West Virginia winters offer more than just downhill skiing

December 10, 2017

West Virginia is renowned for fantastic skiing at four mountain resorts: Canaan Valley, Timberline, Winterplace, and Snowshoe. These resorts boast an annual snowfall of up to 180 inches a year, and consistent cold temperatures allow […]

Family Travel

On the Radio: Head toward the lights

December 4, 2017

Federal News Radio speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about interesting things to do in and near the nation’s capital. Week of December 3: Check out the Symphony of Lights and other regional holiday light displays you can […]


Virginia slopes poised for winter

December 1, 2017

The calendar may not say winter quite yet, but Virginia ski resorts are poised to deliver the white stuff with or without nature’s help. They’ve also created great packages with discounted rates to lure folks […]


Exploring winter’s majesty in Maryland’s Garrett County

December 1, 2017

Two centuries ago, a hardy band of explorers—the hivernans, or “winterers”— helped to open America’s newly purchased western wilderness. Accustomed to living in the mountains during the cold months, the hivernans experienced winter’s majesty and […]


Deep Creek still ‘on’ during off-season

November 26, 2017

Deep Creek, Md., may be most well-known for its summer watersports and the slopes it offers skiers during the winter, but the fun doesn’t stop during the off-season. The off-season, mid-October through mid-December in the […]

Adventures in Taste

A foodie’s view of Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration

November 19, 2017

MORE: Find a recipe for Original Oysters Guilford here Maybe a half-century ago, Maryland’s motor vehicle administration headquarters, located on Guilford Avenue in uptown Baltimore, shared space with a warehouse used by the old Department […]


Small-town Maryland holidays mean big fun across the state

November 2, 2017

Ready for some holiday spirit? Communities from Hagerstown to National Harbor have scheduled all kinds of fun.  In Washington County, the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum brings Christmas past to life with model railroad layouts. O-scale trains […]