Culture

Get Out of Town

The Mid-Atlantic region is a traveler’s paradise. Within just a half-day’s drive of D.C., the possibilities for exploration and adventure are endless. With so many enticing options, it can be hard to know exactly where to go — and what to do when you get there. Join the mother-daughter duo Laurita and Lauren Portee on road trips to amazing destinations near the nation’s capital.

Snowshoe, WV

28m 48s

From snow tubing to snowboarding and the ultimate in cozy lodging, Laurita and Lauren experience a winter wonderland adventure in Snowshoe, WV. The hosts enjoy a meal at Appalachia Kitchen and drive up a snowy mountain for food from Adventure Dining. Their snowy vacation is complete with restful stays at Allegheny Springs and Corduroy Inn & Lodge.

Episodes

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    Snowshoe, WV

    S2 E4 - 28m 48s

    From snow tubing to snowboarding and the ultimate in cozy lodging, Laurita and Lauren experience a winter wonderland adventure in Snowshoe, WV. The hosts enjoy a meal at Appalachia Kitchen and drive up a snowy mountain for food from Adventure Dining. Their snowy vacation is complete with restful stays at Allegheny Springs and Corduroy Inn & Lodge.

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    Williamsburg, VA

    S2 E3 - 28m 45s

    Laurita & Lauren’s Williamsburg, VA weekend adventure is equal parts historic and equal parts fun! They ride rollercoasters at Busch Gardens Christmas Town and visit an archeology laboratory in Colonial Williamsburg. Authentic dining takes place at King’s Arm Tavern and Amber Ox Public House, and the hosts reside at the Williamsburg Inn and Marriot’s Manor Club at Ford’s Colony.

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    Lancaster, PA

    S2 E2 - 28m 19s

    Lancaster, PA is an area renowned for its Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch cultures. From churning butter at Old Windmill Farm to dressing up in traditional Pennsylvania-German clothes at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, Laurita & Lauren are immersed in local tradition. They stay at the Amish View Inn and Suites and Eden Resort and Suites and enjoy meals at Miller’s Smorgasbord and Zoetropolis.

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    Baltimore, MD

    S2 E1 - 29m 17s

    A weekend trip to Baltimore is full of surprises for hosts Laurita and Lauren, from raising the flag at Fort McHenry to a visit to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and a training session with dolphins at the National Aquarium. The hosts stay at the Canopy by Hilton Baltimore Harbor Point and The Ivy Hotel and enjoy seafood from Nick’s Fish House and The Food Market

Extras + Features

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    The Corduroy Inn and Lodge is Luxury Mountain Living at Snowshoe

    S2 E4 - 3m 17s

    Come along with Lauren and Laurita as they explore the warm hospitality and stunning accommodations of the Corduroy Inn and Lodge at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. This family-owned gem offers a perfect blend of luxury and convenience, just a short walk from the Village and the slopes, making it an ideal choice for both ski enthusiasts and summer adventurers alike.

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    Snow Tubing at Snowshoe Mountain Resort is Heart Pumping Fun

    S2 E4 - 3m 11s

    Lauren and Laurita embark on a thrilling snow tubing adventure at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Nestled just a short shuttle ride from the resort's ski slopes, the tube park offers eight exciting lanes of snow tubing fun, perfect for families and thrill-seekers alike. Witness the excitement as the duo races down the slopes, laughing and cheering all the way. Who will come out on top?

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    Preview: Snowshoe, WV

    S2 E4 - 30s

    From snow tubing to snowboarding and the ultimate in cozy lodging, Laurita and Lauren experience a winter wonderland adventure in Snowshoe, WV. The hosts enjoy a meal at Appalachia Kitchen and drive up a snowy mountain for food from Adventure Dining. Their snowy vacation is complete with restful stays at Allegheny Springs and Corduroy Inn & Lodge.

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    Snowshoe is the Perfect Four Season Destination for Families in the Mid Atlantic

    S2 E4 - 1m 37s

    Welcome to Snowshoe Mountain Resort, the ultimate four-season destination for families, nestled in the breathtaking Allegheny Mountains of Pocahontas County, West Virginia! Built on Cheat Mountain, the second-highest point in the state, the resort has been shaped by rugged terrain, a harsh micro-climate, and some of the best skiing and sunset views in the mid-Atlantic.

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    The Williamsburg Inn is the Epitome of Luxury and Elegance

    S2 E3 - 2m 52s

    Join Laurita and Lauren as they step into the splendor of the Williamsburg Inn, a five star hotel nestled in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg. The Inn dates back to 1937, when it was built by John D. Rockefeller. Over the past 80 years, it has hosted esteemed guests including Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II.

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    Explore Black History in Colonial Williamsburg

    S2 E3 - 8m 13s

    Laurita and Lauren tour Colonial Williamsburg, the largest U.S. history living museum in the world, where they tour the Peyton Randolph house and learn about the 27 enslaved individuals who resided there. The Portees also visit to the Colonial Williamsburg Archeology Office and learn about excavation work at two prominent black history sites, the Bray School and First Baptist Church.

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    King's Arms Tavern Offers Colonial Cuisine and History in Williamsburg

    S2 E3 - 4m 2s

    Laurita and Lauren visit King's Arms Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg, where history comes alive through delectable period-style cuisine and immersive colonial experiences. Nestled on Duke of Gloucester Street, this iconic tavern, established in 1772 by Jane Vobe, was renowned for its hospitality and sumptuous meals.

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    Preview: Williamsburg, VA

    S2 E3 - 30s

    Laurita & Lauren’s Williamsburg, VA weekend adventure is equal parts historic and equal parts fun! They ride rollercoasters at Busch Gardens Christmas Town and visit an archeology laboratory in Colonial Williamsburg. Authentic dining takes place at King’s Arm Tavern and Amber Ox Public House, and the hosts reside at the Williamsburg Inn and Marriot’s Manor Club at Ford’s Colony.

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    Miller's Smorgasbord is the Go-To Spot for Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine -- And Carbs

    S2 E2 - 4m 25s

    Laurita and Lauren explore the delicious world of Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine at the iconic Miller's Smorgasbord in Lancaster County. Established in 1929, Miller’s has been a go-to spot for locals and travelers alike, offering a mouth-watering buffet featuring traditional dishes like Anna's famous chicken and waffles, creamy chicken and gravy over waffles, and a carving station with roast beef.

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    Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum Recreates 18th Century Life in Lancaster, PA

    S2 E2 - 3m 43s

    Laurita and Lauren take a fascinating journey through history at the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This sprawling 100-acre site is not just a museum but a vivid re-creation of a multi-generational Pennsylvania German farm, comprising over 30 buildings each rich with exhibits showcasing 300 years of culture and history.

Schedule

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    Get Out of Town

    Monday
    May 27

    30 Minutes

    Road trips to destinations within a half day's drive of Washington D.C. with hosts Laurita and Lauren Portee.
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    Get Out of Town

    Laurel Highlands, PA

    Tuesday
    May 28

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Views, architecture and history of Laurel Highlands, Pa.

About the Series

Get Out of Town travels to destinations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia. Each episode recommends places to stay, restaurants to try and activities for people with all kinds of interests and a variety of budgets. Get Out of Town also spotlights the residents, business owners, historians, trail-and-river guides, chefs, artists and others who make each destination special.

About the Hosts

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Get Out of Town is hosted by Laurita and Lauren Portee, a mother and daughter who share a passion for adventure.

They discovered they were great travel companions when they took a trip to France in 2012. Today, Laurita is retired and Lauren works full time as an occupational therapist, so they are more than ready to hit the road. They consider themselves to be best friends and love spending time together seeking out new places and trying new activities.

 

 

 

 

 

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