3 PA Family Vacations for Loving and Learning

Traveling with your kids is a great way to grow closer and teach them important life lessons. One way to overcome their short attention spans is to pick a travel destination with plenty of fun family-friendly activities to keep your kids occupied! One state you should consider for family vacations is Pennsylvania.


3 Kid-Friendly Vacations in Pennsylvania

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Known as the Keystone state, Pennsylvania is the perfect destination for family vacations! Here’s something fun for every kid.


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Best Vacation for Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

Best Vacation for Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

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Do you know your Myers-Briggs personality type?

The Washington Post estimates 2 million people take the test each year. Used widely by businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions, the Myers-Briggs personality test is considered the gold standard of psychological assessments.


Your personality type can tell you a lot about yourself like what careers you should consider, how you interact with others, and how you process information! You can also find out what the best vacation is for your Myers-Briggs personality type.


What is the best vacation for your Myers-Briggs Personality type? Click below to find out.


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Best Places to Stargaze in the US

Stars - Best Places to Stargaze in the USDid you know on a clear night, you can see stars up to 2.5 million light years away without binoculars or a telescope?


Stargazing is one of the most relaxing and humbling things you can do! When you look up at the stars, you’re reminded how small you are. It’s like standing by the ocean and realizing what a tiny part of the world you occupy.


The best thing about stargazing is that you don’t have to be an astronomy expert and you don’t have to have a fancy telescope.


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6 Animals for the Traveling Animal Lover

Are you an animal lover? If you’re a nurturing person who considers your dog or cat a child, then you’re definitely an animal lover. Animals make life so much sweeter. They bring us so much love and joy every day!


If you can’t bring your pets when you travel, you can stay at a place that has animals. This way you’ll still get to be around animals and their sweet unconditional love.

Here are 6 animals that will comfort every traveling animal lover.

From horses to hens, we’ve come up with a whole crew of furry and funny animals who can’t wait to meet you! Read on to see which animal you’d like to spend your next vacation with.

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6 Valentine’s Day Do’s and Don’ts

How will you celebrate this Valentine’s Day? If your plans include a romantic dinner, beautiful flowers, and fancy boxes of chocolates, your bill is going to add up quickly.

Valentine's Day Flowers

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Valentine’s Day is one of the most expensive holidays Americans celebrate, falling second only to the Christmas season. In 2015, U.S. News estimated couples would spend $19 billion on Valentine’s Day gifts and activities.


Lucky pets also feel the love on Valentine’s Day. According to Business 2 Community, Americans spend more than $700 million on Valentine’s Day gifts for their pets! This includes Valentine’s Day themed collars, specialty treats, and of course, pink and red heart sweaters.

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Easy Christmas Decor Tips

Are you looking for easy Christmas decor tips to upgrade your home this season?

Our innkeepers spend days (sometimes even weeks) decking the halls of their exceptional B&Bs, inns, and small boutique hotels! We’ve gathered a few that we think are impressive to demonstrate several easy Christmas decor tips you can use to upgrade your home during the holidays.



Christmas Decor Tips from the Complete Holiday Maniac.

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Gift Experiences, Not Things

“Dear Santa…”

Letter to Mr. Claus with page-long gift lists have been around for centuries… children can’t get enough toys and games. Those in their teens and 20s appreciate more flexible gifts, like money or gift cards. But as we get older and our values change, those tangible, store-bought items or generic gifts becomes much less important… and we realize that there is no greater gift than time spent with loved ones, exploring new places, bonding with old friends, and making new memories.


Studies prove experiences make people happy.

Research shows more happiness comes from experiences, not material items.

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5 Winter Getaways To Keep You Toasty

With the holidays rapidly approaching, you may not be thinking about a romantic winter getaway… but this the perfect time to plan a relaxing, post-holiday weekend winter getaway to recover from all the Christmas craziness!

These 5, cozy, romantic B&Bs, inns, and small hotels will help you relax, and keep toasty this winter. Read on to explore their inviting fireplaces, and learn average area temperatures and interesting things to do in these winter getaway areas.



Travel back in time to the romantic South.

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Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes

What do you love most about Thanksgiving? If gathering with family and friends over a table of incredible food comes to mind, we completely agree! Impress your guests by adding a few new Thanksgiving recipes to your menu this year, all compliments of our exceptional B&Bs, inns, and small boutique hotels.


A delightful Thanksgiving recipe full of Fall apple flavor.

Thomas Shepherd Apple Soup

Farmstand Apple Soup from Thomas Shepherd Inn Bed & Breakfast in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Served hot, this soup is guaranteed to fill you home with cozy fall scents of apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

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What Bed and Breakfasts Are Really Like

Ever wonder why some advertisers and movie producers depict B&Bs as dark, creepy, and haunted?

Unkempt grounds, dark rooms, and zombie innkeepers do make for great TV and film, but you certainly won’t find them in real life. If you’ve ever vacationed at a bed and breakfast or inn, you know the experience is anything but scary (unless the chef runs out of your favorite homemade breakfast rolls…. then run for the hills)!


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