Dining downtown Raleigh, North Carolina PullOverAndLetMeOut (1)

Progressive Dining in Downtown Raleigh

  Dining Downtown Raleigh When I arrived in Raleigh in the early 1990s, the dining options were pretty sparse. My introduction to the culinary scene included pork BBQ and pink hot dogs (yes, it's a thing). Beyond that, there were a few chain restaurants, a handful of southern-style sit-down restaurants, and the Angus Barn. Evenings and weekends the streets of downtown Raleigh were pretty deserted and quiet. Dining…
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The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland PullOverAndLetMeOut

A Simple Guide for Planning Your Visit to The Cliffs of Moher Ireland

On my first visit to the Cliffs of Moher Ireland, I was blown away by the surreal beauty. It was one of those life-altering inspirational travel moments forever changing a young tourist into a motivated traveler. The atmosphere was peaceful, soul-filling, and it moved me. So much so, I wrote about it and the moment ultimately became the opening paragraph of my debut novel. I often talk about my…
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Pawn Shop Travel Hack National Pawn PullOverAndLetMeOut Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash

How Does a Pawn Shop Work As a Travel Hack?

When I was asked to write about a pawn shop, my first thought was, What on earth does a pawn shop have to do with travel?  My next thought was, How does a pawn shop work? Hence, I was intrigued and interested when I made a trip to National Pawn in Raleigh, North Carolina to learn more about this outside-the-box travel hack. Travel hack? That's right, I said travel…
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Yorktown, Virginia PullOverAndLetMeOut

Plan a Revolutionary Visit to Yorktown, Virginia

First, let me explain, it wasn’t that I had no interest in seeing Yorktown, Virginia. On the contrary. I'd been wanting to visit the historic location on the banks of the York River for years. But for whatever reason, each time I'd depart the region, it was always Yorktown which had me saying, I really need to get there on my next visit. Well, I am pleased to say,…
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11 Fun Things To Do In Hershey & Harrisburg PA PullOverAndLetMeOut

11 Fun Things To Do In Hershey & Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

When I was a kid growing up in Maryland, my father would take us on car trips to Hershey and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. I have happy memories of those childhood journeys, so I was thrilled to return as an adult to further explore the region. On the banks of the Susquehanna River sits Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania capital. Just a few short miles away is Hershey, The Sweetest…
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Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream PullOverAndLetMeOut

Plan Your Visit To Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

There's one event that keeps me returning to Busch Gardens Williamsburg year after year. Each fall, the popular amusement park located in Williamsburg, Virginia puts on its autumnal attire and on weekends at sunset, transforms into a frightening festival - Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream. Here's what you need to know to plan your trip to Howl-O-Scream.   Although my visit to Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream was hosted, all opinions are…
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