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 […]

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

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 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 […]

The Best Winter Getaways in PA to Visit Now

Winter in Laurel Highlands

When planning a winter getaway Pennsylvania may not be the first place that comes to mind. But the state’s sylvan landscapes, ridiculously charming small towns, ski resorts, and more make it the perfect destination for your winter escape. Whether you are a history buff, city sightseer, outdoor enthusiast, skier, or just want someplace to cozy […]

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