Category: Touristy Things

Rain is a Good Thing

It’s been super rainy here the past few weeks, and I’m not going to lie, I’ve kind of been digging it. When you no longer have 2 months off every summer, and need to drag yourself into the office in the middle of the afternoon, rain can be a very good thing.  It keeps me

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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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A Day at Bethel Woods, the Original Woodstock

  You’d think that unemployment might be relaxing, filled with days of daytime television, countless hours on Youtube, and a lot of late nights. Quite the contrary,at least for me. Finding a job is pretty much a full-time job, with plenty of work done after the 9-5 confines of a normal work day, and no

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Fun in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Sometimes getting off the beaten path  and exploring an area’s lesser known attractions and “living like the locals” is the preferred way to travel. However the path is beaten for a reason and that was reinforced for me this weekend during a stay in Baltimore’s inner harbor. A group of friends and I headed down to

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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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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: Millinocket Maine

I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to visit Maine now for the better part of two years.  My three main draws being: the scenery, adventure sports, and most importantly the chance the devour several fresh Maine lobster rolls. One problem with Maine is that it is a pretty sizable drive from Pennsylvania, yet close enough that flying

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Gettysburg in Pictures

Last week I paid for the majority of my Ireland trip.  It left a pretty devastating hole in my bank account I’ve been trying not to look at.  I decided I should probably put in my head that my four day Memorial Day weekend would have to be cheap; I even considered using it as a work weekend.

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The Pedal Bar

Take a look at this music video.  Besides being a phenomenal song, what jumps out at you?  If you’re anything like me, you took one look at the bicycle/drinking contraption they’re riding around on and said to yourself, “I need that in my life.” My friend Kelsey and my brother introduced me to “One More

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Philadelphia City Pass

If I don’t go out Friday nights I’m normally up by 8:00  or 9:00 Saturday mornings.  It’s partially because work has rid me of the ability to sleep in, partially because I feel like I”m missing out on the day, and partially because over the years I’ve been conditioned to function with very little shut eye.   Waking up

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