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Military branches return to OC Air Show

1:45 PM EDT, April 3, 2014

Military branches return to OC Air Show

After being grounded for much of last year, several military units are set to perform at the 2014 OC Air Show.

Shutdown closes Catoctin Mountain Park

1:41 PM EDT, October 1, 2013

Shutdown closes Catoctin Mountain Park

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.

Ocean City's dreary summer puts a dent in tourism

5:00 AM EDT, August 14, 2013

Ocean City's dreary summer puts a dent in tourism

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.

Cruise ship returns to Baltimore after $48 million renovation

5:38 PM EDT, May 3, 2013

Cruise ship returns to Baltimore after $48 million renovation

Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship returned to the Port of Baltimore Friday after undergoing a $48 million renovation.

Southwest offers four new cities from BWI

1:52 PM EDT, April 17, 2013

Southwest offers four new cities from BWI

Southwest offers flights to four new cities from BWI

Baltimore family removed from United Airlines flight

2:14 PM EDT, April 10, 2013

Baltimore family removed from United Airlines flight

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.

The British are coming — this time, with flowers

6:43 PM EST, February 21, 2013

The British are coming — this time, with flowers

Prepare for the British Invasion. This one, however, will be of the floral, not musical, variety.

Ravens' Harewood to hold football camp in Barbados

7:42 PM EDT, April 16, 2013

Ravens' Harewood to hold football camp in Barbados

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.

Supreme fashion in Philadelphia

4:57 PM EDT, March 14, 2013

Supreme fashion in Philadelphia

They may have strutted on a stage instead of a runway, but members of the Supremes were well known for their fashionable style.

Towson Big Screen Store moves inside Sofa Store

5:30 PM EST, February 22, 2013

Towson Big Screen Store moves inside Sofa Store

The Big Screen Store in Towson is now sharing top billing with its sister store.

New Orleans or bust: Ravens fans hit the road

9:37 AM EST, February 1, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII

New Orleans or bust: Ravens fans hit the road

If you gotta go, you gotta go. To Super Bowl XLVII, that is.

Super Bowl-bound Ravens fans snap up flights, hotels

8:44 PM EST, January 21, 2013

Super Bowl-bound Ravens fans snap up flights, hotels

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.

Southwest adds $40 fee to board early

4:26 PM EST, January 24, 2013

Southwest adds $40 fee to board early

Southwest Airlines' fliers may be starting to feel fee-bitten.

7:18 PM EST, January 22, 2013

10 things to see and do in New Orleans

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.

Earl Weaver was a fan of cruising

4:47 PM EST, January 19, 2013

Earl Weaver was a fan of cruising

Famed Orioles baseball manager Earl Weaver died early Saturday aboard a cruise ship after spending nearly a week sailing the Caribbean surrounded by fans, friends and family.

Three Baltimore hotels win TripAdvisor 2013 Travelers' Choice awards

3:22 PM EST, January 18, 2013

Three Baltimore hotels win TripAdvisor 2013 Travelers' Choice awards

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.

Tips on traveling to New England for the Ravens game

2:46 PM EST, January 16, 2013

Tips on traveling to New England for the Ravens game

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.

Travelocity, NFB promo code trips up travelers

12:52 AM EDT, August 10, 2012

Travelocity, NFB promo code trips up travelers

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.

Study: Food at BWI ranks near bottom of busiest airports

6:55 PM EST, November 19, 2012

Study: Food at BWI ranks near bottom of busiest airports

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.

Getaway for love

7:53 PM EST, January 27, 2012

Getaway for love

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.

Day Trip

12:54 PM EST, March 6, 2012

Day Trip

Philadelphia

Matching up holiday guests with the right Baltimore hotel

5:18 PM EST, November 11, 2011

Matching up holiday guests with the right Baltimore hotel

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.

Condor Airlines ready to welcome Baltimore

4:46 PM EDT, October 14, 2011

Condor Airlines ready to welcome Baltimore

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.

Art is at the heart of downtown Lancaster

8:04 PM EST, January 6, 2012

Art is at the heart of downtown Lancaster

This weekend, I was not going to go Dutch.

Four Seasons Baltimore prepares to pamper guests

2:26 PM EST, November 11, 2011

Four Seasons Baltimore prepares to pamper guests

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.

Baltimore woman wins $750,000 HGTV Urban Oasis

7:44 PM EDT, October 25, 2011

Baltimore woman wins $750,000 HGTV Urban Oasis

One Baltimore woman has found her urban oasis — in Chicago.

4:51 PM EDT, October 7, 2011

Deal of the week

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.

Out of the ballpark

March 31, 2011

Out of the ballpark

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.

Bermuda by boat: an itinerary for 48 hours in port

3:22 PM EDT, September 1, 2011

Bermuda by boat: an itinerary for 48 hours in port

It's an island that measures only 21 square miles, about the size of Manhattan.

Escape plan: Crab week at Chesapeake Hyatt

1:19 PM EDT, August 17, 2011

Escape plan: Crab week at Chesapeake Hyatt

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.

3:42 PM EDT, September 30, 2011

Deal of the week

It's October, and you know what that usually means: prepare to be scared.

A Sun snapshot: Should Dixon stay?

December 6, 2009

A Sun snapshot: Should Dixon stay?

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?

BWI Survival Guide

12:00 PM EST, November 18, 2010

BWI Survival Guide

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.

Chincoteague annual pony swim and auction is Wednesday

12:25 AM EDT, July 26, 2011

Chincoteague annual pony swim and auction is Wednesday

The pony swim is a summertime tradition that's not to be missed.

2:37 PM EST, February 3, 2011

Deal of the week: 'Check It Free" with IHG Hotels

"Check It Free" promotion from InterContinental Hotels

2:50 PM EDT, May 15, 2011

Escape plan: KarmaFest

Bring your karma and your chameleon to the KarmaFest this weekend at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville.

Take your Valentine to Hershey, Pa.

3:59 PM EST, February 6, 2011

Take your Valentine to Hershey, Pa.

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.

Take the plunge, then party with Pauly D

5:06 PM EST, January 23, 2011

Take the plunge, then party with Pauly D

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.

Winter getaway to the Eastern Shore

2:16 PM EST, March 3, 2011

Winter getaway to the Eastern Shore

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.

Groundhog Day

February 1, 2011

Groundhog Day

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.)

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