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Editor's Note

Tourism matters a lot

September 26, 2016

During 2015, direct spending in the United States by resident and international travelers averaged $2.6 billion a day, $108.1 million an hour, $1.8 million a minute, and $30,033 a second, according to the U.S. Travel […]

Editor's Note

What’s inside Box number 12?

July 6, 2016

Anyone who has moved after a long time in one house knows how much “stuff” we humans can accumulate. The process of moving can be cleansing, I suppose, as we shed the things that we […]

Editor's Note

Dads and driving vacations

June 4, 2016

It was an iconic American scene: dad in the driver’s seat with the family in the car, all headed out on a driving vacation. If you’re of a certain age, you undoubtedly have a similar […]

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 […]