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Spending the Night at the Historic Penn Wells Hotel

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Spending the night at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro Pennsylvania.
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night at the historic Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro, you're in the right place! I had a chance to stay there in October while photographing fall foliage at nearby Leonard Harrison State Park (AKA the PA Grand Canyon), and I'd like to share with you some of my...

15 of the Best Drive-Thru Christmas Light Displays in PA

The Best Drive Thru Christmas Light Displays in Pennsylvania.
If you're looking for some of the best drive-thru Christmas light displays in Pennsylvania, you're in the right place! You can enjoy any or all of these 15 festive light displays from the comfort (and warmth) of your vehicle. The hours and admission policies vary from location to location (some are free, others require paid admission), so be sure to click...

10 Great December Events in Pennsylvania

10 Great December Events in Pennsylvania
With the holiday season in full swing, here are 10 of the best December events in Pennsylvania! 1. The Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show - Nov. 30 - Dec. 4 The Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show is one of the largest Christmas shows in the United States - check out the event's OFFICIAL WEBSITE here. 2. Dickens of a Christmas Celebration in Wellsboro –...

Exploring the Historic Round Barn Near Gettysburg

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Exploring the Historic Round Barn near Gettysburg Pennsylvania
The historic Round Barn near Gettysburg is truly one of the most interesting and beautiful barns in Pennsylvania! Located approximately 8 miles west of downtown Gettysburg, the Round Barn has been a tourist attraction from the time it was first completed in 1914. Now home to a terrific farm market and event space, the Round Barn near Gettysburg is a must-see...

My 20 Favorite PA Fall Foliage Destinations of 2022

20 of my favorite fall foliage destinations in Pennsylvania in 2022
2022 was a banner year for PA fall foliage! I was fortunate to have been able to visit so many regions of the Commonwealth this past October, capturing many scenes of amazing PA fall foliage at its peak. So with Thanksgiving upon us and the long, cold winter yet to come, I thought this would be a perfect time to take...

York, PA and the First National Thanksgiving

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York PA and the first National Thanksgiving Day.
A historical marker in downtown York, Pennsylvania declares it the site of "The First National Thanksgiving". So does that mean everything you learned about the Pilgrims was a lie?! Certainly not - for more than 150 years prior to the York proclamation, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual settlements and colonies in America, to commemorate a successful harvest, an end...

Exploring the Christmas Haus Near Gettysburg

Exploring German Christmas Traditions at the Christmas Haus
The Christmas Haus near Gettysburg is a one-of-a-kind marketplace for German-made Christmas ornaments, decorations, and accessories! Whether you were aware of it or not, many of our favorite Christmas traditions in America, including Christmas trees, Christmas ornaments, Advent calendars, and tinsel, all trace their roots back to Germany. The Christmas Haus buys their merchandise direct from the craftspeople and manufacturers in...

Spending the Night in the Haines Shoe House

Spending the night at the Haines Shoe House vacation rental near York Pennsylvania.
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night in the Haines Shoe House, one of PA's most recognizable roadside attractions, you're in the right place! Not only am I going to share with you what it's like to stay in this 5-story roadside giant, I'm writing this article FROM the Haines Shoe House! As i type...

The 9 Most-Christmassy Places in PA Road Trip

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A road trip to the nine most Christmassy places in Pennsylvania.
If you're looking for directions to the 9 most-Christmassy places in PA, you're in the right place! What follows is a road trip that visits nine PA destinations where the Christmas spirit runs strong, year after year. I’ve even included a downloadable route map to help you navigate between all of these festive holiday destinations. Download Route Map Here Simply click on the...

Enjoying the Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show in Harrisburg

The Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show starts November 30th at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
The Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show is one of the largest Christmas shows in the United States! Now in its 39th year, the Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show attracts more than 30,000 visitors of all ages. The 2022 Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show takes place Wednesday, Nov. 30 through Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday, Dec....

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