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Hot Fried Oysters and Chesapeake Gold

Johnny Shockley of Chesapeake Gold Oysters

Take a look at the only man who convinced me to eat a raw oyster since my grandfather did 50 years ago. And with Granddaddy, it was like a test. If he pulled a fresh oyster out of the Patuxent River and opened it with his knife and said, “Now […]

 
 

10 Things You Must Do in Dingle

St. Senan's Church - Kilshannig

Dingle is a peninsula off the south west coast of Ireland.  It’s a bit out of the way and often missed by the whirlwind bus tours that circle the whole country in 10-14 days.  But Dingle is such a worthy destination in and of itself.  It alone is reason enough […]

 
 

A Bike Ride to Mount Misery – Hello, Rummy!

A Bike Ride to Mount Misery – Hello, Rummy!

The Eastern Shore has some of the best roads for biking in America. They’re flat, scenic and hardly traveled by motor vehicles. The day after our Travel Hag bike ride through St. Michaels and Oxford I took a solo ride outside of town. Just me and my Trek Shift 1. […]

 
 

Mom Mom’s Crab Soup – Recipe from the Old Eastern Shore

Mom Mom’s Crab Soup – Recipe from the Old Eastern Shore

Recipes for cooking and serving Chesapeake Blue Crabs fill hundreds of cookbooks. This unusual recipe for Crab Soup is over 100 years old and was retrieved from the Folklore Collection at the Nabb Rearch Center at Salisbury University. The recipe was submitted as part of a University assignment for student […]

 
 

7 Fun Things to Do When it Snows in Maryland

photo Courtesy of Husky Power Dog Sledding

Maryland, small as it is has a diverse landscape – flat farm lands on the Eastern Shore and mountains in the west. Here are 7 quintessential experiences one can have when it snows. Dogsledding – who knew? One doesn’t have to go to Alaska to see (or participate in) dogsledding.  […]

 
 

The Henry’s “Colored” Hotel – An Ocean City Ghost Story

The Henry Hotel - aka "Henry's Colored Hotel"

The old Henry Hotel still sits vacant at the corner of Baltimore and South Division Street in Ocean City, Maryland.  Most people would never notice this three story, 20-roomed hotel, covered with brown shingles across from Trimper’s Rides.  The entire hotel is about the size of most single family homes […]

 
 

Travel Hag Talbot Bike Ride – St. Michaels – Easton – Oxford

Travel Hag Talbot Bike Ride – St. Michaels – Easton – Oxford

Join the Travel Hag Biking adventure through three of the prettiest historic towns in Talbot County – and the Eastern Shore.  What could be better than biking on flat, unbusy roads that weave in and out of towns filled with shopping, great food, art, historic architecture and tree-lined streets?  This […]

 
 

Chesapeake Book of the Dead – Stories & History for Graveyard Lovers

Chesapeake Book of the Dead – Stories & History for Graveyard Lovers

Graveyards fascinate me. There’s something about wandering around old tombstones in tall grass that fires up my imagination. I’m always thinking that so many hopes, so much love, so many stories lay buried beneath them. Helen Chappell’s book, Chesapeake Book of the Dead: Tombstones, Epitaphs, Histories, Reflections, and Oddments of the […]

 
 

Halloween Ghost Tours on the Eastern Shore

The Vance Miles House in Marion Station, Maryland

Chesapeake Ghost Walk Series – 8 towns in October I woke up for the first time in the Vance Miles House on my 43rd birthday.  I was looking forward to the peace and quiet of living in a small rural community, but within a few months my husband and I […]

 
 

#12 Linchester Mill – An American Legacy

#12 Linchester Mill – An American Legacy

By Christina Lippincott – Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach Series The Legacy of Linchester – A Wonderful Treasure of America Ten years ago, Linchester Mill in Preston Maryland was buried beneath brush and bramble that had grown over the property for decades. […]

 
 

Blue Crabs Race at the National Hard Crab Derby – Crisfield, MD

Crabs are loaded for racing at the Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield

Blue Crabs will race on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the 66th Annual National Hard Crab Derby at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, MD.     Before I lived 6 miles from Crisfield, I knew about the National Hard Crab Derby.  People from all over the Mid Atlantic region flock […]

 
 

#11 Avalon Theater – See a Show, Find the Ghosts.

#11 Avalon Theater – See a Show, Find the Ghosts.

Historic Theater in the Hub of Eastern Shore Culture Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach Series The historic Avalon Theater on Dover Street in downtown Easton, MD was proclaimed as the “Showplace of the Eastern Shore” since shortly after it was built in […]

 
 
 
 

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