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    Sweet Pool Suite

    Our stay in the Pool Suite at the Inn at Leola Village trips to the Amish country side was sweet except for having to leave after our two-night stay at this Forbes 4-Star, AAA 4-Diamond hotel Read more

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    Cape May’s Holiday Preview

    Christmas arrives in Victorian Cape May with great fanfare during Holiday Preview Weekend in Cape May, Nov. 17-19, presented by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture). The weekend launches six weeks of tours, activities and events especially for ... Read more

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    In Saratoga’s Arms

    Upstate New York. I’ve only been further north than the Catskills in New York State, once, and that was over 25 years ago. Tanya has never been there. So it is exciting as we prepare for a trip into the unknown—the southern edge of the Adirondacks... Read more

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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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    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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    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

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.