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Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 5:02 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Philly Beer Garden Happy Hour Series

Philly Beer Garden Happy Hour Series

Spend one of your remaining summer weekends outside during Philly's Beer Garden Happy Hour series, now through Aug. 29. Read »

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 3:01 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A 3.2-Day Vacation in Philly (Really)

A 3.2-Day Vacation in Philly (Really)

Use your leftover vacation days, all 3.2 of them, for a preplanned trip to Philly. 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 »

Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

DIY Quilts, Canning in Kitchen Kettle Village

DIY Quilts, Canning in Kitchen Kettle Village

Go back in time to a world of home-made meals, country charm and a village where you don't need a car to shop around. Kitchen Kettle Village in Lancaster County, Penn. has that and more waiting for you. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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By Alana Wise

Outfest: Philly's Dance Party Ode to Self

Outfest: Philly's Dance Party Ode to Self

There will be music, there will be dancing and there will be a general celebration of you. Read »

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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By Alana Wise

Harry Potter Fest: Yes, This Is Real Life

Harry Potter Fest: Yes, This Is Real Life

It's leviOsa, not LevioSAA.... Read »

Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Road Trip! Tour the Historic National Road

Road Trip! Tour the Historic National Road

Head northwest for classic diners, toll houses and historic landmarks that tell of the many that worked on the original road. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Plan Your Fall Foliage Covered Bridge Route

Plan Your Fall Foliage Covered Bridge Route

Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands has some of the best landscapes for a fall foliage tour, not to mention the many historic covered bridges waiting for your arrival. 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.