The Arboretum at Penn State: Cultivation, Conservation, and Community

Overlook Pavilion at the Penn State Arboretum

Located roughly a mile from Beaver Stadium on the campus of Penn State University, the Penn State Arboretum lives at the crossroads of nature, education, and community engagement. Opened in 2009, this 350-acre living museum extends beyond a traditional botanical garden, offering a variety of experiences, serene landscapes, and hands-on educational programs for visitors of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fun Things To Do at Raystown Lake PA: A Complete Guide

Raystown Lake is the perfect place to vacation for those with a sense of adventure. This 30-mile recreational lake covering 8300 acres and offering over 110 miles of mostly uninhabited shoreline is the largest lake entirely within the state of Pennsylvania and the perfect place for your next getaway. Dubbed the “Crown Jewel of Pennsylvania, […]

7 Wonderful Reasons to Visit Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands in Winter

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

Snow and natural beauty may be reason enough to visit the Laurel Highlands. And if it is, then I timed this trip perfectly. There was a common refrain heard over and over again during my visit to the Laurel Highlands: “We are having a real Pennsylvania winter. This is what winters used to be here.” […]

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 […]

Things to Do in Happy Valley, PA That Will Make You Want to Visit Now

Fall in Happy Valley PA. View from The Overlook Restaurant out to farm land.

Unless you are a Penn State Football fan or an outdoors adventurist, central Pennsylvania, and more specifically Happy Valley may not be the first place to come to mind for a long weekend or weeklong getaway. However, visitors may be surprised to learn that there are so many things to do that they can’t fit […]

Plan a 3-day San Diego to Baja California Road Trip

If you have a passport, theoretically, you can hop the line between San Diego and northern Baja Mexico in just a matter of minutes or hours (depending on the lines at the border crossing). So, traveling between the two countries is not a huge deal once you have made it to the west coast. After […]

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