Eastern USA Travel

Inspiration and tips for Eastern USA travel.

Edson Hill fireside tub king suite

March in the Northeast: Winter’s Last Stand

Whether you need a spring break destination, a cozy weekend getaway, or a cold-weather adventure to break your cabin fever, check out these Northeast destinations for winter's last stand.
target practice

Love and Guns: Fire Up Valentine’s Day

Bored of dinner and a movie on Valentine's Day? Check out your local shooting range. I can't think of a better way to spend a romantic day.
International Civil Rights Center and Museum, Greensboro, NC

International Civil Rights Center and Museum

I recently visited the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, NC, and today on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I am remembering and pondering all I learned there.
View from Lake House, Lake Placid, NY

The Lake House in Lake Placid and My Love of Mountain Lake Towns

The newly renovated Lake House in Lake Placid, NY, is modern rustic and exactly what we wanted for a weekend in the mountains.
Sunset Beach

Five Winter Delights in Cape May on the Jersey Shore

While our off-season trip to the Jersey Shore did not include bathing suits, swimming, ice cream, or even much sunshine, we enjoyed a slow-paced weekend that was the perfect opportunity to explore the area without the crowds.
Biltmore Estate

Visiting the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC

The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, is America's Largest Home and a fascinating glimpse into high-society life. With a farm, winery, shopping, and outdoor adventures, it's a perfect family destination.
Family skiing at Squaw Valley

Planning an Epic Family Ski Vacation with Back to Ski

The Back to Ski pros have plenty of good advice for families who want to ski together.

Five Places to Squeeze In End-of-Summer Fun in New Jersey

Hang on to the fun as long as possible! Here are five places to squeeze in some end-of-summer celebrations in New Jersey.
Meeting dogs in Colonial Williamsburg

A Day in Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is more than a place to learn about American history. We made friends - human and canine.
Raging Waters at Morey's Piers, Wildwood, NJ

Thrills and Chills at Raging Waters – Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, NJ

Raging Waters at Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ, offers some unique features that elevate the fun factor over and above any water park I've ever visited.

InSite Gettysburg iPad Tour {Cassie’s Corner}

My favorite part of the day was climbing on the rocks in the park. I also really liked how the iPad showed you the battles that happened in the spot you were standing.
Field Station: Dinosaurs in Secaucus NJ

Field Station: Dinosaurs in NJ is Interactive, Musical, and Educational

Field Station: Dinosaurs brings you back in time with animatronic dinosaurs and a roaring good time!
Lock 18 Erie Canal Herkimer NY

Instant Itinerary: Road Trip to Herkimer, NY’s Diamonds and Canals

Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Herkimer is home to the Herkimer Diamond Mines and award-winning KOA campground, as well as Lock 18 of the Erie Canal.
brafferton ghosts Williamsburg

Ghost Tours Offer Creepy Stories, Travel Memories

Ghost tours are big business in cities like Williamsburg that have a long history of bloody battles, disaster, and heartbreak.
The Amish Village in Lancaster, PA, is fun and educational.

Amish & Ice Cream: Where To Go in Lancaster PA

Lancaster County, Penn., offers Amish country experiences, old-fashioned steam train rides, and hands-on ice cream making fun. Here are my top picks for a Lancaster getaway.