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Travel Lens: Juan José Valdés’s World

Make no mistake: National Geographic lead geographer Juan José Valdés’s curiosity about “the world and all that’s in it” (a phrase Alexander Graham Bell, one of the Society’s founding members, used to describe the scope of the organization’s mission) isn’t purely cartographic or limited to his desk. Here’s a look at the planet through his unique lens.

American Anthem: Baltimore

As America commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, it seems more than appropriate to celebrate the events that made that independence real. While Washington, D.C., may be the capital of the U.S., her sister city to the north, Baltimore, is the capital of American patriotism.

Event-o-Rama: 12 Must-Dos in May

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in May.

Event-o-Rama: 12 Festive Must-Dos in December

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world all the time. Here’s just a taste of what you can do and see in December.

Star-Spangled Sailing: The War of 1812

This spring brings the War of 1812 bicentennial to life in a most audacious way: with the kind of sailing ships that made the war a test of nerves for a young, unproven navy and civilian privateers. One way to relive that chapter in history is to head for the water. The Navy has collaborated with Operation Sail, the group that rounded up dozens of ghostly tall ships for the U.S. bicentennial in 1976, to arrange similar spectacles in U.S. cities this year.

Schoooool’s Out for Summer (Almost)!

Ah, summer vacation. That three-month stretch with no school, no schedule, and plenty of time for family trips. The possibilities were endless back then, weren’t they, when visions of Disney World danced in your head, and the days seemed to last forever. Not every 12-year-old is as well-traveled as Reed Golomb — son of digital media vice…

Q&A: Max Grinnell, 24 Great Walks in Chicago

Max Grinnell knows his way around a city. The “urbanologist” has wandered on foot through Chicago, Boston, and Baltimore, and his book 24 Great Walks in Chicago guides readers through the Windy City’s most colorful neighborhoods. Grinnell spoke with Intelligent Travel about what makes him hit the pavement: Karen Carmichael: How does walking change how…

Free to See: 20 U.S. Weird and Wacky Events

These events—a Bigfoot festival and a shopping cart race among them—are just too odd to miss. Get a sneak peek of our weird and wacky list below, then find all 20 online. Plus, we want to hear from you. Tell us about another odd festival or event in the comments section below. East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race Baltimore,…

Strange Planet: Antarctica Nudists put Maryland’s Polar Bear Plungers to Shame

Traveler intern Daniel Bortz thought diving into the Chesapeake Bay in the dead of winter took guts, until he heard of Antarctica’s exclusive club. In Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay area marks a popular summer destination for tourists, sailors, and swimmers alike. Except one day of the year, hundreds line up along the shore to take…

Good Bites in Baltimore

An afternoon jaunt to Baltimore this weekend meant I only had a few hours to explore, so I didn’t feel like getting tied down to table service at a restaurant. Nope, I preferred to graze, and found a few great places to grab some snacks before getting back on the road to Washington. My first…

What’s for Dinner, Hon?

There may be no better way to end a weekend than by paying a visit to the Cafe Hon in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood. After driving seven hours home from the Catskills this past weekend, I was starving, and recalculated the iPhone map to direct me to the eclectic eatery. Replete with a life-sized Elvis statue,…

Fun With Sheep

Online editor Kathie Gartrell recently learned the virtues of natural fibers at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. As a novice knitter who has recently taken up the craft, I was excited to attend the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this past weekend, the largest and longest-running show of its kind in the U.S. Held…