Weekend Pennsylvania Trip

I get bored so easily, therefore I travel often. Changing scenery often helps my restlessness.

Valentine’s Day weekend was the perfect time to get away. We initially planned a trip to visit multiple abandoned places like Centralia and the abandoned Pennsylvania turnpike. When we reached our first destination, we quickly realized the snow from a few days earlier had ruined all our plans. It would be impossible to get to/see these places in the snow.

I was more than bummed. But the quick thinking of my boyfriend turned the whole day around. We went to Hershey and did the free tour and a chocolate tasting which was so fun. We already had an AirBnB booked in Harrisburg so we headed there next.

I will always recommend AirBnB’s, I’ve never had a bad experience and they are so inexpensive.

We got lunch in Harrisburg at an awesome gallery and brewery called The Millworks (https://millworksharrisburg.com/), would definitely recommend. Then we walked along the waterfront before heading back to our AirBnB to relax.

We got dinner at Rubicon, which was great! The next morning we got breakfast and explored the capitol building a little bit. We then decided to take a stab at seeing the last abandoned place on our list, the old York County Prison.

This place was awesome and creepy. It is easy to get to and to get inside, but it was muddy and I’m a scaredy cat so we didn’t go in. All in all, weekend trips are so much fun and I will be definitely planning more for the future. It is great to be able to explore the world, but sometimes you just need to explore your neighboring states!

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Nashville Visit & AirBnB

This past weekend I was in Nashville, Tennessee! I had an absolute blast on the trip. Nashville has become the #1 most popular destination for bachelor/bachelorette parties so I would definitely recommend it if you wanted to go on a fun trip with your friends that like to go out and party. The bars were great, the people were great, the music was great, and the food was great!

Places we ate:

  1. The Farm House
  2. City Fire
  3. Puckett’s
  4. Bakersfield
  5. Another Broken Egg
  6. Café Coco
  7. Dose Café

I would recommend all of the places above – the food was amazing!! City Fire had $14 endless mimosas for brunch, Puckett’s had AMAZING dinner food, Bakersfield had awesome tacos, and Another Broken Egg had great brunch and mimosa pitchers! Those were definitely my favorite 🙂

Places we visited:

  1. Pantheon
  2. Belle Meade Plantation
  3. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  4. Hatch Print Show
  5. Shoppes on Fatherland

The Pantheon was cool to see as well as the Country Music Museum. I loved the prints at Hatch Print show! Belle Meade Plantation was cool and had a free wine tasting. The Shoppes on Fatherland also had great shops, I loved Rusty Rats Antiques!! We purchased a $75 Music City Total Access Pass that was very helpful.

Places we drank:

  1. Tequila Cowboy
  2. Honky Tonk
  3. Hick Chick Pub Crawl
  4. Margaritaville
  5. Rippy’s

I don’t really know all the places we drank, but anywhere on Broadway has good music and is a good time. I would 10/10 recommend the Hick Chick Pub Crawl – it was soooo fun! I had great moonshine at one of the bars on this tour.

Once again, I used AirBnB for my weekend trip. We stayed three nights, four days and it was around $400 – split 4 ways, it was very cheap. I do recommend using AirBnB, I’ve had nothing but good experiences. The apartment was beautiful and a close uber ride, the host was extremely helpful, and I think it makes for an overall better vacation experience.

I loved Nashville! It’ll probably be a one time trip for me, but the experience was great 🙂

My First Airbnb Experience: Toronto

Over Memorial Day weekend, I visited Toronto.

I chose to book a room through Airbnb for a couple of reasons.

  1. I heard it was cheap
  2. I wanted a great travel experience

I kind of thought of Airbnb as the Uber of hotels. It’s easy, cheap, technologically advanced, and geared to my age group. Just like Uber, which I use often and LOVE, so I decided to give it a shot.

It was a great decision. If you ever decide to visit Toronto I would 100% recommend the airbnb I stayed at. The host was SO friendly – he gave us a huge list of things to do and places to eat. We were staying in the basement apartment of his house, which had it’s own entrance, two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. It was so well decorated and cozy – it had everything a hotel would have.

We ran into our host twice and each time had a great conversation and really got to know the perspectives of a Canadian. They said that Canadians were rude and in America the stereotype is that Canadians are too friendly! We said New Jerseyans are often considered rude, and they said they thought Americans were very friendly! We also chatted about marijuana (because they have dispensaries all over and in New Jersey it’s still pretty illegal), politics, the upcoming elections, etc.

We spent $330 for three nights and four days. To stay a long weekend in a beautiful weekend in Toronto – and to split it three ways – it was so cheap considering how amazing the trip was!

It took us 8 hours to drive and 8 hours back, of course we hit a little bit of traffic considering the weekend. Between the tourist attractions, food, drinks, gas, airbnb, and ubers we took to get to some far places – we probably spent around $300 each on an amazing weekend vacation. Cheap!!!

In Toronto we visited the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, the Music Garden and the market, as well as Toronto Islands. We brunched every morning (shout out to Old School because their food is AMAZING!) And we went to the bars at night – The Pilot was an awesome rooftop bar! And H Bar had awesome food to chow on while we drank. And the bartender at the Dog’s Bollocks was super funny – plus the drinks were so cheap.

Over all, Toronto is a beautiful city. Much cleaner and friendlier than any other city I’ve been to. The food service is very slow (especially compared to America) but that just means we got to relax and allotted more time for eating!

I would love to live in a city like Toronto – maybe in the next five years I could end up living there 🙂 But if you’re thinking of visiting, definitely make the trip! And I will give you the information of my Airbnb host because he made the experience a thousand times better! Now I’m just wondering when I can go to Toronto again!