Learn about Life on the Chesapeake at the Calvert Marine Museum

If you visit Solomons Island, MD — and you really should go check it out — you should visit the Calvert Marine Museum. At the Calvert Marine Museum you’ll learn about maritime history on the Chesapeake Bay, the area’s paleontology (and there’s quite a bit of that!), life working on the water in the Chesapeake […]

The Residence Inn by Marriott Fulton at Maple Lawn, a Dog Friendly Hotel in Howard County MD

Having a kitchen is convenient when we have an active itinerary planned! Traveling with our furry best friends can be a challenge, so it’s nice to find a hotel that’s dog friendly and comfortable! The Residence Inn by Marriott Fulton at Maple Lawn is both comfortable and dog friendly, and brand spanking new — its […]

Staying in Victorian Elegance at Haddonfield Inn

Located in one of the oldest towns in North America, the Haddonfield Inn was built as an elegant, Victorian home between 1868 and 1875 and was one of 80 new dwellings built in Haddonfield during this time. It is nestled in a neighborhood of elegant Victorian homes, like itself. As you explore all that the […]

Rediscovering the Arts and Crafts Movement at the Moravian Pottery

A wall of tiles in Fonthill Castle. No visit to Doylestown, PA would be complete without a visit to the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, adjacent to Fonthill Castle, which local archeologist, collector, creative genius Henry Chapman Mercer designed and built. In fact, both the Moravian Tile Works and Fonthill Castle came out of Mercer’s […]

A Mural Surprise in Strasburg VA

More and more towns are creatively enlivening their outdoor spaces with murals — and what a wonderful trend! Strasburg VA, a sleepy but quaint town tucked into the Shenandoah Valley, about 75 miles west of Washington DC, offers eight lovely murals around town. Rich in beautiful views and history, Strasburg was founded in 1761 and was […]

Walking on History Along the Old Main Line Trail

The Old Main Line Trail follows the Patapsco River. It’s always exciting to discover something close to home that I’m definitely going to go back to visit, over and over again. A pair of Mallard ducks make use of a semi-permanent puddle along the Old Main Line Trail. That happened when I discovered the Old […]