Exploring winter’s majesty in Maryland’s Garrett County

December 1, 2017

Two centuries ago, a hardy band of explorers—the hivernans, or “winterers”— helped to open America’s newly purchased western wilderness. Accustomed to living in the mountains during the cold months, the hivernans experienced winter’s majesty and […]


Experience the holidays with a German-Amish influence

November 19, 2017

The Christmas tree isn’t the only German holiday tradition to make its way into the American celebration. The Berks County area around Reading marks the season with tours, lights, and even two “Christkindlmarkets.” For the […]


Wines help make the holiday

November 18, 2017

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s time to start planning the traditional holiday feast. While the holiday is a wonderful time to give thanks with family and friends, it’s also a grand time to enjoy a glass or […]


Alaska by land: It’s worth the trip

November 1, 2017

What we’ll probably remember most about Alaska is the color.  That’s a pretty bold statement about a state that encompasses nearly 600,000 square miles and includes both glaciers and the tallest peak in North America. […]


Screams echo in the darkness at Scary Harry’s

October 9, 2017

The sound of screams is music to Amanda Ondo’s ears. Ondo and her husband, Paul, own and operate Scary Harry’s Haunted Trail, an attraction in the western Pennsylvania community of Homer City designed to give […]


Family fun in Johnston County this October

October 9, 2017

Get away with the family for a fall weekend to Johnston County, N.C., (JoCo for those in the know) for fall fun and temperate autumn weather. The county is an easy drive down I-95 and […]