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Best Fried Chicken In Baltimore

Fried chicken is that rare dish that transcends classification. Southerners claim that fried chicken is theirs. But Maryland has its own fried chicken dish: pan-fried chicken. Take a look at some of the best fried chicken that Baltimore has to offer, traditional and otherwise.

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Best Day Trips From Baltimore

Beat the heat of the sweltering city of Baltimore for a day and venture out to one of Baltimore’s most popular day trip destinations. From Washington DC to Sandy Point in Annapolis, there’s so much to do for fun with family and friends.

06/20/2015

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Best Bars In Baltimore To Celebrate Pride Month

Pride month is celebrated each year to remember the Stonewall Riots. The Stonewall Riots took place in June of 1969 after police raided a gay bar in New York City. The riots and protests were the beginning of the LGBT movement. In most parts of the country, Pride Month is celebrated in June, but this year Baltimore Pride Month will be celebrated in July.

06/11/2015

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Best Bridal Shops In Baltimore

Weddings prior to the 1950s were very different to weddings of today. The wedding industry changed in to an industry with inclusion and promotion of other wedding-related organizations, such as major bridal shop retailers, jewelers, caterers, florists, and more. Brides and their bridal parties should consider shopping at several fine Baltimore bridal shops.

06/09/2015

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Best Skateparks In Baltimore

Skateparks allow skateboarders to show-off their skills on half-pipes, quarter pipes, spine transfers, handrails, fun boxes, vert ramps, and many more recreational features. The first skateboards, introduced to the world in the early 1940s, were made of wood boxes with roller skate wheels. Today’s skateboards are sleek and very different to the box crates of old. Young and old have fun skateboarding at skate parks. Baltimore skateboarders will find a plentiful amount of skate parks in Baltimore. The following skate parks provide challenging courses to novice and experienced skateboarders alike.

06/05/2015

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Best Places To Buy Swimsuits In Baltimore

The swimsuit is a relatively modern article of clothing. The modern day swimsuit was introduced in the mid-20th century. The one-piece swimsuit has evolved from a heavy, head-to-tow covering piece of clothing to the sleeker, lighter fabric one-piece swimsuit of today. The bikini or two-piece swimsuit debuted just before World War I. Today, bikinis are very popular beach attire. Customers can choose from one-piece swimsuits, bikinis, thongs, and G-string swimsuits. Looking for swimsuits in Baltimore? Look no further than Princeton Sports in Baltimore or Cy’s Swimwear in Catonsville.

06/02/2015

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Best LGBT Pride Events In Baltimore

What is LGBT? LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. The term LGBT was first used in the 1990s and has replaced the more broad term “gay” to describe the LGBT community. LGBT is now the preferred term for describing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Though LGBT Pride Month is generally celebrated in June, Baltimore and surrounding events will take place from late May through late July. Baltimore members of the LGBT communities can participate in local events including Hagerstown Hopes Pride 2015 on May 16, Frederick Pride Out on the Creek on June 27, and the Baltimore Pride 2015 events from July 25 through July 26.

06/01/2015

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Best Places To Honeymoon Near Baltimore

The first known reference to honeymoon was in 1546. A honeymoon is a vacation taken by a newlywed couple after a wedding. Honeymoon destinations can be exotic like Paris or Fiji, fun like Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando, or adventurous like skiing in Vermont. But a honeymoon destination does not have to be miles away. There are plenty of places to honeymoon near Baltimore, including the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, Atlantic City in New Jersey, and Virginia’s Virginia Beach and Maryland’s Ocean City beaches.

05/30/2015

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Ask A Baltimore Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

Krystl Dontell-Sasser is the General Manager of SoBo Dog Daycare & Spa. As a child Dontell-Sasser helped her mother foster and rehabilitate dogs that were severely abused. Dontell-Sasser said she feels like she understands dogs more than people. She provides five tips on how to keep your pet cool this summer.

05/15/2015

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Best Places For Chicken And Waffles In Baltimore

If you are eating at a restaurant in the South, you will find chicken and waffles on the menu. This unlikely food pairing is a traditional soul food dish. Not an exclusive breakfast menu item, chicken and waffles can be eaten for lunch and dinner as well. Sample Southern hospitality with a Chicken and Waffles meal at one of Baltimore’s favorite restaurants, including Miss Shirley’s Cafe, Simply Marie’s, and Maggie’s Farm.

04/29/2015

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Best Local Gyms That Provide Child Care In Baltimore

Keeping fit is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Yet, for busy parents, it can be hard to find time to exercise. A couple of Maryland health club want to help busy parents stay fit by offering child care.

04/24/2015

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Best Lakeside Getaways Near Baltimore

Although there are no natural lakes left in Maryland, there are over 100 man-made lakes to visit when you need an escape.

04/18/2015

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