spots. Read »

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 4:47 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Distillery and a Pug Named Frank

A Distillery and a Pug Named Frank

Catoctin Creek Distillery in Purcellville, Va have managed to produce a mighty fine (and organic) whiskey proudly made in Virginia and a tiny pug mascot named Frank. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 3:39 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Catoctin Creek Distillery in Purcellville, Va.

Owning a distillery is a big job, but somebody has to do it. Becky and Scott... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:27 PM
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By Terence Mulcahy

Escape the City at the Tilghman Island Seafood Fest

Escape the City at the Tilghman Island Seafood Fest

The Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire department are hosting an old-fashioned seafood festival June 28. Read »

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 2:41 PM
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By Sery Kim

Petrossian: Eat Rich, Even on a Budget

Petrossian: Eat Rich, Even on a Budget

Afraid of caviar on your budget? Try a tasting menu the next time you're in New York. Read »

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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By Margaret Voelzke

Beer Fest by the Water in Md.

Beer Fest by the Water in Md.

Festival offers food, entertainment and, of course, beers Read »

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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By Alana Wise

The Best Places to Travel for Brunch With Mom

The Best Places to Travel for Brunch With Mom

Fancy hats optional. Read »

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 at 3:18 PM
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By Alana Wise

Happiness Awaits: Maryland Bacon Festival

Happiness Awaits: Maryland Bacon Festival

Bacon enthusiasts, unite! (At a slow pace, since you'll probably be too full to walk.) 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 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.