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Hobbes, left, and Leo have a close encounter with a horse at the Inn at Meander Plantation.
Hobbes, left, and Leo have a close encounter with a horse at the Inn at Meander Plantation.

Six dog-friendly accommodations in the mid-Atlantic region.

The young airline flies animals, but not their owners, to smaller airports in nine major cities, with more on the way.


From the first stroke, I was stoked. Since I first saw one, I've admired stand-up paddlers from afar -- their grace, their strength, their seemingly unflappable balance -- and after 15 years of ballet and five of Pilates, I figured I might have the balance to keep myself upright on a board that's...

A photo safari in Baltimore allows visitors to learn the basics of photography.

Maryland Rescue Farms

The first thing I learned upon arriving at Star Gazing Farm in Boyds is that roosters don't save their cock-a-doodle-doos for daybreak.

Cambridge, Md.

I raised the rifle to my shoulder, closed one eye, stared at the target and squeezed the trigger, trying my best to channel Annie Oakley, America's most famous female sharpshooter.

When you stay at the Mill Street Inn in Cambridge, Md., you really do feel as though you're staying in someone's home.

Bed Check

Fairfield Inn and Suites is the first hotel in Baltimore to reach the LEED environmental standard.

Easton, Md.

When a friend suggested that I check out the music scene in Easton, Md., I had reservations. And not of the lodging variety.

Going Our Way

Not sure where to start? Let us plan your trip for you.


My first visit to Annapolis was electric. After learning about the city's assortment of battery-powered bicycles, cars and even boats, I was fully charged up and ready to go.

Coming & Going

That other Washington Monument , the one in Baltimore that predates the District's, was closed last week and may be shuttered for some time. The issue: safety.

After crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, drivers can race straight ahead to Ocean City. But another option is to explore the many delights to be found not far off the main route.

Recent Maryland Travel Stories

Going Our Way: A family trip to Ireland (Post, March 12, 2011; 6:41 PM)

Coming and Going: Prices rise on flights and cruises; new buses to BWI (Post, March 4, 2011; 11:23 AM)

Locking it up on the C&O Canal (Post, December 3, 2010; 1:56 PM)

Escapes: This Baltimore museum exhibit will keep you grinning (Post, November 15, 2010; 10:38 AM)

Bed Check:  Motel 6 gets chic (Post, November 5, 2010; 11:24 AM)

Bed Check: At Maryland's Elk Forge Inn, try to stay in the main house (Post, October 22, 2010; 10:59 AM)

Washington's walkable bridges:  A tour of the area's walkable bridges offers stunning views -- and a new perspective on the city (Post, September 10, 2010)

Details on bus service from Washington to New York, Philadelphia, Boston (Post, May 16, 2010)

Details on Dulles, BWI and Reagan National airports (Post, May 16, 2010)

Details on trains from Washington: Amtrak's Acela service, Auto Train, scenic routes and more (Post, May 16, 2010)

ROAD TRIP:  Baltimore's Earth-friendly attractions (Post, March 26, 2010)

An imposing Georgian manse is brought down to a more human scale:  Imposing Georgian in Potomac becomes a more livable home (Post, March 20, 2010)

Road Trip: Maryland maple farms offer syrup, pure and simple (Post, February 26, 2010)

Bed Check: Southern Maryland's cozy Brome Howard Inn:  So colorful it might make you blush (Post, January 17, 2010)

Cruising without fuss from Baltimore to the Bahamas (Post, January 17, 2010)

Coming & Going:  Coming & Going: Woodall's names best campgrounds; Frommer's lists top destinations for 2010 (Post, December 27, 2009)

Road Trip:  Christmas displays greet visitors to Cumberland, Md., and Rocky Gap State Park (Post, December 20, 2009)

Planning an affordable family vacation to San Francisco, Yosemite, Sequoia (Post, December 13, 2009)

navigating the byways:  Escapes: Touring the Religious Freedom Byway in Southern Maryland (Post, November 25, 2009)

Navigating the Byways:  Navigating the byways: Visiting Baltimore's Charles Street (Post, November 18, 2009)

FALL AND WINTER CRUISES:  Baltimore Port to Open Year-Round for Cruise Traffic (Post, October 4, 2009)

Road Trip: Maryland Farms (Post, September 27, 2009)

Escapes: Off-Season Attractions Along the Jersey Shore (Post, September 23, 2009)

Escapes:  Divide and Conquer; by Rail and Trail (Post, August 26, 2009)

A Walking Tour of Baltimore Covers 10,000 Steps (Post, August 19, 2009)

Road Trip: Maryland State Fair (Post, August 16, 2009)

Chesapeake City, Md., Has a Lock on History (Post, August 12, 2009)

Aloft Hotels: A Hip Addition to the Inn Crowd (Post, July 15, 2009)

In Berlin, Md., Old Hotel Lives Anew (Post, July 1, 2009)

Maryland/Virginia Travel: Washington Area Cabins Glow With a Certain Warmth:  Rustic shelters glow with a certain warmth, even when you're down to your last match (Post, June 7, 2009)

Maryland/Virginia Travel:  2009 Maryland/Virginia Issue: The Great Outdoors (, June 5, 2009; 10:55 AM)

Travel Readers Share Their Summer Vacation Memories (Post, May 31, 2009)

Baltimore: When Ocean Critters Invade (Post, May 27, 2009)

comingandgoing:  Coming and Going: Great U.S. Hiking Trails (Post, May 24, 2009)

Visiting Maryland's Lighthouses (Post, May 17, 2009)

Map: Maryland Lighthouses Information (Post, May 17, 2009)

Go Between the Covers at a Novelist's B&B (Post, May 10, 2009)

Lessons From Maryland's Steeplechase Scene (Post, April 8, 2009)

Putting Charm in City Living (Post, March 18, 2009)

The Washington Area Has Indoor Water Parks, Too (Post, March 15, 2009)

Give History a Workout (Post, March 11, 2009)

Love Art or Wine? There's a B&B to Match (Post, February 4, 2009)

How to Have a Great Time Without Going Very Far (Post, February 1, 2009)

Dulles, BWI and National: What You Need to Know (Post, February 1, 2009)

Flight Plans (Post, January 25, 2009)

Road Trip - Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination (Post, November 30, 2008)

Suspect in Carjacking Dies:  Man Had Been Stopped and Shot by Seat Pleasant Officer (Post, November 16, 2008)

Virginia's Bay Crossing: Hardly a Bridge to Nowhere (Post, November 16, 2008)

To Find Refuge, Follow the Birds:  Wildlife Oasis Is Just a Short Drive From D.C. (Post, October 29, 2008)

Coming and Going: In-Flight Porn?:  In-Flight Porn? (Post, September 28, 2008)

Cruising 101: Raise The Jib, Hold the Rib-Eyes:  How Four Women Weathered a Weekend on the Bay (Post, September 3, 2008)

A Tropical Thrill, Just Past Baltimore:  Sailboarding Close to Home? Mix Wind and Water, and Lean Back. (Post, August 13, 2008)

Escape Keys: Gunpowder Falls State Park (Post, August 13, 2008)

Nosh by the Mile in Pikesville (Post, August 10, 2008)

Foraging for Dinner on Amish Back Roads (Post, July 30, 2008)

Between the Beaches:  Lewes Market Is Full of Fresh Food and Characters (Post, July 23, 2008)

For This DJ, OC's Beach Food Is A-OK (Post, July 9, 2008)

In Maryland, a Dip Down Memory Lane (Post, July 6, 2008)

Two Inns, One Weekend -- at the Very Minimum (Post, July 2, 2008)

For a Fast Break, Breakfast on Kent Island (Post, June 22, 2008)

Let's Go Carrolling-ing (Post, June 8, 2008)

Budget Md.: How to Save in 5 Locales (Post, June 8, 2008)

Md./Va. Special Issue:  The Two Carrolls (Post, June 3, 2008)

BEACH GUIDE:  Sun, Sand & Surf 2008 (, May 14, 2008; 4:29 PM)

At This Maryland Park, Prepare for Takeoff (Post, April 23, 2008)

Birding in Blackwater (Post, April 20, 2008)

Three Wrights Don't Make a Wrong:  In Pa., you can sample a trio of the master's works in a day -- and it's quite a rush. (Post, March 19, 2008)

Just Zip It:  She Wanted to See Amish Country, Plain and Simple (Post, March 5, 2008)

Baby, They Were Born to Run (Post, February 24, 2008)

Track Star (Post, February 13, 2008)

Annapolis B&Bs: Full of Character(s) (Post, February 10, 2008)

SPECIALTY TRAVEL:  For a Custom-Tailored Trip, Whatever Your Niche (Post, February 3, 2008)

WEEKEND GETAWAYS:  20 Great Escapes: You Don't Have to Go Far to Have a Good Time (Post, February 3, 2008)

Clams on the Half Price, er, Shell:  Ocean City in the middle of the week? During the winter? You bet. We found spots where you can save some dough while you stuff your face. (Post, January 16, 2008)

Baltimore's Aquarium: What a Dive! (Post, January 2, 2008)

Really? You Don't Look a Day Over 299 . . .:  For Annapolis and others, 2008 is a milestone year. Here's how to get in on the celebrations. (Post, December 26, 2007)

St. Michaels:  A Feel-Good Christmas Story (Post, December 23, 2007)

The Last 'Noel':  When all-Christmas-all-the-time became too much, he traded in carols for Cal. (Post, December 19, 2007)

Winter Wonderland:  In a Western Maryland Cabin, Five Friends, One Mouse and No Snow (Post, December 16, 2007)

Dream? On.:  Readers Respond to Plight of Woman Who Missed Cruise (Post, December 2, 2007)

ESCAPES:  Outlet Bound: Look, Ma, No Tax! (Post, November 28, 2007)

'Anatomy of a Nightmare': The Readers Respond (Post, November 18, 2007)

Beacons Beckon:  On a Md. Lighthouse Tour, You Can See The State in a Flash (Post, October 17, 2007)

Shorter Rounds for Shorter Days:  A 9-Iron and a Putter Can Get You Across Md. (Post, October 10, 2007)

Baltimore (Post, October 7, 2007)

ESCAPES:  Antietam Still Has Stories to Tell (Post, September 12, 2007)

OCEAN CITY (Post, September 5, 2007)

IF YOU MUST PEEP . . .:  If You Must Peep . . . (Post, September 5, 2007)

Time for the Beach (Post, September 5, 2007)

Scaling Mt. Whitewater:  Maryland Ski Resort Turns Rapidly to Rafting (Post, August 19, 2007)

Somewhere Over the Bay Bridge:  Stop on Sleepy Kent Island and It'll Hit You: You're Not In D.C. Anymore (Post, July 11, 2007)

Put Me in Coach (Post, June 20, 2007)

TRAVELĀ Q&A:  Cruising From Baltimore (Post, June 17, 2007)

Vintage Shopping, Close to Home:  Maryland: The Vineyards Are Small, but Passions Run High (Post, June 3, 2007)

THEME CRUISES:  Dueling Pirates (Post, May 30, 2007)

Dueling Pirates:  With Johnny Depp back in theaters shivering his timbers, you may want to get in touch with your inner Blackbeard. Here's a look at two Maryland day cruises -- and how they compare. (Post, May 30, 2007)

A Trip off the Old Rock (Post, April 22, 2007)

No, Not That Vienna:  It's the Quiet, History-Filled One on Md.'s Eastern Shore (Post, April 18, 2007)

SLEEPOVER PROGRAMS:  Bunking With a Blue Whale (Post, April 11, 2007)

ESCAPE KEYS:  U.S. Naval Academy (Post, March 28, 2007)

Ready for Takeoff? If You Need a Van, Make a Plan (Post, March 25, 2007)

Eats of Easton:  Little Maryland Town Gains a Big Restaurant Rep (Post, March 21, 2007)

Frederick of Maryland:  The Little Town to the North Offers Serious Boutique Shopping (Post, March 7, 2007)

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