Editor's Note

We’re riding the rails in March

February 26, 2016

Back in November in this space, I related the experience of taking our 3-year-old grandson to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, the birthplace of commercial railroading in America. That visit reaffirmed for me that […]

Editor's Note

Looking forward to 2016

January 4, 2016

2016 is going to be a great year for Recreation News readers. We’ll be covering some new territory and discovering different things to do in areas we’ve visited previously. I think you’ll enjoy the armchair […]

Editor's Note

Filling a Christmas stocking

December 7, 2015

Holiday gift-giving has become a major preoccupation for Americans and the “success” of the season seems to be measured in cash register receipts. Even most holiday movies set the tone with presents piled around a […]

Editor's Note

Little boys love trains

November 9, 2015

MORE:  Recreation News is giving away a family four pack of tickets to the Holiday Festival of Trains at Ellicott City Station. It’s true. Little boys are fascinated by trains. I know I was, and the […]

Editor's Note

Tourism is people, as well as places

October 6, 2015

I first met Vicki Gardner in the spring of 2008 while identifying new areas to explore for our readers. Vicki heads the Smith Mountain Lake, Va., Chamber of Commerce and is a passionate advocate for […]

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Cross-country trip created memories

May 31, 2015

Our family took a cross-country automobile trip in the early 1960s, a time when that journey didn’t involve long stretches of interstate highways and travelers saw America up close, stopped in local restaurants and shops, […]

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Let Recreation News help you plan that next trip

April 10, 2015

In recent years, experts have been telling us that Americans are waiting until the last minute to plan trips. The Great Recession, we were told, created fear among travelers about jobs and wages, so they […]