Acadia National Park Travel Tips

 A few people have come to us asking about travel tips for an Acadia National Park vacation. With many requests and many responses we decided to throw them up here! 

We worked in Acadia National Park several years ago for three months during the summer. We lived, slept, worked, and hiked there. I worked as a sales associate at the busiest retail store in the park, Jordan Pond Gift Shop. Adam worked in the employee dorm. Through those 3 months we have learned some very beneficial tourist/traveling advice which we have chosen to live by when offering travel tips for visiting Acadia National Park. Remember we have only lived there for 3 months, are not seasonal professionals in this specific location, and do not live there year-round. This is just my point of view of what I learned when living and working there! Here are Acadia National Park travel tips! Enjoy!
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Pennsylvania Parks: A Day at Big Pocono State Park

What better way to end a day out with one of your closest friends, than to spend it taking in one of the best views of the Poconos from the Big Pocono State Park?

During the summer, you know, that season that occurred a few short months ago (I am very behind, I realize this. Moving on…), my friend Jody and I decided to go to the one of the nearest Pennsylvania state parks, Big Pocono State Park. I have hiked up to the peak of this particular park when I was young and I took Adam there in the fall, but this was my friend’s first time there. It really was a beautiful, clear, allergy filled visit! Continue reading

July 4th in the Lehigh Valley: Coca Cola Park

To say that our Fourth of July weekend was a busy one would be an understatement.

Our weekend was jam-packed.

Now, for the past few years we have typically spent our Independence Day with my family. We would spend our day hanging out and grilling, but this year was a bit more hectic (primarily due to the fact that we actually have friends around here, which is practically a damn miracle). Between a dinner and a movie double date on Friday, a pool party and work on Saturday, hanging out with our friends by the pool grilling and swimming followed by another visit with a few of our other friends on Sunday, grilling with the family on Monday and celebrating Independence Day by going to Fourth on the Field at Coca Cola Park in the Lehigh Valley to see the fireworks with a few of our friends, we were in DIRE need of an extra weekend to recover from our weekend. Continue reading

A Day at the Petrified Forest National Park

Our trip to the Petrified Forest National Park in the northeastern corner of Arizona started off like any other day off while living in the Grand Canyon. It was in the middle of June and it was a cool 120*F. I remember that fine detail only because I thought that it could not get any hotter the day before (and I was wrong). We hopped in Adam’s 1998 black on black leather interior Oldsmobile Intrigue, with an air conditioner that was busted, for the nearly 300 mile trip to the Petrified Forest National Park.


We arrived at the Petrified Forest National Park around 1:30 in the afternoon, close to the hottest part of the day, and spent much of the day trying to avoid the heat (funny, considering it might have been hotter in our car than outside of it). After entering the National Park and paying the $10 entrance fee, we arrived to the sight of this…:
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