Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 at 3:18 PM
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By Michelle Chavez

PHOTOS: Georgetown GLOW Light Display

Look no further than Georgetown for free winter fun with the Georgetown GLOW... View gallery »

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 4:55 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Tour of James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland

Sure, you've been to Mount Vernon and maybe Monticello, but have you ever taken a... View gallery »

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM
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By William Shermaniii

Your Summer DMV Concert Roundup

There are countless performances to look forward to this summer in the D.C. area.... View gallery »

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 12:36 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Funk Parade on U Street

Thousands lined the streets of D.C. on Saturday for this year's Funk Parade,... View gallery »

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 4:01 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Running of the Chihuahuas at the D.C. Wharf

The 4th annual Running of the Chihuahuas (AKA #Chirace2015) took place this Sund... View gallery »

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Look Back at Local History: Fairfax Train Museum

Fairfax Station wasn't just a train station in the late 19th century; it was a... View gallery »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:09 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Presidential Getaway: Rosemont Manor

A Presidential Getaway: Rosemont Manor

Virginia is full of historic destinations, but few are as beautifully restored as Rosemont Manor, presidents have walked the halls. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 3:49 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Stargaze With an Astronomer in the Shenandoahs

Stargaze With an Astronomer in the Shenandoahs

Spend a weekend at Shenandoah National Park this summer and get the chance to star gaze with astronomers. Read »

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Need a Fall Road Trip? We Have Lots!

Need a Fall Road Trip? We Have Lots!

Fall is just around the corner and there's always somewhere you could be traveling. See our fall event ideas. Read »

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 »

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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.