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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, […]

 
 

Old Salty’s – Crab Cakes and Ghosts on Hoopers Island

Old Salty’s – Crab Cakes and Ghosts on Hoopers Island

  Old Salty’s is a popular destination restaurant in lower Dorchester County housed in a renovated old school building. I didn’t know it was rumored to be haunted until I ran into an employee at an event in Cambridge. The employee said it was haunted and that he’d had a […]

 
 

Haunted Paddle near Blackwater – Travel Hag Kayak Adventure

Haunted Paddle near Blackwater – Travel Hag Kayak Adventure

  The Travel Hags will meet on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the Drawbridge Road Crossing of the Transquaking River near Cambridge, MD. From there, outfitters from Blackwater Paddle and Peddle will launch fifteen to twenty women (and maybe a few men) in kayaks down the Transquaking River for a […]

 
 

The Outer Banks – What’s the Magnetic Draw?

The Outer Banks – What’s the Magnetic Draw?

  On the last morning of our Outer Banks camping trip, I asked our 9 year old grandson what he liked best about the Outer Banks. He thought a minute and said, “You can’t get enough of it.” After probing deeper and discussing the subject around a breakfast of watermelon […]

 
 

Transquaking River Paddle – What NOT to do on a Kayaking Trip

Transquaking River Paddle – What NOT to do on a Kayaking Trip

We have a Travel Hag Adventure planned for July 23rd to paddle the Transquaking River in Lower Dorchester County near Blackwater Wildlife Refuge.  A canal has been cut to connect two sections of the river making a five mile loop convenient for paddlers.  Since we have a few beginners on […]

 
 

Travel Hag Campout at Janes Island – Great Success Despite the Storm

Travel Hag Campout at Janes Island – Great Success Despite the Storm

On a hot, sunny weekend in June, travel hags from Maryland and Delaware came together for a weekend of fun camping out in Janes Island State Park in Crisifeld, Maryland. We hitched up the r-pod camper to go the few short miles to Janes Island which is located at the […]

 
 

Camping for Beginners – never been? Go for it!

Camping for Beginners – never been?  Go for it!

Revving up for our Travel Hag Campout this weekend in Janes Island, I discovered many of my hag friends have never been camping and are daunted my the thought of living outside with bugs and dirt with no place to pee. Camping is easy, especially with the great gear available […]

 
 

Kayaking – How Difficult is it?

Kayaking – How Difficult is it?

This week, a friend interested in attending our Travel Hag Campout expressed hesitation about kayaking.  She’s over 50, never been kayaking and isn’t a strong swimmer.  Because I knew the trail at Janes Island was calm, and that she’d be with about a dozen paddlers – and would have all […]

 
 
 
 

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