Eastern USA Travel

Inspiration and tips for Eastern USA travel.

Choo Choo Barn

Railroads and Model Trains in Strasburg, PA

Attention train enthusiasts! Lancaster County's Strasburg Railroad and Choo Choo Barn are a must-see in Amish country. The Strasburg Railroad is a relaxing way to see the countryside and learn about the railroad. The Choo Choo Barn is a spectacular 1,700 square foot hand-crafted model train layout. Makes a great day trip or stop on your summer road trip.
Shaka in Long Branch, NJ

You’ll Say Mahalo to Shaka

Located on the beach in Pier Village, Shaka is a Mexican-style restaurant with a Hawaiian flavor and a surfing theme. They serve quesadillas, rice bowls, tacos, salads and burritos. I loved the "make your own" burrito option, loading mine with chicken, pineapple, brown rice, and black beans.
Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Rocking the Disney Wine & Dine Half-Marathon

I wanted to train for a half-marathon, and I love Disney World, so the runDisney races were my first choice. I absolutely loved Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival last time I went, so I was stoked to run a half marathon that ended at the Festival!

2012 Travel In Review

While I've always enjoyed traveling, the past year was the first that I embraced travel as a passion and looked at every step beyond my front door from a travel writer's perspective. It's pretty amazing to view your travels in that manner. It's not just a vacation, day trip, or field trip, but a way to experience more in life, learn more about myself, and share that with others.
La Salette Shrine Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights at La Salette Shrine

La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, Mass., is more than a holiday light display, it's a winter carnival. With more than 300,000 lights, a hay ride, a carousel, and some seriously yummy hot chocolate, it's a wonderful place to take the family and get into the holiday spirit.
US National Whitewater Center Charlotte NC

Whitewater Rafting for the Family in Charlotte, NC

While whitewater delivers the big splash at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC, it’s really just the centerpiece of a total outdoor adventure theme park. Mountain biking, hiking, zip lining, rock climbing, eco-trekking, and more are set throughout the sprawling 400-acre, wooded area. This is Disney World for a rugged, active outdoor enthusiast.
Ringing Rocks Park

Ten Things To Do in New Jersey That Aren’t On The Shore

Western New Jersey is a rural playground full of parks, farms, rolling hills, rivers, lakes and living history. Here are ten things to do in New Jersey that aren't on the shore.
Mayflower II

Plymouth, MA, Via US 44

Ships, rocks, cranberries and cemeteries are just some of the sights we enjoyed on our day trip to Plymouth, Mass.
The Duquesne Incline in Pittsburgh is an inexpensive, fun way to spend a couple hours!

Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Incline

The Duquesne Incline is a cable car that transports you to the top of Mount Washington. Restored in 1963, the Incline features original hoisting gear and cable cars that date back to the late 1800's. It's a fun, inexpensive way to spend a couple hours in Pittsburgh.
Lock 18 on the Erie Canal in Herkimer

15 Miles On The Erie Canal

I wholeheartedly recommend a trip to the Erie Canal and a ride through a working lock. There’s so much history in upstate New York!

Defy Gravity at Gravity Hill

Gravity Hill is a quirky pit stop for any road trip across southern Pennsylvania. Here, your car will appear to roll UP a hill! Great addition to any Pittsburgh or Hershey road trip.