A Day Trip To The Elmwood Park Zoo

  One of our favorite local zoos in the Philadelphia area is the Elmwood Park Zoo. It is a very walkable and approachable spot, and many of the paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible. As a side note that there are slopes and hills in the park and paths, so just be aware of thatContinue reading “A Day Trip To The Elmwood Park Zoo”

Sheep Shearing Day At Fox Chase Farm

  For the last several years, I have had a slight obsession with sheep. After seeing them meander around the roads in Iceland, and watching their athletic ability when climbing mountains, I have been in awe at their strength and sweetness. After a winter stuck inside (not just with the weather but with a severeContinue reading “Sheep Shearing Day At Fox Chase Farm”

Shofuso Japanese House And Garden

Spring is a magical time in Pennsylvania. It feels like nature is starting to wake up, warmer weather bring us into her embrace, and the branches of the trees dance with blossoms and sparks of green. In the Northeast, we typically have pretty long winters (even in the spring, we can fluctuate with colder days.)Continue reading “Shofuso Japanese House And Garden”

The Holiday Garden Railway At The Morris Arboretum

  The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania has been a place that we have wanted to visit for some time now. We love to explore gorgeous nature settings, and when we heard that they had a special holiday garden railway, we knew that we wanted to check it out. Before traveling to thisContinue reading “The Holiday Garden Railway At The Morris Arboretum”

The Historical Valley Forge National Park

  We have so many parks in Pennsylvania, but I have to say one of our favorites has to be the Valley Forge National Historical Park. In truth, I must say that I have never seen so many gorgeous nature focal points in conjunction with a past that coincides with the forefathers of the UnitedContinue reading “The Historical Valley Forge National Park”

Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-The Farm & Fisherman Tavern

Thanksgiving is always such a fun time of the year. I feel like this holiday is just so much more relaxed, and of course it is amazing to celebrate with our families. We usually try our best to split up the holidays, and this year, we ending up taking my mom out the day afterContinue reading “Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-The Farm & Fisherman Tavern”

Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Prince Street Cafe

While visiting Lancaster a few weeks ago, after going to dinner with our friends, we stopped by the Prince Street Cafe to get a little coffee pick me up with treats! (I will link that post as well if you are interested in my review of The Pressroom.) This establishment originally opened in 2006, andContinue reading “Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Prince Street Cafe”

Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Source Urban Brewery

A couple weeks ago, we were out in the city (Philly) on our way to a concert at the Fillmore. To give you a little history on the area, the Fillmore was once part of the historic Ajax Metal company. In the early 1900s, this factory, made up of seven sections, smelted refined brass andContinue reading “Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Source Urban Brewery”

Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-House

I am going to be honest with you all, one of my absolute favorite foods is a truly amazing sandwich. I feel like if a place does it right, they really do it right, and I would one hundred percent list House as one of those places that just gets it. If you are lookingContinue reading “Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-House”

Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Interstate Drafthouse

Philadelphia, and especially the area of Fishtown, has become this center for the very hip (some may even say hipsters) and professionals that creates this unique scene filled with art, shops, and amazing culinary feats as well. Fishtown was once a working class Philly neighborhood, with a lot of the original residents working in theContinue reading “Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Interstate Drafthouse”

Oktoberfest And Pierogipalooza In Bethlehem Pennyslvania

  Autumn brings with it pumpkin spice, chilly evenings, apple picking, farmers markets, and of course Oktoberfest. It is held every year in Bavaria Germany as a folk festival running from late September to early October. It is such a huge part of the culture, and has actually been held since 1810. An enormous amountContinue reading “Oktoberfest And Pierogipalooza In Bethlehem Pennyslvania”

Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Brick & Brew

  The Brick & Brew Restaurants are one of our absolute favorite spots to go in the Philadelphia area. We have been frequenting there for several years, and every time that we do visit, we are always amazed. We have also recommended this restaurant to our family and friends because we know that they willContinue reading “Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Brick & Brew”

Wissahickon Valley Park

  One of our absolute favorite parks in the Philadelphia area is the Wissahickon Valley Park. My husband and I really enjoy a good hike, and with ample trails (the park is over 18,000 acres) you can really enjoy this natural landscape. In total this very large space also has 50 miles of trails, whichContinue reading “Wissahickon Valley Park”

Spruce Street Harbor Park A Fun Philly Destination

  About a week ago, one of my close friends from Lancaster was interested in a visit to the Philadelphia area. I was really excited to see her, and the first place that I thought of that she would really enjoy is the Spruce Street Harbor Park which is located on Penn’s Landing on theContinue reading “Spruce Street Harbor Park A Fun Philly Destination”

Why It Is So Important To Spend Time In Nature

I think one of the most profound things that I have found and took note of from an early age was nature. One of my first memories is stepping out to the porch on a rainy day, talking to a kitten and taking note of a magnificent rainbow drifting in the sky. As we putContinue reading “Why It Is So Important To Spend Time In Nature”

Boathouse Row The Iconic Philadelphia Landmark

  Boathouse Row is one of the most identifiable spots in Philadelphia. When you take the Schuylkill Expressway, you will drive past Boathouse Row right before you get into Center City. It is right by the Art Museum and the historical Fairmount Water Works. The weather was absolutely gorgeous this weekend, so we made aContinue reading “Boathouse Row The Iconic Philadelphia Landmark”

Ricketts Glen State Park

  Ricketts Glen State Park (located in Benton Pennsylvania) was highly recommended to us by a lot of locals when we stayed in the Poconos. This majestic park is known in upstate Pennsylvania for having amazing immersive nature trails with 22 named waterfalls. Within it are 13,193 acres of land located in Sullivan, Luzerne, andContinue reading “Ricketts Glen State Park”

Shuman Point The Pennsylvania Poconos

  When my husband and I travel, we always look for amazing hiking locations. Luckily, when we went to the Pennsylvania Poconos, we had ample opportunities. One of my favorite spots was Shuman Point because of its expansive forest resting right by Lake Wallenpaupack. The trail that we took was about three miles long, andContinue reading “Shuman Point The Pennsylvania Poconos”

Canoeing In Lake Wallenpaupack

  When we traveled up to the Poconos to explore Lake Wallenpaupack, we were immediately fascinated by everyone boating or in a canoe. My husband is pretty avid when it comes to the outdoors, so he was definitely for the idea of taking a canoe out on the calm lake waters. After checking into it,Continue reading “Canoeing In Lake Wallenpaupack”

Adventures In Hibernia County Park

Around a month or so ago, one of my best friends told me that she was scouting a location with nature perspectives. She is a photographer based out of Lancaster Pennsylvania, and was searching for something somewhat local, and also a place that provided gorgeous backdrops. Then, she had a really great idea and mentionedContinue reading “Adventures In Hibernia County Park”

The Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide

  We are officially into the holidays, and this guide should help you navigate them with fun activities and lots of cheer! Personally, for me, this time of year means spending time with family, and practicing gratitude for all the good things that have happened. Of course, some years are more hectic then others, butContinue reading “The Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide”

Photoshoot In Lancaster Pennsylvania

  I have known my friend Marisa for over ten years. She is one of those people that see life in amazing perspectives, and that shines through in her photography. A couple weeks ago, we decided to have a get together at the Lancaster County Park, and she offered to do an anniversary photoshoot forContinue reading “Photoshoot In Lancaster Pennsylvania”