Penn State and Beyond: Top Things to Do in State College, PA

Nittany Lion Shrine at Penn State University, State College PA

More than just the home of Penn State University and the Nittany Lions, State College, Pennsylvania is a vibrant community brimming with activities, cultural depth, and scenic beauty. Known affectionately as Happy Valley, this energetic region offers a unique blend of academic and athletic excellence, diverse outdoor experiences, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. State College’s […]

19 Outstanding Things to Do in Easton MD and Beyond

The “Capital of the Eastern Shore,” Easton, Maryland offers a charming blend of history, culture, and outdoor activities, making it a diverse travel destination. Its historic downtown, centered around North Washington Street and the Talbot County Courthouse, features beautifully preserved 18th and 19th-century architecture, art galleries, unique boutiques, and fine dining. Additionally, Easton enjoys a […]

The 26 Best Things To Do in Salisbury, Maryland

Situated on the Delmarva Peninsula, Salisbury, Maryland has been known by many names including “Capital of the Eastern Shore,” and “The Crossroads of Delmarva.” But the city’s tagline is “The Comfortable Side of Coastal,” which seems fitting for this wonderful small city that has more to offer than initially meets the eye.   Whether you’re a […]

Best Botanical Gardens and Arboretums near Philadelphia

gardens at Mt. Cuba

Philadelphia is home to the oldest and one of the largest urban park systems in the United States. But also, it is known as “America’s Garden Capital.” In addition to all that public space, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has designated 38 of the best botanical gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes near Philadelphia as must-see […]

19+ Outstanding Things to Do in Wilmington Delaware (2023)

Wilmington DE from the Riverfront

In 2020, the Presidential campaign of Joe Biden thrust Wilmington, Delaware into the spotlight, but this small city just 40 minutes from Philadelphia and 2 hours from New York City by train still may not be on your radar. However, this once-underrated city is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Conde Nast Travel has identified […]

Insanely Fun Things To Do in Elkton, MD

Elkton Painted Elk

As a former resident of Elkton in Cecil County Maryland this article covers fun things to do in and around Elkton as well as some of my favorite local places.  And you won’t need to cross state lines into neighboring Delaware or Pennsylvania or even county lines. There isn’t anything on this list that will […]

27 Fun Things To Do in Huntingdon PA Beyond Raystown Lake

Along the Lower Trail

Huntingdon Pennsylvania may be best known as the home of Raystown Lake, an 8,000 acres reservoir that has become a summer hot spot for vacationers from the region and beyond. But there is much more to Huntingdon (which is both the name of a town and the county) than boating, fishing, camping, and getting in […]

Plan an Unforgettable 5-day Road Trip through Northern Virginia (w/ FREE PDF itinerary)

When talking about the Washington DC metro area the District of Columbia gets most of the attention. But don’t overlook Northern Virginia as an add-on to your DC trip. Or plan to visit Northern Virginia completely independent of the capital city. After all, many of the sites associated with DC aren’t even located there.  Furthermore, […]

What to Know About Biking Johnstown PA’s Path of the Flood (and more)

Path of the flood tunnel

At some time during your school years, you probably learned about the Johnstown Pennsylvania Flood, one of the worst natural disasters in United States history. However, your recollections from your early school days may have long faded. Riding the Path of the Flood can be a fun way to learn about this massive flood that devastated […]

Why New Jersey is Known as the Garden State

Jersey Fresh Produce

Most people have no idea why New Jersey is known as the “Garden State.” Typically, when people think of New Jersey they automatically think of it as an extension of New York City. For those of us of a certain age, the joke by Joe Piscopo and SNL comes to mind. “What exit”? Because New […]

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