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There's something soothing about finding a place that takes the perks of a big city and scales them down to showcase small-town charm - not to mention at the beauty of small-town prices. Surrounded by rolling cornfields and picturesque Amish farms, Lancaster, PA, is characterized by an up-and-coming downtown full of farm-to-table restaurants, locally owned boutiques, and an electric art scene. New York Post even considered this quaint town's charisma worthy of being dubbed "the new Brooklyn." Though I might not take it that far, Lancaster's inventive food options and subtle trendiness need to be next on your list.

The best part? Lancaster is only an hour-and-a-half-hour drive or one-hour train ride outside of Philadelphia, a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Washington DC, and a three-and-a-half-hour drive or three-hour train ride outside of New York City. And when you do escape to this relaxation-inducing piece of Pennsylvania, here's exactly how to make the best of it.

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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.