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The Woodwinds, Sailing into Spring

Bears aren't the only ones who hibernate throughout the winter. As soon as the birds begin to chirp and the flowers begin to blossom, the boats around Annapolis begin to find their way out of their plastic shrink wrap and into the cold waters of the Chesapeake Bay. When Annapolis Discovered…

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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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Dockside Annapolis Treasures

Vacations are times for breaking some of the rules that shape our behavior during the work week. Sleeping late is okay. So is night-owling. So is indulging in some of the foods that are usually in the “no-no” category. We can aid and abet your indulgences by pointing you in the direction of a few…

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Wine and Dinner Cruises on the Chesapeake

July can be steamy or dreamy – hot on land but much cooler on the water. Watermark Cruises and the Schooner Woodwind offers a range of options for getting out on the scenic Severn River or the majestic Chesapeake Bay. These well- established local companies provide unique adventures of varying…

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Brunching Around Annapolis

Sunday Brunch seems to be climbing to the top of the list of America’s favorite dining-out meals – and brunch in Annapolis is no exception. We have a growing list of options downtown and beyond. This month, I focus on some personal favorites – most within walking distance of the city’s major…

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Exploring Eastport's Eateries

If you’re looking for the flipside of Annapolis proper, take the water taxi from the City Dock or cross the Spa Creek Bridge near the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel to explore the colorful community of Eastport. A peninsula bounded by Back Creek, Spa Creek and the Severn River, it is home to a bevy of…

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A Kid-Free Weekend in Annapolis

A little while ago, a friend of mine asked me for travel recommendations for her and her husband on their anniversary weekend. They wanted to stay and play in the Annapolis area, and they would be traveling without their two young children. Without children?! As parents, the opportunity to travel…

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