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Exploring The Great Lakes Seaway Trail in Winter

Living so close to the Great Lakes (Lake Michigan to be exact), I often take them for granted. Then along comes some­thing new that I hadn’t heard of before. Case in point: The Great Lakes Seaway Trail.

Great Lakes what?” Exactly. If you’ve never heard of it before, the Great Lakes Seaway Trail is a driving/boating byway that par­al­lels the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes in New York and Pennsylvania. The trail is a National Scenic Byway that includes includes Niagara Falls; 1000 Islands; 29 light­houses; War of 1812 farm and nature sites; lots of har­bors, world-class sport­fish­ing, bridges and fer­ries to and from Canada, and the Seaway Trail Discovery Center.

Pennsylvania’s Steamtown Offers Glimpse of Railroad Heyday

Steam rises around you. A giant turntable revolves. Excitement sim­mers in your chest.

It might sound like you’re danc­ing the night away at a trendy club, but the turntable before you (used for posi­tion­ing loco­mo­tives) isn’t manned by a DJ, and here, steam cre­ates power not ambiance.

Visit Pennsylvania with a Pocono Mountains Winter White Sale

The hol­i­days are over. Now is the time to relax and take a mini-vacation to Fernwood Hotel and Resort in the Poconos. Fernwood’s January White Sale makes it pos­si­ble to sur­round your­self in the beauty of the pic­turesque Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania draped in a man­tle of white,” said Gina Bertucci, spokesper­son for Fernwood Hotel and Resort in the Poconos.

Mummers 101: The Scoop on Philly’s New Year’s Day Tradition

New Year’s Day is about cel­e­brat­ing, and there’s no bet­ter place to fete than at the Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade, a 110-year-old tra­di­tion in which 10,000 peo­ple dressed in lav­ish cos­tumes twirl, sashay, pirou­ette and strut up Broad Street.

Save Big in Barbados With US Airways Vacations Extension

Vacationers look­ing for trop­i­cal weather and beau­ti­ful beaches this win­ter can enjoy a non-stop hop from Philadelphia to Barbados and save BIGGER with an extended US Airways Vacations pack­age deal. Bookable now until Dec. 12, Barbados vaca­tion pack­ages are $150 off for book­ings of five nights or more and the vaca­tion pack­age has added the fifth night free and bonus miles. Travel must be com­pleted by April 7, 2010.