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Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 5:59 PM
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By Yan Shi

Tour MGM's Casino, Restaurants, Christmas Decor

Come take a sneak peek inside the MGM National Harbor before it opens Thursday night. More than 6,000 construction workers helped create the new casino, and around 4,000 jobs will be filled inside.View gallery »

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Friday, Oct 14, 2016 at 1:15 PM
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By Carissa Dimargo

WHAT Cherry Blossoms? DC Is Utterly Gorgeous in Fall, Too

Cherry Blossom season isn't the only game in town -- autumn in D.C. can be downright stunning. Take a peek at previous years' images to see what we've got to look forward to when it comes to the sights...View gallery »

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Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 4:55 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Tour of James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland

Sure, you've been to Mount Vernon and maybe Monticello, but have you ever taken a tour of Ash Lawn-Highland? The Charlottesville estate was the official residence of fifth President James Monroe and his...View gallery »

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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 »

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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By Alana Wise

Cyndi Lauper Forever (in Philly)

Cyndi Lauper Forever (in Philly)

We are going to try to make it through this post without bursting into a rendition of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," but we make no promises. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Belmont Farm Distillery

The Kopper Kettle whiskey made at the farm also happens to be distilled in America's oldest working copper potstill.View gallery »

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Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Hand-Dipped Ice Cream at Cows-N-Corn

Hand-Dipped Ice Cream at Cows-N-Corn

Who are we kidding, the hand-dipped ice cream alone is reason enough to visit the Cows-N-Corn farm in Midland, Va. Read »

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

'Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition'

'Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition'

The spectacular exhibition from Vegas includes a full-scale replica of the Grand Staircase and 300+ artifacts from the ship's debris field. Read »

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 »

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Swedenburg Estate Vineyard

Wine Wednesday: Swedenburg Estate Vineyard

Swedenburg VIneyard in Middleburg, Va., offers an all-too-good warm mulled wine for tastings. Read »

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Worth the Trip dishes up details on travel deals, far-out events (literally), getaway ideas and more. Whether you're hitting the road for a long weekend or barely crossing the Beltway, Worth the Trip finds the best reasons to stay close to home... just not TOO close. (Sign up for the e-letter here.)

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. 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: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.