Live Out Your Dirty Dancing Dreams at Mountain Lake Lodge

Live Out Your Dirty Dancing Dreams at Mountain Lake Lodge

Is the resort from Dirty Dancing still open? Well, sort of. Kellerman’s Mountain House in the Catskills? It’s actually Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia. This mountain resort is still open for business and hosts special Dirty Dancing-themed weekends several times each year. You can walk in the footsteps of Johnny and Baby and even…

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Big Trip 15

Big Trip 15

Day 1 Big Trip 15 has begun and we kicked it off with a marathon day… almost 13 hours on the road! (Our daily videos are back… one-two second clips to make a full day’s journey in less than 60 seconds!) Coffee Pot building Built in 1927, the Coffee Pot in Bedford, PA is an…

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Were there ghosts?! Visiting the Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum

Were there ghosts?! Visiting the Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum

Some say it’s haunted – it’s ranked the second most haunted place in Virginia! – but we did not see any ghosts or spirits when we stopped to see the Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum. Maybe because it was a sunny, summer day. Or maybe there were ghosts and we just didn’t see them……

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80 Days? No problem! Dueling Journalists Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland Race Each Other On a Trip Around the World

80 Days? No problem! Dueling Journalists Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland Race Each Other On a Trip Around the World

So by now you probably know that I like to go all-in when I’m researching a new idea to write about here.  When I read 80 Days to Elsewhere by KC Dyer it reminded me of a podcast I had listened to a year or so ago about two women who were racing around the…

Have you read Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne? Did you know that two female journalists raced each other on a trip around the world just 16 years after the book was published in an attempt to beat Phileas Fogg’s record and each other? Want to know more about this historic record-breaking trip? Let's learn more about these plucky women, Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland, each traveling alone in opposite directions around the world, attempting to be the first one back to New York. via @behindeveryday
Road Trip Pioneer

Road Trip Pioneer

Have you ever wondered about the first cross-country road trip? Americans have driven millions of miles back and forth across the country over the years but someone had to be first. That someone was Horatio Jackson Nelson.   I’ll admit, I hadn’t given it much thought myself despite my own epic road trip history. A…

Quote from Ken Burns, documentary film maker:
"Through it all we could not help but drink up the powerful tonic, the powerful medicine, which moving across this extraordinary country always is.  We felt often as if we were moving through time as well as through the landscape, and came to understand as no armchair surveyor can, the immense size and almost stupefying distance that is the American West, both today and yesterday, when Horatio Jackson Nelson made his bold, and now to us almost unbelievable, run." via @behindeveryday
Windmill Love

Windmill Love

I don’t know what it is about windmills, but whenever I see one of the old classic designs out on the prairie, I just want to stop and take a picture.     There are a few windmill museums in the world and I’ve been lucky enough to visit one.  So many windmills!  Who knew…

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