#TakeOnPocono Instagram Campaign

There are plenty of places to which we travel, and visualize staying. For some there’s probably the thought of leaving everything behind, renting a modest property and informing the folks back home you’ll be back when the money runs out.

For me, on the list of such a place would be The Pocono Mountains which I recently had the opportunity to explore as part of 3-day trip with other regional Instagrammers and was organized by the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau in order to showcase the beauty of the fall foliage in the 2,400 square miles of lakes, rivers, waterfalls and woodlands in the region.

The Poconos is an easy two-hour drive from New York and yet it seemed light years away from the buzz of the city. I’ve visited with family in the past but I would say the excursion came across more as a cursory glance rather than having explored much deeper the rolling mountain terrain, unique shops and authentic historic sites at ones disposal.

Anyone who I’ve met who loves The Pocono Mountains and, believe me, it is a growing, passionate crowd, feels compelled to become an ambassador for the region. They all feel (including myself) an inarticulable calling to shout The Pocono’s beauty from the rooftops of their gorgeous homes or any splendid resort. Practically any time of the year is a good time to visit but I'm thrilled to have been able to see it first hand during this time of the year and as far as lodging, I can assure you that even the discerning traveler will find comfortable accommodations.

Everyone involved in the trip from the organizers to the participants were absolutely amazing and I’m honored to have been chosen to be part of it. All the photographs published while on tour where shot and edited entirely with an iPhone 5.