From the Founding Fathers to Andy Warhol, Globe Trekker’s journey through the Mid Atlantic States of America features a glimpse into the characters and colorful history of the region, covering parts of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Brianna starts in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and discovers that the notoriously popularised “Jersey Shores” has a softer, nostalgia-tinged side as she travels south to Wildwoods on a 1950’s themed weekend.
After taking the car-ferry from Cape May to Lewes, Brianna heads for the Chesapeake Bay, where she checks out a classic American Diner with a patriotic tradition, the U.S. Naval Academy, and then goes crabbing for the famous Maryland Blue Crabs.
Heading north, she stops by south-eastern Pennsylvania’s historic Brandywine Valley in Delaware and the Hagley Museum to see the origins of the Dupont family fortunes: a historic gunpowder factory.
Onwards to Philadelphia, America’s first capital city and a great place to get to know the Founding Fathers up close and personal. After making a pilgrimage to some of Philly’s famous ‘cheese steak’ outlets and learning about that cult food from a champion eater, she makes a triumphant run up the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum and discovers she’s not the only fan of the famed Hollywood legend ‘Rocky Bilboa’.
Leaving Philadelphia, Brianna heads deeper into Pennsylvania to Amish Country, the new Flight 93 memorial, and then Pittsburgh to check out the Andy Warhol Museum.
Heading south into Virginia, Brianna practices a classic American highway tradition by pulling over at a curious roadside attraction which in this case is ‘Foamhenge’, a full scale replica of Stonehenge made out of Styrofoam!
Her final destination is Monticello, the beautifully restored home and gardens of Thomas Jefferson.
With thanks to the following people and companies who made our stay so welcoming!
KBC PR: http://www.kbc-pr.com/
Capital Region USA: http://www.capitalregionusa.org/
Annapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau: www.visitannapolis.org
Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau: www.visitpittsburgh.com
Pittsburgh Film Office: http://www.pghfilm.org/
Greater Philadelphia Film Office: www.film.org
Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Bureau: www.atlanticcitynj.com
New Jersey Department of Travel & Tourism: http://www.visitnj.org/
Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority: http://wildwoodsnj.com/wildwood-NJ-tourism.cfm
The Sheraton, Atlantic City: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=270
Harrah’s, Atlantic City: http://www.harrahsresort.com
Caribbean Motel, Wildwood Crest: www.caribbeanmotel.com
US Naval Academy: www.usna.edu
The Marriott Springhill Suites, Annapolis: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bwisu-springhill-suites-annapolis/
eCruisers, Annapolis: www.eCruisersllc.com
Cantler’s Riverside Inn: www.cantlers.com
Chick N Ruth’s Delly: www.chicknruths.com
Galway Bay: www.galwaybayannapolis.com
Hagley Museum & Library: http://www.hagley.org/
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library: http://www.winterthur.org/
Brandywine Valley Inn, Delaware: http://www.brandywineinn.com/
National Constitution Centre, Philadelphia: www.constitutioncenter.org
Radisson Plaza, Warwick Hotel Philadelphia: http://www.radisson.com/philadelphia-hotel-pa-19103-6179/paphily
Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Philadelphia/Default.htm
Eden Resort & Suites, Lancaster PA: http://www.edenresort.com/
GREAT ALLEGHENY BIKE RIDE
Golden Triangle Bike Rental, Pittsburgh: http://www.bikepittsburgh.com
Ohiopyle State Park: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/ohiopyle/index.htm
Rocky Gap Lodge: http://www.rockygapresort.com/
Flight 93 National Memorial Park: http://www.nps.gov/flni/index.htm
Honour Flight 93: www.honorflight93.org
Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, Inc
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh: www.warhol.org
Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh: www.duquesneincline.org
Radisson, Pittsburgh: http://www.radisson.com/pittsburgh-hotel-pa-15205/papittsb
Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=693
Natural Bridge: www.naturalbridgeva.com
Foam Henge: www.enchantedcastlestudios.com/foamhenge.htm
Best Western, Charlottesville Airport: http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/VA/Ruckersville-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-PLUS-Charlottesville-Airport-Inn—Suites/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=47129
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