6 Excursions to Try for Safe, Local Traveling


Hi, I’m Wendy Guth, founder of Rebel on the Go Travel. My family is new to St. Mary’s County. We moved to Southern Maryland in March of 2020 after spending two and a half years overseas and about two weeks before the pandemic shut us all down. Previously, we were in Anne Arundel County, and now we are very excited to be back
in Maryland, even with our lives thrown into uncertain chaos.

Upon moving home, my family and I grappled with how to connect to a new area while initially living in the local Navy lodge. Up until now, we have always pursued travel-related activities and experiences to get to know our new home. This time, during our first couple of months, “traveling” was all inside our heads.

But society is starting to open back up. I began my career as an event planner. I planned thousands (and thousands) of retreats, conferences, and workshops throughout 30+ years before realizing that my true passion was working with clients on personal transformation. I realized my calling is to create the space needed for real change to occur, and traveling can do just that.

I am not only a travel advisor, but also a traveler myself… who can’t travel right now, at least, not the way I am used to. One of the greatest takeaways I’ve found from travel is building curiosity, passion, and strength, along with flexibility, tenacity and resiliency. I like to focus on connecting with surroundings, building lasting memories from each experience, and SAVOURING every moment throughout the journey.

Travel is transformational. Travel is radical. Travel is life-changing. As of recent, I’ve learned we can, and need, to apply each of these takeaways to local travel or non-travel as well, adapting our spaces to maintain sanity.

Utilizing both my events experience and life coaching certification, I use what I like to call the “SAVOUR” travel system with my Rebel on the Go clients who want to feel relaxed, in control, and experience joy while traveling. I have adapted the system to fit to our current state of staying home (or close to home). SAVOUR is designed to take these elements and bring them to where travel is today:

S – Step out of your comfort zone
A – Align your passions and interests
V – Venture under you own power
O – Open yourself to connecting
U – Unwind with self-care
R – Ritualize your gratitude

Until we can travel anywhere and everywhere again, here’s my top list of SAVOUR excursions for those in Southern Maryland:

1.) Get away to Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Fells Point, Baltimore. It’s a resort in the middle of a city. Room with a water view. Pool jutting into Baltimore Harbor. Personal firepits. Poolside room service. Perfect for a quick dose of rest and relaxation.

2.) Spend a Friday or Saturday night at Generations
in Leonardtown. Enjoy a food truck, live music, great company, and of course delicious wine under the stars.

3.) Check out the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels for a special treat. Offering plenty of activities – golf, tennis, sailing, biking, lawn games, or walking through the gardens. Delicious food options and a full-service spa are also available.

4.) Try kayaking around the Leonardtown Wharf. A perfect combination of exercise and nature. There are plenty of streams and coves to explore. Need to rent kayaks? PAC Paddle Sports is on-site and ready for you.

5.) Want to take a beautiful drive into the Virginia countryside for a romantic getaway? Check out Salamander Resort in Middleburg. Try a hands-on class in the Cooking Studio. Saddle up and explore 340 pristine acres. Unwind with a couple’s massage.

6.) Have a hankering for crabs? Make the trip up to Annapolis (or better yet, sail up!) to Cantler’s Riverside Inn for bushels of crabs and buckets of beer. Outdoor seating is a must. Located off the beaten path on Mill Creek.

Please reach out to me at wendy@rebelonthego.com if you have any comments, questions, and to learn how to make the most of your surroundings. I would love to hear from you! Visit RebelOntheGo.com.