Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania travel ideas and tips.

You'll be greeted with Hershey Kisses on your pillows at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA.

The Sweet Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA

Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA goes all-in with its chocolate theme. As it should be in “The Sweetest Place on Earth.”
Touring Bethlehem Steel in PA.

History and Tours in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

I found some gems when exploring Bethlehem, PA. The history of Bethlehem Steel, great food, music, a beautiful rail trail, and more.
Musket drills, Washington Crossing

Experience George Washington’s Christmas Crossing of the Delaware

Every December, Washington's historic crossing of the Delaware is reenacted at Washington Crossing State Park in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. During the reenactment, the park hosts many fascinating displays and demonstrations. Families can tour several historic buildings on the grounds and learn about blacksmithing, colonial games, candle-making, quilt-making, cooking, crafts, musket-firing drills and more.

InSite Gettysburg iPad Tour {Cassie’s Corner}

My favorite part of the day was climbing on the rocks in the park. I also really liked how the iPad showed you the battles that happened in the spot you were standing.

Amish & Ice Cream: Where To Go in Lancaster County, PA

Lancaster County, Penn., offers Amish country experiences, old-fashioned steam train rides, and hands-on ice cream making fun. Here are my top picks for a Lancaster getaway.
Disney wine & dine half marathon

Destination Running Races Combine Fitness and Travel

My personal motivation to exercise stems mainly from the promise of traveling to a new location. Each year I pick a destination and find a race I can run. While finishing a half marathon feels euphoric, enjoying that race in a beautiful setting, a fun destination, or with the promise of a really excellent bonus at the finish line, makes it all the more worthwhile.
Crayola Experience

Beat the Heat in NJ/PA with Wind, Water, and Wax

I'm not really a hot-weather girl, so it's about this time of year that I'm completely done with summer and ready for cooler autumn days. But with a month left of summer in my area, I've got my ways to beat the heat or spend a rainy day. Check out these indoor attractions in Central NJ and Eastern PA: Liberty Science Center, Sahara Sams, and Crayola Experience - and read on to win two tickets to Crayola!
Sitting on a steer in Forth Worth

My Latest Travels

The past few months have been a whirlwind of travel for me and my family. Colorado, Texas, Pennsylvania and Maryland were just some of the states I covered!

30 Seconds With the Flagman

While waiting on the platform at the Strasburg Railroad, I noticed a man running alongside the Pint-Sized Pufferbelly - Strasburg's 23-minute miniature steam train ride. He was dressed in traditional railroad garb – oiled-up jeans and a blue button-down shirt – and carried a red flag. I watched him, running along with the train, back and forth, again and again. I had to get the scoop.
Choo Choo Barn

Railroads and Model Trains in Strasburg, PA

Attention train enthusiasts! Lancaster County's Strasburg Railroad and Choo Choo Barn are a must-see in Amish country. The Strasburg Railroad is a relaxing way to see the countryside and learn about the railroad. The Choo Choo Barn is a spectacular 1,700 square foot hand-crafted model train layout. Makes a great day trip or stop on your summer road trip.
Ringing Rocks Park

Ten Things To Do in New Jersey That Aren’t On The Shore

Western New Jersey is a rural playground full of parks, farms, rolling hills, rivers, lakes and living history. Here are ten things to do in New Jersey that aren't on the shore.
Duquesne Incline

Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Incline

Whether you're in Pittsburgh for a few days or a few hours, the Duquesne Incline is a great pit-stop on any road trip. The Duquesne Incline is a cable car that transports people to the top of Mount Washington. Restored in 1963, the Incline features original hoisting gear and cable cars that date back to the late 1800's.

Defy Gravity at Gravity Hill

A meandering 20-minute detour off US Route 30, in New Paris, Pa., is a lonely stretch of road known as Gravity Hill. Here, your car will appear to defy gravity.