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5 Ways To Have A Maryland Valentine's Day

Sure, Valentine's Day is a month away, but who wants to be the one who wakes up the morning of February 14th and realizes they forgot to plan the perfect day with their sweetheart? But if you're feeling a bit stuck in your plans, well, we've got options. Maryland themed options!  1. A crabcake is the best way to show your love! Look, don't get me wrong. A steak dinner is as fancy as it gets, and we love pizza and pasta and chicken too. But crabs are so perfect and versatile--no matter how they're prepared, they're just right for a date night dinner, whether you decide to go fancy or more casual. It's hard to get far in Maryland...
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Make Yourself More Maryland!

There are some things that seem just essential to being a Marylander, but even those of us born and bred here have dirty little secrets. Some of us just haven't experienced or mastered the things that make Marylanders unique! Well, I'm here to tell you that it's gonna be okay--here's a little cheat sheet to help you out with anything you're not feeling 'Maryland enough' for.  Help! I don't know how to pick a crab. It seems like something a Marylander can do from the time we can eat solid food--aren't we all born with a crab hammer in our hand? Well, some people are a little bit more naturally adept at it than others. And let's not forget our...
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Maryland Resolutions for 2017

Can you believe 2016 is almost over? Now's the time to start coming up with New Year's resolutions--thinking of things to do that will make you a better, more interesting person. But let's face it, it can be hard to think up something original. So instead of picking the same tired of New Year's resolutions like going to the gym or only buying healthy food, why don't you pick one of these Maryland-themed resolutions instead? Something like... Learn Your History. Maryland is the perfect state for history buffs. We've had wars, poets, spies, presidential intrigue, national anthems, and revolutionaries! Check out some must-visit destinations, stroll around historic Annapolis or meet a ghost or two in Baltimore. Cook up some crabs! You've probably...
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2016 In Review: A Big Year for Marylanders!

What a year it's been for Maryland and its fair citizens! Turns out quite a few of our favorite Marylanders got the credit they deserved this year--so let's take a moment to give them a round of applause.  Michael PhelpsCome on, did you really think we wouldn't kick this list off with our buddy Mike? Mr. Phelps has had quite the year, what with retiring at the top of his game, breaking a world record for most Olympic gold medals, you know, no biggie. If that wasn't enough, he also married his fiancee Nicole in June, a month after the birth of their adorable son Boomer. Who says you can't balance work life and family life? Congrats all around, Michael...
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Maryland Photography: Nhu Nguyen

When Nhu Nguyen was a child, art was an escape. "As a kid, I was heavily bullied for being different," she says. "I wore hearing aids, had a speech impediment, and was diagnosed with cleft lip/palate as a newborn, which left me with a slightly elongated face and a large underbite. Needless to say, I didn't have too many people whom I was able to call friends."   So she turned to every form of art she could find--singing, dancing, drawing, painting. But soon enough, Nhu says, she grew bored with all of them, until she discovered photography, in the form of her family's webcam. When she was 12, her uncle gave her a digital camera--a point and shoot that...
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