The past few months have been a whirlwind of travel for me and my family. Colorado, Texas, Pennsylvania and Maryland were just some of the states I covered!
Admittedly, I'm not a huge beach person. I do like to go a couple times a year though, and when I asked my fellow travel writers about their experiences "down the shore" in NJ, I was surprised by all the amazing places I have yet to visit. Check them out...
New Jersey is "Stronger Than the Storm" and open for business. Follow along this week a I celebrate all the family fun you can have in my state. Starting at the southern tip, Cape May, NJ, is not just about shopping and Victorian B&Bs. Families can enjoy the scenic lighthouse, the beautiful beaches, and the playful park & zoo.
While waiting on the platform at the Strasburg Railroad, I noticed a man running alongside the Pint-Sized Pufferbelly - Strasburg's 23-minute miniature steam train ride. He was dressed in traditional railroad garb – oiled-up jeans and a blue button-down shirt – and carried a red flag. I watched him, running along with the train, back and forth, again and again. I had to get the scoop.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
Much of the state of New Jersey is a rural playground full of parks, farms, rolling hills, rivers, lakes and living history. Here are 11 things to do in New Jersey that aren't on the shore.
Ships, rocks, cranberries and cemeteries are just some of the sights we enjoyed on our day trip to Plymouth, Mass.
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.
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!
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.