Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

The Dome: Ever Wonder What 25 Million Pixels Can Do?

The Dome: Ever Wonder What 25 Million Pixels Can Do?

Experience the most technically advanced digital theater in the world at the Science Museum of Virginia. The Dome is a new 360-degree screen powered by five projectors and 40 computer servers. Read »

Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 8:11 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Mountaintop Stay in the Pocono Mountains

A Mountaintop Stay in the Pocono Mountains

You don't have to be a member of the private Lake Naomi Club to get membership perks. Just stay at the Mountaintop Lodge and reep the benefits. Read »

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:09 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Amish Deals at the Lancaster Mud Sales

Amish Deals at the Lancaster Mud Sales

Otherwise known as auctions, "mud sales" offer up handmade quilts, buggies and even livestock. Read »

Friday, Mar 7, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Aerial Tours of the Susquehanna River

Aerial Tours of the Susquehanna River

The perfect day-cation for views of the Amish countryside and Susquehanna River. Read »

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 3:46 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Trampoline Park Opens in Springfield

Trampoline Park Opens in Springfield

Flight Trampoline Park (Springfield, Va.) opens its doors this week. Get your kicks with dodgeball/basketball courts, fitness classes and ninja warrior obstacle courses. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 4:10 PM

OutKast, Foo Fighters to Headline Firefly Fest

OutKast, Foo Fighters to Headline Firefly Fest

Festival organizers announced the lineup Tuesday, which also includes Grammy nominees Pretty Lights, Imagine Dragons and The Lumineers. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Holiday Window Competition in Gordonsville, Va.

Holiday Window Competition in Gordonsville, Va.

Experience the true meaning of window shopping with a visit to Gordonsville, Va for their 2013 "Windows on Main Street" event this weekend. Read »

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Cabin Stay & Horseback Rides in Boston (Va.)

A Cabin Stay & Horseback Rides in Boston (Va.)

The Shangrila Guest Ranch in South Boston, Va., offers day-long horse rides on its all-inclusive and very country farm. 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 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Ride the Waves: East Coast Surfing Competition

Ride the Waves: East Coast Surfing Competition

A little sunblock, sandals and binoculars go a long way at America's oldest surfing competition, which kicked off at Virginia Beach back in 1963. 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.
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