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Where to Find Answers to Your Inauguration-Day Questions

With Washington, D.C., bracing for record crowds and chilly temperatures next Tuesday, some people might still be hammering out their Inauguration Day plans: Where to witness the swearing-in on the Mall, get a spot along the parade route or get to one of the numerous balls or other celebrations around...

By Christina Talcott | January 12, 2009; 08:50 AM ET | Comments (2)

Insta Q&A: Meeting Family Halfway

What do you do when half your family lives in one city, half in another, and neither side wants to make the long trek to get together over the holidays? If you're like reader Carol Dollarhide of Rockville, you compromise and meet somewhere in the middle. Carol writes: My husband...

By Christina Talcott | December 17, 2008; 07:50 AM ET | Comments (5)

Mexico City on Ice

This time of the year, New York City's Rockefeller Plaza grabs all of the attention for its twinkling Christmas tree and ice skating. Yet, its rink is a tight squeeze and, with a crowd of skaters, can feel as claustrophobic as a clown car. Oddly, the rink that deserves heralding...

By Andrea Sachs | December 16, 2008; 07:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Kids Deck the Airports' Halls

This month, two Washington area airports will bring in Santa's little helpers to assist with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's second-annual tree trimming celebration. (Courtney Prebich/ MWAA) Today at Reagan National, between 10:30 and 11:15 a.m., about 100 children from nine District, Maryland and Virginia elementary and middle schools will...

By Andrea Sachs | December 2, 2008; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (2)

Beaches in the Off Season

I had to go to Ocean City, Md., for a couple of days on business this week. (Check out their webcam). It was bitterly cold, windy, hardly anything was open ... and I loved it. What is it about a beach town in the off season that's so appealing? Well,...

By K.C. Summers | February 1, 2007; 09:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Weekend Skiers Awake!

It's a wonderful thing to watch a hibernating mountain awake. That's what happened at Canaan Valley, W. Va., last weekend when the first signifcant snowfall of the year settled over the parched slopes of the valley's four ski areas -- Canaan Valley State Park, Blackwater Falls State Park, Timberline Resort...

By Steve Hendrix | January 24, 2007; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (4)


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