I’m really excited to interview Elliot Shibley of The Travelers Blueprint about Hershey, Pennsylvania. Elliot’s tips for the best things to do in Hershey are awesome because he originally moved to Hershey for school and to be with his fiancé, but has stayed here because of all the outdoor activities and the city’s close proximity to major metro areas.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Hershey and Harrisburg, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Hershey
The local airport is Harrisburg International Airport (MDT), which is about a twenty-minute drive to Hershey. For other airport options, BWI, Dulles, Reagan, and Philadelphia are all about two hours away. According to Elliot, the train ride from Philly or NYC is really easy as well.
Elliot says that it’s a good idea to rent a car when you visit Hershey. There is very little public transit available and parking is usually not an issue. Plus, it makes it easier to drive to many of the hiking spots along the Appalachian Trail and other local outdoor areas. For the best rental car offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.
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Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Elliot Shibley about Hershey, Pennsylvania. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Hershey, Pennsylvania
- Green dots = best things to do in Hershey, Pennsylvania
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Who is Elliot Shibley?
Elliot Shibley is Co-Host and Founder of The Travelers Blueprint podcast where he and his partner, Bob DiMenna (our guest for Philadelphia), speak with adventurers, conservationists, travel authors, tour guides, and digital nomads. The goal of The Travelers Blueprint Podcast is to discuss the origin, mindset, and experiences of each guest with close attention to how the guest’s travel experiences shape their world philosophy. The Travelers Blueprint is an indie travel podcast where each week we like to bring you insight from travel authors, adventurers, conservationists, digital nomads, tour guides, and through our own personal experiences.
Check out a few of his podcast episodes and article below:
- No Barriers: The Travelers Blueprint – Episode 41
- How to Pick a Tour Company: The Travelers Blueprint – Episode 168
- How to Budget for Travel: The Travelers Blueprint – Episode 177
You can connect with Elliot on his website and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Elliot and Bob also offer a class on how to become your own travel agent so you can save money on travel and earn money booking travel for others.
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Joshua Symons of Two Passports shares the best things to do in Winchester, U.K. In this episode, Josh and I talk about exploring the Winchester Cathedral, finding King Arthur’s Round Table, and eating at Chesil Rectory, which opened in 1425. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
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