Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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By Sery Kim

Nearby Luxury at Middleburg's Salamander Resort

Nearby Luxury at Middleburg's Salamander Resort

If you're not shelling out money for plane tickets this summer, you might be able to afford a little more luxury. Case in point: The Salamander Resort & Spa in nearby Middleburg, Virginia. Read »

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 4:44 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Dew Tour Brings BMX, Surf and Skate Back to O.C.

Dew Tour Brings BMX, Surf and Skate Back to O.C.

Ocean City is hosting the Dew Tour again this year featuring the best athletes in the surf, BMX and skateboarding world. Read »

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:10 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Watch a Rocket Launch on Wallops Island

Watch a Rocket Launch on Wallops Island

Visit Wallops Island for easy access to wild ponies, wildlife and oh yeah, NASA space launches. Read »

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 4:25 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Front Royal Wine & Craft Fest Stars 20 Va. Wineries

Front Royal Wine & Craft Fest Stars 20 Va. Wineries

The countryside gets crafty once again for the 28th annual Front Royal Wine and Craft Festival. Read »

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:16 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Box Yourself In -- Literally -- at "While You Wait"

Box Yourself In -- Literally -- at

Spend five minutes inside a box -- hey, it's an art piece -- and see what happens "While You Wait." Read »

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 at 3:15 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Catch-and-Release Fly Fishing Adventure in Va.

Catch-and-Release Fly Fishing Adventure in Va.

A unique catch and release fly fishing experience is in store for you at Escatawba Farms in Covington, Va. Mountain views are plenty along with experienced guided tours available. Read »

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 2:40 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Williamsburg Winery

Wine Wednesday: Williamsburg Winery

Williamsburg Winery has won two awards for best wine in Virginia and there's a 6'5" English colonial buried on the property. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Kite Fest Meets Beer Fest in Virginia Beach

Kite Fest Meets Beer Fest in Virginia Beach

The 14th annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival returns for a beach-eriffic day in the sun in Virginia Beach, May 3-4. Read »

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 »

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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.