Staying at Grandma’s Place — an AirBnB Vacation Fabulous Find

  We were looking for a fairly inexpensive house to rent while we explored the Catskills and we found “Grandma’s Place” in Woodstock NY.   Perfect for a couple or small family, Grandma‚Äôs Place is walking distance to the center of Woodstock. The house sleeps four comfortably: one double bed and one queen bed.  The […]

Discover Baltimore with the MidAtlantic DayTrip 24-in-24 Challenge

While so many travel articles recommend seeing a place like a native, I’ve always believed we should see a place like a tourist, filled with interest for the wonders that surround us. Baltimore can be a fun city that offers a lot to see and do for natives and tourists alike — there’s a lot […]

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 […]

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 […]

Baltimore’s Historic Ships: A Lightship, a Coast Guard Cutter and a Lighthouse

This article looks at the US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, the Lightship 116 Chesapeake, and the 7 Foot Knoll Lighthouse, all part of the Historic Ships of Baltimore maritime museum, which is located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. These ships serve as a reminder that the Inner Harbor for 200 years was — and still is — a […]