Category: Pittsburgh

Weekly Check In- Prantl’s Bakery

I was bored during my lunch break at work, and against my better judgement found myself taking Buzzfeed quizzes, one of which, was entitled, “You’re a True Pennsylvanian if You’ve Eaten 20/28 of These Foods.”  The quiz is obviously bullshit, because I scored a 15, and thus was told I’ve probably “visited Pennsylvania frequently” (try LIFELONG

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Boating Pittsburgh

I spent last weekend out in Pittsburgh for my brother’s law school graduation, and while I’m super excited and proud for him (although, truth be told, a lawyer in the family probably would have been helpful during my undergrad years), part of me is bummed. When he’s done with the bar this July, he’ll be

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Curling Lessons

There’s few things I actually consider myself good at: writing, planning things, making playlists, chugging beer, making omelets, and reading books in record amounts of time, are some of the items on this short list. I also happen to be a very skilled foosball player (that’s literally never helped me with anything), and am historically

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Winter Fun in the Laurel Highlands

Ever since visiting Ohiopyle State Park on a whim this summer, I’ve been a fan of the Laurel Highlands and want to start visiting more often. I enjoy this part of PA that’s still fairly undeveloped, picturesque, yet still highly accessible and very organized for the visiting tourist (the trails are all well kept, everything

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PA Cemetery Tours

Maybe it was my Catholic upbringing that always made me associate cemeteries as hallowed ground, rather then something more sinister, but they never creeped me out, as they seem to do with so many people. There were two particularly old cemeteries near where I grew up, that as teenagers, we would sneak into to try

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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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Hiking Ohiopyle State Park

I love going somewhere and being genuinely impressed, which was my experience this weekend when my brother, sister and I took a sibling hiking trip to Ohiopyle State Park, in southwestern PA. Ohiopyle is both the name of a town and a 19,000 acre Pennsylvania State Park known for its waterfalls, biking trails and what’s

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Weekend Trip Idea: Wheeling West Virginia

From a town known as Wheeling, West Virginia Rode a boy with a six-gun in  his hand And his daring life of crime Made him a legend in his time East and west of the Rio Grande I’m a sucker for any locale that’s mentioned in a song, movie or television show that I’m familiar

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5 Very Pennsylvanian Holiday Ideas

Even though I’ve been rocking out to Christmas Pandora since the day after Halloween, the passing of Thanksgiving now means that the rest of you can jump on the holiday bandwagon. I unapologetically love the holiday season  and every year look forward to the events building up to Christmas and New Years. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on

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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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