A Day in Philadelphia

Sometimes you just don't have enough time to spend in a destination but you want to go there and experience it quickly.  I hadn't been to Philadelphia for decades despite having grown up in Pennsylvania so we decided to take a quick trip to the city and take in some sights and spend just a … Continue reading A Day in Philadelphia

A Great Destination: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania This is a destination that has been around for a long time and has been attractive to tourists for generations.  I remember coming here as a child in grade school on field trips.  I remember camping here as a family when I was a kid and playing on hay rides.  I remember coming … Continue reading A Great Destination: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Scranton – Hazleton – Mahanoy City: A Taste of the Coal Regions of PA

An Unlikely Tourist Itinerary: Scranton - Hazleton - Mahanoy City Scranton For someone who was born in Wilkes-Barre (me) you would think they would have visited Scranton at some point.  Nope.  And I figured I may as well hit it on this trip and include some other places that are pretty far removed from any … Continue reading Scranton – Hazleton – Mahanoy City: A Taste of the Coal Regions of PA

US Highway 6: Milford – Lake Wallenpaupack – Honesdale – Waymart in the Poconos

US Highway 6 in the Poconos If you're looking for a great, off-the-beaten-track road trip, look no further than US 6 in the Poconos.  This throwback in time is authentic, explore-worthy and scenic.  Surely over the years loads of tourists have used the highway as a transportation link.  Today, this forgotten highway is worth exploring … Continue reading US Highway 6: Milford – Lake Wallenpaupack – Honesdale – Waymart in the Poconos

The Incredible Bushkill Falls in the Poconos

Bushkill Falls This was one of the most pleasant surprises on this 14 day road trip.  If you haven't been and are within easy shot of this place, do yourself a favor and go see it.  Bushkill Falls will not disappoint you. We weren't quite sure what to expect but we arrived and found easy … Continue reading The Incredible Bushkill Falls in the Poconos

Intercourse PA

Intercourse PA Having lived in the Harrisburg area and left when I was going into graduate school, I never really got the opportunity to play tourist in Lancaster County much and do the whole Amish Country scene. Well let me tell you it is a wonderful experience and such fun.  Sure there is some commercialization … Continue reading Intercourse PA

The Incredible Beauty and History of the Delaware Water Gap

Delaware Water Gap This wasn't something that was on our list of things to do on its own.  But the region ranked up there and it was part of our circle tour of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  Being in the tourism industry, I found it particularly fascinating from that aspect as it was once … Continue reading The Incredible Beauty and History of the Delaware Water Gap

An Indoor Water Park in the Poconos

Split Rock and Lake Harmony My parents used to hang out here when they were young.  It was a different era for sure but I wanted to come here to see the area and experience some of the same scenery my parents did. We drove around Lake Harmony and into Split Rock.  I got an … Continue reading An Indoor Water Park in the Poconos

Historic Small Town of Jim Thorpe in the Poconos

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania Where can you find an incredible historic town nestled in the mountains of Pennsylvania that is a tourism success story?  Look no further than the town of Jim Thorpe located in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. There's a lot of history here and this historic and charming small town could well be one … Continue reading Historic Small Town of Jim Thorpe in the Poconos

Coatesville, PA: Camping and Touring the Countryside

The Brandywine Valley of PA There is so much to see and do in this region of Pennsylvania but if you are passing through with an RV or looking for a camping experience and want to get a taste for the region, then do it.  We would like to come back and see the entire area … Continue reading Coatesville, PA: Camping and Touring the Countryside