28Dec

A Weekend in Scranton, Pennsylvania

scranton

A few weeks ago, my husband, tween-aged daughter and I headed to Lackawanna County for a bit of exploration. Having never been to that neck of the woods after living in the Northeast for over 20 years, I was looking forward to it. We were also in the midst of home renovations and living in flux, so it was going to be nice to get away for a few days and do what I love most - traveling, of course. Our Weekend in Scranton When I heard Lackawanna County, I immediately looked to Google to find out more about it (have you done that yet?). It's an area just Read More

24Jul

The Hundred-Foot Journey, a Tale of Food and Travel

one hundred foot journey

You can't deny the thrill of seeing a film, in this case The Hundred-Foot Journey, that so beautifully weaves together the things you love most in life. About a month ago, Chef did that so skillfully, weaving together food, social media, humor, travel and great story-telling. I left the theater craving Spanish food and was also hungry for more movies with relevance to the times we are living in. It also made me think more about the life of a chef, something I had never really thought about. I was looking for a another chance to do it again. And here Read More

30Jul

A Day in Philadelphia (as Tourists) with the Kids

Jewish Museum Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a place I've been to many, many times.  My parents were born and raised in Philly.  We used to travel by plane, train and automobile to get there growing up, and I've covered it from head to toe in my lifetime. Now my dad and sister both live there, and our visits are often and generally entail being with our loved ones and eating (if you know food in Philadelphia, you know what I mean).  So, when we were given the opportunity to be tourists for a day by the folks at Visit Philly, we jumped at the chance. We kicked off our day at the Read More

22Feb

A Weekend in the Lehigh Valley with the Kids

Last weekend, we found an unexpected hidden gem of a family travel spot in the Lehigh Valley.  Located just less than two hours from where we live in the heart of Pennsylvania near the Poconos Mountains, lies several quiet towns filled with museums, restaurants, antique shops and things to do.  As my daughter correctly stated when we left, we have never really explored much of Pennsylvania other than Philadelphia (though we have actually been to the Poconos and the Amish Country).  After this trip, I can tell you for sure that we will be back.  We were Read More