Recent stories by Michelle Deal-Zimmerman
2:41 PM EDT, August 27, 2014
When the Carnival Pride returns to Baltimore next spring, it will not only have new pollution-control technology and a $500 million makeover. The ship also will have a new itinerary of extended cruises to the Caribbean.
4:35 PM EDT, August 27, 2014
Marylanders planning to travel to Ocean City for the Labor Day holiday need to be aware of the potential for dangerous rip currents because of tropical storm Cristobal, which continues to churn far out in the Atlantic.
12:50 PM EDT, July 25, 2014
Ocean City Police Chief Ross C. Buzzuro started on the job last July after spending more than 25 years with the Baltimore Police Department. A Baltimore native and Dulaney High School graduate, Buzzuro has been busy for the past year getting to know the community, settling in and putting his stamp on fighting crime in Ocean City.
2:58 PM EDT, July 22, 2014
Perhaps it was a prank or a desire for an unique Ocean City souvenir, but either way, a portrait of the founder of the Dunes Manor Hotel that hung in the lobby is missing and the hotel wants it back.
7:00 PM EDT, May 29, 2014
What organizers are billing as "College Takeover Beach Week" in Ocean City is causing some concern in the community, but town officials said they are prepped, positive and planning for a safe summer.
1:45 PM EDT, April 3, 2014
After being grounded for much of last year, several military units are set to perform at the 2014 OC Air Show.
3:11 PM EDT, July 22, 2014
9:00 AM EDT, May 16, 2014
Cruising gets a bad rap.
4:32 PM EDT, July 16, 2014
With Ocean City about halfway through its busiest season, we talked with Mayor Rick Meehan about how this summer is going.
1:41 PM EDT, October 1, 2013
Maryland's Catoctin Mountain Park is closed to the public and 30 park employees have been furloughed as part of the federal government shutdown that began on Tuesday, National Park officials said.
5:38 PM EDT, May 3, 2013
Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship returned to the Port of Baltimore Friday after undergoing a $48 million renovation.
5:00 AM EDT, August 14, 2013
Ocean City began the summer with high hopes for a blockbuster season, fueled by a newly rebuilt fishing pier, the return of the Dew Tour and the possibility of an influx of tourists from northern beaches ravaged by superstorm Sandy. But nature had a different vision: rain and lots of it.
2:14 PM EDT, April 10, 2013
A Baltimore-bound United Airlines flight was diverted and a local family removed from the plane after the parents complained about the content of an in-flight movie.
6:43 PM EST, February 21, 2013
Prepare for the British Invasion. This one, however, will be of the floral, not musical, variety.
7:42 PM EDT, April 16, 2013
Ravens offensive guard Ramon Harewood is spending part of the off-season back home in Barbados, where later this week he will host a football camp for children on the island.
1:52 PM EDT, April 17, 2013
Southwest offers flights to four new cities from BWI
4:57 PM EDT, March 14, 2013
They may have strutted on a stage instead of a runway, but members of the Supremes were well known for their fashionable style.
5:30 PM EST, February 22, 2013
The Big Screen Store in Towson is now sharing top billing with its sister store.
9:37 AM EST, February 1, 2013
Super Bowl XLVII
If you gotta go, you gotta go. To Super Bowl XLVII, that is.
4:26 PM EST, January 24, 2013
Southwest Airlines' fliers may be starting to feel fee-bitten.
8:44 PM EST, January 21, 2013
New Orleans may be the Big Easy, but for Ravens fans following their team to the Super Bowl next month, it's also likely to be a Big Expense.
7:18 PM EST, January 22, 2013
Ravens fans are ready to rush New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII, emptying their pockets for tickets to the big game and scrambling for a seat on an available flight. With travel packages going for thousands of dollars, you'll want to make your stay in the Big Easy well worth it — that means seeing something beyond the inside of the multimillion-dollar refurbished Mercedes-Benz Superdome. We've come up with 10 things for Baltimore travelers to see and do in New Orleans.
4:47 PM EST, January 19, 2013
2:46 PM EST, January 16, 2013
For Ravens fans considering a visit to New England to see the AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium, there's good news and bad news about planning your trip.
12:52 AM EDT, August 10, 2012
A number of travelers who booked a trip through Travelocity using an offer promoted by the Baltimore-based National Federation of the Blind have had their trips canceled for improperly claiming the discount.
3:22 PM EST, January 18, 2013
TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its 2013 Travelers' Choice awards for lodging and three Baltimore hotels are among those recognized by the travel website.
7:53 PM EST, January 27, 2012
Want to escape with your sweetie for Valentine's Day? Packages abound, both near and far, for married soul mates or those who are single and want to mingle. (Taxes and gratuities are not included unless noted.) Here are just a few.
12:54 PM EST, March 6, 2012
8:04 PM EST, January 6, 2012
This weekend, I was not going to go Dutch.
March 31, 2011
Jeremy Guthrie spends the baseball season in Maryland and the off-season in Utah, but in between, the 31-year-old Orioles starting pitcher is a citizen of the world.
6:55 PM EST, November 19, 2012
Hungry holiday travelers at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport can find a healthful meal there but may be better off bringing their own food, a study released Monday suggested.
5:18 PM EST, November 11, 2011
The holidays are for family. But while we can squeeze folks around the table for turkey, or into the living room to unwrap presents, sometimes they just have to sleep somewhere else. Here's a sampling of some area hotels that could a good fit your relatives.
4:46 PM EDT, October 14, 2011
Beginning next summer, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will host Condor Airlines, a German carrier offering service to continental Europe and adding some needed heft to the airport's "international" stock.
1:19 PM EDT, August 17, 2011
Feeling crabby? Head on across the Bay Bridge to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort's second annual Crab Week – actually 14 days — featuring crab-themed activities and a five-course tasting menu from celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio.
2:26 PM EST, November 11, 2011
The Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is about to welcome its first guests, but visitors taking a sneak peek might not realize the hotel isn't open yet.
7:44 PM EDT, October 25, 2011
One Baltimore woman has found her urban oasis — in Chicago.
4:51 PM EDT, October 7, 2011
Travelers looking for fall and winter airfare deals don't have to look very far. Airlines are promoting savings on flights through the end of the holiday season.
December 6, 2009
In the market and at the bus stop, over glasses of wine and under the barber's clippers, the daily rhythm of life in Baltimore has been interrupted by a question reverberating through many a conversation: Should Mayor Sheila Dixon, convicted of embezzlement, continue to run the city?
12:00 PM EST, November 18, 2010
If you haven't ventured inside BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport since last Thanksgiving, you'll be happy to hear the bathrooms are in the same place. So are the runways. That is to say, not a lot has changed physically.
3:22 PM EDT, September 1, 2011
It's an island that measures only 21 square miles, about the size of Manhattan.
3:42 PM EDT, September 30, 2011
It's October, and you know what that usually means: prepare to be scared.
2:37 PM EST, February 3, 2011
"Check It Free" promotion from InterContinental Hotels
2:50 PM EDT, May 15, 2011
Bring your karma and your chameleon to the KarmaFest this weekend at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville.
3:59 PM EST, February 6, 2011
If you plan to get out of town Saturday, you'll have a difficult time if you don't take along a significant other. That's right. Because it's Valentine's Day weekend, which means everyone is coupling up — at least temporarily — to have a good time.
5:06 PM EST, January 23, 2011
It's time to take the plunge with Pauly D. Relax, now, because I'm not talking about moving to New Jersey or having to bunk down between J-Wow and Sammi Sweetheart. What I'm talking about is the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park.
12:25 AM EDT, July 26, 2011
The pony swim is a summertime tradition that's not to be missed.
February 1, 2011
Yes, indeed, it's that time of year — again. Fuzzy Punxsutawney Phil emerges from hibernation Wednesday to give his annual forecast. And after last week's thundersnow, if that little groundhog sees his shadow, leading to six more weeks of winter — he's in big trouble. (It doesn't help that some are already forecasting a "Groundhog Day" storm.)
2:16 PM EST, March 3, 2011
You might expect winter on the Eastern Shore to be slow. I know I did. So even though it was Presidents Day weekend, I told my husband that the holiday wouldn't be a hindrance to a quick two-day trip to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, a resort I've been meaning to visit for a while.
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