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Susan Moynihan, Author.
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Susan Moynihan

 

Susan spent her teenage years in Annapolis, when her parents settled here post-Navy career. After graduating from the University of Maryland, she set her sights on New York City, equally entranced by magazines and rock and roll. A chance story assignment to the Caribbean while working at Woman’s Day led her to discovery of travel writing. She spent the next 15 years as a travel editor for Conde Nast and Bonnier Corp., exploring the world from home bases in NYC and Florida before coming home to Annapolis. She writes about travel, food and lifestyle for regional and national outlets, and her book, 100 Things to Do in Annapolis/Eastern Shore Before You Die (Reedy Press), was published in 2019. When she’s not road-tripping around the Bay, Susan is playing her ukulele, volunteering with Annapolis Green, and trying to teach her dog not to be afraid of docks.
 
 
Local Faves:
 

-Old Fox Books & Coffeehouse

-Galway Bay

-Ram’s Head On Stage

The Barbecue Scene in Anne Arundel County

Bayside Bull specializes in the 'Maryland Way' of 'cue, Pit Beef! Image courtesy of the author. Maryland is for crabs, and oysters, and rockfish, but not barbecue, right? Wrong. The barbecue scene in Anne Arundel County is small but growing, with devoted fans. We have traditional barbecue…

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Recovery Zones in Annapolis

Drive through downtown Annapolis on a weekend and you can’t miss the white dining tents around Market Square and tables out along Main Street, protected by orange and white barricades. They are all part of the city’s Recovery Zones, which debuted in June 2020 as a way to help restaurants stay…

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The Trophy Room: A Winning Addition to West Street

When the Graduate Annapolis hotel opened in October 2019, it was a welcome addition to our hospitality scene, with creative décor that reflected us well including maritime signal flags behind the reception desk, an atrium filled with vintage ship paintings, and a life-size photo of USNA…

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Get Growing!

April is National Gardening Month, which means it’s a great time to plan your summer garden. Anne Arundel County has loads of resources to help you get started, or up your plant game. Feeling intimidated? You’re not alone. “Most people feel like they have to be a qualified gardener in order to…

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Annapolis by Candlelight Goes Virtual

Annapolis by Candlelight is one of my favorite events of the year. Typically held over a weekend in November, this self-guided stroll run by Historic Annapolis invites you into privately-owned historic homes in the downtown area, over the course of two evenings. Docents are on hand to shed light…

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The Ultimate Foodie Weekend in Annapolis

I’ve been known to drive hours for a great meal; it’s a great excuse for a road trip. Annapolis has so many fantastic restaurants, you can turn your day trip into a weekend and barely scratch the surface on the tastes that await. Here’s my plan for a cuisine-centric weekend in my hometown. Day…

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Romantic Staycations for Valentine's Day

Let’s face it—sometimes you and your number one just need to get away from it all. There’s no better reason than Valentine’s Day, the one holiday where social distancing is a plus. These hotels around Anne Arundel county offer an easy escape from home life, with enhanced cleaning protocols for…

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The Return of Rams Head On Stage

For live music fans like me, the loss of concerts has been one of the hardest things about the pandemic. So the reopening of Rams Head On Stage is a reason for cautious celebration. One of the premier music venues on the East Coast, audiences and artists alike love the intimate room, which in normal…

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