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John Holahan

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5 Ways to Make Your Home Worthy of a Staycation

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 21, 2019 7:00:00 AM

When you live in a place that is a year-round vacation destination, a “staycation” just makes sense. Of course, to make that work you want to have a home base that is a comfortable and welcoming place from which to operate. Here’s a look at 5 way to make your home worthy of a staycation.

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Topics: home design, Poconos Vacations, Poconos Living

The Best Vacation Spots in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 10, 2019 12:06:00 PM

There is a good reason that so many people have come to the Poconos for vacation for so many years. There are simply so many options from which to choose; whether you’re looking for a resort vacation, a rustic camping experience, or something in between. Here’s a look at some of the best vacation spots in the Poconos.

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Topics: Summer, Poconos Events, Poconos Resorts, Things to Do in the Poconos

The Best Lakes and Beaches in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 3, 2019 9:40:00 AM

If you live in New York, New Jersey, or Philadelphia, a trip to the beach may mean “going down the shore.” And as much fun as the Jersey Shore can be, there’s another way to enjoy sand and water in the summer—without the crowds. That’s why we’d like to offer you a look at some of the best lakes and beaches in the Poconos.

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Topics: Pocono Mountains, Poconos Lifestyle, Arrowhead Lake, Lake Naomi

How to Prepare Your Poconos Home for Summer

Posted by John Holahan on May 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Most of us are ready for summer when it finally rolls around. We love the slower pace and warmer weather. And there are so many outdoor activities to enjoy around the Poconos region. While you may be really ready to enjoy summer, you'll want to make sure your home is ready as well. That's particularly true if you happen to own a vacation home in the Poconos that may have been empty for a while. Even if you’ve been here all year long, it’s a good idea to do some simple maintenance to ensure your home is safe and comfortable. Here are a few tips on how to prepare your Poconos home for summer.

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Topics: Home improvement, Summer, home maintenance, Poconos Lifestyle

The Best Summer Getaways in Pennsylvania

Posted by John Holahan on May 8, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Whether you live in the Poconos full time, own a vacation home here, or are just thinking about spending some fun summertime in the area, there's plenty to do in the great State of Pennsylvania! And no matter where you live, it's sometimes good to just get away for a while and get a new perspective! Here's a look at some of the best summer getaways in Pennsylvania.

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Topics: Liberty Homes, Poconos Getaways, Summer Getaways, Summer in the Poconos

The Best 2019 Summer Events in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on May 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Looking for some summer fun in the Poconos? There are plenty of activities from which to choose. Here’s a look at some of the best 2019 Summer events in the Poconos.

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Topics: Summer, Poconos Activities, Summer Events, Summer in the Poconos

5 Historical Sites to Visit in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Apr 8, 2019 7:00:00 AM

These days, most visitors to the Poconos are drawn by the area’s natural beauty, the great nature trails, the fantastic array of waterfalls, and the many winter skiing activities. The region’s history, however, goes back much farther than that. The original inhabitants were Native American tribes including Lenape, Paupack, Shawnee, Minisink, Delaware, and Iroquois.

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Topics: Poconos Lifestyle, History, Poconos Vacations, Poconos Living

Best Towns to Visit in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Apr 4, 2019 9:19:00 AM

 

There are two very different things that draw people to the Poconos region. It’s obvious that a lot of people come to the area because of the natural beauty. There are the mountains themselves, and then there are the many rivers and lakes. There are whole sections of the region devoted to exploring the natural wonders that dot the landscape here. If you enjoy hiking, click here for a post from The French Manor Inn and Spa in Newfoundland, PA that highlights four of the best Poconos hiking trails to explore.  There are also a multitude of State and National parks in the Poconos region. Click here for more information on Big Pocono State Park, Lake Wallenpaupack, Tobyhanna State Park, and many others.  

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Topics: Poconos, Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos Resorts, Things to Do in the Poconos

Why People Are Moving to the Poconos from New York and Philadelphia

Posted by John Holahan on Apr 1, 2019 9:23:00 AM

Large metropolitan areas such as New York and Philadelphia have a lot to offer. They have an abundance of culture, great shopping, fine dining, and nightlife. Plus they offer amenities that can be hard to come by in smaller, more remote areas.  And yet, increasing numbers of urban dwellers are opting to escape to the Poconos periodically for skiing in the winter or outdoor activities at other times of the year. A significant number of city dwellers, however, are taking things a few steps further. Some are purchasing vacation homes in the area that allow them to stay longer when they want. Others are moving to the region permanently—either to retire or simply to enjoy a different lifestyle. Here’s a look at why people are moving to the Poconos from New York and Philadelphia.

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Topics: New York City, Pocono Mountains, Philadelphia, Moving to the Poconos, Living in the Poconos

How to Prepare My Poconos Home for Spring

Posted by John Holahan on Mar 6, 2019 11:38:33 AM

Igor Stravinski’s Rite of Spring almost caused a riot when it was first performed in Paris in 1913. It simply wasn’t what people were used to when they went to the opera. There’s another “rite of spring” that most of us are familiar with when it comes to springtime in our homes—and we pretty much know what to expect! Many of us perform the yearly ritual of Spring Cleaning after a long and cold winter. And while it’s an important thing to do (and by the way, here’s “The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist” to help you out), there are other spring tasks that are equally important to protect our homes after a long winter. Here’s a look at “How to prepare my Poconos home for spring.”

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Topics: Spring, Poconos Homes, Spring in the Poconos

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