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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 […]

 
 

Top Ten Kayak Trails on the Eastern Shore (Delmarva)

Top Ten Kayak Trails on the Eastern Shore (Delmarva)

The Eastern Shore – that piece of land on the east side the Chesapeake Bay has scores of paddle trails for canoes and kayaks. With thousands of miles of shoreline lacing in and out of three states and with thirteen counties, there are a few trails that are worth traveling […]

 
 

Wild Goose Chase – Bike Ride Through Blackwater

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge - Dorchester County, Maryland

Travel Hags will join The Wild Goose Chase –  a bike ride for women of all ages and abilities on October 12, 2013 though the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. We’ll join hundreds of other women cyclists on a one-day bike ride through Blackwater and see one of the most stunning landscapes […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Happy Maryland Day – Top 10 Fun Things to Do in the Free State

Happy Maryland Day – Top 10 Fun Things to Do in the Free State

I’ve lived in Maryland all my life. She’s just a little over 10,000 square miles, but this state has all a visitor or native could want for recreation and fun. Two major cities – Baltimore and Washington, DC, offer unparalleled venues for culture, entertainment, food and art.  To the west […]

 
 

Lower Dorchester – Blackwater – Let Your Spirit Graze

Lower Dorchester – Blackwater – Let Your Spirit Graze

Ever feel tense, stressed out, on edge, wishing for a sedative to calm your nerves? Instead of reaching for the wine, the beer or the Valium, try taking a drive through lower Dorchester County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. If you’re lucky enough (like me) to live close by, it’s not […]

 
 
 
 
 

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