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
I’ve never been to the Pennsylvania grand canyon and to be honest, I often forget it exists until someone mentions it to me. Luckily for all of you, one of my students was raving about camping and hiking up there for the weekend. The PA Grand Canyon, also known as the Pine Creek Gorge, for
With the impending official arrival of summer, I wanted to write a post about all the great kayaking and camping trips Pennsylvania has to offer. I went to reference the post I “wrote” about my trip kayaking down the Delaware last year and found that the post, while started, had never came to fruition. Looking back, it makes sense, as
Whenever I hear about “cool small towns”, Jim Thorpe always comes to mind, even though I’ve only ever driven through or been just outside town (for a rafting trip two years ago). Budget Traveler agrees as it named the town one of it’s “coolest small towns” in 2009. Jim Thorpe’s a small town in PA’s Lehigh
100 Things to do In Pennsylvania: This is a big one. I mentioned in my 100th post that I was thinking of using it as a “100 things to do in PA” blog but then thought better of it A) because it just seemed like a sad things to do B) because I wanted to get
We’re lucky here in Pennsylvania to have an abundance of rivers and lakes for watersports. Most of these waterways are calm and easy to navigate, but sometimes you feel like you’re in the mood for a little whitewater. Contrary to popular belief you could find real whitewater rafting here in Pennsylvania (as opposed to the fake
For our kayaking trip this past weekend, we left from the small town of Milford, PA. I’ll admit the day we left, it was early, and I was tired so I just sort of chucked Milford up to another Pennsylvania small town. We did have lunch at a neat place called the Black Bear Cafe, a
I absolutely love the summer, but don’t do well with extreme heat, and was lucky enough to spend my summers growing up (and parts of my subsequential adult summers) in Northeast PA. I was also privy to a newer home that doesn’t overheat, a backyard swimming pool, and plenty of friends with pools and lakes of their own.