Welcome Back, Maryland Welcome Centers!

ANNAPOLIS, Md. –(AP) -Gov. Larry Hogan is announcing the reopening of tourist welcome centers in far western Maryland and the Eastern Shore that the previous administration closed six years ago for budget reasons.

Hogan said in a statement Thursday that the Youghiogheny (yahk-ih-GAY’-nee) Overlook center in Garrett County and the Bay Country center in Queen Anne’s County will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays.

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What’s the Deal? This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

By Carol Sottili and Andrea Sachs, Published: April 13

What’s the Deal?

Visit the Deep Creek Lake area of Western Maryland with a deal from the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. Through May 16, stay three nights for the price of two, plus receive one discounted activity. Promotion applies to nine lodging companies, including hotels, inns and vacation home rental companies. For example, a suite for two at the Waters Run Guest House & Suite bed-and-breakfast inn is now $190 for three nights (plus $15 taxes), a savings of $95. Discounted activity choices include a pass to Smiley’s Fun Zone family entertainment center for $19.95, a savings of $13. Info: 301-387-4386, www.visitdeepcreek.com.

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Gas not the only factor in Labor Day plans

By CALEB CALHOUN

caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com

5:01 p.m. EDT, August 31, 2011

With gas prices lower now than they were in July and Labor Day approaching, area residents Wednesday talked about costs, crowds, congestion and even crime shaping their plans to travel over the holiday weekend.

Dick Gaylor of Boonsboro said that he planned to stay home over the weekend because gas is still too high for him to travel.

“I have a camper, and I can’t afford to travel with it like I used to because gas is so high,” he said. “Even though the prices have gotten a little better, it’s still hard when my camper is only getting about 10 miles to the gallon.”

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10 Best Romantic Getaways for Summer – Deep Creek Lake #10!

10 Best Romantic Getaways for Summer
Newsmax.com
Friday, 12 Nov 2010 02:56 PM

If you’ve been thinking about a romantic summer getaway, consider one of the following:

1. Sonoma Valley: Located among the golden hills, the Sonoma Valley is a great romantic getaway for summer. The 17-mile-long drive down the Valley makes it one of the most popular romantic escapades.

2. Malibu: As you plan your romantic summer getaway, you should consider heading to Malibu. Spend some romantic moments walking on the beach.

3. Bahamas: These 700 islands are sprinkled like seashells across shallow water, and form one of the most picturesque destinations in the world.

4. Amelia Island: Amelia Island, named after the daughter of England’s King George II, is one of Florida’s most romantic summer getaways. It has the Atlantic on its east and marshes on its west. Its lovely Victorian inns make it a perfect holiday for a twosome.

5. Connecticut: The area also known as Litchfield is a replica of beautiful English counties and is one of the most romantic getaways for summer. The area has many picturesque villages, country inns, and classic spired churches. It’s a perfect scene for a romantic weekend getaway in summer.

6. Carlsbad: Carlsbad offers a quiet escape. Colorful fields of flowers overlook the Pacific, along with trendy antique stores.

7. Little St. Simons Island: Situated off of the coast of Georgia, this is the most secluded of the string of islands known as the Golden Isles and is a perfect romantic getaway.

8. Bald Head Island: Just two nautical miles off the southeastern tip of North Carolina, paradise is nearer than you ever imagined. This semi-tropical island with miles of pristine beaches and a wealth of exceptional animal and plant life is the perfect romantic getaway.

9. Whidbey Island: This is the longest island in the state of Washington and a popular romantic weekend getaway for couples. The verdant rolling pastureland, and glistening sandy beaches lend a special charm to the place and make it memorable long after the weekend is over.

10. Deep Creek Lake: As you drive west from Maryland, there is a place that offers one of the best romantic getaways for summer — the Deep Creek Lake. A full 12 miles long, the lake is sure to take your breath away.

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