6.10.2012

Girl Who Travels :: Loving PA!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PA Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine.
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to write for visitpa.com because coincidentally I have spent the past week planning our two family summer vacations both of which centered in Pennsylvania.
While there is a time and a place for planning grand trips to far away destinations, there is also something wonderful about staying local.  Our summer vacations are built around short drives (Hazel ERUPTS after 1.5 hours in the car), low costs, visiting friends/ attending weddings, and most importantly (re)discovering our beloved Keystone state!
Sometimes it's fun to hop in the car without a detailed plan.  This baby phase of life is not that time!  Micromanaged plans make for a much happier family.  This summer, my family will not drive longer than an hour without a planned stop.  Thanks to the internet, I've found amazing parks, nature centers and yes, McDonald's playplaces (I can't believe I am admitting that last one publically.  Parenthood takes you places you never imagined...).
To assist with planning a PA roadtrip, visit PA has the coolest feature.  Enter pa-roadtrips.  The Roadtrip-a-Matic has a cornucopia of predesigned 3-day trips.  Solving the problem of wondering if there's something AMAZING near-by that you don't know about, roadtrips give you multiple scenarios depending on what your interests are and what part of the state you want to explore.  It also suggests where to eat and where to sleep.  So you can head-out on a perfectly planned roadtrip without devoting weeks of preparation!
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Scrolling through the selections, I'm hard pressed to choose just one vacation.  However, with the kids in mind, I was thrilled to discover "Kidsylvania"!  Swing on through the Steel City had the best tagline "Spend some quality time with your little 'yinz".  While we've taken the kids to Pittsburgh many times, we've never gone simply for vacation.  I wonder if we have the resources to go on 3 family roadtrips?
How about you, which pa-roadtrips are you/ would you choose?
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1 comment:

Oh how I L.O.V.E. comments! Thanks for taking a walk on the (koskersidle)WILD side :)