Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

West Virginia's Roadkill Cook-Off

West Virginia's Roadkill Cook-Off

The 21st annual Roadkill Cook-Off in Marlinton, W.V. is coming up this weekend -- what will you be eating? Read »

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Apple Butter Fest in Berkeley Springs, W.V.

Apple Butter Fest in Berkeley Springs, W.V.

Discover the quaint town of Berkeley Springs West Virginia--including the warm springs, George Washington's bathtub and a yummy Apple Butter Festival. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

BASE-Jump at the New River Gorge

BASE-Jump at the New River Gorge

Go jump off a bridge, you say? OK! Watch as hundreds of BASE jumpers and rappellers come together in West Virginia for an extreme sport celebration. Read »

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Explore the Soggy Life: Cranesville Preserve

Explore the Soggy Life: Cranesville Preserve

Take a trip along the boardwalk, the Cranesville Preserve boardwalk as you witness some of mother natures most beautiful designs. Read »

Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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By Angel Mills

Fall Fest Fun - at a Discount

Fall Fest Fun - at a Discount

Hayrides, haunted houses, and pick-your-own pumpkins are in store. Read »

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 at 11:25 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Blues, Brews and Barbecue Hits the Slopes

Blues, Brews and Barbecue Hits the Slopes

Find microbrews galore at Snowshoe Mountain this weekend. Read »

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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By Arielle Hixson, Deanna Reid, Carissa DiMargo

Top 10 West Virginia Getaways

Spas, casino, whitewater rapids and history: West Virginia is a perfect place to... See Full Gallery »

Monday, Jul 9, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Head for the Hills -- There's Chili There

Head for the Hills -- There's Chili There

Turn the heat back up at the Fire on the Mountain Chili Cookoff. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pioneer Days, But in 2012

Pioneer Days, But in 2012

Step back in time this week with a trip to Pioneer Days in West Virginia. 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 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.