Category: Bar Crawls

How to Complete a Tri-State (or larger) Bar Crawl

I generally don’t do much for Valentine’s Day, so don’t have a ton of Valentine’s Day memories, good or bad, like you would with Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Halloween.  To the chagrin of my mother, I’m perennially single, and so typically don’t really have the need to really even celebrate. I also have a healthy dose

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A Boozy Return to Lancaster

After relocating back to my native NEPA last September, I’ve basically been plotting my return to Lancaster. I had several botched attempts, but just one week ago finally made it back. I was super psyched, and even started putting together this post a week before I was set to go, finding links of the new

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Bike-Sharing Philadelphia

  Last year, I spent the first weekend of May in Philadelphia with Philly Bike Tours, learning that I actually don’t hate bike riding as much as I thought. I then spent a glorious Saturday day drinking at Philly beer gardens, and attending the annual South Street Maifest, presented by  Brauhaus Schmitz, which was the inspiration

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NEPA Party Bike

Three years ago my brother introduced me to Jerrod Nieman’s “One More Drinking Song” and I quickly became obsessed. A few weeks later I saw the music video and became newly obsessed with the bike-like contraption he’s singing on around downtown Nashville. I found that it’s a vehicle known as a pedicycle (also known/marketed as pedal

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10 Things I’ll Miss About Living in Lancaster

I went through some pretty big life-changes this past summer, namely, in that after five years of teaching high school English at Manheim Central High School in Lancaster County, I’ve decided to resign. The decision felt spur of the moment, and probably wasn’t as meticulously planned as I would have liked (as in, maybe I

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A Few Hours in Wheeling, West Virginia

So, it’s been a while. Hopefully, I’ll be writing another post soon establishing the reasons for my absence, the changes I’ll be making to this blog and some huge changes I’ll be making to my life, that adversely, will affect this blog to some degree. But for the moment, moving on to good old Wheeling, West Virginia.

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Oktoberfesting Yearlong in Philadelphia

I think it’s a real shame I haven’t been to the real Oktoberfest yet. It’s basically an epitome of everything I love: beer, singing, drinking beer and singing while dancing on table tops, polka-like beats (blame growing up in NEPA on that one), bratwursts and group chants, but sadly due to budgetary restraints and the fact that since I have

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Philly Bike Tours

Historically I’m a terrible bike rider. I bought one three years ago because I felt like all my friends were starting to ride a lot and because I envisioned myself as that cool urban dweller who did things like biked to the gym or local brewpub or CVS because I was both health and eco conscious. I

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Another Weekend in Lancaster: More Breweries & Scootering the Amish Countryside

I don’t know that I’ve ever done a “weekend trip to Lancaster”-type post, but I don’t know that I need to. This city, which has been my home for the past four and a half years, is absolutely a great place for a weekend getaway or daytrip. In fact, there’s enough to do in Lancaster

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Weekend Trip Idea: A Makeshift NEPA Ale Trail

If you’re into beer (which, I am) then Pennsylvania is as good a place to be right now Not only is our lovely state home to the oldest operating brewing company in the United States (Yuengling has been churning out beer since 1829), but now that craft beer and localized breweries are officially a thing, Pennsylvania is now

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