Eastern USA Travel

30 Seconds With the Flagman

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.

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.

Choo Choo Barn

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!

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

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.

La Salette Shrine Christmas Lights

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. This is Disney World for a rugged, active outdoor enthusiast.

Whitewater rafting

Planning a Trip to Plymouth

Ships, rocks, cranberries and cemeteries are just some of the sights we enjoyed on our day trip to Plymouth, Mass.

Mayflower II

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.

The Duquesne Incline in Pittsburgh is an inexpensive, fun way to spend a couple hours!

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.

Gravity Hill Road sign