Historic Easton, MD lauded as one of America’s Best Small Towns Apr04

Historic Easton, MD lauded as one of America’s Bes...

Proceeding south on US-50 from Cordova, turn right (west) on Dover Street to enter downtown Easton. Prepare to enjoy the rich history and architecture of the county seat of Talbot County. Pull into one of nine free public parking lots and get ready to explore. Do you have your free Talbot County Guide? Best Small Towns in America Easton was recently named 8th Best Small Town in America, and a short stroll around town confirms their selection.  Brick is the color of choice, most often punctuated with authentic early American accent colors.  From banners and flowers on the light poles to inviting park benches, this is a small town that’s easy...

Seafood lovers rejoice in Annapolis, MD Aug27

Seafood lovers rejoice in Annapolis, MD

My other article detailed a number of attractions to enjoy while in Annapolis, and this one will keep you well fed, and housed in luxury. If you’re hungry: Naval Academy While touring the Naval Academy, if the hungers hit, you’ve got a few choices. The Naval Academy Club offers fine dining at lunchtime for all visitors (Monday through Friday only.)  For more casual (family) dining, think about the Drydock Restaurant in the lower level of Dahlgren Hall.  Good looking pizza and a host of bar food will keep the family happy until the next meal. Drydock, Restaurant; 103 Fullam Court; US Naval Academy; Annapolis, MD 20402; (410) 293-2873 ;...

See Annapolis – by land or by sea May13

See Annapolis – by land or by sea

Annapolis is often referred to as America’s Sailing Capital, and is home to the U.S. Naval Academy.  In addition, the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay provide all the advantages of boating, sailing, and some of the best seafood in the country. Founded in 1649 by a small band of Puritans, Annapolis proved to be ideal for tobacco growers.  By 1695, Annapolis was made the new capital of Maryland. The state house here holds the recognition of being the oldest state house in the nation to remain in continuous operation. There are dozens of ways to enjoy Annapolis, depending on your interests, but we’ll talk about some that I think anyone...

The Great Allegheny Passage for bikers and hikers Sep03

The Great Allegheny ...

Bike Pittsburgh to Rockwood to Cumberland and back in a long weekend, and discover the best in small-town America. Looking for a bike trail where you can ride in natural surroundings? A path you can follow without resorting to maps or GPS? Maybe you want a path where you can find unique rest...