Category: Seasonal Activities

Where to Cross Country Ski in Pennsylvania

It’s pretty much my unofficial goal to become a cross-country ski bum. I’ve outlined before why one of my favorite outdoor activities and am stoked that this winter has been generous with the snow thus far. I think I skied five times last year and two of those required traveling up to Lake Placid for a weekend. I was

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Weekend Trip Idea: Fake Beaching It

So was I the only who thoroughly enjoyed the “Polar Vortex”/Winter Storm Hercules hybrid that was upon us most of last week (sidenote: when did they start naming winter storms? Has that been a thing for a while? I’m not completely down with it)? I’m actually bummed about the fact that I just ran to

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New Year’s Resolutions 2014 Part 1

So, 2014 has officially been upon us for coming up two weeks now, which means that its time for my list of travel/weekend fun resolutions for this upcoming year. Every year I wish I could publish this on New Year’s Day but it always takes me until almost mid-January to get it out.  I wish I

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Windsurfing in PA

I’ve always wanted to try windsurfing.  I think it’s because I always had ambitions of trying to actually surf but my brother has transferred his somewhat irrational fear of Jaws on to me which wouldn’t ever allow me to feel comfortable floating in the ocean (that and Shark Week really messed with me this year).  Windsurfing

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10 Cheap & Easy Things to Do in Scranton

I’ve decided to expand my  “10 Easy and Cheap Things to Do in Philadelphia” post to some other places in PA.  If you read that, the philosophy behind it was giving you some quick, easy, and cheap ideas for exploring a city a little bit more,  even if your main intent is social (aka you’re

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Why Everyone Sunday Funday in Sea Isle City at Least Once

During my college years Sunday Funday was a regular part of my vocabulary and something that occurred on the regular.  Nowadays (especially during the school year), it’s become something of a novelty that seems to primarily happen on three day weekends, which in essence, defeats the purpose of a “Sunday Funday.” A proper Sunday Funday, for those

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“Taste the World”: a Lancaster Food Tour

I’m not a “foodie” by any means (unless your talking about Tom Haverford’s definition of a foodie which consists of Instagramming what you eat…in that case I most certainly am).  I’m terribly picky and have all sorts of strange hang-ups; I generally don’t eat hot vegetables, anything pureed grosses me out, I’ve traditionally been very wary of ethnic

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Weekend Trip Idea: Annapolis Maryland

I’m a sucker for a good harbor town and duly impressed by military pomp and circumstance.  Annapolis Maryland has both of these, and since Preakness is this weekend, I’m Maryland-theming the blog. Annapolis, a town of just under 40,000, is located on the Chesapeake Bay just 26 miles south of Baltimore and 29 miles east of Washington DC, is

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March Roundup

The ending of March is always bittersweet. On one hand it’s my favorite month: St. Patrick’s Day, parade season, the Easter break (this year at least), and my birthday. On the other hand, I ate too much, drank too much, slept too little (I know, first-world, self induced problems–you don’t feel sorry for me) and am now

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Lake Placid Winter Fun Trip 2013

I officially want to be a ski bum. I said so last year when we went to Lake Placid the first time, and I only feel stronger about it after this weekend.  I’m writing this from bed.  I haven’t properly slept since Thursday and muscles in my legs I didn’t even know existed are on fire.   

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