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    Just Next Door

    Going to the Lehigh Valley, particularly Bethlehem, is a treat for us, especially since it is so close and yet we have hardly spent much time there. We are ready to go. It is raining. Tanya is happy anyway, she is humming and finishing her packing... Read more

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    Pocono Chalet Stay

    I am not prepared. We need to go somewhere to write our getaway story, but I made arrangements too late, so what do I do? Well, I call my brother who has a cabin at Locust Lake Village in Pocono Lake, PA. When I tell Tanya, who loves... Read more

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    Revived In Charm City

    There is something about Baltimore that keeps bringing us back. Charm City is charming, and we are ready to be charmed. We arrive in Baltimore around 3 p.m. and after driving around our favorite sections of Baltimore, we are in Mount Vernon, happy... Read more


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    Are We Somewhere Else?

    No rush this time to get ready and hit the road. We’re already packed and are ready to drive about 20 miles to our destination—River House at Odette’s in New Hope. Now we generally don’t go this local, but we signed a beam along with other people... Read more

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    Durston Saylor

    Charm City Romance

    Anticipation. Tanya and I are ready to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary in Baltimore, known as Charm City. Our destination is the Canopy Baltimore Harbor Point. It’s Wednesday afternoon and our check-in to the Canopy is scheduled for Thursday... Read more

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    The Ocean Experience

    It is a beautiful summer day. Tanya is packing and I am daydreaming about all the things that are on the itinerary for our trip to Ocean Casino Resort. We are starting early for this visit to Ocean in Atlantic City. Our check-in time is 4 p.m. and... Read more

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    Bucks County's Covered Bridges

    Remember those family trips through the scenic countryside? Well, this summer is a great time to get outside and see our covered bridges. There are a total of 12 covered bridges in Bucks County. Read more

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    Sand, Sea, Wave

    Our stay at the boutique Wave Resort in Long Branch, New Jersey introduced us to the incomparable character and beauty of the Monmouth County beaches Read more

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    Atlantic City Vacation

    Atlantic City is a love story for Bob & Tanya, and their stay at Caesar’s Atlantic City Resort & Casino and Seaview across the bay brings new life to an old enchantment Read more

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    Our Tropicana Weekend

    My wife, Tanya, likes to take the expressway and get right there, but I like the long way going down Route 206 to Hammonton, and then turning onto Route 30 and taking it right into Atlantic City. Since Tanya wants a cup of coffee along the way, we... Read more

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    The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake

    Tanya and I are excited when we leave for Cambridge Maryland to stay at the magnificent Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. It’s a two-hour 51-minute drive according to my GPS, but knowing us, it will take longer. We like to... Read more

Endless Mountains Fall Getaway

Endless Mountains Lakeside Fall

The Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania is the ideal destination for a fall getaway. The scenic vistas and overlooks dotted throughout the region are the perfect vantage points for admiring the array of colors during the peak of fall foliage season. Miles of hiking and biking trails allow a close up view of the brilliant colors, enhanced by the wonderful smells of autumn leaves and crisp air. In between sight-seeing, you’ll want to take in a few fall and harvest festivals such as the PA Apple ‘n Cheese Festival, Tunkhannock Airing of the Quilts,  Craftsmen of the Endless Mountains Flaming Fall Foliage Festival, Elk Mountain Fall Festival, and the Sullivan County Fall Festival Lumberjack/Chainsaw Carving Competition —each one unique in its own way. Quaint shops, wine trail, relaxing dining, and comforting lodging round out a memorable getaway in the Endless Mountains.  To start planning your Endless Mountains fall getaway, visit or call 800-769-8999. 

Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia

Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill is closer than you think! When you visit Philadelphia's Garden District, you will discover endless delights from exquisite cuisine and locally-owned boutiques to some of Philadelphia’s greatest attractions. Located in the Northwest corner of Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway, lunch with friends, date night, or a family day trip. There is a wide variety of fine dining and casual restaurants, many with outdoor seating. Be sure to visit Market at the Fareway for a taste of specialty artisan foods from over 15 vendors. Plan a trip to Morris Arboretum for a garden oasis within the city limits or walk along Forbidden Drive to experience nature all around you. Visit Woodmere Art Museum to view impressive work from Philadelphia’s top artists. In one of the over 60 unique shops throughout Chestnut Hill, you will certainly find that perfect gift for yourself or someone else. In fact, Chestnut Hill was recently named Best Main Street Shopping by Philadelphia Magazine. This beloved neighborhood has been selected by as one of the top seven urban enclaves in the nation. Chestnut Hill was also voted a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation with its beautiful architecture, historic properties, and direct access to Fairmount Park. The neighborhood hosts a number of special events and festivals throughout the year, including an annual Fall for the Arts Festival October 5, Harry Potter Festival October 17 & 18, and Holidays on the Hill Festival from late November through December. Chestnut Hill is always stroller and dog-friendly, and the neighborhood's festivals offer family fun for all ages. Spend the night or spend the weekend in the beautifully renovated Chestnut Hill Hotel and experience all that Chestnut Hill has to offer. For more information, a complete schedule of events, and to plan your visit to Chestnut Hill, please visit, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @ChestnutHillPA.