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Our daily look at deals and getaways
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... View gallery »

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM
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By William Shermaniii

Your Summer DMV Concert Roundup

There are countless performances to look forward to this summer in the D.C. area. View gallery »

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:35 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Glass House Winery

Glass House Winery is located minutes from Charlottesville and features a... View gallery »

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 1:51 PM
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By Margaret Voelzke

Educate Yourself: Chocolate & Wine Classes in Va.

Educate Yourself: Chocolate & Wine Classes in Va.

Artfully Chocolate in Alexandria offers several tasty classes for those interested in a hands-on experience (because who doesn't want more time with chocolate?). Read »

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 at 3:48 PM
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By Carissa Dimargo

PHOTOS: Otium Cellars in Purcellville, Virginia

Veer off of Main Street in Purcellville, Virginia and take a drive down a short... View gallery »

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Pippin Hill Farms

The closest you can get to a Napa Valley wine experience is closer than you... View gallery »

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 1:43 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Pippin Hill Farms Winery

Wine Wednesday: Pippin Hill Farms Winery

Get a closer look at Virginia's version of Napa Valley with a visit to the Monticello Wine Trail's Pippin Hill Farms. Read »

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Need a Fall Road Trip? We Have Lots!

Need a Fall Road Trip? We Have Lots!

Fall is just around the corner and there's always somewhere you could be traveling. See our fall event ideas. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 3:32 PM
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By Terence Mulcahy

Alexandria Restaurant Week Begins

Alexandria Restaurant Week Begins

Alexandria Restaurant week's summer edition kicks off Aug. 15, with more than 60 restaurants offering deals on dinner specials. Read »

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Shenandoah Music Festival Runs All Summer Long

Shenandoah Music Festival Runs All Summer Long

The all-summer-long Shenandoah Valley Music Festival starts July 18 and doesn't end until early September. The festival features bluegrass, country and symphonic music. 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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Authors
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.