Historic St. Mary’s County, Maryland: Where the colonists are still minding the farm

Rebecca, an indentured servant, has only been at the plantation for two months, and already she has mastered the skills of milking, cooking, gardening and tending to the animals. The Captain of the Dove, the ship that brought her from England, explains the intricacies of determining longitude and latitude in 1634. Plantation owner Godiah Spray […]

8 great things to do in Annapolis

My wife and I were fortunate to be included in the #DCTravelBlogger group hosted by the Annapolis Visitor Bureau this past weekend. Our 24 hour visit included a stay at the luxurious Loews Annapolis, which featured this amazing stained glass window in our 5th floor lobby. This list of 8 great things to do in Annapolis is my curated list […]

8 great places to experience Europe in North America

It is true that the US dollar is strong against the Euro, thus making travel around Europe a bargain for Americans. However, if you want to get TO Europe this summer, you will be hard-pressed to find great airfares.

Sunday musings: Italy no-nos, Two-ticket savings, Private MD-WV bridge

Today our first article to ponder is fun. It is a look at what not to do in Italy, a land of legendary excesses. We then look at how to save money by combining airline tickets on your own (or together with a travel agent) and some of the pitfalls of these money-saving maneuvers. Finally, the history of a remote privately-owned bridge connecting West Virginia and Maryland gives us pause — the crush of bureaucracy even in the remote hollows and rivers is amazing.

A journey through hallowed ground

A few weeks ago, I went on the newly-established Journey Through Hallowed Ground– that spans Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland, and extends roughly from Gettysburg to Monticello–and I learned more in 11 days and 180 miles than I did in all my schooling.

Queen of the romance novel, Nora Roberts, has her own inn

Queen of the romance novel, Roberts has written more bestsellers than anyone in the world. Of her 190 full length novels, 162 of them have spent over 800 weeks on The New York Times bestsellers list. More than 400 million copies of her books are in print in 34 languages. She also writes romance detective novels under the pseudonym, J.D. Robb. As if that isn’t enough to keep her busy, between chapters she purchased and oversaw every aspect of the renovation of the historic Inn BoonsBoro, minutes from her Keedysville, Md., home.