Maryland

Swimming with the Fish in Charm City
Chronological / Destinations / Maryland / United States

Swimming with the Fish in Charm City

While air bubbles gently rippled past my ears from the scuba tank regulator, I exchanged glances with a curious eel. Wide-eyed children stared at me through the aquarium glass, reminding me I was still in the National Aquarium in Baltimore rather than the Caribbean. It’s not the Caribbean, but with […]

Wisp Resort in McHenry, Maryland. Photograph by Jessica Donnelly.
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Maryland / United States

Reclaiming the Mountain: Skiing at Wisp Resort

As the lift of Maryland’s only ski resort, Wisp, shutters up the mountain, I choke back a lump of fear. The last time I went skiing, I lost control after hitting an icy patch on an intermediate slope near Axams, Austria, and slid into an older gentleman, almost sending him […]

Late afternoon autumn sunset casting shadows on the Sandaway
Chronological / Destinations / Maryland / United States

From the Sandaway – With Love

I yearn to return to the Sandaway, where I can quietly embrace the long Indian summer days on the shore of the Chesapeake, Choptank and Tred Avon Rivers. Sandaway is a graceful and stately mansion with sloping green lawns & gardens dotted with white Adirondack chairs and chaises – reminiscent […]