Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

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 »

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 11:54 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Aerialist Mermaids, Comedy Matadors at Cirque Italia

Aerialist Mermaids, Comedy Matadors at Cirque Italia

High-flying acrobats perched above 35,000 gallons of water? Yes, please. Cirque Italia brings you an aquatic spectacular this summer in Maryland and Pennsylvania. 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 »

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Annapolis Irish Festival

Annapolis Irish Festival

The Annapolis Irish Festival will feature 13 bands, Irish dancers, a marketplace and, of course, plenty of food. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Mountain Adventure, a La Carte

A Mountain Adventure, a La Carte

A trip to Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing just outside of Roanoke, VA could lead to a severe case of over indulgence--and that's not really a bad thing. Read »

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Celebrate Fairfax!

Celebrate Fairfax! -- held the weekend of June 7-9 -- featured concerts, carnival... View gallery »

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Music and Arts at the 5th Annual Rooster Walk Festival

Music and Arts at the 5th Annual Rooster Walk Festival

Make your way down to Martinsville, Va., for the three-day, fifth annual Rooster Walk Festival. More than three dozen folk and funk bands will set the stage along with arts, crafts and camping galore. Read »

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

European Embassies' Open House

29 European Embassies opened their doors to the public for the 7th annual Europe... View gallery »

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

High in the Trees at Sandy River Retreat

High in the Trees at Sandy River Retreat

Sandy River Retreat in Rice, VA is small log cabin farm stay with a 52 obstacle aerial adventure park. Yes, all true. 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.