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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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Touring the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg

It's the green glazed terra cotta tile dome catching my eye upon spotting the Pennsylvania State Capitol building. The huge dome sits atop the grand building and is a focal point of downtown Harrisburg. Dedicated in 1906 and designed by Joseph Huston, in the American Renaissance style, the massive building is the seat of state government. Equally important, it's an artistic, architectural, and historical gem. As a history…
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Fun Things to Do In Québec, Canada — Beyond Maple and Moose

When I travel beyond the Southeastern U.S. it's usually a pretty spectacular adventure. Thus, when I registered to attend the Women In Travel Sumit (WITS18) in Québec, Canada, I knew it would be an amazing trip. After dusting off my passport and boarding Air Canada, I was transported to this historic city on the St. Lawrence River. From its friendly French-speaking residents to its beautiful architecture, rich heritage,…
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What Happened at Appomattox Court House During the Civil War?

What happened at Appomattox Court House during the Civil War? On April 9, 1865, the small hamlet in south-central Virginia became eternally connected to one of the most historic events in U.S. History. That afternoon, General Robert E. Lee met with General Ulysses S. Grant to negotiate terms of surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to the Union Army. The small village remains today as a tourist…
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The Ultimate Itinerary for Exploring Virginia's Harrisonburg-Rockingham Artisan Trail PullOverandLetMeOut

The Ultimate Itinerary For Exploring Virginia’s Harrisonburg-Rockingham Artisan Trail

Though my trip was hosted by the Virginia Tourism Corporation all opinions are honest and my own. The Cultural Crossroads of the Shenandoah Valley The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Artisan Trail is the perfect marriage of beautiful Shenandoah Valley scenery and the arts. Exploring the trail not only introduces visitors to breathtaking mountain vistas and gorgeous landscape but also the many artisans and unique crafts that are an integral part of…
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Every Day is Historic at Red Hill, Patrick Henry’s Final Home

I got to spend Independence Day 2017 at Red Hill, Patrick Henry's final home. Though July 4th is a historic date, every day of the year is historic at this gem in southern Virginia. The home and burial place of one of America's most notorious founding fathers is situated adjacent to the Staunton River near Brookneal in rural Charlotte County. Guests are welcomed year-round to enjoy this property…
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