Did you know that Pennsylvania is the fourth largest Christmas tree producer in the country? Here are a few tips for selecting the perfect tree:
The happy traveler follows the seasons, from springtime Chester County strawberries, Lancaster sweet corn in July, Franklin County peaches in August, Adams County apples in the fall and Lake Erie Ice Wine in December.
The happy traveler loves a town with a carnival.
The happy traveler knows who to ask where to eat.
The happy traveler is a proud leaf peeper.
The happy traveler got engaged at an Endless Mountains overlook.
The happy traveler finds the oddball museums.
The happy traveler finds the best sweet potato pie in Pittsburgh.
The happy traveler prefers a map that folds. (GPS tells you where you are; a map tells you what’s possible.)
Sometimes the happy traveler chooses the road less traveled, and always the one most interesting.
The happy traveler packs his-and-her hiking boots, and loves to hoof it.
Reading City Park’s Vietnam War Memorial is dedicated to the fallen in Vietnam, seats a statue of a soldier, slumped over and looking down at the steps, beside a plaque listing those from Berks County who lost their lives in Vietnam. This memorial is moving and allows those in the area to pay their respect to those who have given their lives. This memorial is easily accessible and centered in the middle of Reading.
Great variety and even better prices await savvy shoppers at Pennsylvania’s outlet malls, where you’ll surely find all the perfect holiday gifts. And with all of the deals and steals at up to 70 percent below retail prices, you might even have sufficient funds leftover to cross some items off your personal wish list.
There are hundreds of cozy bed and breakfast (B&B) retreats in Pennsylvania – the perfect setting for a romantic weekend, low-key getaway and breakfast delights you could never create in your own home.
Below are a few B&Bs around Pennsylvania to get you on your way to a relaxing retreat. For even more, visit our full list of B&Bs in Pennsylvania.
Route 6 and the Lincoln Highway, both designated Pennsylvania artistic byways, allow motorists to savor the state’s signature scenery and delve into creative corridors, which exhibit the talent of local artists, craftsmen and performers.
Here are some not-to-miss “art-full” stops along or near these rich pathways.
U.S. Route 6, which stretches for more than 420 miles in Pennsylvania, is lined with vast forests, fertile farmland and understated small towns.
The Happy Traveler takes an inside look at Pennsylvania's beer industry and visits Brew Gentleman Company and Hitchhiker Brewing Company - while discovering a unique experience with the pairing of donuts and beer.
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Chase away those winter blues by surrounding yourself with vibrant colors and fragrant flowers! For all those Happy Travelers out there who have Spring Fever, we’ve compiled some of the best flower shows across Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Garden Show of York Pennsylvania Garden Show of York Just Imagine…. The theme of the 2018 Pennsylvania Garden Show of York promises days filled with gardening inspiration and expertise! Held at the York Expo Center, this annual event showcases beautiful displays, a...
Love is in the air in Pennsylvania! Looking for an amazingly elegant and five-star dining experience? Nemacolin’s Woodlands Resort Nemacolin’s Woodlands Resort The Valentine's Day Champagne Dinner at Lautrec Restaurant at Nemacolin’s Woodlands Resort in Farmington does not disappoint! Dinner starts with a selection of scrumptious hors d'oeuvres followed by four specially made...