Category: Lancaster

Lancaster City is Cool

I’m going to make the bold statement that at the moment, Lancaster is 100% the coolest city in Pennsylvania…that no one’s ever heard of. Hear me out.  Whenever I tell people I used to live in Lancaster, the most common reaction still is to ask if I lived by the Amish. Most people are surprised

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Checking Back in to Southern PA

I had a great little weekend back in the Lancaster/Chester County area this past weekend, hitting up a few old favorites, and finding some new. Absence does really make the heart grow founder, as there was a time that I really abhorred the ride from NEPA to Lancaster, especially anything involving 81, but I found

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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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10 Places To VIsit in Pennsylvania that Aren’t Pittsburgh and Philadelphia

The other day, while perusing a whole lot of travel blogs and websites to come up with post ideas, I noticed (or I should say, re-noticed) that when Pennsylvania in concerned, the large majority of writers break up the state into three parts: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and “The Amish.”  Now, I’m not hear to disagree with

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Weekend Trip Idea: York PA

I haven’t done a “Weekend Trip Idea” in a while, mostly because I’ve just been super busy this summer with some major life upheavals, but I think it’s time to revive these. “Weekend Trip Ideas,” for those just joining us (which is probably most of you), is exactly what it sounds like: an idea for

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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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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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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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A Day On the Susquehanna Ale Trail With Plenty of Detours

Do you want to know what I love most about beer tasting? It’s a classy excuse to start drinking around noon. Budlight-Lime outside a sports bar at 11 Am? Borderline trash (not saying I haven’t been there); people assume that maybe you have a problem. A nice amber ale or chocolate  infused porter? You’re simply a lover

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The Weirdness of PA’s Route 30 (Now with BONUS Intercourse)

There’s a time and a place for political correctness and then there are situations where you simply have  to call things like they are and Route 30, (or at least the portion spanning Chester, Lancaster and York counties) is weird as all get out. There’s actually a lot of weirdness going on in rural, central Pennsylvania. This

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