| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:24 AM
Six Flags America is envisioning 2012 as the end of the world and wants visitors to take that last ride aboard a new roller coaster.
The Apocalypse, a thrilling coaster that will drop riders 90 feet, is set to open at the Maryland theme park on May 25....
| Sep 16, 2011
| 12:47 PM
As summer's fleeting charms begin to fade, fall swirls into view in a burst of kaleidoscopic color. Relish autumn's arrival with 50 nifty travel ideas for the Mid-Atlantic region: from leaf peeping and leisurely drives, to museum-hopping, fall-inspired...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:58 PM
When it opens next year, the Great Mall of China near Beijing will be the biggest retail and entertainment center in the world, with 15 million square feet of shops, a theme park, a water park — and the world's tallest indoor roller coaster,...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Kyle Hogan's nightmare began in 2004 amid a child custody dispute with his estranged wife, when she took their daughter to her native Philippines and told him they weren't coming back, he said.
For the next eight years, Hogan, 43, of Hanover, doggedly...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Getting ready for that long ride to the beach? It's time for parents to take away their kids' iPads, iPhones and even those soon-to-be outdated iPods.
For an alternative, there's the 15th edition of the Maryland Bay Game.
The 2012-13 version of the...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 12:03 PM
It's spring break for many students, and area amusement parks are ready to take visitors for a ride — up, down, sideways and backwards.
Marylanders can take a day or weekend trip to one of these six theme parks, all within a few hours' drive of...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Laurel — Granville Gude Park, Laurel Lakes, 8300 Mulberry St., 301-725-5300 ext. 2203. Parade at 11 a.m. Car show follows parade; fireworks at dusk.
National Harbor — Gaylord National Resort, 201 Waterfront St. Uncle Sam Jam beginning at 2 p....
| Jun 30, 2011
| 4:33 AM
Here are a couple of ways to save some cash over the long Independence Day holiday weekend, in honor of Cheap Trick Thursday:
* Get a free game each day at Brunswick Zone bowling alleys in Columbia, Ellicott City and Perry Hall from July 1 through July...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 9:53 AM
The Town of Perryville remains at a standstill with Cecil County on an agreement to distribute local impact money from the Hollywood Casino Perryville.
Town officials say they will seek further information to determine their next step, which could lead...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 7:55 AM
The minute Robert Zerance saw Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman go skydiving in the 2007 movie "The Bucket List," he knew he wanted to jump out of a plane, too.
Zerance, 34, a familiar face at Graul's Market in Hereford, where he helps load groceries...
| Jul 21, 2011
"X-tink-shun" exhibit at the Philadelphia Zoo
Featuring puppets by the Jim Henson Company, "X-tink-shun" has characters of endangered or extinct species stationed throughout the zoo, educating visitors about the plight of their particular...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Hot enough for you?
Though it's cooled off some, it's safe to assume there will be nasty days ahead. And even if though temperatures may be about the same in the city and the 'burbs, it always feels hotter in the city. The only real way to cool off is to...