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

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 go…

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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 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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Antiquing in Anne Arundel County

A timely array of political buttons adorns one of the shelves at Silk Road Antiques. Image courtesy of the author. Scouring an antique store is the modern-day version of a treasure hunt. Whether your dream find is nineteenth-century porcelain, an Eames side chair or a 1970s fringed jacket, there…

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Outdoor Dining Around the County

Davis' Pub at sunset looking onto Back Creek. Photo courtesy of Davis' Pub. I love an excuse for a road trip. Now that the summer heat is firmly behind us, the weather is perfect for dining outdoors. Which means it’s an ideal time to hit the road, touring the county with some stops for delicious al…

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Face Behind the Mask: Sherrie Ward of Wine & Design

Wine & Design is located at 32 West St, Annapolis, MD. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Faraci. Wine & Design is a true family affair, the partnership of Sherrie and Scott Ward, and Sherrie’s sister Charlotte Faraci. Located on upper West Street, the bright, colorful studio offers teacher-led painting…

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