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Weekly Check In: Lancaster Continues to be the Coolest

I spent this past weekend in Lancaster for my friend’s wedding. Once again, I was left with the feeling that Lancaster is the unsung, coolest city in Pennsylvania, and I really shit the bed when I decided to move away. The rehearsal dinner was at 6:30 on Friday. I arrived in Lancaster circa 2:00, because

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A Quick Trip to Cleveland

I never thought I’d be saying that I really want to plan a future trip to Cleveland, but, here we are. I didn’t just pick Cleveland randomly. I was there this weekend for a cousin’s wedding, literally, for almost exactly 25 hours. It was a quick trip, leaving early Saturday morning, and heading out at

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4th of July in the Adirondacks

I think I can safely say that summer in the Adirondacks is my favorite vacation destination.  My brother and both had a four day weekend for this July 4th, so decided to take advantage by heading up to Lake Placid once again to tackle another high peak.  Mt. Colden now officially marks my 4th high

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Weekly Check In: Random Thoughts on Artisinal Ketchup & Chocolate Milk

I consider myself to be a super chill restaurant customer.  I understand that more often than not, the slow service has nothing to do with the competence of the waitstaff serving me.  I also understand that everyone has an off day, so if my order is screwed up, or a drink gets spilled, I don’t

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Weekly Check In: Chain Restaurant Bar Crawl

Chain restaurants are somewhat of a polarizing topic. Millions of Americans obviously love them, as evident by just a casual drive down any business route anywhere in the country, or walk through any hotel parking lot.  Millions (healthy estimate I just pulled out of my ass), also despise and deride them, viewing the regular chain

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Weekly Check In-Passing Up Some Weekend Fun for a Friday at Home

Once a month or so I have to work on a Saturday or Sunday. It’s not ideal, but it does result in getting a random day off during the week which I’ve really come to look forward to. I’ve had some really good day trips on these random weekdays, and so now when I get

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Weekly Check-In: A Super-Pennsylvanian Road Trip

I feel like me typing various iterations of “there’s so many places in Pennsylvania I’ve written about, yet have not visited yet,” is getting old. And it is. So I’m not. Instead, I’m going to share that I’m in the midst of making some very concrete plans to visit four locales I’ve mentioned as wanting

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Life Musings in the Catskills

I know it’s cliché, and in fact it’s the very type of cliché I’m usually very disdainful of, but hiking really is conducive for all sorts of deep thinking.  There’s something about being alone in nature, with no Ipod, or smartphone (or rather, no service, as I always keep my phone in my pocket), or

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A Weekend on the Richmond VA Beer Trail

When your Saturday starts with a giant soft pretzel surrounding a mound of kielbasa and cheese, with a nice, tall hefeweizen to wash it down with, you know it’s going to be a solid weekend. I spent a weekend this past April exploring the craft beer scene in Richmond, Virginia (or #RVA, I learned, if

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