Night of the Blue Heron: Solomons Island Bed & Breakfast Offers a Pleasant Retreat

The view from our balcony at the Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast Inn. Solomons Island is a quaint island in southern Maryland, in Calvert County. Although once called Bourne’s Island in the 1600s and then Somervell’s Island in the mid-1700s, in the 1800s, island became known as Solomons Island when Baltmore businessman  Isaac Solomon established […]

Otherworldly East End Lighthouse Investigation

Light houses are, by nature, mysterious. Lonely sentinels, lonely witnesses to shipwrecks when the ships fail to heed the light’s warnings. And many lighthouses are famous for being haunted. East End Lighthouse, guarding the entrance to Delaware Bay at Lewes, DE, is no different, and just as haunted, or so the stories claim. We jumped at […]

Spooky Lighthouse Tour in Lewes

Lewes, DE is a town rich with historic happenings, legends, and tall-tales, many of them involving a touch of the paranormal. Its history of shipwrecks, souls and forgotten cemeteries make this old town a spooky (but always fun) place to visit. The spookiness extends to lighthouses just off the shore from Lewes as well, including […]

Largest Collection of Matisse Paintings at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Interior with Dog, Henri Matisse, 1934, oil on canvas There’s a hidden gem in Baltimore that we either take for granted or tend to overlook: the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). With more than 95,000 works of art, the BMA has a massive collection. Madonna Adoring the Child with Five Angels, Sandro Botticelli and Studio, […]

Nine-Eleven Memorials

There is America pre-9/11 and America post-9/11, and a world of difference in between. The targets of the 9/11 terrorist attacks were the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington DC and, most likely, the Capitol Building — symbols of America’s financial, military and political influence on the world. The magnitude […]

Gentle Hike in Cedarville State Forest

Cedarville State Forest is a state forest and protected area in the state of Maryland, near Brandywine, Cedarville, and Waldorf. It offers hiking trails, campsites, a fishing pond, hunting land, and picnic and recreation areas. The headwaters of the Zekiah Swamp are located in Cedarville, extending south through Charles County for 20 miles, eventually emptying […]