Susan Moynihan, Author.
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

Pull up a Seat, Restaurant Week is Back!

Ready, set, whet your appetites! Restaurant Week is returning to Annapolis! The event has been running for 17 years; this year's dates are February 25 - March 3, 2024. You can indulge in a two-course breakfast between $9.95 and $15.95, a two-course lunch between $12.95 and $19.95, or a three-course…

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Black Market Bakers, From Food Truck to Storefront

Here’s some great news for Black Market Bakers fans: Their storefront bakery on Main Street at South River Colony in Edgewater is officially open! So, you can get fresh bread, sweet treats, and addictive egg sandwiches all day long, not just on weekend mornings at their popular food truck. (Though…

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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 of the tastes that await. Here’s my plan for a cuisine-centric weekend in my hometown. Day…

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Welcome to the HALL At Live!

Are you a fan of big-name concerts, stand-up comedy, or sporting events like boxing? Then you’ll be glad to know that there is a new venue in Anne Arundel County, designed just for that. The newest attraction at Live! Casino and Hotel in Hanover, The HALL at Live! officially opened on February…

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Chocoholics Rejoice!

Here’s something sweet to celebrate: the return of the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival. Created by the Inner West Street Association (the same team behind the popular First Sunday Arts Festival), the Chocolate Binge Festival takes over the first block of West Street on December 5, in a…

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Leaf Peeping and Wine Sipping

The International Wine Review says Maryland wines are on the rise, and their quality and unique character are attracting new enthusiasts. That isn’t news to these three wineries, which have a loyal following for their wines. Here’s how to enjoy them this fall! A couple walks through the…

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Discover the BWI Brewery Trail

Located midway between Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the BWI area is a great place for exploring. If you’re looking for a reason to roam, check out the BWI Brewery trail, with four great breweries all within a 30-minute drive. Guinness Blonde is Maryland born and brewed! Image…

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Five Essential Cocktails for Summer

Cocktails on the roof of Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge is a must on these balmy summer nights! Image courtesy of Metropolitan. Nothing beats the summer heat like a shady bar and a cool drink. Annapolis has loads of adult libations to choose from, but if you’re looking for ideas, these…

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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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