Month: September 2013

Five Reason to Visit NEPA

Pennsylvania is a great travel destination. You can’t beat its geography (mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, canyons, caverns) or its location (New York, the Jersey shore, Boston, Baltimore and DC all within a few hours drive).  It gets a full dose of every season and historically speaking, it has one of the most colored and storied

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My Problem With Pictures

You’re in for a little self-reflection today. I’ve recently realized that for someone who writes a blog, sometimes I’m awful at taking pictures. I’m not sure whether I’m mad about this or not. This came to light in the wake of my Iceland trip.   I was showing the pictures to some relatives when someone said, “did you see anybody

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Weekend Trip Idea: Las Vegas

So you might be reading this and thinking something along the lines of, “A weekend in Vegas? Is that feasible? Is it logical? If I fly, shouldn’t I go for longer?”  My answers, in short, are yes, yes, yes and a resounding no. While Vegas has a reputation for being flashy, it’s also known for its budget

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Kayaking & Piano Bars in Pittsburgh

I’m actually embarrassed for how long it took me to write this post.  My excuse is that it’s the start of the school year and that always brings about a lot of extra work. I forget every year how time consuming grading papers is.  I’m also going to shamelessly self promote myself here. I’ve gotten the

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Weekend Trip Idea: Irish Weekend

If you haven’t been able to tell I’m pretty obsessed with St. Patrick’s Day, Parade Day and all things Irish, so it’s crazy to me that I haven’t been to Irish Weekend in Wildwood yet. My one buddy has been trying to drag me there for years but it just so happens that stuff always comes

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Big Red Pedal Tours: Philly’s New Pedal Bar

I woke up Monday morning wondering whether or not I’d be a Facebook status, the latest meme or some other form of viral sensation. My buddy Eric and I had done a pedicycle bar crawl in Philly the day before with Big Red Pedal Tours and I can’t remember the last time so many people (that I

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Weekend Trip Idea: New Hope Pennsylvania

September is almost always a lull for me.  It’s the first month back to work which always leaves me exhausted, so exhausted that instead of getting out of work on Friday and rushing headfirst into the weekend I sometimes find myself in bed and completely zonked out by 8 or 9.  I’m also usually pretty broke by

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Weekend Trip Idea: Portland Maine

A few weeks ago my cousin texted me to say he was in Portland Maine and that I should write about it for one of the weekend trip ideas.  I said great send me some pictures and he did not, mainly because he’s a dick, so here we have this pictureless Portland post. Portland, a city

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10 Barcrawls You Should Try

Sometimes I forget that I didn’t start this solely as a travel blog but also for the whole”weekend fun” bit.  Sometimes you can’t get out of town but still want to do something fun and different. A themed barcrawl is the perfect answer to this.  It’s not your everyday weekend,, gets you out of your normal haunts

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