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Enjoy Both the Journey and the Destination on Pennsylvania’s Route 6

03/25/2023 - 11:58am

Pennsylvania’s Route 6, a beautiful two-lane rural highway that also happens to be the longest highway in the state, was not labeled one of “America’s most scenic drives” by National Geographic without reason. It winds around some of the state’s most breathtaking natural and histor...

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A Spring Refresh—for You and Your Furniture—in Amish Lancaster County

03/25/2023 - 11:46am

Perhaps the lingering grays (and blues) of winter have you looking to make a change in your environment. But you don’t need to plan an elaborate and exorbitant trip to Fiji in order to alter your surroundings: all you need is a décor refresh. By planning a trip to Lancaster County to peruse their plentiful selection of Amish furniture stores, yo...

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Visit Pennsylvania's Botanical Gardens this Spring

02/16/2023 - 9:49am

There isn’t a more beautiful time to explore Pennsylvania this spring as the state’s landscape transforms into a colorful tapestry of wildflowers, tulips, wisteria, and fragrant flowering trees. Although that landscape is large beyond measure, you can find Pennsylvania’s breathtaking botanical gardens and arboretums in every corner. Find out mor...

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Explore History at the Ephrata Cloister

02/16/2023 - 9:01am

Established as a semi-monastic community with a convent in 1732, the pious and celibate members of the religious order led by Johann Conrad Beissel sought religious freedom in one of the only places that offered it in the world: Pennsylvania. Beissel’s celibate Brothers and S...

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Buggies and Boutiques: Lancaster is the Best Small Town for Christmas Visits & Beyond

12/07/2022 - 11:13am

Perhaps one drawback to Lancaster having the largest and most vibrant Amish community in the United States is that outsiders tend to think it’s the only reason to visit Lancaster. In reality, Lancaster uniquely combines seeming opposites as strikingly as the scene of a horse-drawn buggy next to a world-class mall, modern attractions wit...

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Getaway to Happy Valley this Winter Season

12/07/2022 - 11:11am

Viisit Happy Valley, as we celebrate the holidays & ring in the New Year! There are several exciting events coming up in our area. Downtown State College is the perfect location to ring in the New Year as we celebrate First Night! This event is jam packed with family-friendly fun, including horse drawn carriage rides, live ice sculpture carv...

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Rewind and Unwind with Cross-Country Skiing at Allegheny National Forest

12/05/2022 - 8:04pm

Skiing—with its lifts and snow groomers and glossy gear in all shades of neon—may seem to some an ultra-modern form of recreation. But cross-country skiing, a replica of the original form of skiing, is almost primeval, dating to Chinese and Scandinavian communities as least as early as 600 BCE. In a holiday season brimming with modern busyness a...

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Saints & Spirits Trail in Philadelphia and Its Countryside

09/25/2022 - 5:06pm

With its iconic places of worship and its renowned breweries, you might say that in Philadelphia both meanings of “spirit” receive their due. The city has much to summon the best and worst of human nature—although we will leave it up to you to decide which of the City of Love’s longstanding traditions merits the superlative. This fall, find your...

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Jim Thorpe in the Fall: Festivals, Foliage, and Fun

09/25/2022 - 4:53pm

While summer gets its fanfare in the form of salt-water vacations and outdoor barbeques, no season heralds itself quite as magnificently as autumn does. The spectacular foliage and invigorating air are an invitation to step outside this fall, to drink in the jewel-toned leaves and sunsets—perhaps summoning you to enjoy more and do less. If you’r...

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Pittsburgh: From "Steel City" to City of Gardens

05/30/2022 - 11:48am

While perhaps not attaining the acclaim of a wonder of the world à la Babylon’s Hanging Gardens, Pittsburgh’s Garden Trail is indisputably a wonder in the region. Pittsburgh’s reputation as “the Steel City” may well be replaced by another moniker, as the urban landscape now enco...

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