Where are my Civil War history buffs?! This trip is like a life goal for history lovers like myself, and on my dad’s trip to D.C. to visit me last fall, I got to take him up to Gettysburg for a day trip. My dad’s 10 years of Civil War re-enacting is one of the… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Gettysburg
I love living in the D.C. area. I do! And apparently, so did a lot of our presidents. A trip to the Nation’s Capital gets you mighty close to many of their homes, so if you weren’t already aware, here’s everything you need to know about visiting the nearby presidential homes on your next trip… Continue reading Presidents’ Homes within a Day’s Drive of D.C.
Washington, D.C., has enough going on to keep you busy for weeks—or months!—but sometimes you just want to get out of town. Lucky for you, D.C. has tons of beautiful, exciting, fun, historic things to offer within driving distance! Here are my favorites, organized by state. All distances are calculated from the D.C. city center.… Continue reading Day Trips from D.C.
Heading to Pittsburgh soon? It’s no longer just a steel-gray city with rough winters. Pittsburgh has been experiencing a rebirth in recent years, and its enjoyed a major tourism boom to match it! So if the Steel City is on your list, here is a quick run-down of things to know before you go! Terminology… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Pittsburgh
It’s Faraway Friday! This week, we’re not going too far–just over to Pittsburgh, where my sweet husband grew up. We go out there two to three times each year, but I realized I have very little on the blog about Pittsburgh! So to make up for that deficit, here are 10 things you should do… Continue reading 10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh
Merry Christmas! It’s Merry Monday, my readers! My sweet husband and I went to Pittsburgh for Thanksgiving with his family, but I made sure we did some Christmassy things while we were there! If you are heading to Pittsburgh this Christmas season or in the coming years, here are the things you should put on… Continue reading Christmas in Pittsburgh
Originally published in June 2012. It’s Throwback Thursday! On the road again! Only this time I took a train. I liked it a lot! I didn’t think it was much different than the ones in Europe–except it was running a little late! But surprisingly we made it to Philly sooner than anticipated. And when I… Continue reading Philadelphia: First Time in the City of Firsts
Originally published in June 2012. I experienced something over the weekend that I never knew existed. It was part soapbox race, part antique car show, part blast from the past. It’s the Hershey Hill Climb, and apparently it’s been happening for years–but I only just found out about it! Older gentlemen who own antique race… Continue reading Hershey Hill Climb and Fancy Cars
This week’s What I Ate Wednesday is a little different–it’s all about America’s Cholocate Destination: Hershey, PA! This was originally published in June 2012. I had an amazing job with a marketing firm that summer, and they sent me to Pennsylvania for several events. My first trip that summer was to Herskey, PA, and let… Continue reading History and Chocolate: a Winning Combination
It’s What I Ate Wednesday! And I can hear the cheesesteaks calling my name. A few years ago I had an awesome job that took me to Philly many times over the summer. I worked with a marketing company at a concert venue, so my days were spent exploring historic Philly! Be looking for some… Continue reading What to Eat in Philadelphia