Wild West City

If you are looking for an immersive experience in the real world, look no further than Wild West City in Stanhope, NJ. As soon as you walk through the entrance you are faced with a scene from a cheesy old western film, but that’s what makes the place so great! You’re basically there for a…

ACUA

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority offers a fun Earth Day Festival every year at their Delilah Rd. location in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. There’s a ton of vendors, demonstrations, kids activities, and the coolest thing of all, a tour of their recycling plant. ACUA established a nationally recognized system to recycle, compost and dispose of…

Long Beach Island, NJ

Once again I wanted to enjoy the shore, without shore prices, and checked into Turtle Run Campground in Egg Harbor City, NJ. It was a half hour drive to Long Beach Island, which beat my over 2 hr commute from home. I knew that I would be able to find other things to do in…

Wing Festival

Apparently there are Wing Festival’s all around the country, with the National Buffalo Wing Festival celebrating their 18th year in Buffalo, NY this Labor Day weekend. Had I known there was such a magical day, I would have looked for these events closer to me in previous years. However, this was my first year attending…

Grounds For Sculpture

I am a big advocate for getting outside. Most of our days are spent inside for work and school, giving our body much less time to move around and be out in the open air…if you want to know why the doctor is telling you that you’re lacking in Vitamin D, it’s because you aren’t…

Reading, PA

When I heard there was a Pagoda within driving distance of me, I thought maybe it was just going to be a small house with some sort of fabrication on the front of it. But when we got there I was pleasantly surprised at how massive it was, with the added bonus of being able…

Ocean City, NJ

Ocean City, NJ offers a little bit of everything, for every type of adventure you may want to try. Beach tags are only $5 for you to soak up the sun and play in the waves. Gillian’s Wonderland Pier offers a huge ferris wheel, while Playland’s Castaway Cove has several roller coaster’s…and the boardwalk leads…

Baldwin’s Book Barn

I found out about Baldwin’s Book Barn by chance. I was looking for something very close to home, and would provide a new experience for my son. When I came across this used book store, I knew I found a worthy place for a couple hours of our time. Built in 1822, it houses around…

Baltimore Harbor

Most people think of the National Aquarium when you mention the Baltimore Harbor, but there is so much more to explore in the area. My son and I had gone to check out a Wing Festival (so insanely awesome), but I wanted to roam around a bit before the 1pm start. Since both of us…

Echo Dell

I am so Happy that Indian Echo Caverns is making the transition away from the stereotypical branding it had for decades, and the new name is Echo Dell. The Susquehannocks were the first recorded Native American tribe in the area, with numerous other tribes and foreigners utilizing the cave through the centuries thereafter. The caverns…

Chanticleer Garden

You could spend quite a few hours roaming these gardens, so bringing a lunch to eat at their picnic tables wouldn’t be a bad idea . Age 12 and under is free, Adults are $10, and Access holders are $2, so it is worth the price for a few hours of peace. You can start…

Harper’s Ferry

The views and history are what drew me to Harper’s Ferry for the weekend. It was one of the locations where John Brown, an American abolitionist, advocated the use of an armed uprising to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States around the early part of the 1800’s . It was also the…