Experiences

Antietam National Cemetery

The Crossroads of Antietam

The sacred shadows of Antietam loom large here in Washington County. Travelers from the east who move westward just over the cusp of the Blue Ridge Mountains often can sense a powerful…

Greyhound Bookstore Shelves

The Greyhound Bookstore: A Destination for Bibliophiles

A great bookstore is not a place where you can find everything. It’s a place where you can lose yourself. The Greyhound in Berlin, Maryland, is just such a bookstore.  Conveniently located…

Multigenerational Family

Making Multigenerational Travel Memorable

Bringing Grandma and Grandpa along for vacation can be a win for everyone in the family. Mom and Dad have another set of grownups to pitch in (and maybe provide some much-needed…

Annapolis Rock Sunset Hiker

Where To Enjoy Maryland’s Spectacular Fall Views

There’s something truly magnificent about fall in Maryland. It’s an absolute delight for the senses — from Mother Nature putting on a show with her vibrant display of leaves ranging from ocher…

Visit Elijah Bond’s Ouija Board Headstone in Baltimore

Whether you believe ouija boards are powered by those from beyond the grave or are a simple result of the ideomotor effect — there’s no denying the eerie, paranormal feeling they’re known…

Donut Shack

Will Travel For Food: Where To Grab Donuts In Maryland

Thanks to an obsession my youngest son developed some time during his third year of life, donuts are a big deal in my house. They have become the go-to dessert option when…

Experience Maryland’s History of Horse Racing

There’s nothing that can compare to the thundering sound of galloping horses racing along the dirt track—the tense energy, the flying dust, the quaking ground—and, it’s all been part of Maryland’s history…

Kitty Knight Outdoors

Fall Cocktails Along Maryland Route 213

When people think of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, they likely picture boats on the bay, tables heaped with steamed crabs, screw-pile lighthouses, waterfront views, and other images of maritime life. That vibe is…

Girl looking at a sunset with a Car

Fall Road Trip Playlist

Your bags are packed, the snacks are selected, the gas tank is full, and you are ready to hit the open road. But there is one road trip essential that sometimes gets…

Walk MD Sunset Stroll Canal Towpath

Explore Maryland On Foot During Walktober

Did you know Maryland has an official state exercise? It’s the easiest, most inexpensive way to move, get healthy, and stay fit, and you do it simply by putting one foot in…

Catoctin Mountain Orchard

A Family Weekend in the Catoctin Mountains

Being born and raised in Frederick, Maryland, I grew up hiking and exploring the Catoctin Mountains.  Now that I have a family of my own, we make sure to venture to the…

The Vanadu Art House

Vanadu Art House: A Masterpiece of Pieces

When you think of an art museum, what comes to mind? Probably an impressive neoclassical building with large pillars and marble steps leading to a cavernous entryway where the only sound you…

Bengies Drive In

Bengies Drive-In: a Delightful Dose of Nostalgia

Do you ever wish you could say sayonara to 2020 and slip back in time? We could all use a dose of magic right now, and stepping into the past might be…

The Inn at Perry Cabin

The Inn at Perry Cabin

It’s no secret that this year has been a stressful one. If you’re one of the many who are looking for opportunities to get away and decompress, look no further than The…

Two individuals looking at the Harriet Tubman sign

Celebrate International Underground Railroad Month in Maryland 

Did you know you can follow the footsteps that Harriet Tubman took when she helped dozens of people escape from slavery? The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway is a 125-mile stretch from…

War Correspondents Memorial

Welcome to Maryland Road Trips: A Letter From the Publisher

The idea of getting away has never been on my mind more so than in 2020. We’ve all been cooped up at home long enough, trying to stay safe while our offices…

Last Call for the Maryland Ice Cream Trail

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail—oh, and to be named Champion Trailblazer, of course.  From Western Maryland all the way to the Eastern Shore, this…

1812 Brewery Outdoor Area

What’s Brewing in the Mountains?

The dog days of summer are winding down, the evenings are getting cooler, and soon enough, the mountainsides will explode with an array of fall colors. And should you find yourself cruising…

Downtown Ellicott City

Mini-food tour in Downtown Ellicott City 

Food is arguably one of the most fundamental and enlivening aspects of traveling—especially when getting to try something new somewhere new. From sampling unique dishes and cocktails to reveling in novel atmospheres…

Car on a Road Trip

6 Fall Road Trip Essentials

What destinations will you be driving to this fall? Perhaps you have a mountain getaway planned, or you’re hoping to enjoy the Eastern Shore free from summer crowds. Wherever you’re going, you’ll…

Family Road Travel Still Matters

My 11-year-old eyes had never seen mountains other than the rolling blues of the Blue Ridge, and they could hardly make sense of the snow-capped Rockies that loomed in front of the…

Clavert Cliffs with child playing in water

More than the Shore: Calvert Cliffs State Park

Nestled along the western shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay lies a hidden gem that’s been millions of years in the making. Boasting coastal cliffs, forested trails, sprawling wetlands, and a fossil-filled beach,…