August 2011 Archives - The Travel Hag

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Outer Banks – I’m in Love and Worried in the Wake of Irene

Outer Banks – I’m in Love and Worried in the Wake of Irene

As I write this post, the Outer Banks of North Carolina are being pummeled by Hurricane Irene.  All those beautiful places we visited as a family just a few short weeks ago are in danger of being damaged or swept away.  It is likely that the landscape will shift and […]

 
 

Amtrack’s US Rail Pass – Vacation Alternative to Flying or Driving

Amtrack’s US Rail Pass – Vacation Alternative to Flying or Driving

  I’ve been wanting to get the feel of traveling by train, but for years I’ve heard it’s as expensive as flying and takes forever to get to a destination.  Not so.  If you’re looking for a leisurely, fun, affordable way to travel America, consider Amtrack’s Rail Pass. just planned […]

 
 

16 Hags Paddled the Transquaking River – One got Towed

16 Hags Paddled the Transquaking River – One got Towed

Our last Travel Hag Adventure was July 23rd when 15 hags and their hag-men met the outfitters where the Transquaking River is crossed by Drawbridge Road.  Travel hags came from the Eastern Shore, Washington DC and Pennsylvania.  About half those who met had little or no kayaking experience and most […]

 
 

Book Lust to Go – Best Books for Armchair Travel

Book Lust to Go – Best Books for Armchair Travel

Like to travel but don’t have the money?   Happy to experience travel vicariously through stories and tales? Book Lust to Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds and Dreamers by Nancy Pearl is a great resource for armchair travelers – aka couch travelers or people that stay put in their comfy […]

 
 

Eastern Shore Mosquitoes are Shy Around the OFF! Clip On

Eastern Shore Mosquitoes are Shy Around the OFF! Clip On

In Somerset County we’re used to mosquitoes being around all day.  They are ruthless attackers looking for any exposed skin.  I don’t mind the bite as much as I hate the one week of itching and scratching that follows.  Most of us have cans of insect repellant by the doors […]

 
 

Travel Hags – Campout at Elk Neck at the Head of the Chesapeake

Travel Hags – Campout at Elk Neck at the Head of the Chesapeake

The Travel Hags have scheduled a camp out for September 9-11 at Elk Neck State Park in Cecil County. Elk Neck is famous for being at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, and for its scenic lighthouse at Turkey Point. So far Hags will be coming from Dorchester, Worcester, Somerset, […]

 
 
 
 
 

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