One of America's most historic states, it ranges from the urban flair (and grit) of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to the bucolic beauties of the Poconos, Dutch Country, and Bucks County. And for history, don't you dare miss Philly and Gettysburg!

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Longwood Gardens in 'Spring Has Sprung & U.S. Gardens Await Discovery'

Spring is here, and summer's already around the corner!  If you’re a flower gardener - and the National Gardening Association estimates that members of over a third of U.S. households are - you already may have begun to till soil and plant seeds. And those who like to travel as well as garden (as well as those who enjoy gardens more by watching than working), now is time to plan a trip to take in some of Mother Nature’s bountiful beauty. Gardens come in a variety of types, sizes and offerings.…

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Deerfield Retreat & Spa in the Pocono Mountains

Admittedly, I'd never heard of Lo-Wei, a unique exercise class that combines yoga, strength training and flexibility that stretched my body in ways my mind never thought possible. But it is only one of almost three dozen fitness classes, all part of the dawn-to-dusk workout, weight loss, and education focus of the one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive Deerfield Health Retreat and Spa in East Stroudsburg, in the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania, where my friend Kathy and I spent three nights a while…

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Kinzua Sky Walk cited in 'In the USA this Fall, Combine Foliage with Adventure'

Dan and Mary Stroudt oooh and aaah at the multicolored scenery below the hot air balloon in which they’re riding. The journey is very different for Mark and Marylee Sutherland as they help to paddle a rubber raft along a stretch of whitewater in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Betsy Goodman and Tom Cross are traveling at a slower pace, strolling across a glass-bottom observation deck. These disparate experiences may seem to have little in common, but they do. They provide…

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  • The Philadelphia Inquirer recently came out with a piece pretty well summing up the skiing, snowboarding, and other winter fun options within driving distance of Philly: https://www.inquirer.com/philly-tips/best-skiing-snowboarding-penns...
    Best places for skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing in the Philadelphia region
    Here's where to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, and snow tube in the Poconos and beyond.
  • Swimming season is NOT over in the Northeast, at least not at the resort with the largest water park -- and much of it is indoors, too -- in Pennsylvania, a state that has multiple pull-out-all-the-stops water parks. Travel Daddy explains it all.9012391455?profile=original

    Cool Thrills at the Indoor/Outdoor Water Parks of the Poconos’ Camelback Resort
    Summer in northern New Jersey can get pretty hot, sticky, and gross in late July, so the idea of a refreshing excursion to a nearby water park was gr…
  • As far as we're concerned, there is no better ballpark. Today on the Fields of Dreams at The World on Wheels, our absolute favorite baseball Stadium. It's our 2013 update for Pittsburgh's PNC Park, now with a contending team!
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    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
  • From the City of Brotherly Love, this week's Fields of Dreams update at The World on Wheels takes us to the home of the Schmitter...Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
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    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
  • The Atomic Amish today at The World on Wheels. We visit Amish country in Lancaster and come away with a healthy glow after visiting Three Mile Island. It's all in today's report: http://tinyurl.com/y6jxw5g
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    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
  • Darryl, we buy all our flammable liquids in New York City.

  • Yeah, I thought Utah was bad until I got to PA.  Luckily, most places we've been to in PA have been close enough so we could make a run to the border for some more liberalized sales.

  • Yup, that's the olde Quaker heritage. It was worse when I was a kid. My family used to go to Pennsylvania on Sundays, and you could not buy beer in that state on the sabbath, so my father would bring a beer from NY, stick it in the stream by the restaurant where we ate, and then BYOB into the restaurant. 

  • Maybe I should have been more clear. I don't write about it, just a passing comment below, but when we were there, if you wanted to buy beer, you had to go to a distributor who only sold by the case or find a specially licensed bar that could sell (expensive) six packs, or drink in a bar. I guess I'm just venting a little frustration there. Here's some more information on them: Pennsylvania Liquor Laws

  • Hey, Darryl, is the part about the alcohol laws in a different blog post, or did I just miss it when I read this?

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