Merrill Witty

Merrill Witty, editor of The Hunt, has long been a writer and editor for newspapers and magazines, including the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Magazine, and the Baltimore Business Journal. She most enjoys lifestyle reporting, interviewing people, and travel writing.

Merrill Witty's Articles




  • Parisian Perfection

    Parisian Perfection

    This brave, beautiful city needs tourists more than ever. Here are two ways to visit.



    The Right Bank It wasn’t hard to identify our hotel as our taxi pulled up that first morning in Paris. Messengers, arms…
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  • The Perfect New York Weekend

    The Perfect New York Weekend

    The Pierre Hotel, an iconic destination on Central Park, treats people and pups like royalty.



    There were several reasons to spend a long weekend celebrating my birthday in New York. It’s the mecca of everything theatrical, artistic…
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  • Visiting Israel

    Visiting Israel

    11 sites not to miss in the Holy Land.



    Overlooking the ancient walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, the King David Hotel has been the home base of choice for…
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  • Kenya Bound

    Kenya Bound

    On a tailor-made luxury safari



    Even with good flight connections and business-class seats, the trip to Nairobi is pretty arduous. And there's an 8-hour time difference; you…
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  • The Work of Peter Zimmerman

    The Work of Peter Zimmerman

    A new old house



    "There has been a rebirth of classical architecture in the United States," says Berwyn architect Peter Zimmerman. "And we are well-known in…
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  • Plant a Tree in Delaware!

    Plant a Tree in Delaware!

    Help to Plant One Million in Old New Castle, Newark, and Dover



    At the height of the fall planting season on Saturday, November 5, several organizations across Delaware will be planting trees and selling…
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  • Unusual Peale Portrait is a Rare Acquisition

    Unusual Peale Portrait is a Rare Acquisition

    Philadelphia Museum of Art adds significant piece to its American collection



    Formal portraits of African-Americans were exceeding rare in the early 19th century. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has recently acquired such a…
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  • Iconic India

    Iconic India

    Treasures of the North



    My single-minded drive to visit India had become something of an obsession in recent years. I gobbled up the novels of Vikram…
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  • Castle Country

    Castle Country

    Ireland off season



    Everyone loves to visit Ireland in summer, but to me, the dramatic fogs and winds of fall and winter best suit this…
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  • Thailand’s Many Faces

    Thailand’s Many Faces

    Phuket’s beaches and Bangkok’s bustle



    Suzanne and I had met on an Alaskan cruise the year before; our instant rapport consisted in part of our passion for…
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  • North to Alaska

    North to Alaska

    Family foursome explores frigid, fabulous northland



    The 6am wakeup call our first morning aboard ship was a bit of a rude awakening, but we dutifully vaulted out of…
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  • The Five Best Things About New Orleans

    The Five Best Things About New Orleans

    Some things never change



    New Orleans—tropical in climate, lush in setting, exotic in architecture, sensual in atmosphere. A place of mysteries—especially at night. The bad news,…
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