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Ski-Play-Stay at Camelback Mountain

 By: Lisa Collins-Haynes Recently, I was looking for a weekend getaway and I discovered Camelback Ski Resort in the Pocono Mountains, PA. Only a short 5-hour drive from Prince William County, Camelback is ranked as one of the top ski resorts in Pennsylvania! They offer so many options to hit the powder, that even I was excited about it. Normally …

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A Cool Day Trip

By: Lisa Collins-Haynes Okay, when I say cool, it’s a little bit of a pun—but what I really meant was a cold day trip that is really cool. Recently I took a tour of the ICE! exhibit at the Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor in Washington, DC—which is only a hop, skip and jump away from PW! The kids …

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Home Sweet….Texas

Lisa Collins-Haynes From my past posts, you wouldn’t believe—but yes occasionally I do take a trip that’s not out of the country. Recently I was able to go back home to Dallas and enjoy all the comforts—my family, my childhood bed and of course the food! I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but Texas is pretty known for their Tex-Mex …

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Who’s hungry? MetroCooking Show Coming to Town

  If you’re anything like me, you’re always ready to eat. And if your stomach is growling as you read this; then run, don’t walk to the MetroCooking Show -DC on November 8-9, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  This event is only a hop, skip and jump away from Prince William and even quicker by Metro. Headlining the event …

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Get Ready, Set—Experience!

By: Lisa Collins-Haynes Photo Credit: Shonique Finney Nassau in 24 Hours Fresh off a short flight with Bahamas Air, my friends and I only had 24 hours to explore Nassau! We all wondered if it could be done. The first line of business was securing our accommodations. As we pulled up, pristine and picturesque perfectly described the cozy little yellow …

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Roughing it in Style at the Bluff House

 By: Lisa Collins-Haynes Photo Credit: Shonique Finney & Mark Munroe My friends often tease me and ask if I ever unpack my suitcases.  I’m a Travel Writer, what can I say—I’m always on vacation.  I decided to mix a little business with pleasure this time around on a recent trip to The Bahamas.  I invited those same friends that like …

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Adventures in Thailand

By: Lisa Collins-Haynes I live an ordinary life and extraordinary things happen to me throughout the course of a day.  ~ Lisa Collins-Haynes I Must Be Dreaming There was no doubt in my mind that my first trip to Thailand would be an epic journey like none I’ve ever experienced before.  Getting a phone call from a friend who announced …

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My Underwater Journey

By Lisa Collins-Haynes Growing up in Dallas, TX I can’t say that I had much access to water, as in lakes, rivers, or oceans.  The best my family could do was to take me down to the local YMCA and let me splash around to beat the summer heat.   It must have been around the age of five, when they …

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