the mountains, to the bay, to the Atlantic Ocean, Maryland
offers a range of outdoor activities, unique attractions
and historic landmarks. Enjoy the outdoors on a camping
trip or a day hike, visit the nation’s capital in
nearby Washington, DC, relax in the vineyards and gardens
of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, or visit the Eastern
shore for fishing and, of course, crab!
Chef Cindy Wolf's daily menu corrals the best of the season into a series of unforgettable dishes, all graciously served in elegant surroundings.
STAYING IN Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
This luxury hotel was designed in the style of an English manor house, and its estate-style adornment includes beautiful oak paneling and marble floors. It's also popular with locals who hold their bridal teas, weddings and anniversary parties here.
TO STAY The Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond This manor house sits in a beautiful location right on the Miles River, a tributary of Chesapeake Bay, in the Victorian resort town of St. Michael's. All of the bedrooms are extremely tasteful, and they become even more so the higher up in category you go, culminating with the Master Suites.
COOKBOOK REVIEW Cooking with Crab: Best-Loved Recipes and Menus from Chesapeake Bay Gourmet
Kauffman, longtime owner of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay Gourmet (which sells through QVC what a number of reviewers have called the nation's best crab cakes via mail order), will tell you just about everything you need to know to tame your crab and whip him into shape. Here's the biggest secret of all (and it goes even more for plain old fish): preparation is easy! In many cases, it's easier than the preparation of our old culinary friends meat or poultry.
From night swimming with manta rays to stargazing from the summit of the world's tallest mountain, GAYOT has selected 10 exceptional activities to help you make the most of your stay on Hawaii's Big Island.