For rural charms and great dining just outside of Philadelphia, look to Lancaster. While many travelers peg Lancaster as an Amish-centric community, though the Amish do contribute significantly to the county and town by the same name, there’s more to Lancaster than just horses and buggies.
Start your day in downtown Lancaster, where you can find several historic and boutique properties for an affordable per-room nightly rate. Grab breakfast at Anita’s on Walnut, where the Italian baked goods and fresh coffee are the perfect thing to start your day on the right note.
Then, move on to Strasburg Rail Road, where a museum outlines the history of rail in the area. After you’ve seen some historic artifacts, explore the working train station itself. You can book a simple and affordable scenic ride out into rural Pennsylvania, or even hop aboard the dining cart to enjoy a snack and a drink while you watch the views.
While you’re outside of the downtown area, stop by an Amish dining haven, Plain & Fancy Farm Restaurant.
Even though you’ll likely be filled to the brim, you can’t miss the Turkey Hill Experience at Turkey Hill Dairy. See where this famed regional brand churns out delicious ice cream, make your own flavor varieties and sample as much as you like.
In the evening, head back into downtown Lancaster. The streets are uncrowded no matter when you visit, so enjoy a leisurely stroll to dinner at Cork & Cap Restaurant. If you can still hold a little more ice cream for dessert, don’t miss Rolled Cold Creamery.
It’s one of a traveler’s worst nightmares to stay in a hotel where the beds are infested with bed bugs. These tiny creatures aren’t always visible to the naked eye, but they can completely ruin a vacation and leave hotel guests itching and scratching for weeks. Here are a few ways to ensure where you lay your head at night isn’t also where bed bugs lay their own.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
The idea of secret pockets in travel gear was once about waist wallets lying flesh on your stomach and awkward inner pockets. The location not only made it impossible for pickpockets to get to but also travelers trying to access their passports and cash. Other travel clothes promise to deter pick-pocketers but are also difficult to manage the bulky inner pockets while exploring.
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