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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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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,…

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…

I Heart My City: Baltimore, Maryland

To mark the release of our March issue (now on newsstands), we’re celebrating cities over the next few weeks, and we’ve asked our readers to share what they love most about their towns. Would you send Rome a bouquet of roses? Did you get Miami a box of chocolates? Is it Rio you’re snuggling with…

Baltimore: Art, Pie, and Beer

A few weeks ago, I took my own advice and headed north to make the most of Baltimore’s dollar museum days. My boyfriend is a sucker for sea turtles, and we figured we were long overdue for a trip to the amazing aquarium. But as it turned out, everyone else in town had the same…

Baltimore for a Buck

Got plans for this weekend? Got a dollar? Well now you’ve got some. Baltimore is hosting Downtown Dollar or Less Days on December 6 and 7, meaning that all you need is a buck to get into some of the city’s most popular attractions, like the National Aquarium, the Port Discovery Children’s Museum, and the…

Independence Day Alternatives

As a recent arrival in DC, I’m looking forward to celebrating Independence Day in the nation’s capital, the symbolic home of American democracy. Since last year’s Fourth found me trying to locate hot dogs (unsuccessfully) in a South African grocery store, this year I’m planning on going all out for some traditional July Fourth fun—parades,…

Baltimore’s Miracle on 34th Street

I grew up in Charm City, the town in which many of director John Waters’ ingenious films are based. Anyone that’s ever visited Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood (the self-proclaimed “home of big hair”) will tell you the area’s brimming with characters. Never is this more evident than during the holiday season. For as long as I…

IT’s Restaurant Weakness

IT likes to eat. When we can, we like to eat well. But if gourmet’s not an option we have no qualms admitting that we’ll eat our fill of pretty much whatever you put in front of us. The week before last, though, we were delighted to have the opportunity to eat gourmet food in…