Sharon Boston, media relations manager at University of Maryland Medical Center, normally spends her days fielding requests from the media. But when it comes to weekends and vacations, it's a safe bet that she's on the road, traveling to visit homes once occupied by presidents, writers and other historic personages.
Boston cheerfully bills these perambulations that she began in 2001 — some right here in her own backyard — "Nerd Trips."
She also writes an illustrated blog she fittingly calls, "Nerd Trips! Roads Less Traveled To Presidents, Poets, & Other Historic Persons."
"I do six or seven Nerd Trips a year, and I also do an...