Regional Travel

Escape Winter Blahs with an Outdoor Adventure at Deep Creek

By Emma Diehl | January 7, 2021

Located just two hours from Pittsburgh, Deep Creek offers a fun winter getaway. Here’s our guide on what to do, where to stay, and where to eat.

Get Outta Town: Connect with nature on the Northshore’s scenic trails

By Steven Melendez | November 2, 2020

If you’re looking for a day trip from New Orleans, you might not need to go much farther than the other side of Lake Pontchartrain. The Northshore is home to an abundance of scenic parks and trails that can feel a world away from New Orleans, even though they’re really not far at all. 

Get Outta Town: There’s a spooky corn maze just two hours away from New Orleans

By Angela Calonder | October 26, 2020

Pine Grove is about an hour and a half from New Orleans in Livingston Parish, along a route that really makes it worth the journey. In the daytime it’s not as creepy, but beware, the ghouls come out at night.

A perfect fall escape Laughlintown & Laurel Mountain

By Lindsay Patross | October 9, 2020

Take a day trip or a weekend getaway for a peak fall experience

Getaway Cabin Pittsburgh

A camping compromise an hour from Pittsburgh

By Stephanie Brea | September 29, 2020

Reserve a cabin, pack some food and alcohol, jump in your car.

Looking for a unique local getaway? Rent this houseboat in Verona

By Lindsay Patross | September 19, 2020

Need a change of scenery? Spend the night on a boat. This houseboat is just 30 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh 

How to staycation in New Orleans when the world is closed

By David T. Baker | September 2, 2020

As summer winds down, Labor Day weekend can be the perfect opportunity for an at-home getaway, including a stay at a local bed & breakfast, hotel or Airbnb, especially after months of being holed up at home.

Staycation: Wild peacocks roam, pirate’s treasure and a Japanese tea house on Jefferson Island is just two hours away from New Orleans

By Steven Melendez | August 26, 2020

Jefferson Island, is a strange but beautiful place about two hours from New Orleans, just outside of New Iberia.

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No Car. No Problem. Try one of these car-sharing apps to get around (or outta) town.

By Lindsay Patross | July 16, 2020

We look at how Zipcar and Turo compare to traditional rental car companies. 

The Forest Retreat: A Vacation for the Summer of Social Distancing that’s only 2 hours away from New Orleans

By Allie Mayer | July 8, 2020

Nestled in the serene Homochitto Forest in Mississippi, The Forest Retreat is a gorgeous, secluded spot for New Orleanians to unwind and take a breath of fresh forest air.