Relationships take work. So does cross-country skiing. If you’re athletic and up for the challenge, power your way through snow on cross-country skis. You’ll have plenty of time for cool conversations (literally) while getting an intense workout. Warning: This is NOT for everyone. Know your athletic ability and tolerance level for both cold weather and trails that MAY be difficult to follow.
February 21, 2013
Be Pavlov. On the most beautiful days, spend time outdoors with the one you love (or the person you are interested in). Eventually that person will associate every gorgeous day with you. What better compliment than to be remembered with the beauty of the world!
February 20, 2013
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, it probably DID make a sound. However, if I were a tree falling down after 500 years of offering shade and shelter for animals, I would HOPE that EVERYONE would hear me go. If I were in a relationship with a great guy after years of being single, I’d want to tell everyone! I’d want to wear my heart on my sleeve, face, and, well, Facebook!
Making a relationship Facebook Official can be a dilemma. While some may be willing to share their relationship status with over 900 of their “closest” friends from pre-K through last night, others may want to keep the relationship privy to the people they confide in the most. Being a fan of the first scenario, it is hard for me to rectify the difference between being a dirty little secret and being in a special romance that doesn’t need online Likes. I don’t necessarily need the attention, but I want to feel that my relationship is WORTHY of others knowing about it.
Billy Joel says, “It’s a matter of trust.” You can trust that someone who is in a relationship with you will be faithful and honest, but you can also trust that your friends would tell you if they were in relationships. If you’re hiding that special relationship, what else might you be hiding? Why aren’t you willing to share your status with your Facebook friends? Is it because you don’t want that cute ex of yours to suddenly realize you’re not available? Is it because you’re ashamed of the person you’re dating?
These are all legitimate questions. People may debate me and say they don’t want their family members to start asking questions or have to deal with people seeing that they are suddenly IN a relationship and suddenly OUT of it if it doesn’t work. To those on the other side, I question your feelings. Just how interested are you if you aren’t willing to deal with outside opinions. Perhaps if it is not worth the risk of sharing it publicly, it might not be worth acting on it privately.
And that, my friends, is my Facebook Official opinion.
July 24, 2012
Blue Cross RiverRink is a great place to spend date night! Hold hands and skate under the stars and beside the picturesque Delaware River while listening to music! riverrink.com
December 1, 2011
Skiing is a great date for the adventurous! Whether you’re whisking down a bunny hill or rising in midair on the terrain park, if all goes well, the adrenaline rush won’t be just because you did your first double diamond. Ski lifts were made so you could get a little closer to your partner. (Otherwise, they would have used trains.) Snow glistens like clean and clear crystals as you glide gently above the wintry paradise, snuggling with your date, cold noses bumping as you sensually snog. If you get to the bottom of the hill and you can’t get enough lip action, just grab the closest chairs to the fireplace in the lodge or go back to the cabin.
The Poconos has a variety of ski places.
Check out: Bear Creek http://bcmountainresort.com/winter/winter_terrainpark.aspx
Blue Mountain http://www.skibluemt.com/
and Jack Frost & Big Boulder http://www.jfbb.com/
Jack Frost and Big Boulder have some excellent lodging facilities perfect for your date or group outing.
November 1, 2011
I’m madly in love with Robert Langdon, but you don’t have to be. In fact, I don’t want the competition. Here’s a date that will appeal to author Dan Brown fans, history buffs, and architecture addicts alike. The Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia. They don’t call this gorgeous structure grand without reason, but don’t take my word. Take the tour. Check out pagrandlodge.org.
May 30, 2011
Put your stereotypes about bowling alleys into the gutter. Lucky Strike is not your typical bowling alley. You’d be more likely to see the characters from Across the Universe knocking down pins than the characters from King of the Hill. Complete with lanes, billiards, bars, bottle service, and a menu, Lucky Strike is more of an upscale lounge where there’s more to do than just sit. So get lucky… bowlluckystrike.com
May 7, 2011
You only have one chance to make a first impression. The Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City, NJ offers an amazing dishes from brunch to dinner. Be sure to tour the winery and learn how they make some of the best local flavors including their specialty, Blueberry Wine. Remember to drink responsibly. Spending a couple nights at the hotel on the premises is an excellent way to extend your romantic time, but try to make reservations in advance.
May 4, 2011
Shower your date with kisses while learning all about how candy is made inside Hershey’s Chocolate World. Be sure to stop in the shop and pick up some favorites to take home or take back to the hotel.
Hershey’s Chocolate World is open year-round, as well as Hershey’s lodging facilities, which offer even more chocolate-infused fun!
Check out hersheys.com/chocolateworld/index.shtml and thehotelhershey.com/accommodations/index.php and hersheylodge.com.
May 3, 2011
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