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Off the Grid in the Mid-Atlantic, Arlington magazine
In his New York Times best-selling book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, Greg McKeown details how people in many professions seek escapes from their daily routines, including Bill Gates, who takes a secluded “Think Week” by himself twice a year to read, reflect and focus. Inspired by the concept, I set out to find mid-Atlantic places that are revitalizing refuges for anyone wanting time to think.
Where Maryland Began, Bethesda magazine
With more than 500 miles of shoreline, St. Mary’s County is rich in water views and Colonial history.
Inn the Mood for Love, Bethesda magazine
Romance writer Nora Roberts takes a novel approach at her Maryland B&B with guest suites inspired by literary lovers from classic novels. North American Travel Journalists Association Silver Award winner.
Running Away, Bethesda magazine
Distance race organizers have fueled a boom in tourism and in the sport of running by pairing popular destinations with runs ranging from 5-Ks to marathons.
The Washington Post
Washington Post work includes Washington Post Magazine Street Smart columns, plus numerous stories for the Travel section, including three East Coast destinations to celebrate Christmas at the beach, Newport’s mansions, the best cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and a story on ballooning’s biggest bash—the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta—with its more than 750 balloons (including a pig that flies) and participants from 23 countries.
Don’t Be Grumpy: A Disney Holiday Survival Guide
It’s that time of year, when Disney World becomes a particularly small world. . . If you’re heading south to join the fray, here’s a look at the yuletide highlights, including tips on how to get around some of the mayhem.
Closer, Cheaper, calmer: That’s the mantra as travelers plot their 2002 getaways. Hate mobs? Won’t Fly? We’ve taken 10 U.S. tourist magnets and come up with an easier alternative to each. This was a front page travel story that ran for New Year’s after 9/11. Contact Christine for full text.
Baby it’s Cold Outside, Bethesda magazine
Several area inns offer guest rooms with the crackling warmth of a real wood-burning fireplace.
Spa Attraction, Bethesda magazine
Two new Mid-Atlantic resort spas attract relaxation seekers on opposite ends of the spa-going spectrum.
The Perfect Beach House, Washingtonian
Guide to renting the perfect beach house in coastal towns from southern New Jersey through North Carolina.
South to the Sun, Washingtonian
Florida is easier and more affordable to reach, thanks to low-fare nonstop flights. Here are four seaside destinations to take the chill off winter.