Occupancy is 9/10 of the Law

As the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy continues, the chaos as it relates to hotel rooms will not quickly go away. The decision to cancel the NY Marathon was 100% correct, just 2 days late. Even when the electricity returns and residents return to their homes, a new influx of FEMA, contractors and insurance adjusters will gobble up hotel rooms just before the big Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and holiday season in NYC. Continue reading

My Family’s New Summer Tradition – The Great Allentown Fair

The slogan “The Great Allentown Fair, Don’t Leave Summer Without It” has never rung more true than these past two years. With my two daughters now 13 and 10, we have taken advantage of the Grandstand concerts the past two Labor Day weekends to also visit the fair and festival portion of the fair. In 2011 we saw the boy band Big Time Rush, and this year @victoriajustice and Max Schneider. Continue reading

NFL Fantasy Owners – Visit to Eagles Training Camp

This past Friday I took my annual visit to Lehigh Universityto check out Philadelphia Eagle’s training camp. This year I brought along my uncle Hank and his life-long friend Roy. Both are owners in our fantasy football league. I tied in the trip to camp and lunch at P.J. Whelihan’s as reward for help with a furniture move.  Continue reading

Lehigh Valley Tourism Tournament

Lehigh Valley Tourism Top 64 Attractions March Madness Style

I got to thinking about how many great places we have to see and things to do in our region and before you know it, I was up to 64 different events, museums, festivals, waterparks,zoos, etc. So I placed them in geographical regions, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Lehigh Valley. Ranked them 1-16 in each region and now hope to get some feedback as to who gets to the sweet 16 and beyond. Continue reading

New AirTran Routes To Put Lehigh Valley On The Map

Local Lehigh Valley Tourism To Benefit From New AirTran Routes. 

When I first saw the press release from Lehigh Valley International Airport’s business development director Susan Kittle about the new AirTran routes to Atlanta it did not make a major impression with me. It seemed like the usual slow growth strategies we have grown accustom to when it comes to major airline announcements here in the Lehigh Valley. Continue reading

Perfect Storm Delivers Big Results for Northeast Ski Resorts

If you think you have read all there is to know about snow after this past weekend, think twice. The story that will be hitting the airwaves and print media this week will revolve around a “Perfect Storm” of love, sport and cabin fever. While the traditional ski areas missed out on the monster storms of last weekend the Northeast resort managers are still having images of dollar signs dancing in their head! Here’s why…. Continue reading

Girl Scout Badgefest hosted by NorthStar Adventure at Dutch Springs

NorthStar Adventure Announces Badgefest 2009, Highly coveted dog mushing fun patch to be offered!

August 20, 2009 – Bethlehem, PA. Girl Scouts from as far away as Connecticut are expected at the first annual Girl Scout Badgefest hosted by NorthStar Adventure at Dutch Springs. Planned for the weekend of November 13-15th this three day event is sure to become a highlight for young girls as they work towards their badge requirements. “The girl scouts love coming here,” said Kari Hunyadi, lead facilitator at NorthStar Adventure. Continue reading