Fall Brings Corn Mazes and Apple Picking to Lehigh Valley

September 20th, 2013 posted by

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Great Fall Activities

With the weather starting to cool down and the leaves beginning to change, it’s time to put away the swimsuits and flip flops. But that doesn’t mean that the fun has to end! We’re lucky to have tons of great fall activities. If scary things aren’t for you (they aren’t for me!), check out our roundup of family-friendly fun! From corn mazes, to pumpkin and apple picking, to fall festivals, we’ve got a bit of everything to offer.

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Celebrate National Relaxation Day the Lehigh Valley Way

August 15th, 2013 posted by

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Relax in Lehigh Valley

Thanks to some friends, I learned that today happens to be National Relaxation Day. Everyone has their own tips and tricks to stay relaxed throughout the day, but a few suggestions never hurt! Have a look at our tips for ways to keep yourself sane as back-to-school time draws closer.

Certainly the best way to do some ‘me’ time is a spa day. Luckily, Lehigh Valley has plenty of options

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Beat the Heat this Weekend in Lehigh Valley

July 18th, 2013 posted by

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Stay Cool this Weekend

It’s no secret that this past week has been a bit on the toasty side. Hopefully, the temperatures will break a bit this upcoming weekend, but if not- check out some of our suggestions on how the beat the heat. Pull yourself away from those air conditioners and get out and have some fun- all while staying cool.

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It may be a New Year, but I’m looking Forward to the Same old Same old

January 11th, 2013 posted by

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I can't wait to do these again

Everything old is new again and the “same old, same old” is not humdrum. Sometimes attractions and events that happen each year are the most fun Lehigh Valley things that I want to do again this coming year.

April 4th, 2013 is Opening Day for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Last season, our ‘Pigs fell short of replicating their playoff run of 2011, but they were in the hunt until the very end. Meaningful baseball down the stretch starts with a good April and I’ll be there again to cheer them on.

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Showing My Out-of-Town Parents a Lehigh Valley Christmas!

December 11th, 2012 posted by

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Christmas Steins at Christkindlmarkt

My family doesn’t mess around when it comes to Christmas. Every square inch of my parent’s house in Mountoursville, Pa  is transformed into Christmas-land. Obviously we go with the basics; some lights on the outside of the house, tree decked out to the nines in the living room, but then we take it the extra mile.

We have not just one, but three trees (one with regular ornaments, one with all snowmen, and one with mice). Christmas plates get swapped out with the normal every day ones. We have a living room full of Santas. German Nutcrackers line the stairs. A dining room overflows with snowmen. Kitchen cabinets are topped with a collection of holiday Coca-Cola bottles.

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Bethlehem’s Christmas City Village and Its Happy Holiday Huts

December 6th, 2012 posted by

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Bethlehem's Christmas City Village

An older couple is bundled up with their scarves double wrapped around their necks. It’s chilly and brisk as they look at the fanciful knitted animal hats at Girlfriend’s Boutique’s hut. They try them on and laugh for a second before moseying down past more huts, each time stopping to see what’s inside, to say hello, to enjoy their day.

The couple, like many others on this early December morning, are probably Christmas shopping. However, they are doing so at local vendors, at their own pace, and in one of the most beautiful locales possible.

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It’s Not Always Sunny in Lehigh Valley (But Winter Months Have Their Fun!)

November 28th, 2012 posted by

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Let it Fly

As I write this blog the snow continues to fall outside my office window. I think my seasonal depression is about to kick in as I’m definitely a fair-weather minded person.

But no matter how hard I find it to believe, there are defiantly those who embrace the snow and the winter season. I guess living in Eastern Pennsylvania I should too.

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The Harvest Wine Festival at Bear Creek Mountain Resort Was Divine

October 23rd, 2012 posted by

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Bear Creek Harvest Wine Festival

The sliding glass door on our fifth story room at the slopeslide Hotel at Bear Creek Mountain Resort opened to the mountain, pool and guests enjoying the 2012 Harvest Wine Festival. A few months too soon to watch the skiiers whizzing by, we enjoyed the crisp autumn air breezing in before heading down to the main lodge; and the wine.

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Lehigh Valley Wine Trail Provides the Perfect Backdrop for the Perfect Weekend

October 22nd, 2012 posted by

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Galen Glen on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

It was Chambourcin weekend on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail this past weekend and what a glorious weekend it was!  We had absolutely no permanent plans other than some minor projects around the house this past weekend, so when I mentioned to my husband it was Chambourcin weekend he was excited! Of course he was out of his favorite Chambourcin wine from Galen Glen Winery.

We seem to be busy every year on this weekend so this was a special treat for us, and on top of it all, it was a beautiful sunny fall day. With our neighbor friends in tow we hopped in the car and took off for Galen Glen winery in Andreas, PA. The leaves were a little past their prime, more orange colors than red in the trees but still a beautiful show of fall leaves. I would have to say Galen Glen is one of our favorite wineries with a wonderful panoramic gorgeous view!

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There’s nothing I love more than a jam packed weekend!

August 22nd, 2012 posted by

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Barenaked Ladies

The first adventure of my jam packed weekend was to rock out to Barenaked Ladies at Sands Event Center. When my girlfriend purchased tickets to see her favorite band she didn’t realize that three other bands were playing too.

Let me tell you, she was pumped to find out that Big Head Todd & The Monsters were playing, along with Blues Traveler.

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