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Eastern US Camping Trip: 4 Must See Areas

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When most people think of the best camping locations in America their mind immediately goes to either Colorado for its high mountains and snow-swept views, or Utah for a rough and rugged backcountry adventure. While it’s true that the eastern half of the US isn’t as famous as the West, it presents a far more accessible camping experience with a fraction of the crowds and offers stunning views running from the Appalachians to the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Mathews Arm, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Mathews Arm Campground is located near the north end of Shenandoah NP and is the trailhead to the Overall Run Falls which is the tallest waterfall in the park. Fall is the most popular time to visit and it brings with it the biggest crowds but also the most spectacular scenery and views of the Shenandoah Valley and Massanutten Mountain(2,922 ft). There are 200 sites at Mathews Arm and flush toilets, drinking water, and group sites are available.

  • Directions: located at mile marker 22.1 on Skyline Drive.
  • Fees: $15, $7.50 with senior discount
  • Dates Open: May 6th though September 30th

 

Wild Camping by Spruce Knob Mountain, West Virginia

Spruce Knob (4,863 ft.) is part of the Monongahela National Forest in central West Virginia. Two free primitive campgrounds are available in the area around the mountain: Seneca Shadows Campground and Big Bend Campground. Both contain picnic tables and chemical toilets; bring your own water and supplies.

Alternatively, roadside camping is possible and there are numerous established pull-offs along the unmaintained Public Road 104.

  • Directions: take Highway 28 to Public Road 112 and follow the signs for Spruce Knob summit.
  • Fees: free for both primitive and the campground
  • Dates Open: free sites open year round, – campground seasonal

 

Trough Creek State Park, Pennsylvania

Located on the shores of Raystown Lake, the Trough Creek Campground is part of a 550 acre state park that follows a deep gorge down from nearby Terrance Mountain. There are numerous hiking trails throughout the park and fishing, boating, and hunting are allowed with a permit.

The private and spacious 30-site campground offers excellent privacy between sites and amenities include drinking water, restrooms, and RV hookups for your Fretz RV. Cabins are available for groups but be sure to book ahead.

  • Directions: take Highway 26 to PA Rt. 994, turn left on road T370.
  • Fees: starting at $15
  • Dates Open: year-round

 

Ocracoke Campground, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina

Cape Hatteras is a very popular both as a fishing destination and as a tourist attraction for the windy dunes and views of the famous lighthouses. Ocracoke Campground is near the southern edge point of the island chain and has 120 sites which offers drinking water, flush toilets, and shower facilities. Reservations highly recommended during peak times.

  • Directions: reachable by ferry from Cedar Island to the south or Highway 12 from Kill Devil Hills.
  • Fees: $23
  • Dates Open: May 25th through end of October

 

The high season for the Smoky Mountain runs from May through September and many campgrounds may be full so it’s advisable to book in advanced. In the Cape Hatteras region camping is only allowed at the 4 designated campgrounds but there are both paid and free sites in the Croatan National Forest to the southwest.

Top Destination Wedding Locations

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For many engaged couples it is easy to get captivated by the allure of tying the knot overseas. Exotic locations and unbeatable experiences that suit your personal tastes will make for a perfect special day. However when it comes time to select a location it is best to remember that as well as choosing where you will marry, you are also choosing where your guests will vacation next. This means that you need to select a location that has mass appeal in order to attract your guests to make the journey. To help you decide we’ve compiled our list of some of the world’s finest destination wedding locations detailing exactly what sets them apart.

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Hawaii
Made up of several plentiful islands each with their own unique features and feel couples are guaranteed to find their ideal seaside setting in Hawaii. For couples seeking a more private and secluded affair it is best to head for the Big Island or Maui which are known for having fewer crowds. The Hawaiian Islands boast picturesque landscapes of pristine coastlines, stunning waterfalls and rugged terrain including mountains and volcanoes. Couples will enjoy the diversity on offer and will be particularly fond of the luxury hotels and resorts that provide the perfect escape. Friendly locals and a colourful culture only add to the appeal of Hawaii and with a range of activities to suit all tastes your guests will too love the appeal of a Hawaiian wedding.

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Mexico
Another popular beach wedding destination Mexico’s appealing warm weather, vast coast line, vibrant culture and array of enticing food options poses as a major drawcard for bridal couples. With an extensive amount of all-inclusive resorts to help plan the perfect destination wedding couples will struggle to find reasons why not to wed in Mexico. The local flavour of Mexico with its welcoming locals and exciting atmosphere (it is the home of tequila) will add flair to your wedding celebrations sure to entertain and captivate your guests.

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Bali
Known for its hospitable locals and astounding bargains bridal couples can tie the knot in Bali’s luxurious surrounds on a range of budgets. Boasting first-class resorts, lush scenery, beautiful beaches and a rich culture it’s easy to find yourself immersed in Bali’s distinct ambiance. Fast becoming a go to destination wedding location, Bali’s exceptional resorts and hotels are fully equipped with an array of experienced wedding planners and coordinators to ensure your day goes off without a hitch.

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Santorini, Greece
This European hot spot is famous for its crystal clear waters, volcano backdrop and breathtaking sunsets. The idyllic location that is Santorini has an unmistakable romantic atmosphere perfect for a wedding. The striking architecture of this ancient city combined with the delights of feasting on delectable Greek food is sure to entice your guests. The added beauty of tying the knot in Santorini is that you can then island hop for your honeymoon or embark on a sightseeing European adventure.

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Italy
A beautiful country filled with diverse landscapes to suit a range of wedding types. From exquisite vineyards and historic chapels with undeniable charm to Mediterranean beaches Italy has it all. A visual wonder Italy has a rich history and culture that offers an air of romance to any nuptials. Let’s also not forget to mention the food – nothing compares to traditional Italian fare and your guests will love sitting down to an Italian feast paired with local wines.

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Las Vegas
There’s nothing else quite like a Vegas wedding. Whether you choose to tie the knot in one of Las Vegas’ premium hotels and resorts or in one of the famous chapels on the strip it’s sure to be a memorable occasion. Couples can tie the knot on the tightest of budgets in Vegas with an abundance of wedding options and packages available to them. Your guests will love the excitement and fun that comes with Las Vegas and all its offerings. Aside from its obvious action packed nightlife, Las Vegas offers a beautiful backdrop and a great deal of activities to keep guests entertained.

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Fiji
This exotic location is famed for its magnificent beaches and lush forest scenery. Offering stunning landscapes Fiji is also credited as being one of the friendliest destinations in the world. Fiji has a distinct leisurely attitude which can be infectious ensuring a stress-free wedding day for all concerned. With a rich culture and paradise feel Fiji has a definite charm about it.

‘Kristi Charter is an experienced freelance writer with a breadth of knowledge across an array of subjects. Captivated by the wedding industry, Kristi is currently the Content and Social Media Coordinator at Giant Invitations‘.

 

5 Reasons Why You Should Make Denver Your Next Home

Denver is one of the most beautiful cities in the entire country to live, but I guess you might need some actual convincing about why you should actually move here. Whether you are someone that loves hot summer days or cool winter afternoons, someone who enjoys mountains or city life, or someone who simply wants to enjoy one of the most culturally diverse cities in the United States, Denver offers it all. Here are five reasons why you should make Denver your next home.

 

Beautiful Weather

They say that Denver gets over 300 days of sunshine each year, and you’ll notice that this is certainly true once you make Denver your next home. Even in the mornings that there is snow falling from the sky, often times it’ll be hot and sunny by the afternoon hours in Denver. And in the fall and spring seasons, you can expect some of the most beautiful and comfortable rain that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Weather is just one reason to make Denver your next home.

 

Great City Life

Downtown Denver is one of the most exciting places to live because of what they offer in the city. On 16th Street is a beautiful outdoor mall that you can stroll along all day, checking out the cute boutiques that are independently owned, and then get a meal at one of the great restaurants when you get hungry. Then, in the evening, Market Street and Blake Street come alive to a host of fun and wild clubs and bars. If you are looking to be in the mix of it all, rent urban apartment in Denver and you won’t ever need a car to find your way to some of the best events that the city has to offer.

 

Close to the Mountains

Not only do you have an amazing urban area in the heart of downtown Denver, but you also are just a short drive away from mountain ranges that allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. During the winter months you can strap on your ski boots and hit the slopes for some of the most famous ski runs in the world. During the summer you can get ready to climb up any one of the many 14ers that are available in the state. Whether you love city or nature, Denver offers it all.

 

Fantastic Professional Sports Teams

Sports fans will love Denver because of the action it offers all year round. The Nuggets and Avalanche call the Pepsi Center home during the winter months, while the Broncos play at Sports Authority Field across the street. And during the summer months, there is nothing like taking in a Rockies game at Coors Field as the sun sets deep into left field. No matter your sport, Denver offers great games to attend.

 

Amazing Beer

And if all this isn’t enough for you, Denver is known worldwide for its amazing and various beers. Not only do major companies like Coors call Colorado home because of the fresh flowing mountain water, but Denver and the surrounding cities are home to tons of microbreweries that have made the state the capital of micro-brewed beer.

 

No matter your age or interest, Denver is a fantastic place to live. With plenty of things to do all year round, you’ll never be bored while your living in the Mile High City.

Looking for Adventure: Top 5 Places to Go Off Roading in the United States

Off-roading is an activity that seems to be gaining in popularity every year. The United States has some of the most beautiful and challenging places in the world to go off-roading. Here are a few that you might want to try for yourself:

Rubicon Trail, California

 

Permits required: Red or Green State Use Sticker for vehicles that are non-street legal, U.S. Forest Service Camp Fire permit.

 

This trail is ideal for people looking for an off-road adventure that is a challenge. If you are considering trying out this trail, you should be aware that it is not an average day trip. It usually takes four days to run the entire trail. There are also new rules that force people to camp a maximum of 50 feet from the trail. This is not a trail to drive on alone or with a friend who is not experienced.

 

Moab, Utah

 

Permits required: BLM Permit for Organized Groups, Non-Resident or State Resident OHV permit

 

This is one of the most well-known and iconic off-roading locations in the U.S. The breathtaking terrain continues to thrill rafters, hikers, mountain bikers and off-roaders year after year. There has been controversy here recently. This was caused by several trails being limited to only off-road vehicles. If you do not have an SUV or truck that is trail-worthy, there are Jeep rentals available in the area.

 

Johnson Valley, California

 

Permits required: California OHV registration tag or your current vehicle registration

 

This is one of the most popular locations in Southern California for off-roading. There are currently talks for the Twenty-nine Palms Marine base to be expanded, which might prevent the area from being used by off-roaders. However, nothing has been decided yet.

 

Mojave National Preserve, California

 

Permits required: Recreational permit for groups containing at least 15 people or seven vehicles.

 

This 16 million-acre park is the third-largest national park in the United States. Some of the interesting and historic trails to explore include Rock Spring, Fort Piute, Cedar Canyon and Afton Canyon. Mid Hills and Hole-in-the-Wall are both camping areas containing everything you will need. Before you go on your off-roading adventure, make sure your vehicle has the proper tires. Affordable mud tires can be purchased at simpletire.com.

 

Superlift ORV Park, Arkansas

 

Permits required: $15 daily fee for Motorcycles and ATVs. $30 daily fee for SUVs and trucks. Family and annual memberships are available.

 

This is a privately-owned off-road park. If you happen to be in the southeastern U.S., this park is a terrific place for off-road enthusiasts and families to have a lot of fun. The park has amenities such as a bath house, camping areas and cabins.

Urban Devotion: Why New Yorkers Love New York

New York is famous for many things:  landmarks, attractions, entertainment, and an energy unlike any other city on Earth.  New York is also famous for fiercely devoted residents – and there are over eight million of them – who love their city.  People from all over the world have relocated to New York City and call it home.  Despite the high cost of living and population density of New York City (Manhattan is the most expensive and densely populated urban area in the United States), residents understand that the benefits of living in the city far outweigh the challenges.

So what makes New York such a great place to live?  Every resident might have a unique answer, but there are some characteristics that set New York apart from any other city in the world:

  • Cultural Diversity – New York City has long been an initial destination for immigrants from around the world.  Around the turn of the 20th century, millions left hardship in Europe for the promise of a better life in America.  Many of them stayed in New York, settling ethnic enclaves whose cultural roots are still visible today.  Over the course of the 20th century, immigrants from other parts of the world – Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia – have settled in and made New York their home.  Today, about a third of the population of New York City is foreign-born.  The result of this steady stream of newcomers is evident in every corner of the city.  Ethnic restaurants, shops, neighborhoods and celebrations contribute to a rich and diverse identity for the city and its residents. 
  • Economic Diversity – As a center of the global economy, New York City is major hub of many industries.  Employment opportunities exist in industries such as banking and finance, media and advertising, entertainment and hospitality, fashion and the arts, world trade, and many more.  In addition, thousands of workers are needed in the trades and services industries to keep such a big city running smoothly.  New York is home to individuals at every level of education and income bracket, and this economic diversity is reflected in the housing market and economy of the city. 
  • Entertainment Diversity – It’s hard to imagine being bored in New York City, because there are virtually limitless opportunities for entertainment in every neighborhood.  Venues like the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the theaters of Broadway, and many more make New York a premiere destination for the performing arts.  Sports enthusiasts can tour, and maybe even catch a game, in the new Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden.  Foodies can choose from the thousands of restaurants throughout the city, offering everything from a slice of New York style pizza to some of the most highly-rated cuisine in the world.  No matter what you like to do, you can find it in New York.

When you’re ready to become a New Yorker, let Manhattan Management Group find the perfect place for you to call home.

Harold Mabugest loves New York, coffee, and writing. He is currently a content creator for Manhattan Management Group.

Top 4 Beach Destinations In The U.S.

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Summer is almost here, which means millions of Americans are preparing to flock to the beaches in only a few months. This is the most popular time of the year to book summer vacations, so it’s important to get on it if you haven’t began searching. Whether it’s the excitement of the Jersey Shore, the relaxing beaches of Florida, the sightseeing in Laguna Beach, or the serenity of an Outer Banks rental, below are the top three beach destinations in the U.S.

Cape May, New Jersey
Cape May, New Jersey is a cozy, tight-knit town furthest south off the New Jersey parkway – exit zero. Cape May has won numerous awards for it’s pristine beaches and family-fun attitude. The old Victorian beach houses are painted bright, fun colors and have retained the same charm since they were built, over a hundred years ago. Cape May hosts a variety of restaurants, with the most popular being The Lobster House, as well as many small businesses and family-owned shops. Cape May is home to many nature reserves, as well as museums and the Cape May lighthouse.

Clearwater Beach, Florida
Florida offers a large number of beaches to visit, with Clearwater Beach being among the top. Ideal for both couples and families, Clearwater beach offers a variety of activities such as fishing, dolphin watching, parasailing, as well as a few museums and aquariums to visit. People are drawn to Clearwater due to the white sandy shores and it’s close proximity to Tampa.

Outer Banks, North Carolina
The Outer Banks in North Carolina (also known as OBX) is perhaps one of the most affordable beach destinations. Large modern Outer Banks rental homes offer an ocean view (or beachfront if you’re lucky) and often boast swimming pools and hot tubs. Some popular destinations in the Outer Banks include Corolla, Nags Head, Duck, Manteo, Kill Devil Hills, and Kitty Hawk. North Carolina is known for its excellent golf courses, adding to the list of things to do while vacationing in OBX. The Outer Banks is ideal for beach lovers looking for relaxation.

Laguna Beach, California
Made famous by MTV’s hit series, Laguna Beach, the town is among the most fashionable in the state. Many people choose Laguna Beach not only for its pristine beaches, but the Hollywood-esque culture. Laguna Beach is located in Orange County and is full of artistic culture. Whether you’re spending the day out on the town or unwinding on the sandy beaches, Laguna Beach is a top vacation destination.

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Why Myrtle Beach, SC Is A Traveler’s Dream

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Myrtle BeachWhether your vacation tastes are simplistic or a bit more on the lavish side, Myrtle Beach, SC, has everything you’re looking for. From quaint B&B’s to more classy full-service resorts, you won’t have a problem finding appropriate lodging in this coastal paradise. From fine dining to shopping to deep sea fishing to parasailing, Myrtle Beach is sure to please with a mind-boggling variety of things to do and places to see. Myrtle Beach’s newest attraction is the SkyWheel, a 200-ft. tall enclosed Ferris wheel complete with temperature controlled gondolas that even feature panic buttons for those afraid of heights. However, if you consider yourself an adventurer of sorts, the SkyWheel offers a spectacular view of the Myrtle Beach shoreline, as well as the downtown area, especially if you ride at night.

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Another popular Myrtle Beach attraction is its famed Restaurant Row, which is exactly as the name implies–a stretch of highway that is simply loaded with a variety of restaurants to choose from. From the bawdy to the bodacious, Restaurant Row has every offering imaginable when your stomach’s rumbling. If you don’t mind some good-natured ribbing while dining, be sure to check out Captain Dick’s, a restaurant well-known for its seafood buffet and a staff that doesn’t mind flinging insults your way. For a more reserved, high class dining experience, try Thoroughbred’s. This dining facility/gentleman’s club offers nothing but the best when it comes to food selection and quality. No matter where you choose to dine, your trip down Restaurant Row is sure to leave you satisfied!

Watersports

Another popular feature at Myrtle Beach is the wide variety of watersports that one can indulge in. Whether you fancy parasailing, banana boat rides, taking to the surf on a jet ski, or trying your hand at deep sea fishing, Myrtle Beach has it all. If you’re on a romantic getaway, check into the shoreline dinner cruises that are available as well.

Shopping

For the die-hard bargain hunter, nothing beats a trip to Myrtle Beach’s famed Tanger Outlets as well as the Boardwalk At The Beach complex. You’ll be sure to find well-known brands as well as a few unique novelty shops that offer items you’ve likely never seen before. The Gay Dolphin, located in the heart of Myrtle Beach on Ocean Boulevard, is a gift shop that offers such unique items. Be prepared for a shopping experience you won’t soon forget at Myrtle Beach!

Entertainment

For the traveler who simply adores going to shows, Myrtle Beach has plenty of those as well. Whether you’re in the mood for a musical show or something a little more dramatic, try the renowned Carolina Opry, Legends In Concert, or The Palace Theater. For a dinner show that will truly leave its mark on your memory, a trip to the Medieval Times Dinner Theater is a must. Here you will be served dinner as it was back in Medieval times, complete with a heavy goblet for your beverage and a noticeable lack of silverware. You will also enjoy a spectacular show featuring beautiful horses, talented actors, and a lively play which also features a jousting tournament.

For those of you with families, finding something entertaining for the kids is relatively easy in the bustling city of Myrtle Beach. While The Pavilion is no longer in existence, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park offers plenty to keep the kids happy and occupied. There are also water parks available, as well as a zip line experience for the more adventurous types.

For a getaway that is truly unique, book your trip to Myrtle Beach today!

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Taking In The Sights And Sounds Within The Big Apple

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nycSightseeing around New York City is probably the greatest experience that one can have. There is no town in the world that provides the quantity of sightseeing that NYC offers. Due to the fact that NYC is really spread out and includes a huge level of renowned monuments, structures, and other areas, the sightseeing options inside of the city are endless! Regardless of whether you want to see the entire metropolis through way up on top of the Empire State Building’s observation deck, or you want to tour the renowned Statue of Liberty, it is possible to have a great time taking in all that NYC has to offer in terms of sightseeing.

NYC boasts many famous tunnels. If you are a big fan of tunnels, NYC features the Lincoln, Midtown, Holland, and Brooklyn-Battery tunnels. All 4 of these tunnels have a large number of cars drive through them each and every day. This is why they are regarded as many of the most heavily used tunnels in the entire United States on a daily basis.

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The Big Apple provides many interesting places that you can see from the outside or go into and take a tour of. In the famous business buildings,like the renowned NYSE, or the extremely intriguing Chrysler Building, the city has probably the most famous properties in the world inside the edge. Additional structures, including the brand-new 1 World Trade Center tower, will open in 2014, give New York City its renowned skyline, and will continue to do so for quite some time into the future.

There isn’t any better place to go and visit compared to Statue of Liberty when in NYC. The Statue of Liberty is regarded as the top symbol of New York City, and it is also the most heavily visited sightseeing destination within the city. Not too long ago, the statue was renovated, allowing for an even more enjoyable experience. If you’re planning on taking a trip to New York City, be sure to check out the Statue of Liberty when you are there. You will also want to be sure to check out the Empire State Building’s observation tower as well in order to get a fantastic view of the entire city high above in the air. You surely will not regret doing so! NYC also offers many other quite interesting locations, such as:

  •  Yankee Stadium
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Times Square
  • Soho
  • Greenwich Village
  • Union Square
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Aubrey Kors is a content contributor for the Manhattan Management Group. Aubrey likes to write about traveling, shopping, and much more. Search nice NYC properties by browsing the MMGNYC website.

Travel Bucket List – America, France, South Africa And Madagascar

We created a bucket list this year and we added a few travel destinations and what we’d like to do there. So we thought we’d share them with the rest of you and we’d like to know what other areas you think we should add to our list.

North America

Ellis Island Tour

 A beautiful museum in America full of history about the cultural diversity between 1892 and 1954. The museum is situated near the Statue of liberty so it will be two birds with one stone for us.

Steamboat Springs Ski Resort

Apparently an amazing place between the Rockies if you’d like to put on the ski’s and ski over fluffy soft snow.

Tornado Springs

Definitely one we’ll try to do as soon as possible. It’s the Tornado tourism adventure. There’s a company that will take you tornado hunting and keep you a safe distance from the tornado so you can view nature doing its work.

Zero Gravity Flights

Near Orlando you’ll find the Kennedy Space Centre where you will be able to experience a zero gravity flight (NASA trains their astronauts in this program as well).

France

Eiffel Tower

First stop will be the Eiffel tower which is a must for anyone hitting France. We’ll also enjoy some traditional Croissants while drinking some vintage red wine.

Courcheval Snowboard heaven

After experiencing the ski resort in America we’ll head over to the Snowboard resort at Courcheval, where you can jump onto a snowboard and enjoy the powder snow and rolling hills. They also offer chilled champagne and a fun park for the kids (If you take them along of course).

The Chocolate coast

Our next stop will be the chocolate coast which is situate din the Basque country. Hot chocolate has become a fashionable drink in this part of the coast and apparently you’ll get the best tasting hot chocolates in the world here (I have a sweet tooth so this was my choice).

South Africa 

Cape Town

When in Cape Town you have to do as the Capetonians and that means go to the Waterfront to enjoy their culture with street performers, local dishes and good company. After the Waterfront mall, we’re climbing Table Mountain!

Garden Route

The garden route is a lush coastal road filled with many towns along the way. Well make a stop at the Redberry Farm (Quad biking, strawberry picking and more) at George, eat seafood at Knysna and then spend the night in Hartenbos after our Garden Route trip.

Madagascar

Our last stop will be Madagascar as we’ve always wanted to see the diverse species on this small tropical island. My wife has always had an inkling for the Horned Chameleon and I’ve also booked a beautiful cabin on the Nosy Be Island which is the favourite amongst tourist there for its great service and cheap costs.

Patrick and his Wife are eager to go on this trip and they hope you enjoy it as well if you follow their steps. They recommend getting accommodation in Hartenbos since they received great service there!

A Visitor’s Guide To Washington, PA

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Statue of the Crossing of Washington in Washington, PAWashington, Pennsylvania is a small community with a rich history. Located in the southwestern part of the state, Washington is considered a part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area.

Founded in 1781 and officially named for President George Washington, this city has been the County Seat for Washington County since its inception. In 1791, the first rebellion against the newly founded U.S. government and constitution began here. Known as the Whiskey Rebellion, the people were enraged about a new tax that was imposed on whiskey distillers of the area. One of the leaders of the rebellion, David Bradford, remains an important figure in the city. His home has been converted into a beautiful museum in the downtown area.

Easy Transit to Area Attractions

While visiting Washington, you will find that there are many wonderful places to visit. Even if you are there on business, you may be able to sneak away to catch a Minor League baseball game at CONSOL Energy park, or perhaps visit a exhibit at the Washington and Jefferson College.

Washington has a terrific public transportation service, and visitors will find that they can quickly move about town without ever having to drive their car. In fact, many of the hotels Washington PA has to offer provide shuttle services to local area attractions as part of their hotel service.

Of course, being located so near to Pittsburgh, visitors can enjoy day trips to the city and take advantage of everything there is to see and do there.

Shop, Dine, and Be Entertained

While in Washington, you must take advantage of the local diners and shops. The restaurants in the area offer a large sampling of dishes, including very traditional meals handed down by the original settlers of the area.

Many fine shops and galleries are located in this area, each offering something wonderful and unique, making it very hard not to buy something at every store.

In the evenings, there are also many places to find entertainment. Washington is home to the “Off The Wall” Production Company that performs plays and musicals between October and May each year. This production company is known throughout the area for their fabulous productions. They have recently celebrated their 40th year as a group.

A Small Town with Big Charm

You will find this quaint town one that you will enjoy while you are there, and miss when you are gone. The historical buildings, coupled with the modern structures, gives the town a charm that makes you feel at home. It brings about the “good old days” feeling, something that everyone can enjoy.

This historical town will welcome you with open arms and share with you its past and its future. You can enjoy simple things like a tour through the Trolley Museum, or casual dining at the local Mom and Pop diner. Convenient public transportation is available, which will allow you to sight see instead of having to watch the road. Overall, this ‘small town in a big city’, named after our First President Washington, is a must-visit destination.

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Author Molly Pearce is also a free-lance artist and avid traveler, always in search of a fresh destination in the States to visit. Accommodations are an important consideration in trip-planning; the convenience and comfort of your hotel can make or break a trip, especially in an area like Pittsburgh. One of the most frequently visited and centrally located hotels Washington PA  has to offer is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.