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Cruise Ship Back In Baltimore After Fire, Repairs Continue

Cruise Ship Back In Baltimore After Fire, Repairs Continue Jul 12th, 2013 at 2:15PM: Chris Owen When cruise ships come to town, civic leaders rejoice. The floating resorts bring with them jobs and tourism dollars that might be otherwise elusive. In May, Baltimore, Maryland, welcomed Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas to town with gusto, as the state's governor named May 13 Royal Caribbean Cruise Day. But the hoopla of that new cruise ship in town was short lived when just days...

Clean Air Or Jobs? Lawmaker Jumps In To Help Cruise Line

Clean Air Or Jobs? Lawmaker Jumps In To Help Cruise Line Jun 24th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Jean & Nathalie/Flickr Long before recent events had cruise ships grounded, on fire or broken, cruise lines were charged with polluting the environment via their diesel-burning engines. Addressing the concern of environmentalists, many cruise lines chose to plug in those ships when in port, using cleaner shore-side power when possible. Still, looming new environmental standards have cruise...

New Cruise Line Sets Sail In 2014 With Small, Luxury Ships

New Cruise Line Sets Sail In 2014 With Small, Luxury Ships May 13th, 2013 at 1:00PM: New cruise lines are about as rare as new hotel chains; there is just not a lot of action on that topic. Like hotel chains, airlines and other travel-related companies, most cruise lines have been around for a long time too. Still, there are those who see a need in the marketplace that existing companies just can't fill. Such is the feel of new Pearl Sea Cruises, which will set sail in 2014...

Events Worth Planning A Trip Around In 2013

Events Worth Planning A Trip Around In 2013 Jan 21st, 2013 at 9:00AM: Have you ever landed in a place to find out you arrived just after the town's can't-miss event of the year? Well, hopefully that won't happen again this year. Gadling bloggers racked their brains to make sure our readers don't overlook the best parties to be had throughout the world in 2013. Below are more than 60 music festivals, cultural events, pilgrimages and celebrations you should...

City Nicknames We'd Rather Not Hear

City Nicknames We'd Rather Not Hear Jan 15th, 2013 at 2:00PM: As a native Californian, few things get on my nerves more than hearing the abbreviation, "Cali." I don't know why it irritates me so much, but I suspect it's the knowing, insider-y tone that usually accompanies it. "Yeah, man, I just got back from a trip to Cali. It was hella cool." Aaargh. Also right up there is "Frisco." Let me just tell you that Californians do not, ever, under any...

Baltimore Provides Free Planning Assistance For Same-Sex Weddings After Historic Maryland Vote

Baltimore Provides Free Planning Assistance For Same-Sex Weddings After Historic Maryland Vote Nov 10th, 2012 at 10:00AM: On Tuesday, when Maryland residents voted to uphold a law legalizing same-sex marriages, the city of Baltimore was ready. Just hours after the election results were in, Visit Baltimore unveiled a dedicated LGBT Wedding microsite, which provides resources for gay and lesbian couples looking to plan a wedding in the city. "We encourage the LGBT community to visit Baltimore to celebrate their...

Antietam National Battlefield Park Gears Up To Commemorate Civil War's Bloodiest Day

Antietam National Battlefield Park Gears Up To Commemorate Civil War's Bloodiest Day Aug 29th, 2012 at 2:00PM: It was the bloodiest day of the Civil War. After 12 hours of ferocious fighting on September 17, 1862, an estimated 23,000 soldiers had been killed, wounded or declared missing. Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North was at an end. The Battle of Antietam, in Maryland, proved to be a turning point in the war. Lincoln had been keeping his Emancipation Proclamation secret, waiting for a...

The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Officially Opens

The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Officially Opens Aug 7th, 2012 at 3:30PM: The Star Spangled Banner Historical Trail officially opened last week, marking the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The trail, which was established back in 2008, features 560 miles of land and water routes that trace the major events of the war as it played out across Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Dozens of markers along the trail's length help tell the story of the conflict,...

Road Trip Idea: East Coast Ice Cream Trails

Road Trip Idea: East Coast Ice Cream Trails Jul 8th, 2012 at 12:00PM: The bourbon trail draws crowds of whiskey swillers to Kentucky, but further north several states have introduced treks that appeal to trailblazers of all tastes (and ages). These pilgrimages center around America's favorite dessert: ice cream. If you're visiting or passing through one of these areas this summer, be sure to pull over at a roadside farm to enjoy a scoop or two. Maryland Ice...

'This Is The Place Death Delights To Help The Living'

'This Is The Place Death Delights To Help The Living' Jun 12th, 2012 at 4:00PM: The horrors of war and the medical techniques used on the wounded in the battlefield are incomprehensible to those of us who have never donned a soldier's uniform. The National Museum of Health and Medicine, also known as the Army Medical Museum, puts these realities into context. Founded during the Civil War as a center for medical study of gunshot wounds, amputations and other physical...

Iconic Road Trips: Weaving Through West Virginia And Maryland On Interstate 68

Iconic Road Trips: Weaving Through West Virginia And Maryland On Interstate 68 May 26th, 2012 at 2:00PM: I've driven Interstate 68 more times than I can count. It's one of the main roads I take any time I'm traveling from the east coast to my hometown (Marietta, Ohio) or the town where my family lives now (Morgantown, West Virginia). I am currently engaged in a longstanding love-hate relationship with this road. I love it because the scenery is outstanding. The rolling hills of Appalachia...

Museum Month: American Visionary Art Museum In Baltimore, Maryland

May 8th, 2012 at 1:00PM: An enormous ball made out of more than 18,000 bras, a replica of the ill-fated Lusitania constructed of nearly 200,000 toothpicks, and a floor mat created out of hundreds of toothbrushes are just a few of the quirky treasures to be found inside Baltimore's imaginative American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM). While it's a lesser-known spot on the city's tourist circuit, once anyone catches...

Summer Hotspot: Baltimore, Maryland

Summer Hotspot: Baltimore, Maryland Apr 13th, 2012 at 2:00PM: If scenes from "The Wire" are the only images that come to mind when you think of Baltimore, it's time to reevaluate. The city is a hodgepodge of distinct neighborhoods, including historic Fells Point, where you can take your pick from more than 120 pubs, and quirky Hampden, where you still might be able to spot a beehive hairdo straight out of a John Waters film. Although Baltimore is only a...

Sweetlife Festival to feature hot music and sustainable eats

Sweetlife Festival to feature hot music and sustainable eats Mar 9th, 2012 at 4:00PM: It isn't often you get invited to a party with a purpose. But that's exactly what the Sweetlife Food & Music Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, will be: an all-day extravaganza celebrating the values of "sustainability, community and fun." Scheduled for April 28, the festival will feature a stellar lineup of musicians, including: Avicii, Kid Cudi, The Shins,...

National Parks Foundation picks 5 most romantic park getaways

National Parks Foundation picks 5 most romantic park getaways Feb 16th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Valentine's Day may be over, but that doesn't mean you can't continue to incorporate a little romance into your life, especially if it happens to involve travel as well. Earlier this week, the National Parks Foundation selected their five most romantic national park escapes, and they are so good, they're practically guaranteed to score you points with your significant other. The five romantic...

Edgar Allan Poe Museum may close next year

Edgar Allan Poe Museum may close next year Sep 13th, 2011 at 11:00AM: Baltimore's most famous literary landmark may close next year due to budget cuts. The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum hasn't received money from the city for two years. Since that time it's managed to limp along on private contributions, but they aren't enough to keep it afloat. Now the curator says if something isn't done, the museum will probably close in June 2012. Although the museum...

Gawker's Worst 50 States

Gawker's Worst 50 States Aug 25th, 2011 at 11:30AM: I've been following Gawker's newest series, The Worst 50 States. I've been enjoying following this series. In an effort to pin down not only the best states in the US of A, but, more importantly, the worst states, Gawker compiled a Gawker-invented rating system in order to rank our fair fifty. Granted, this rating system consists solely of the viewpoints of those on staff for Gawker, so the...

Annapolis: A day trip

Annapolis: A day trip Jul 18th, 2011 at 3:00PM: Here on the East Coast, the weather has warmed, reached scorching, and cooled again. The nights are long, the fireflies abundant, and the waterfront beckons. And it's this same time of year that this Annapolis native (or Annapolitan, as we are often called) is besieged with e-mail and phone messages asking about what one should do in our beloved hometown on a weekend trip. An easy day...

Forgotten space pioneer: 50th anniversary Alan Shepard's historic flight

Forgotten space pioneer: 50th anniversary Alan Shepard's historic flight May 5th, 2011 at 9:30AM: Fifty years ago today Alan B. Shepard Jr., became the first American in space when he flew in the Freedom 7 mission. He got 116.5 miles up and his flight lasted 15 minutes, 28 seconds. He made history, but has been generally forgotten. Why? Because he was the second man in space. Yuri Gagarin made it into space 23 days earlier and won the second round of the US-Soviet space race. The Soviets...

Holiday trip? Consider rail travel

Holiday trip? Consider rail travel Nov 26th, 2010 at 2:00PM: Unlike Europe and Japan, the United States isn't known for its high-tech, efficient rail travel. Which is a shame because, as I recently discovered, taking Amtrak is sometimes a better way to travel this big country of ours, and generally speaking, it has a lower carbon footprint per passenger than driving or flying. You definitely need to have time to spare for long distance trips,...

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