Since moving to the Poconos I have been in a happy camper – as anyone that has read any other posts here can attest to. Everything went so well I haven’t had time to complain about anything. Well, this post is a break in that pattern. I seriously never thought that it would be so frustrating and complicated to get satisfactory results from a service provider that has been around for over 30 years.
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Pennsylvania’s history is one of the richest among all the 50 states. It is home of the Liberty Bell, it hosted the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, and was the birthplace of the Constitution. The state’s founding father, William Penn, had a distaste for cities and special disdain for London’s crowded conditions and sought to promote religious (and by extension cultural) toleration. Philadelphia was and is called the City of Brotherly Love for that reason. Fast forward a couple hundred years and his dream is still alive. Although the landscape of the Keystone State has changed considerably in the last two centuries, the Poconos in special still embody that same spirit of diversity and acceptance. Continue reading “The Poconos Display Outstanding Cultural Diversity”
Let me start by saying that we had an amazing time at Pocono Rocks! last week. It totally lived up to the expectations we had going in. “I mean, it’s a place full of bounce houses and slides, right? Our youngsters will simply fall in love with it.” And fall in love with it they did.
Continue reading “Review of Pocono Rocks! – The Fun Is Guaranteed”
My wife and I always liked the idea of growing our own food and seasonings at home. It made sense from a health as well as a self-reliance perspective. But something always kept us from acting on it when we were living in New York City. The apartment was too small. There was too little natural light. We had too many kids. Fortunately, coming to the Poconos presented us with an unique opportunity to turn our ideas into reality.
Continue reading “I’m Turning Part of My House into a Greenhouse – Here’s What I’ve Learned So Far”
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Okay, we have not had that many in the North East coast these last few years, but I’m sure most people would not complain about it too much.
Continue reading “Yes – The Poconos Get More Snow than New York. But There Is One Reason Why You Won’t Even Notice the Difference”
New York City is the classic Western example of a bustling city. People everywhere, cars, subway, businesses, fashion, politics, you name it. There is so much ruckus at any given time that it is almost palpable. You anxiously wait for the weekend yet every Monday morning when someone asks you how the weekend was you respond almost instinctively “Not long enough”. Is it still worth it?
Continue reading “You Are Underappreciating This One Factor When Considering Your Move to the Poconos, and It Could Be a Deal-Maker”
Living away from the city has some considerable trade offs. What price are you willing to pay to live comfortably in the Poconos? There are some things you will be giving up and I want to address them in a series of articles called “Can I Live Without”. Continue reading “Can I Live Without: Restaurant Diversity”
Renting vs. buying. Mobility vs. home equity. Lease vs. mortgage. These are some of the common dilemmas one faces when deciding between staying put in an apartment in the city or buying a house in Pennsylvania. I will give you some information that will simplify your decision-making process between these two very different places. Continue reading “To Rent or to Buy? 6 Money Factors to Consider When Deciding Between the Poconos and NYC”
The bottom line: spend less money and get better quality of life for your family. What else could you want? Continue reading “5 Reasons Why You Need to Move from NYC to the Poconos”
The trip between NYC and the Poconos is derided by many and can be a bit of a challenge, but it’s better than riding a crowded subway through Manhattan every day. Continue reading “The Not-So-Dreadful Commute to and from New York”