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St. Marys County MD: First Catholics in New World

WHY GO: This “can’t get there from here” section of Southern Maryland, Saint Mary’s County, is so identified with creatures from the Chesapeake Bay, it holds the annual National Oyster-Shucking Contest, from which the winner goes on to Galway Ireland for the World Oyster Opening Championship. Bounded on three sides by water – the Potomac […] Read More

Solomons and Chesapeake Beach MD: Hunt for Shark Teeth!

WHY GO: Hunt for fossilized shark teeth, participate in an ongoing archeological dig, watch watermen ply rivers, creeks, and the Chesapeake Bay for oysters and crabs. The southern end of Maryland, Calvert County on the relatively unexplored “Western Shore” of the Chesapeake, is a wonderland of unique and budget-friendly experiences. Locals are quick to let […] Read More

Washington DC in a Day: A Travel Guide

When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens it will be one of nineteen museums and galleries that compose the Smithsonian Institute in the District of Columbia. You could spend a lifetime getting around to all the historic attractions in our nation’s capital, but here’s how to visit Washington DC in a day, Maven-style. Washington DC […] Read More

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