What was once known as the “honeymoon capital of the world” has evolved into a full on family destination. We’re talking about visiting the Pocono Mountains! If you’ve never been, it’s a quick drive from New York City, Philadelphia, D.C. and other bigger cities on the East Coast. Many go there as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. In the Poconos, you’ll be greeted by mountains and valleys, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, hiking trails, and wildlife. When you dig a little deeper, you’ll start to learn of the area’s rich history in railroads, coal, and agriculture. For families, it can be a fun and enriching experience for all ages.
The long weekend (or three day weekend) is an excellent option for a quick vacation that can be fun, convenient, relaxing and easy on the budget. But please consider COVID restrictions and quarantine requirements as we continue to deal with the pandemic. That being said, here are the factors (or steps) to consider when planning your next short getaway.
I am on a mission to get you traveling more often. As the host of the Emmy award- winning, nationally syndicated television television for PBS and the Create channel, "Beyond Your Backyard," I travel (on average) 25 weeks per year. I am very grateful for the opportunity to meet cool people, experience new places, eat delicious food and work with the best production crew in the world. Hopefully, through this blog, you will join me on my travels and be reminded just how exciting it is to be alive!