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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 12:28 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

DIY Ice Cream in Pa. Dutch Country

DIY Ice Cream in Pa. Dutch Country

Check out our picks for fun in and around the town of Columbia, Pennsylvania that just might get you on the road this summer: Read »

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Costumes of 'Downton Abbey' on Display

Costumes of 'Downton Abbey' on Display

Experience the world through the eyes of early 20th-century aristocrats with Winterthur's new exhibit "Costumes of Downton Abbey." Read »

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 12:18 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Famed Hollywood Costumes Visit Richmond

Famed Hollywood Costumes Visit Richmond

Get a glimpse of some of the most iconic costumes ever to be on the silver screen at the Hollywood Costume exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Read »

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Home for the Holidays at Kingsmill Resort

Home for the Holidays at Kingsmill Resort

Make Kingsmill Resort your home for the holidays, with trips to Busch Gardens Christmas Town and Colonial Williamsburg. Read »

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Build Your Own Robot in Hampton, Va.

Build Your Own Robot in Hampton, Va.

The future of science is within eyes view when you attend the Robotics Saturday event at the Virginia Air and Space Museum throughout Dec. 21. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Candlelight Tours + Chocolate in Old Town

Candlelight Tours + Chocolate in Old Town

Visit Alexandria for a candlelight tour of historic sites (AND CHOCOLATE) around town. Read »

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

History to a T(ea) at White Oak Tea Tavern

History to a T(ea) at White Oak Tea Tavern

It's always tea time at White Oak Tea Co. in Troutville, Va., a pub-style tearoom located in a historic house built in 1783. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 3:07 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Lucy the Elephant: 132 and Still Gorgeous

Lucy the Elephant: 132 and Still Gorgeous

Lucy the Margate Elephant just happens to be the largest (fake) elephant in the world. 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 »

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

DIY Pretzels at the Julius Sturgis Factory

DIY Pretzels at the Julius Sturgis Factory

At Julius Sturgis Pretzel Factory, you can make your very own pretzels and take a tour of the original factory, which dates back to 1861. 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.