The Olde Lincoln House Restaurant and Tavern

This past week, my wife and I managed to get away for a date night. These times are treasured for us and we are always looking for a new place to try and a new place to eat. This past week that new place was the Olde Lincoln House. The Olde Lincoln House is not […]

Dutch Wonderland

Sometimes when you're in the middle of the vacation, visiting a new area, and you're traveling with kids, you need a break. Dutch Wonderland is a perfect place to take such a break. This park has been existence since the early 1960s, "Dutch Wonderland has consistently been recognized as a premier family theme park in Pennsylvania, […]

Central Market in Lancaster City

In the mid-1700s, King George dubbed Lancaster City as a market town and required that from then on till eternity Lancaster was to have two market days a week. Till this day, they honor that though King George is no longer on the thrown and we are no longer subservient to the British Crown. Two […]

Magic and Wonder: Dream at the Bird-in-Hand Stage

Nestled in the heart of Amish Country on the Bird in Hand Stage, visitors can go and experience the Magic and Wonder Show: Dream. When one thinks of Lancaster County Pennsylvania, they think of getting away to experience another world, one that in some ways seems magical to us. Most of us live in the confines […]

The Historic Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata used to be three towns: Lincoln, Ephrata, and Merle. Nestled just north of Ephrata, between Ephrata and Lincoln and near the junction of 322 and 272, sits a historic complex with origins dating back to the early 1700s: The Ephrata Cloister. When I was a child attending Brownstown Elementary School, my fourth-grade teacher Mrs. Shirk […]

Plain and Fancy Farms: The Smokehouse, The Magic Lantern Show, The Amish Experience and More.

So the other day I was my daughter's "Gotcha" day. In an adoption, this is a day where we celebrate a person becoming a part of the family, in this case my daughter. Often we go out to a restaurant of her choice to celebrate and give gifts.  Last night we went to Plain and […]

Nissley Vineyards, Their Estate, and Their Award-Winning Wines

In recent decades, Lancaster County has boomed in the number of vineyards and wineries. While no Nappa Valley, Lancaster offers the Lancaster County Winery, Thorn Hill Vineyards, Waltz Vineyards Estate Winery, The Vineyards at Grand View, Moondancer Winery, Ciderhouse, and Taproom,  Stargazers Vineyards and Winery, Kogs Hill Winery, and Mount Hope Winery just to name a few. However, perhaps no other vineyard in Lancaster […]

The Top 6 Tips for Finding the Right Wedding Venue

He put a ring on it! Now what? How to navigate the wild world of finding YOUR unique venue. As an Event Venue Owner, I see a lot of bride’s waste time and energy not prioritizing what’s important when looking for a venue. The venue is the single most critical piece of the wedding planning […]

The Historic Fulton Theatre: The Grand Old Lady

We absolutely love the Fulton Theatre and have not walked away disappointed by any of their productions. There is a variety of theaters that Lancaster County has to offer: Sight and Sound, the American Music Theater, The Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, The Rainbow Dinner Theater, and of course that Fulton Theatre. Events in the history of the Fulton […]

Spring is the Perfect Time for an Amish Horse and Buggy Ride

  For most visitors, the idyllic Amish Horse and Buggy Ride entails riding in a closed carriage driven by an Amish man or woman, guiding a clopping horse through the rolling farmland of Lancaster County. There plenty of Amish Horse and Buggy ride operators to help you accomplish your goal. The top one I'd recommend […]

Sight and Sound: Jesus Comes to Lancaster

Sight and Sound Theatres is bringing Jesus to Lancaster. In this episode, we talk about how I met my wife on stage at Sight and Sound, Sight and Sound's connection to two wedding in my family, how my wife fell into the lighting pit, the Sight and Sound experience, and of course about Jesus. This […]

The Top Lancaster County Smorgasbords

Welcome to Smorgasbord country. In this episode, we talk about my wife's encounter with Dutch Goose, the origin of the word Smorgasbord, the top four smorgasbords in Lancaster County, and what are our favorites and why. This show is sponsored by the Hertzog Homestead LLC and by Performance Coach Kristen Hertzog. One of the reasons […]