A PLACE YOU DIDN’T REALIZE YOU SHOULD GO.
Ahhhh, do you feel it? That sense of rebirth and hope; the inkling to embrace something new. In the spring, that feeling is everywhere if we take time to notice. As the world around us begins to renew itself, what a great time for us to do the same, treating ourselves with something new and different— a vacation!
Now more than ever we may be looking for chances to see and do things we’ve never done before. We’ve been reminded that our time is precious, and we should celebrate it. Today’s Transitions spoke with Beth Chaffin, travel specialist with Unlimited Travel Consultants, who shared some unique trip ideas for those who are willing to trade in their sunscreen and beach towel for some adventure.
“A vacation refreshes our spirits, but what I think of these days is how to foster a renewed sense of hope. We’ve had a rough few years, but we can have the new adventures of our dreams. There is a lot going on, and many wonderful and unusual places to go,” Beth says. Here is another possibility:
The Red Caboose Motel & Restaurant in Ronks, Pennsylvania
All Aboard! If you’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to stay on a train, the Red Caboose Motel in Ronks, Pennsylvania can fulfill that wish. The individually decorated caboose cars have been modified to accommodate individuals, couples, and families large and small. They even offer a honeymoon caboose. Travelers sleep and dine on the train for a very authentic experience. Ronks, nearby Strasburg, and other surrounding towns in Lancaster County are the heart of Amish country. Visitors can shop, tour, and immerse themselves in Amish tradition, history, and culture. The town is also home to the famous Gospel Jubilee, which hopes to open for performances this year. There is a great deal to see and do in Ronks. “It’s a simple thing, but I’m a fan of the old Nickelodeon player piano that sits on the front porch at the Red Caboose,” Beth says. “It makes me happy.” redcaboosemotel.com
By Megan S. Willman | Photos submitted