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Author: Brooke Hillman

Brooke Hillman is a writer and self-taught photographer based in Bucks County, PA. Instilled with a fierce love of Bucks County since childhood, Brooke loves sharing her hometown and its hidden gems with others. She’s a book nerd, travel addict and nature lover with a serious craving for the next adventure. She has a passion for exploring the world around her and hopes to inspire others to do the same.

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A Circus Man’s Stunt Turned Holiday Tradition: The Reenactment of Washington’s Crossing

by Brooke Hillman on December 8, 2017

The annual reenactment of one of the most significant moments in revolutionary history started out as a sword-swallower’s publicity stunt more than half a century ago. Fast forward through the years and an Olympic gold medalist, unofficial “Hessian troops” and mischievous fraternity brothers have all made an appearance in this iconic Bucks County event…

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Pick, Dine and Unwind at Wycombe Vineyards

by Brooke Hillman on October 9, 2017

Every once in a while I come across something in Bucks County that makes me feel like I’m right smack dab in the middle of a Hallmark movie. The unique experience just feels like something that would only take place in scenesfrom a quintessential/picturesque movie. Open Harvest at Wycombe Vineyards was one of those moments…

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Venture Afloat: A Day on the Delaware

by Brooke Hillman on August 3, 2017

It's hard to define a day that's better than being surrounded by the natural beauty of Bucks County…nestled between sprawling country farms, historic towns and bridges within reach, and the flowing waters of the Delaware River beneath you. A day floating down the Delaware is an experience like no other and one of the best ways to take advantage of all that Bucks County has to offer…

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Walking through Time at the Doylestown Historic Cemetery

by Brooke Hillman on June 20, 2017

Call me morbid, but I have always been fascinated by cemeteries. Maybe it’s the writer in me who is intrigued by the stories that lies behind each of the names carved into the polished stone, or the history nerd in me who is drawn to the dates marking the lives of those who walked the Earth at a different time...I’ve visited cemeteries from Europe to Bermuda and throughout the U.S. (I said it was okay to call me morbid). However, their history and their stories still don’t stack up to those found in one of my favorite graveyards – the Doylestown Historic Cemetery…

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