Thursday, May 24, 2012
According to AAA, one in 10 residents of the five county area will hit the road this weekend.
AAA-Mid Atlantic estimates that 400,000 residents of the five county area will be traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, despite gas prices peaking near $4 a gallon. The agency defines traveling as journeys of 50 miles of greater. The five county area includes Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia counties. Of that figure, 88 percent plan to drive to their destination, roughly the same number as last year, according to AAA. “Despite near-record-high gas prices this spring, Philadelphia area residents are ready to travel to welcome the summer season this Memorial Day holiday weekend,” said Jenny M. Robinson, manager of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “While the economy continues to improve slightly, …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Want to get out of town and go for a trip, but looking to save money?
Try one of these three trips you can enjoy on just one tank of gas: the Broomall Fire Company's Annual Spring Carnival in Broomall, the Wings of Freedom Museum in Horsham Heisler Dairy
Broomall Fire Co.'s Annual Spring Carnival Address: N. Malin Rd. & West Chester Pike, Broomall (across from firehouse) How Far From Northampton Patch: 32 miles or 46 minutes Admission: Free to enter; Individual tickets $1.50 each, minimum of two tickets; Block of 25 tickets for $25.00; Block of 56 tickets for $50.00 Hours: Summary: Rides, games of chance, and food are just a part of the fun. The carnival will also have face-painting, a firefighter dunk tank, and their fire safety trailer on site. The Broomall Fire Co. is 100 percent volunteer. Support these local firefighters by attending the carnival. Links: The Wings of Freedom Museum Address: 1155 Easton Road, Horsham How Far from Northampton Patch: 10 miles or 21 minutes Admission…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
It might be a snowy weekend, so follow some suggestions for less stressful travels.
The holidays can be stressful enough, so traveling shouldn't be. Whether you're getting to your destination by plane, train or automobile, here are a few things to know to ensure stress-free travels. Automobile Snow might be in the forecast for Christmas weekend, according to weather.com. If the winter storm hits two weather results are possible: The I-95 Boston-Washington corridor could be affected predominantly by rain, or there "could be just enough cold air in place for accumulating snow from Philadelphia to New York City, Hartford, and Boston." Before loading up the car and hitting the road, check the traffic report courtesy of SmarTraveler, by clicking here for the Philadelphia metropolitan area. To prepare for potential snow, …