Restaurant Review: Tavern at the Sun Inn (Bethlehem, PA)

When Justin and I arrived on a Monday and walked around Bethlehem, we were immediately drawn to the Sun Inn. The building was erected in 1758 and currently serves as a full service restaurant, distillery, and museum. My being a history lover made this a must-visit. However, we had to wait until Wednesday (our last…

Travel PA 2018 Part 3: Lights Out at Crystal Cave

This entire story is the result of happenstance. Right place, right time. Fate…if you will. The one thing Justin really wanted to do on this vacation was take me to Crystal Cave. He enjoyed it so much on his previous visit years ago, that he said we had to go. I actually altered my hotel…

Travel PA 2018 Part 1: Reading’s Pagoda

They might as well refer to Mount Penn as “Trash Mountain”. That’s where the city of Reading’s beloved seven-story pagoda is located. Built in 1908 as part of a planned mountaintop resort that never came to fruition, it was later donated to the city by its builder and has since become an emblem. Everywhere you…

Photo of the Day: June 9, 2018

I am up at Twin Lights in Highlands several times a year for work, but rarely do I actually go there and enjoy the sights.

Photo of the Day: June 6, 2018

In commemoration of D-Day, a picture of World War II items for sale at a booth in the Red Bank Antiques Center. Grab a pizza at Brothers’ next door when you’re done browsing.

Photo of the Day: June 5, 2018

Walking around New Hope’s historic canal is always fun and interesting…but even more so when you are mildly buzzed.

Wall’s Legendary Circus Drive-In Demolished

The legendary drive-in restaurant in Wall, NJ known as The Circus stood for 64 years…and took only 20 minutes to be torn down this very day. The pictures and news are in. It was noted by even the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office, how sad such a moment this is. I do not have any…

Photo of the Day: September 8, 2017

A view from inside one of the towers of the Twin Lights Lighthouse in Highlands, New Jersey. There was a storm brewing as I made my way up and down giving tours and history talks to school groups as part of my work with Brookdale’s Ocean Institute program. It’s a lot of fun, but I…

Photo of the Day: September 6, 2017

After more visits to New Hope, Pennsylvania than I can count, I still have not made it into the Parry Mansion Museum. From the outside, it’s beautiful. Great landscape too. My friend Walter has been to quite a few holiday parties there (he used to work in town), and says it is a wonderful place.