Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

places to eat in Gettysburg: Dobbin House Tavern

Fantastic Places to Eat in Gettysburg

Pennsylvania produces the 4th largest apple crop in the US and Adams County is the top apple producer in the state (Gettysburg is the county seat of Adams County). The farms in and surrounding Gettysburg, though, produce much more than apples and there are some fantastic places to eat in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. Leveraging local produce […]

Udvar-Hazy Center, Centreville, Virginia

Fascinating Small Town Museums in Northeastern US

This article covers small town museums in Northeastern US, including Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Please also see Fascinating Small Town Museums in Southeastern US and Fascinating Small Town Museums in Western US, and Fascinating Small Town Museums in Midwest US. Along with my personal recommendations, I received suggestions from travel writer friends, tourist offices, […]

High Water Mark Gettysburg NMP, photo: FuninFairfaxVa

8 Great Ways to Tour Gettysburg Battlefield

Gettysburg is home to the most famous battlefield in the United States. Gettysburg battlefield is also the site of one of the most famous speeches in US history (“Four score and seven years ago…“). Over one million visitors tour Gettysburg battlefield every year. Recently, Destination Gettysburg set us up with a private tour guide (licensed through Gettysburg Foundation) but […]

Kalahari Resort floats

Kalahari Resort, Pocono Mountains

“World’s Coolest Indoor Waterparks” signs meet arriving visitors at the new Kalahari Resort in the Pocono Mountains. The signs adorn the tall wooden walls separating the newly opened Kalahari Resorts & Conventions (official name) from phase 2, which will double the size of the resort. Kalahari Resort, Pocono Mountains Our group was very fortunate to preview Kalahari a couple of […]

Poconos: Lehigh River rafting

8 Great Poconos Summer Activities

The Pocono Mountains region—informally and more commonly known as “the Poconos”—is an area of immense natural beauty located within two hours of New York City and Philadelphia. The Poconos was the honeymoon capital of the world in the 1960s to 1980s. It might be hard to find a heart-shaped bed there today but I found a few amazing […]

Philadelphia: Talulas garden

24 Hour Philadelphia Stopover

My wife and I had a few free days earlier this summer and decided to visit Philadelphia and New York City (NYC) by train. She had taken the Acela several times for work—between Washington, D.C. and New York City. Acela is an Amtrak offering primarily for business travelers—faster trains, fewer stops, business and first class service. […]

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh Road Trip

Yesterday, I made a quick road trip to Pittsburgh. I was only able to spend four hours there. It was a gorgeous afternoon in Pittsburgh, which made it even more difficult to spend so little time. One person on Twitter said that such lovely days were a rarity. It was only my fourth visit to Pittsburgh and […]