Category: Brew Pub

A Visit to the Yuengling Brewery

  Think about what things you consider to be inherently Pennsylvanian. For someone born and rasised here, the answers might be biased. For example, I’d always include kielbasa and pierogie on that list, however, there’s plenty of people outside of my small corner of Northeast PA who don’t know what those foods are, and I

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Things I Wished I Did While I Lived in Central PA (aka reasons to visit)

As highlighted in my last post, I’m somewhat unceremoniously moving from Lancaster, PA, where I’ve lived and worked for the past five years, back to the little known town of Browndale, PA (which is right next to Forest City, which is just north of Carbondale, which is close to Scranton, if you need a point

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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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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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10 Cheap and Easy Things to do in Lancaster

I’m continuing on with the “10 Cheap & Easy Things to Do in _______” theme with my current home locale of Lancaster.  If you haven’t read the posts on Philly, Scranton or Pittsburgh the basic philosophy behind this is that sometimes you end up at a certain locale to visit friends, or maybe attend a wedding

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Lancaster Bar Crawl

One of my New Year’s resolutions, as well as one of my promises after my 100th post was that I needed to start writing more about Lancaster, since that’s where I’ve been living for the past (almost) four years.  One common misconception is that Lancaster is simply a rural county best known for the Amish. While

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10 Cheap and Easy Things to do Around Philly

The travel blogging community is certainly a fickle one.  There’s a certain sense of exclusivity and superiority and one-upmanship that permeates it; If you haven’t couchsurfed your way across Bulgaria or eaten street meat in Tai Pei or didn’t spend all of your time in Pittsburgh scouring organic farmer’s markets for local products then you’re not

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Weekend Trip Idea: Delaware Beach Camping

I usually tent it whenever I got to Sea Isle City.  My friends rent a tiny beach house and I’m normally not the only guest.  Pitching a tent in their backyard ensures that I’m not fighting for a couch, and really what’s better than sleeping under the stars (separated by some netting) at the shore?  

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Weekend Trip Idea: Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina is one of those “small towns,” like Jim Thorpe and Lititz, that consistently pop up on all sorts magazine and online lists.  I put small towns in quotes as, with a population of close to 85,ooo ,Asheville is actually a small city.  Asheville’s been named one of the top 10 most beautiful places in

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Pennsylvania Oktoberfests

I keep getting the same reaction when I tell people I went to an Oktoberfest this weekend: “that’s weird, it’s only September.” Only, it’s not weird.  It’s reality. The original German Ocktoberfest is mostly in September.  Started in 1810, it’s a sixteen day festival that ends the first Sunday in October.  With 5 million visitors annually, it’s

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