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3 Unlikely Places To Visit A Winery – Top US City Locations

3 Unlikely Places To Visit A Winery – Top US City Locations

Think you need to go to Napa, Long Island or Washington State to tour a winery and sample locally made wine? Think again, because you can find wineries producing their own wine in some well traveled but not-so-obvious places.

It was while living in New York City that I first had the opportunity to learn about wine, and it was there that I fell in love with it. Combine the city’s wine and food with its history, architecture and culture and it’s easy to see why the Big Apple is a place like no other. You wouldn’t expect New York, a city known for busy streets and skyscrapers, to have a winery — but it actually has three!

October 3, 2013 | By More
Before They Were “Inn” These Five B&B’s Had Fascinating Former Lives

Before They Were “Inn” These Five B&B’s Had Fascinating Former Lives

What do you envision when you hear ‘bed and breakfast?’ If you’re like most people, you probably think about an historic Victorian or Queen Anne draped in lace and tucked away in a quaint corner of town. While it’s true that many inns were grand, former homes of the town’s well-to-do, some were not even used as homes at all.

From schoolhouses and churches, to working lighthouses and sail boats, some B&Bs lived completely different lives before opening their doors to travelers and serving up delicious breakfasts. So, next time you fall asleep in class, don’t be too hard on yourself. In fact, you may be onto something!

July 24, 2013 | By More
Sesame Street Place, Perfect For A Magical Toddler Birthday Adventure

Sesame Street Place, Perfect For A Magical Toddler Birthday Adventure

We recently visited Sesame Place for my son’s 2nd birthday, and what a wonderful experience it was.

Sesame Place is the only theme park that is based entirely on the Sesame Street television program. It is located 90 minutes south of New York City in Langhome, Philadelphia. We decided to go a little early in the season to avoid summertime crowds and spent two action packed days at the park.

July 9, 2013 | By More
Most Popular US Cities For St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Most Popular US Cities For St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Can you guess the most popular cities in the United States for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? Well without question, nowhere on earth could possibly compare with Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day for authenticity.  This year will be particularly vibrant with “The Gathering”, Ireland’s year-long heritage celebration that will stage events and festivities throughout the  2013.  […]

February 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Pittsburgh for the Winter Holidays – Simply Dazzling

Pittsburgh for the Winter Holidays – Simply Dazzling

Skyscrapers define the city skyline providing a backdrop for stunning waterways, and guests of the city will discover a rich tapestry of culture, arts, and entertainment they may not have expected. Pittsburgh is home to an iconic football team, one of the nation’s most beloved sandwiches, and a thriving tech and healthcare industry, and is […]

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Philly Thanksgiving Celebrations Are Tops For Turkey Day Weekend

Philly Thanksgiving Celebrations Are Tops For Turkey Day Weekend

Philly Sure Knows How to Entertain on Turkey Weekend! It is so hard to grasp how rapidly the end of year is approaching, it seems like it was just yesterday we were celebrating the onset of 2012 and now I find myself having to gather my end of year shopping list. But I do have […]

November 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Top Spots For The Best Philly Cheese Steak in Philly

Top Spots For The Best Philly Cheese Steak in Philly

In Philadelphia, the Philly Cheese steak is the top iconic dish. Many have  attempted to duplicate it elsewhere around the world, but for some reason it’s simply never the same.  Here’s where to find the most authentic and delicious Philly Cheesesteaks in Philly: A Philly Cheese Steak is a long, crusty roll filled with carefully […]

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Civil War 150th Anniversary – Take The Whole Family On A Living History Getaway

Civil War 150th Anniversary – Take The Whole Family On A Living History Getaway

This is the  Sesquicentennial anniversary – 150 years since the the Civil War in the United States.  Commemorations are taking place all across our country.  Don’t miss the opportunity to relive our nation’s history by visiting the prominent locations that shaped so much of our nation’s history and character. If a unique getaway is what […]

May 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
How To Save Gas On Your Next Vacation Getaway

How To Save Gas On Your Next Vacation Getaway

Pain at the pump came early this year. Gas prices began rising in the winter, which marked an earlier start than in previous years, and are predicted to soar into record territory by summer. Travel plans will surely take a hit. So, what about that vacation you’ve been waiting all winter to take? Don’t let […]

April 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Tasty Carolina Crab Cakes

Tasty Carolina Crab Cakes

Yesterday Clint and I stumbled upon some of the best crab cakes we’ve ever eaten.  One of the great pleasures of traveling is discovering totally delicious food in a completely unexpected place.  Such was the case when we stopped at exit 138 off Rt 95 in Rocky Mount North Carolina. I’m never excited about our […]

December 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
Stately Historic Inns for Warm Weather Getaways

Stately Historic Inns for Warm Weather Getaways

If you do decide a warm weather escape is in order, you may want to think about staying at a historical inn. You’ll not only get a chance to bask in the soothing rays of sunshine but also under the shadow of stunning Victorian, Georgian and Greek Revival architecture. It’s postcard perfect. Consider these charming options:

December 12, 2011 | By | Reply More
Thanksgiving Dinner is Served at B&B Thanksgiving Getaways

Thanksgiving Dinner is Served at B&B Thanksgiving Getaways

Thanksgiving brings to mind days of planning a feast filled with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pecan pie and other goodies followed by hours prepping and cooking (not to mention the cleanup) once the holiday arrives. This year, you can leave all that to the birds. Why not combine the Thanksgiving holiday with some much needed R&R at a bed and breakfast?

October 20, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Philadelphia Opens Historic New Museum

Philadelphia Opens Historic New Museum

What’s old is new again at Independence Mall in Philadelphia as the National Museum of American Jewish History joins Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell and other historic landmarks in the heart of  America’s hallowed birthplace. On November 13th, the long anticipated Museum will open it’s door for a star studded gala […]

November 8, 2010 | By | Reply More
Get Crazy Down By The River At The FREE "Riverrock" Festival in Richmond

Get Crazy Down By The River At The FREE "Riverrock" Festival in Richmond

What do you get when you mix slippery mud, a field of joggers, mountain bikes, air dogs and rock music?  An adrenaline filled riverside festival, and the best part….. it’s FREE!  Everyone’s invited to Richmond Virginia’s ‘riverlife’ celebration on May 14-15, when the city busts loose and celebrates it’s 2nd annual Dominion Riverrock Festival. This […]

May 7, 2010 | By | Reply More
Virginia Invites You To America's Biggest Open House Celebration

Virginia Invites You To America's Biggest Open House Celebration

Virginia invites you to come see the splendor of their homes and gardens during the State’s Historic Garden Week from April 17-25, 2010 when scenic gardens and historic homes across Virginia open their gates for public tours. Virginia’s Historic Garden Week is considered to be the largest and grandest ‘Open House’ in America. The state […]

April 9, 2010 | By | Reply More
Calling All Golf Fanatics – Play 3/Get 3 Free in Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Calling All Golf Fanatics – Play 3/Get 3 Free in Myrtle Beach South Carolina

The Glens Golf Group, parent company to four premier golf courses along the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, has just announced a tempting special that will light the eyes of golf fanatics everywhere.  Effective now and continuing right through to September 8, 2010, golfers who purchase 3 rounds of golf (at any of […]

February 7, 2010 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Fall Festivals

Fantastic Fall Festivals

For me, Fall is the best time of year to travel. The weather is fresh and brisk, the earth is bursting with abundant harvests, and airfares take a dip between the high summer season and outrageous holiday fares. There’s no better time to venture forth and find a fall festival to enjoy. Here’s a sampling […]

August 28, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Make A Note Of This Date

Make A Note Of This Date

On December 15th all that is good about America and individual American’s making a difference will be demonstrated once again. I’m sure you’ve read about Morrill Worcester of Harrington Maine and his unprecedented generosity to the memory of veterans. December 15th is the day trucks hauling 10,000 handmade wreaths will reach Arlington National Cemetery to […]

November 30, 2007 | By | Reply More