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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 »

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 6:21 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pork in the Park!

Pork in the Park!

Salisbury's Pork in the Park has so many competitions they need to enter a competition for most competitions. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Mehr Bro's Flowers, an Oasis in McLean

Mehr Bro's Flowers, an Oasis in McLean

Mehr Bro's Flowers in McLean, Va., sits idle in a world of perpetual change. It's a little bit country -- and a lot of flowers for the pickin'. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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By Associated Press

C&O Canal Lockhouse Rental Program May Expand

C&O Canal Lockhouse Rental Program May Expand

The National Park Service is considering expanding an overnight lodging program in the C&O National Historical Park. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

A True-Blue Winterfest -- With Plenty of Snow

A True-Blue Winterfest -- With Plenty of Snow

If you're looking for snow near the D.C. metro region, you may not find it... but Oakland, Md., has plenty of it, along with a weekend-long Winterfest to boot. Read »

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Scottish Games Mean Plenty of Sheep Herding

Scottish Games Mean Plenty of Sheep Herding

Celebrate Scottish and Celtic heritage with a look-see at caber tossing (what?), stone putts (...what?), dancing and fiddling (OK). Read »

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

U.S. Junior Speedskating Championship

U.S. Junior Speedskating Championship

Put on your snow tire chains (OK maybe not, they might be illegal here) and find your way to the U.S. Junior Short-Track Speedskating Championship with weekend in Woodbridge, VA. Read »

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 at 1:42 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

New Year's Hike at Black Water Falls

New Year's Hike at Black Water Falls

Spend New Years in the mountains and wake fresh (we hope) with your first hike of 2013 at Black Water Falls State Park. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Top 20 Holiday Day Trips

Get outta town -- but not too far! These ideas for holiday fun range from the... See Full Gallery »

Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A S'More Trolley to Toyland

A S'More Trolley to Toyland

The Winter Lights Festival in Gaithersburg puts you in an open-air trolley where you can make S'Mores en route to Toyland. 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.