Ledges Hotel, Hawley, PA
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Pennsylvania / United States

Pocono Mountains In The Fall: The Perfect Place To Be

Nestled in the Northwest Pocono Mountain Lake region lies Hawley, PA. It is full of culture, activity and charm. While there, I was able to visit a fantastic hotel known as Ledges. It is a luxurious, modern inn that will take your breath away and charm you with her blue […]

Visit the Poconos Anytime of Year
Chronological / Destinations / Pennsylvania / United States

Visit the Poconos Anytime of Year

Poconos: A River Between Two Mountains Any time of year is a good time to visit the Pocono Mountains. Located within a few hours driving distance of most East Coast cities, the Pocono region is home to rolling mountains, beautiful waterfalls, thriving woodlands, 170 miles of winding rivers and 163 […]

The Flying Pig Hostel in Amsterdam
Chronological / Destinations / Europe / Pennsylvania / United States

Hostels: Not Just for Young People Anymore

Forget the Van Gogh Museum. At the Flying Pig Hostel in Amsterdam, you can see brightly colored murals depicting a dog tipping back a green glass bottle and a monkey holding a joint. And who needs those fancy toiletries provided by hotels when you can fall asleep with the faint […]

Hershey's Chocolate World
Chronological / Destinations / Pennsylvania / United States

Delicious Day in Hershey, PA

Taking two of my grandkids to Hershey, Pennsylvania ranked as a delicious day in numerous ways. Of course, we tasted lots of decadent chocolate, but my grandchildren and I gained much more than yummy calories. We attended a “Hershey University Adventure,” which began with a brief history on cacao, something […]

Geno's Steaks is one of Philly's original cheesesteak stands.
Destinations / Food / Pennsylvania / United States

America’s Sandwich: A Look at the Food that Philly Made Famous

Philadelphia is known as the Birthplace of America. It was here that the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were signed, the American flag sewn and the nation’s first public library, post office and hospital established. But for many, the city’s greatest contribution to society is a simple sandwich: the […]

The facade of Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia © Melanie Votaw
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Pennsylvania / United States

Kimpton Opens Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia

The brand new Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia, which opened October 2, 2012,  is a visual feast. The décor is bright, funky and eclectic, with colorful furniture and art from across the globe. The lobby contains Asian pieces alongside African masks. Behind the check-in desk is an array of brushes hanging on a […]

The Warhol Museum houses many of the artist's best-known works.
Chronological / Destinations / Pennsylvania / United States

Ten Excellent Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh

Okay, I’ll admit I didn’t have a list of ten excellent reasons when I signed up for a travel writers’ meeting in Pennsylvania’s second-largest city. I did look forward to visiting the Warhol Museum – and seeing whatever else Pittsburgh had done to earn the title of “Birthplace of Pop […]