Things have changed a lot since 1980 – especially in the Poconos. My parents honeymooned at a now-defunct Pennsylvania resort in the mid- ‘80s, and I still get a kick out of looking at the photos. Think champagne glass bathtubs, heart-shaped beds and red painted everything.
Have you ever wondered why Americans commemorate Independence Day with fireworks? One year after the Declaration of Independence was signed, Philadelphia officials sanctioned a public reading of the document on July 3, 1777, followed by a night of entertainment that included bonfires and fireworks. Today, nearly every Pennsylvania town hosts at least one pyrotechnic display.
Fishing is the second most popular outdoor activity in America, next to running. More than 47 million people enjoy casting off in fresh or saltwater each year. Why? Besides the obvious benefit of hooking the star of your BBQ dinner, anglers experience a sort of Zen feeling when setting a rod in a bubbling stream […]
Summer is one of the best times of year to take a family vacation to the Poconos. Average daily temperatures are in the mid-70s. Fragrant lavender and magnolia bloom, scenting the air with sweet floral perfume. The grassy lawns and tree-shaded glens surrounding Skytop Lodge are lush and green until the crisp fall breezes begin to turn the leaves brilliant shades of copper and crimson around mid-September.