Vermont in Pictures (With Heavy Cameoing on Upstate NY’s behalf)

  I spent last weekend up in Vermont.  One of my good college friends has a family lake house up there, and has been trying to get my college crew to go up and stay there, well, since college, which in my case, means for the past ten years.  We finally relented and went for

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Weekly Check In: Pocono Beverage Trail

I’ve been saying for some time now that NEPA needs to get on board with rest of the state, and start marketing some kind of beverage trail to highlight the local breweries, wineries, and distilleries that have both been popping up, but also around for a while. A couple of years ago, I even made

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A Philly Food Tour

My sister knows me pretty well, because this year she got me a gift certificate for a Philadelphia food tour, which combines three of my favorite things: eating, free-samples (technically if you pay for this yourself, it won’t fall into this category, but since it was a gift for me, it does), and random trivia

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Airboarding at Montage

Sometimes I like being sore. Not like, so-painful-you-can’t-function-properly sore, but that sort of good sore you sometimes wake up with the day after physically exerting yourself more than usual. I like the good sore that comes with big day hikes and lengthy cross-country skies, or that I’m-sore-in-places-I-didn’t-know-I-could-be-sore-in feeling that comes after trying something new like

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Weekly Check In: Deep Ruminations on Chain Restaurant Hit Pieces & Discovering Awesome Writers With PA Roots

I will use almost any excuse to post a link to the following hard-hitting piece of journalism by Buzzfeed. I am obsessed with this piece. I think every description is better than the last, and I laugh aloud at some newly found detail almost every time I read it. My favorite descriptor, if I have

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Attempting, and Failing, to Remain Apolitical at the Sporting Clays Course, and on This Blog

I wrote a little while back about how I was vaguely apprehensive about going clay shooting for my buddy’s bachelor party.  When I wrote that, I didn’t mean it as a political statement in any way.  Guns simply make me uneasy.  I wasn’t raised with guns, and up until a couple years ago, never shot,

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Weekly Check In: Lancaster Continues to be the Coolest

I spent this past weekend in Lancaster for my friend’s wedding. Once again, I was left with the feeling that Lancaster is the unsung, coolest city in Pennsylvania, and I really shit the bed when I decided to move away. The rehearsal dinner was at 6:30 on Friday. I arrived in Lancaster circa 2:00, because

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