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 […]

Caption It: Winner 8/22

Lake Erie, Pennsylvania

Congratulations John B.! Your caption of Johnny’s dad in Erie, Pennsylvania was our favorite. We couldn’t have said it better. John’s swag bag includes: a GoGo red tote bag, 100 Of The Best Curses & Insults In Spanish, The Clever Travel Companion T-shirt, PassKit, 2 Passport Booklet Covers, and a Disney USB drive key chain. Enjoy! As always, thanks for the […]

Caption It And Win Swag 8/22

Erie, Pennsylvania

It’s that time time of week folks! Caption It! A few days ago, Johnny snapped this shot of his dad in Erie, Pennsylvania. We’re not sure what’s going on but we do know it deserves an imaginative caption. What You’ll Win: 1. GoGo red tote bag ($25) 2. 100 Of The Best Curses & Insults […]

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.

Franklin Institute Family Fun

Franklin Airshow

The entrance to the building is a rotunda with a massive statue of Benjamin Franklin accompanied by a multimedia presentation with lights, sounds and imagery.  It’s a great way to get in the science mindset before you continue into the main atrium. This is where things get complicated. There is the Science Museum, IMAX movie theater, […]

A response from US Airways


US Airways really got me steaming mad Monday night when they left my 80-year-old legally deaf father and his disabled wife behind. They were flying from Erie to West Palm Beach via Philadelphia, and I got a call from the gate agent in PHL stating they didn’t make their connection to Florida and would need […]

Canada-USA Border Travel Tip


If you are following me on Facebook and Twitter, then you know I spent the Fourth of July in Erie, Pennsylvania, visiting my dad and sister. To get there from Connecticut I took the long way since I needed to pick up my girlfriend Natalie in Toronto. I flew with my dad from New York’s […]