Nikki Kruse, Ohiopyle State Park

By Fadra Nally, All Things Fadra

If you’re looking for a Laurel Highlands getaway, you’ve come to the right place for your itinerary. But I can’t take full credit.

One of the great advantages of being a travel writer is that I work with great organizations like GO Laurel Highlands that not only sponsor a trip but help plan itineraries to suit me and my traveling companions.

I often travel with my family but later in life I’ve realized that girlfriend getaways can be a whole lot more fun (sorry, honey!) than family trips. It’s all grown-up activities and you’re usually all on the same page. Usually.

To get us on the same page, I polled my traveling companions, Shannon and Lindsay, and asked what they’d like to do on a trip to the Laurel Highlands. Between the three of us, we spelled out the following ideal activities:

  • Hiking (we’re outdoorsy-ish)
  • Shopping (we’re always ready to stimulate the local economy)
  • Food and drink
  • Filming locations (that’s Shannon’s specialty)
  • Anything quirky (that’s my specialty)

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