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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 […]

 
 

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, […]

 
 

Unionville Maryland – Town Founded by Eighteen African American Soldiers

Unionville Maryland – Town Founded by Eighteen African American Soldiers

I’ve lived in Maryland all my life and had never heard of Unionville, a small community on between St. Michaels and Easton. It is linked to a touching Civil War story – a story of “after-war” success of those facing the greatest challenges for survival. During the Civil War Harriet […]

 
 

Time to Visit Tangier Island – Great Family Day Trip

Time to Visit Tangier Island – Great Family Day Trip

Tangier Island is one of two inhabited off-shore islands (not connected by causeway) located in the Chesapeake Bay. Located in Virginia, Tangier Island is about 14 miles off the coast of Crisfield and has about 500 inhabitants, most making a living off the Bay by crabbing in the summer and […]

 
 

Lilyan Stratton Corbin Library .. and Mausoleum .. in Crisfield, MD

Lilyan Stratton Corbin Library .. and Mausoleum .. in Crisfield, MD

This being National Library Week, I offer a post about our hometown library, here in rural Somerset County, Maryland. When you check out a book at the Lilyan Stratton Corbin Library on Main Street in Crisfield, look up to the right and you’ll see a large urn set in a […]

 
 

Atlantic Hotel in Berlin, MD – Haunted? Yes.

The Atlantic Hotel  - classy ghosts hang out here

The Atlantic Hotel in Berlin, Maryland is not only an architectural wonder, but an aesthetic anchor for the Town of Berlin.  And … it’s long known for being haunted. I had the opportunity to be a guest at this Victorian-era hotel in Berlin’s scenic downtown. I’ve been familiar with the […]

 
 

Look Up Maryland: 25 Walking Tours – book review

Look Up Maryland: 25 Walking Tours – book review

One of the best books I’ve purchase this year was, Look Up, Maryland! Walking Tours of 25 Towns in the Free State, by Doug Gelbert. The book contains 35 individual walking tours preceded by the author’s commentary, printed in simple style conducive to walking and reading.  Being a fan of […]

 
 
 
 
 

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