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  • A suite treat on the beach in Bethany

    A suite treat on the beach in Bethany

    It's after Labor Day, so at this point in summer everybody is either thinking about school or football. So that means they're not thinking about the beach — good news for Marylanders who want to avoid crowds. It's an especially good time to check out a few new places to stay. One option is the Bethany...

  • HGTV looking for beach house to renovate in Rehoboth area

    HGTV looking for beach house to renovate in Rehoboth area

    HGTV is headed to the beach.  The popular home and garden network is searching for homeowners in the Delaware area who are interested in renovating their beach houses in September of October for a national TV show from the producers of House Hunters International. The casting call seeks homeowners with three...

  • 50 places to eat at the beach

    50 places to eat at the beach

    From Ocean City to Lewes, Del., here are some of our favorite places to get a taste of summer.

  • Heavy surf prompts nearly 200 rescues over two days in Ocean City

    Heavy surf prompts nearly 200 rescues over two days in Ocean City

    Ocean City lifeguards made nearly 200 rescues Sunday and Monday, including more than a dozen while they were off duty, as heavy surf pounded the beach and caused dangerous rip currents. Several swimmers had to be hospitalized, and an ambulance was called for three people who were pushed against...

  • Woman wins White Marlin Open

    Woman wins White Marlin Open

    A Virginia Beach angler became the first woman to ever win the White Marlin Open, which marked its 42nd annual tournament last week in Ocean City. Cheryl McLeskey and her team aboard Backlash reeled in a 94-pound white marlin on Aug. 5, just about half-way through the tournament. She had to wait...

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  • National parks superfans from South Elgin are on a quest to see all 413 sites

    National parks superfans from South Elgin are on a quest to see all 413 sites

    The National Park Service, which turns 100 years old Thursday, oversees 413 parks, monuments, battlefields, lakeshores and other "units." Scott Stieglitz is determined to visit every one of them. At age 40, the South Elgin man said he's already more than halfway there. "Some people may call it...

  • Tourists want to swim with dolphins in Hawaii, but feds say it's stressing them out

    Tourists want to swim with dolphins in Hawaii, but feds say it's stressing them out

    Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it. The National Marine Fisheries Service says spinner dolphins — the playful nocturnal species...

  • America's best music cities

    America's best music cities

    Quite a battle rages for which city in America has the best music scene. Is it Cleveland, the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Is it Nashville, nicknamed Music City USA? Here are the top contenders for the very best music cities, according to a survey done by Travel + Leisure.

  • Get out: A beginner's guide to camping

    Get out: A beginner's guide to camping

    Summer is the perfect time to go camping and get a quick change of scenery. For first-time campers and families who want to introduce their children to roughing it, these tips from veteran campers will make it a fun experience. 1. Go to a campground. A place dedicated to camping keeps things simple,...

  • Families ditch traditional homes, make road trips a way of life

    Families ditch traditional homes, make road trips a way of life

    After serving four years in the Army, Michael Trotter Jr. wanted to explore the America he and his counterparts fought for. "I remember saying to myself in Kuwait, if I made it home, I'm definitely going to travel," said Trotter, 34. "What is it about America that several of my battle buddies gave...

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