Revive your spirit with quick getaways to D.C., Philly, and New York.
It may seem counterintuitive, but summer is a fabulous time to plan an escape to a nearby city. Yes, it can get a little sticky. (That's why they invented air conditioning.) But the crowds have...
You don't have to travel far for these earth-friendly eco-ventures.
The first whiff of warm weather had arrived, and with it, the urge to travel somewhere greener than home. We packed our bags and headed south to Charlottesville, VA, for three days of R&R in...
Roanoke may have its roots in railroad history, but it has its foot in the future with a flashy, new museum.
The Magic City. The Star City. Even the "Dr Pepper Capital of the World." Roanoke has answered to several nicknames in growing from a southwestern Virginia crossroads called Big Lick into a booming...
Maryland-Delaware resorts rev up cheap family fun this summer.
With budgets pinched to the penny, "staycationers" are clicking their flip-flops and murmuring, "There's no place like close to home." Three hours away, Ocean City and Delaware's gold coast—from...
Adult camps let you dance, make wine, be in a rodeo--and even fly a combat mission
If "camp" conjures up fond memories of musty bunks and noisy camaraderie, many places will help you return to that youthful nirvana—no matter how old you are. You'll find adult camps for dance,...
For generations of Jewish Baltimoreans, summer means Camps Airy and Louise.
Sylvia Carmel is 66 years old, and she still goes to sleepaway camp every summer.
Carmel, who grew up in Baltimore and now lives in Glyndon, is a nurse at Stoneleigh Elementary School in Towson for...
Hershey celebrates chocolate every day, but especially during the sweet month of February.
The Hotel Hershey spa booklet calls this treatment "Whipped Cocoa Bath." Seriously? Will I be immersed in a huge mug of milky hot chocolate, with a saucer to catch the overflow?
When the attendant...
Anna Maria on Florida's West Coast promises a sunny escape for the winter weary.
Definitely come here for the sunsets, but plan to stay for the sunrises, too. Anna Maria Island—a wisp of a seven-mile island along Florida's West Coast—is a place that revels in the end of day. As...
Forget winter doldrums. Head to nearby hills and trails for outdoor fun on skis, sleds, or skates
Every winter, Dave Karczmarek sets a goal for himself of skiing at least 20 days. "If I hit 30, I'm real happy," he says. "Last year, I hit 31."
As trip director of the 60-year-old Baltimore Ski Club...
Three nearby statehouses (including our own) and lots of history await visitors—for free.
While all eyes focus on the soon-to-be new occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., let’s not forget the Union’s 50 other centers of political power. You remember them, those cities...