Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, May 7, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Mountainside Train Trek on the Potomac Eagle

Mountainside Train Trek on the Potomac Eagle

Get out of town for a weekend of full of adventure, wilderness and open-air train rides with a train excursion. Read »

Monday, Apr 9, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Sweet! Chocolate Festival in Lewisburg, WV

Sweet! Chocolate Festival in Lewisburg, WV

Enjoy live music, lodging promos and obviously, plenty of chocolate tastings. Read »

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Sweet! Chocolate Fest Is April 12-14

The town of Lewisburg, W.V., celebrates the art and culinary usefulness of choco... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Bavarian Valentine's Getaway

A Bavarian Valentine's Getaway

The Bavarian Inn in Shephardstown, W.V., spoils you with chocolate-covered strawberries, bubbly and a dinner voucher that will melt any Valentine's heart. Read »

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pack Your Fancypants for Greenbrier Resort

Pack Your Fancypants for Greenbrier Resort

Celebrate V-Day at the luxurious Greenbrier Resort with chocolate, champagne, activities -- and a PDF full of proper dress attire. Read »

Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Harpers Ferry's Contraband History

Harpers Ferry's Contraband History

Learn about Harpers Ferry's history as a home to runaway slaves. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Blackwater Falls, With a Side of Skiing

Blackwater Falls offers impressive icy views -- great when you need a break from... See Full Gallery »

Monday, Dec 19, 2011 at 2:44 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Warm Up at America's First Spa

Warm Up at America's First Spa

Soak in the natural warm springs of Berkeley Springs, W.V. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Canaan Valley Kicks Off Ski Season Dec. 17

Canaan Valley Kicks Off Ski Season Dec. 17

Ski the wintery slopes at the highest mountain valley east of the Rockies. 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 is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.