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Cherry Crest Adventure Park & The Amazing Maise Maze Review – Family Fun in Lancaster, PA

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm Review - Lancaster, PA attraction for families and kids. Includes one of the best corn mazes in the US as well as many other attractions!

Now and then, we stumble upon a family fun outing that is so awesome that we arrive early and stay late. We had one such trip last Friday. I had been contacted by the PR representative for Cherry Crest Adventure Farm in reference to some new activities they have for this season, and I asked if they would host my family for a day during our July staycation. They agreed, and I told the kids we were going to a corn maze. Boy did I have that wrong! Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is so much more than a corn maze.  … Read more

10 Tips for Surviving Family Road Trips

10 Tips for surviving family road trips. Lots of ideas, hacks, and tips for essentials in packing and better organization. #2 is my favorite!

Summer is right around the corner, and for our family, summer means road trips. We love to pop in an audio book and hit the road, sometimes traveling to nearby Baltimore, Washington DC, or Philadelphia, and sometimes going further to Penn State, Old Grandma’s, or even further. Last year, we drove all the way to South Carolina which seemed like an eternity. But we made it. Because we drive so much, I wanted to share with you my best tips for surviving family road trips. There are several things you’ll want to do ahead of time (possibly way ahead of … Read more

The Time I Planned a Trip to Philadelphia & How You Can Do It Better

Visit Philly - Liberty Bell

When I was 19 or so, I planned a trip to Philadelphia for myself, my sister, my mom, and my 7-year-old niece, who was visiting for her yearly August vacation. Both my sister and I were in college, and we didn’t have a lot of extra money, so we decided to pack everything we wanted to see – and trust me, we I had a long list – into a single day. The plan was simple: drive down, have fun, and drive home. Well. We drove down. The drive is easy, almost all on the PA Turnpike. We found an inexpensive parking … Read more