Great Destinations to Visit in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a great year round destination for travelers in the Mid-Atlantic. We recently lived in Washington, DC for 4 years and enjoyed taking many trips to the Keystone State (nicknamed that for its essential role in the founding of the US). Philadelphia even served as the capital of the country between 1790 and 1800….

The exterior of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater with the fall foliage and waterfalls

York, Pennsylvania: Guide to a Great Weekend

York, Pennsylvania is just 92 miles north of Washington, DC. The city was founded in 1741 by settlers from Philadelphia and named after the British city of York. It lays claim to being the USA’s first capital, as the Continental Congress first drafted the Articles of Confederation there. York County makes for a great getaway…

An old steam train going through the trees with a red grill on the front

Seven Springs: Fun for a Couples Getaway!

Seven Springs Mountain Resort is a great all-season resort located in Champion, Pennsylvania. An ideal vacation destination for couples and families, it just over an hour southeast of Pittsburgh and about a 3.5 drive from Washington, DC. The resort offers a variety of on-site activities like skiing, golf, bowling, rock climbing, zip-lining, an alpine slide,…

Slopes with snow and blue skies

How to Spend 2 Days in Hershey & Harrisburg, PA

Milton Hershey founded Hershey’s chocolate company in 1894. Today a town built on chocolate welcomes visitors from around the world to experience a place where streetlights are capped with Hershey kisses. Prior to visiting Hershey, we knew about the amusement park, Hersheypark, but were unfamiliar with other great activities this family destination has to offer….

Alex & Bell with their chocolate bars in the build your own chocolate bar factory

Our 10 Year Wedding Anniversary Misadventure

Over 13 years ago we met in a hostel in Brugge, Belgium, while each traveling by ourselves after graduating college, and immediately just clicked. But being that we literally lived on opposite ends of the planet, it wasn’t easy to co-ordinate a life together until 2 and 1/2 years later, when I moved to Melbourne, Australia…