• Gettysburg Audio Tour Cover
    Pennsylvania,  Travel Tips

    Gettysburg Auto Tour Options

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is a major spot in United States history. Today it is a National Park and memorial for the Battle of Gettysburg that happened during the Civil War of the United States. Exploring the battlefields can be interesting and exhausting, however, the park has provided visitors with an auto tour for as long as I personally can remember. The tour takes you from point to point throughout the battlefield giving you information about each location in a seven to fifteen-minute narration for each spot. When I was around 7 or 8, my parents piled us into our large conversion van, put in the cassette tape and off we went…

  • PA RenFaire Dog Days
    Pennsylvania,  Pet Travel

    Dog Days of Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

    If you grow up in or around Pennsylvania then you are familiar of the PA RenFaire. It’s one of the biggest Renaissance Faires in the United States and on the eastern seaboard. Visitors are encouraged to come in costume, sing along and drink up during their visit. It’s been in operation on the grounds of Mount Hope Winery since 1980. For me, I grew up going to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire as a yearly tradition. Personally, my favorite part of the Faire was the royal hounds. Every year there was a booth with gorgeous greyhounds waiting to be adopted. I was jealous as a child that I could not spend the day with…

  • Fort Mifflin of Philadelphia

    Fort Mifflin of Philadelphia

    Some forty years ago two individuals met and fell in love at a place called Fort Mifflin. Those two people happen to be my mom & dad. Fast forward 31 years and I got to take Peter to a place that not only started my family but was like a second home for me growing up. Fort Mifflin is located just north of the Philadelphia Airport, a short drive off of Interstate 95 (known as i95 by locals), right next to the Delaware river. Classified by many as a hidden gem of Philadelphia, the fort does not get enough recognition for its part in the revolutionary and civil wars and…

  • Tubing on the Delaware

    Tubing on the Delaware

    The Delaware River separates Pennsylvania and New Jersey as it runs its way towards the Atlantic Ocean. For us, it’s practically in our backyard. As we were beginning to date we explored New Hope, Pennslyvania and then Lambertville, New Jersey, now where we call home, which is just a bridge ride apart from each other. But we wanted to start exploring some other things along the Delaware River as it holds a special place in Melissa’s heart and childhood memories. This is where River Country comes into play. Growing up Melissa was accustom to seeing the commercials and wondered what it was like to do such an activity. We talked about…