| May 15, 2014
| 5:10 AM
No offense to conventional hotels, but sometimes you just want to stay someplace a little different, a little avant-garde, someplace you'll be able to tell the grandkids about someday.
You know, someplace that, once you post a picture on Facebook,...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:24 PM
HARRIMAN STATE PARK, N.Y — Maybe it was guilt over alarming her parents when she inadvertently dialed 911 from the Appalachian Trail, but Caitlin Belcher wishes she could ditch her cellphone for the rest of the 2,180-mile hike.
"It would really be...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:10 AM
More than 50 Maryland middle-schools students have been building a house during a summer camp in Annapolis — not a routine task for teens and preteens.
"I came here skeptical," acknowledged JJ Jennings, 13, a rising eighth-grader at the Key School...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Route 44 crosses the Appalachian Trail less than a mile outside of Salisbury Center, just past an 1851 Italianate style house owned by Barbara Nicholls, a retired New Yorker editor and gallery owner.
Years ago when her daughter was young, Nicholls would...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Sometimes when I run or play tennis or ultimate frisbee with friends, including The Courant’s editor, Andrew Julien, I'll list a few injuries at the outset just to set the psychological tone. In that spirit, I must report that I started this trek...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:19 AM
BOONSBORO -- In three months on the Appalachian Trail, Jim Parkins has met a federal judge, a doctor, countless Boy Scouts, marijuana-smoking college graduates, and a married couple who celebrate their anniversary each year by feeding hikers for a week....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"When you look at the roles she's played, they're so diverse it can blow your mind," observed Robert Redford of Glenn Close in a videotaped message screened at Wednesday night's Celebrate Sundance Institute benefit in New York.
While the Sundance founder...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:10 PM
If you find the idea of unmanned drones buzzing around in the skies above you just a bit unsettling, well, the National Park Service is with you on that.
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail has put hikers and hobbyists on notice that drones will not...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Allentown native Fred Galle is a busy man. With roles in more than a half-dozen new films, including the now-playing "Let's Be Cops," the actor never seems to stop working.
"If a movie was shot on the East Coast, I'm probably in it," Galle says.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Minnesota-based Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing grew up together exploring the outdoors in the Midwest.The duo played in a bluegrass band before switching to family music as The Okee Dokee Brothers.
In 2011, they took a month-long canoe trip on the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:36 PM
The redevelopment of a former Army post in the Blue Ridge Mountains might not appear to have much in common with the renovation of the historic Hippodrome Theatre on Baltimore's west side.
Spanning roughly 600 acres in Western Maryland's Washington...