8 takeaways from a kids ski weekend at Camelback Resort in Pennsylvania

My daughter, her friend and I get ready for a run at Camelback Ski Resort in the Poconos, PA

How do you spend a working ski weekend with your 13-year-old? You let her bring along her best friend and take them to Camelback Ski Resort in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains! An easy trip from both Philly (two hours) and NYC (90 minutes) this year-round recreational mountain resort offers 16 lifts and 34 trails to accommodate […]

Philadelphia Airport Hosts Annual Restaurant Week October 20-27

Philadelphia Airport Marketplace

Great news for travelers heading to (or through) Philadelphia Airport (PHL) next week. PHL is hosting their fourth annual Restaurant Week on Oct. 20-27. Diners will be able to get fajitas, cheesesteaks, penne and chicken marsala and other tasty entrees at affordable prices. PHL’s Restaurant Week will offer passengers the chance to enjoy pre-selected, three-course […]

Riding the Greyhound Bus to Canada


I know that my name is Johnny Jet, not Johnny Bus, but I above all I like to save money and time and avoid hassles when I travel—and sometimes taking the bus is the best option. This week, I learned a valuable trick while booking a Greyhound ticket from Erie, Pennsylvania to Mississauga, Ontario (just […]

Toronto to Buffalo to Erie on the Bus

Mississauga stop

Most Torontonians know it’s much cheaper to fly in and out of Buffalo, New York than it is Toronto. What most don’t know is that it only costs $20 one-way to take Greyhound and it drops you off right at the airport. I tested it out last week and have mix reviews. Obviously it’s a lot better if […]

Traveling to Get a Colonoscopy

My dad fasting with me

I debated whether or not to share this story, for fear it may be too much information. But I think it’s important to bring up the subject. As you may know, my beloved mother died of colon cancer in 2000 and if she had had routine colonoscopies, she probably would still be alive today. Because […]

10 reasons to visit Erie, Pennsylvania in the summer

Erie sunset

When my sister told me 20 years ago that her husband got a job and they were moving to Erie, Pennsylvania I had the same reaction as I get now when I tell people that’s where I’m headed for vacation… Eww! Erie?

New Museum Elevates Philadelphia’s Art Scene

The new Barnes Collection is expected to draw art lovers to Philadelphia.

The art world was abuzz recently in anticipation of today’s grand opening of the new Barnes Foundation building in downtown Philadelphia.