Category Archives: Living

Asheville, North Carolina


As someone who is typically drawn to active vacation destinations focused on beach or outdoor sports, Asheville, North Carolina, was not on my radar as a potential vacation spot. However, I’d heard so many great things about it so I followed my inclination to jump at new opportunities for adventure [...]

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Setting Sail Straight Out of Charm City


Sometimes the process of getting away to a place that is warm, sunny and tropical starts with the “hustle and bustle” of navigating through a busy airport, or two or three, depending on the flight itinerary that will get you to your final destination. Other times, getting to that sweet spot in the sand [...]

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Sites to See and Explore Across Brandywine Valley

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Nestled within the rolling hills of Chester County, Pa., Brandywine Valley has made its mark on the map with its unique combination of art, history, heritage and some of the most impressive displays of horticulture to be found in the United States. Located just an hour west of Philadelphia, “the Brandywine” is easy to get to [...]

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Rock Hall: Capturing the Treasures of the Chesapeake Bay


As the weather begins to cool and the fall foliage begins to paint communities across Maryland in shades of orange, red and brown, the town of Rock Hall braces with excitement for its biggest event of the year. Thousands of tourists flock to the small waterfront community in Kent County to take part in “FallFest,”

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A Little Piece of Paradise Along Smith Mountain Lake

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They say Virginia is for Lovers. And nestled in the central part of the state, with a skyline adorned by the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, is a place that can easily be fallen in love with – Smith Mountain Lake. [...]

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The Game of Golf: Learn It, Love It


Some call it a favorite pastime. Others call it a hobby, a passion or perhaps just a good reason to break away from the “every-day grind” to get outside and enjoy the sunshine along with some good company. It’s one of the few activities that can be relaxing, peaceful, challenging and rewarding all at the same time; it’s the game of golf. [...]

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St. Michaels Maryland “The Town That Fooled the British”


By: Jacquie Roth The historic town of St Michaels dates back to the mid-1600s, when it served as a trading post for area tobacco farmers and trappers. Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, St. Michaels is about halfway between the Susquehanna River and the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. A tiny, well-preserved port, it’s become a […]

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Live a Little … Visit Delray Beach, Florida


By: Jacquie Roth The Living section of Maryland Physician is written to put the spotlight on an easy-to-get-to destination, offering our readers a sneak peek of a city or town we recommend for a quick getaway. Up until now, we’ve featured local hot spots within a three-hour drive from Baltimore – places like Harpers Ferry, […]

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Deep Creek Lake: A Winter Weather Lover’s Dream Come True

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By: Tracy M. Fitzgerald Some people find themselves booking trips to Alaska, Iceland or other frigid destination points around the globe, in search of the most “serious” winter weather escapes and adventures. Each year, an estimated 1.1 million others simply go to Deep Creek Lake. Nestled in Garrett County, Maryland, the four-season resort town has […]

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Rockfishing: A Different Way to Break Away


By: Tracy M. Fitzgerald A few times a year, Gary Fennel rounds up a small group of colleagues and friends to charter a fishing boat and set sail for a day of fun on the Chesapeake Bay. The goal is typically two-fold, but quite simple: take a break from the everyday stresses that go along with working […]

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