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National Harbor MD: A Fun DC Area Town Established 2008

Straight off you have to understand that in the early 2000’s, National Harbor MD did not exist. In effect, the Gaylord Hotel group pioneered the development of what was once an 1800’s plantation on 300 desolate acres just ten miles from downtown Washington DC. Taking a leap of faith, Gaylord built the 1,996-room National Resort […] Read more

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor MD

Anyone who’s been to Opryland Hotel in Nashville TN will recognize Gaylord’s signature architectural element; multiple acres under glass, enclosing burbling brooks, secondary buildings, stone pathways, water features and interior gardens. Though about 2/3rds the size of Opryland (in number of rooms), the 1,996 room Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor MD, is the tallest of the […] 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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