Did you know Pennsylvania ranks as one of the top apple-producing states in the country? Or that the state is known as the “Snack Food Capital of the World”? Pennsylvania does not just center around Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and looking to the countryside and its many towns in between opens the doors to other interesting and fun opportunities, especially when it comes to unique culinary trails.
The state offers five different itineraries for charcuterie and meat lovers to explore. A long-standing tradition to the indigenous populations of Pennsylvania, the practice of drying meat continues today. Immigrant populations to the state also brought their techniques of storing and smoking meats to the region. The Upstate Pennsylvania, Pocono Mountains & Valleys of the Susquehanna itinerary spans three days across 14 stops, from Kowalonek’s Kielbasa to Alpine Wurst and Meat House to Tarnowski’s Kielbasa and The Charcuterie. Explore the different charcuterie itineraries here.
The history of apples in Pennsylvania run as deep as roots, the state growing varieties like Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Pink Lady and Cameo across more than 21,000 acres. With four different itineraries exploring the world of apple orchards, ciders and apple dishes, there’s no shortage of experiences. The Dutch Country Roads trail brings visitors to Ploughman’s Tasting Room, National Apple Museum, Apple Valley Creamery and Hollabaugh Orchards. Explore the different apple itineraries here.
A process used for centuries to preserve food, Pennsylvania boasts a wide variety of fermented products, including kombucha, hard cider, beer, wine, sauerkraut and pickled vegetables. The state’s five different itineraries cover some of the best spots to enjoy these foods and drinks. The Philadelphia, Dutch Country Roads & Lehigh Valley trail alone covers 23 stops across three days, with stops at Adams County Winery, The Family Cow, Kimchee Girl, Radish Republic, B’s Pickles at Quakertown Flea and Farm Market, and Baba’s Brew. Learn more about the different pickled trails here.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
With the NFL season in full swing and games already booked for months, there’s more than one reason to look forward to cheering on your favorite team. What better way to celebrate (or mourn a loss) after a game than visiting some great bars within walking distance of these massive NFL stadiums?
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.
More and more travelers want to feel good about the hotel they stay in and the trips they take. They want to know their vacation isn’t harming the environment and local community they are visiting. These hotels go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to local communities, employees, the environment and more.