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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Road Trippin’ in Pennsylvania

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PA Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine.

Summer is coming and with the warm weather, plenty of people are packing up their shorts and their kids and loading the car with games and food to take a traditional road trip – and also saving money by staying closer to home and not flying to a destination. Gas prices may be high, but they’re definitely cheaper than airfare, so travelers are willing to make the sacrifice. Of course, there is a lot of fun to be said for road trips. You travel slower, but you see everything in between your house and where you’re going. It gives you the opportunity to get out of the car and see a lot of cool stuff along the way. I always loved family roadtrips and we took a lot of them. As much as I love flying, I will always love a good, old-fashioned journey in the car.
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While I have yet to experience the magic of the New England states, I am always finding something fun-sounding and adding to my ever-growing list to see/do when I make it there. I may have to stay for 3 weeks! If, unlike me, you are making your way to Pennsylvania by car this year – or driving around the state in search of entertainment for your family – then you totally want to check out the Fantastic Roadtrip-a-Matic from VisitPA.com. They have a ton of pa-roadtrips to choose from in the state that start with the type of trip you want to take – everything from trips for the history buff, art critic, nature lover, the romantic and everything in between.
Dutch Wonderland

I immediately was taken by the title “Small Town Charmy” and clicked on Big times in small towns. I adore small towns and am always searching for their unique qualities and activities. Almost every town has some sort of attraction – maybe not those with only 210 residents – that makes it worth visiting. VisitPA has taken the guesswork out of finding such awesomeness, though, as they gather all the information you want and need and put it right at your fingertips!

Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park

I could take a 2-day road trip centered on the Great Lakes Region. Day One starts in Erie and Day Two sees me off to Meadville, Cambridge Springs and North East. Not only do I check out an art museum, but I’m going to tour an art-deco theater, see a play, shop some local merchants, taste some wine and a whole lot more! I even get maps and suggestions on where to stay and dine. Love it! And, because I’m taking my own car, I can spend more or less time anywhere I want. If I want to expand my 2-day road trip into a 3- or 4-day one, nobody’s stopping me. VisitPA’s Roadtrip-a-Matic makes it super easy to plan activities, find accommodations and get your eat on, since the great outdoors makes one H-U-N-G-R-Y. It’s all that fresh air and exercise!

Trolley Museum

Show of hands for who hates vacation planning! Okay, I can’t really see you, but I bet it’s a lot. I am in the minority of people I talk to that love planning trips, but I with a site as comprehensive as VisitPA and their Roadtrip-a-Matic, I feel like a quick search on the site would give me options for anything else in the area I would want to do and then I could pack my bags and go. Print out your road trip(s) information on PDF, gas up and get out of Dodge! It’s so easy. It takes the guesswork out of vacation planning and saves you all that time you didn’t have anyway. Spend less time hearing “I’m bored!” and more time hearing “Yay!” when you declare “Yes, we are there yet.”

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