25+ Weekend Trips from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

As someone who’s lived all across the state of Pennsylvania, I have quite a bit of experience with weekend trips from Pittsburgh, PA. With everything going on in the world, more people are planning road trips and staying close to home than ever before. Whether you’re planning a family trip, couples trip, or girls weekend … More 25+ Weekend Trips from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

One Week in Northern Ireland Road Trip Itinerary

Northern Ireland is one of those places that reminded me just how beautiful the world is, how nice strangers can be, and that sometimes the journey isn’t easy but the destination is so worth it. Our Northern Ireland road trip seemed to start out as a comedy of errors. From our 5-day house rental being … More One Week in Northern Ireland Road Trip Itinerary

The Sweetest 3-Day Weekend in Hershey with Kids

Hershey, Pennsylvania is one of those places that reminds me of childhood every time I get close. Now that I live a little further away, it’s quickly become one of my favorite weekend getaways from Pittsburgh. While the chocolate smell as you drive into Hershey isn’t quite as strong as I remember, the Hershey’s Kisses … More The Sweetest 3-Day Weekend in Hershey with Kids

Weekend Trip to Erie with Kids: Family Getaway Guide

Until this past weekend, Erie, Pennsylvania was one of those places I heard great things about but never did more than drive by it. After our weekend getaway to Erie, however, there’s no doubt that our first trip to this lakefront city won’t be the last. From Waldameer & Water World to the Erie Zoo … More Weekend Trip to Erie with Kids: Family Getaway Guide

Tips for Renting a Car and Driving in Europe

Renting a car anywhere can feel like a daunting task, but especially so if you’re driving in Europe. Between the rules of the road, the possibility of driving on a different side and the varying laws, there’s a lot to consider. Despite some of the initial challenges of navigating, however, driving a car is a … More Tips for Renting a Car and Driving in Europe

Guide to the Best Family Getaway in Ligonier, PA

I fell in love with this adorable town east of Pittsburgh from the minute I stepped foot in it. Ligonier, PA, set in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, has long been known as a getaway destination for those of us in the Pittsburgh area. The historic roots, town center and welcoming feel make this charing Pennsylvania … More Guide to the Best Family Getaway in Ligonier, PA

8 Reasons to Visit Idlewild with a Toddler

Idlewild and SoakZone is set in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Laurel Highlands, just a few minutes from the town center of Ligonier, PA. As the oldest consecutively running amusement park in Pennsylvania and one of the oldest amusement parks in the US, they’re definitely doing something right to have such a long tradition of family fun. While … More 8 Reasons to Visit Idlewild with a Toddler

Complete Guide to Visiting Indiana, PA with Kids (or Without!)

Our first visit to Indiana, PA sort of happened by accident. With a plane obsessed toddler, a friend and I were looking around for a small airport that we could tour. The Indiana Airport was brought to our attention, and our love for the area started from there. Being from Eastern PA originally, I had … More Complete Guide to Visiting Indiana, PA with Kids (or Without!)

Weekend in Niagara on the Lake: Wineries and More

From my first weekend in Niagara on the Lake, I totally fell in love with the quaint, colonial town. While many people may confuse it with its more touristy neighbor Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake in Ontario, Canada couldn’t be more different. This small town is at the heart of Canada’s wine industry, with … More Weekend in Niagara on the Lake: Wineries and More

West Ocean City, MD: Family-Friendly Guide

Many people know Ocean City, Maryland (OCMD) for the boardwalk, nightlife and fun-filled beaches. While I’ve grown up enjoying all of that, my favorite part of OCMD is just over the Route 50 bridge. Away from the hustle and bustle is the quieter, more relaxed West Ocean City, Maryland with a laid-back, local feel. And … More West Ocean City, MD: Family-Friendly Guide