Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, May 11, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Ultimate Athlete Challenge (for Humans AND Dogs)

Ultimate Athlete Challenge (for Humans AND Dogs)

Claim your spot in one of the 20+ competitions -- for humans AND dogs -- on Browns Island. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo, Jocelyn Rubin

Top 10 Virginia Getaways

See our picks for top trips in the commonwealth. See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

March Madness, Free Skiing at Skytop

March Madness, Free Skiing at Skytop

Skytop Lodge in the West Poconos offers free skiing, 30 miles of hiking trails and all the March Madness you can dream of. Read »

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Cuddle Up for V-Day at Shadow Mountain

Cuddle Up for V-Day at Shadow Mountain

Shadow Mountain Escape in Luray, VA features timber-frame cottages nestled near the Shenandoah Valley. Read »

Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Harpers Ferry's Contraband History

Harpers Ferry's Contraband History

Learn about Harpers Ferry's history as a home to runaway slaves. Read »

Friday, Dec 23, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Join a First Day Hike in Maryland

Join a First Day Hike in Maryland

First Day hikes are scheduled at 17 state parks in Maryland. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Natural Bridge: But Wait, There's More! Add Butterflies!

Natural Bridge: But Wait, There's More! Add Butterflies!

Natural Bridge is great, but add caverns, butterflies and travel deals, and it's more than just 20 stories of (albeit, awesome) rock. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Reddish Knob: Outdoor Fun Before the Freeze

Reddish Knob: Outdoor Fun Before the Freeze

Mountain bikers, avid hikers and not-so-avid hikers can find fun here. 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.