I’ve been writing travel guides since 2001 and I remain very proud of the six Maryland Delaware Guides I wrote for the prestigious Frommer’s, as well as webpage updates I wrote for framers.com. In addition, I wrote one edition of the Insider’s Guide to Baltimore.
A journalist for the past 35 years, I like combine my passion for word with my passion for travel. Most importantly, I like to tell a good story whether for local publications or here on my blog.
A Day Away Travel keeps me traveling and writing, searching and exploring all the places you might want to know about. I try to keep the tourist in mind wherever I go and I only write about the good stuff.
If it’s in here, I thought it was fun, a good place to visit, or a restaurant I (and I hope you) will never forget
I’ve been surprised by what blogposts keep readers coming back to my blog. These are a few of the Top Ten–
Berlin: Picture Perfect Small Town: main filming location for Runaway Bride.
An Outdoor Ballroom in Versailles: My favorite part of this grand chateau was the ballroom featured in the Kate Winslet movie, A Little Chaos.
Delaware Stops Along the Underground Railroad: popular every month of the year.
Romance in a Small Town: Western Maryland hometown of romance novelist Nora Roberts features a romantic inn and restaurants — all lovingly portrayed in Nora’s Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy.
10,000 Step Tour: Havre De Grace, City by the Bay: Since I became the owner of a Fitbit, I’ve used it to tour towns near and far. It’s fun and I feel like I did something healthy too. This post about a pretty little waterside town in northeast Maryland has been the most popular.
Shopping the Avenue in Hampden: I went shopping in this funky little part of Hampden and had so much fun and saw so much cool stuff I made it a blog post. And it’s been a big hit. I just returned for shopping and dinner — it’s always worth the pain of finding a parking space!
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