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Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Street Named Elfreth's Alley

A Street Named Elfreth's Alley

Tour of one of the oldest residential streets in America, Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia. Read »

Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

'Night Before Christmas' Train Gets Rolling

'Night Before Christmas' Train Gets Rolling

Don't even bother getting the kids of of their PJs for this one! Strasburg's "Night Before Christmas" train keeps it casual as you cozy up for a book reading and nom on some cookies and milk. 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 »

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

You're on a Boat. In a Cave.

You're on a Boat. In a Cave.

It's summer road trip time! Destination: Penn's Cave, the only all-water caverns in the U.S. -- and they have a wildlife tour. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Everything AND the Water at Juniata Riverfest

Everything AND the Water at Juniata Riverfest

The Juniata Riverfest in Lewisburg, Pa., throws an early Independence Day celebration with community river floats, fireworks, music and more. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Parks and Rec in Philadelphia

Parks and Rec in Philadelphia

Fairmount Park is the nation's largest urban wilderness, home to plenty of bike trails and picnic spots, plus horseback riding, rowing and several museums. Read »

Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Billtown Film Fest: Green on the Screen

Billtown Film Fest: Green on the Screen

What sets Billtown apart is its event-within-an-event, LunaFest: a traveling national tour that features includes nine short films made for and about women. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Susquehanna Riverboat Cruise: Pirates Optional

Susquehanna Riverboat Cruise: Pirates Optional

Take a riverboat cruise to meet some pirates, drink some brews and maybe learn a bit of river history. Read »

Monday, Apr 2, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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By Stephanie Silva

Van Gogh Up Close in Philly

Van Gogh Up Close in Philly

A new exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art showcases Van Gogh's work from museums around the world. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

'The Office' Fan Tours in Scranton

'The Office' Fan Tours in Scranton

Break out the Jell-O molds! 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.