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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 […]

 
 

#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 […]

 
 

Photography Coaching and Afternoon Tea with Ed Remsberg

Photography Coaching and Afternoon Tea with Ed Remsberg

  The Travel Hags are planning a Photography Coaching Session with Ed Remsberg followed by Afternoon Tea on March 23, 2013 at 9:00 am  at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge near Rock Hall in Kent County, Maryland. This Travel Hag Adventure features Maryland photographer, Ed Remsberg who will spend two […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Samuel Tull House – Ghosts of Somerset

Samuel Tull House – Ghosts of Somerset

  The Samuel Tull House is a Civil War era house in Somerset County, Maryland – known to be haunted. It was featured on my Ghost Tour of Crisfield back in February of 2010. Located on the east side of East Creek in Marion Station, the house was an anchor […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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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