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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 »

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Half-Mile Under Ground at the Tour-Ed Mine

A  Half-Mile Under Ground at the Tour-Ed Mine

Travel a half-mile below the Earth's surface by way of a coal car at the Tour-Ed Mine and Museum just outside of Pittsburgh. Read »

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Look Inside James Madison's Montpelier

If you've never been to Montpelier, click through for an inside look at the... View gallery »

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Explore the Soggy Life: Cranesville Preserve

Explore the Soggy Life: Cranesville Preserve

Take a trip along the boardwalk, the Cranesville Preserve boardwalk as you witness some of mother natures most beautiful designs. Read »

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Seen at the 88th Virginia Gold Cup

The Virginia Gold Cup may be one of the most popular spring events in the region.... View gallery »

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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.