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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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Weekly Check In: Changing Taste Buds

I haven’t written about last summer’s trip to Ireland yet.  I’m not sure if I’m going to either, mostly because I have been making a more concerted effort to focus on the whole “PA” part of “PAWeekendFun,” and partly because I’m lazy. Maybe I’ll just do some photo-based posts. We’ll see. Anyhow, I mention this

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The Museum of the American Revolution

You know what I love? Being able to write that something met/exceeded my expectations, which is what happened when I visited the Museum of the American Revolution this past weekend. What is the Museum of the American Revolution you ask? Well, almost exactly what it sounds like. Philadelphia’s newest museum explores the events leading up

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Broad Street Running

I have a well-documented history of not loving to run.  By all accounts I should like it.  I actively enjoy going to the gym and exercising. It makes me feel good. Two of my favorite hobbies are cross-country skiing, and hiking, both cardiovascular workouts that you can make very taxing.  However, I’ve always viewed running

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Weekly Check-In: JT Edition.

Two weekly check ins! Did Christmas come early? No.  I just had a lot of self-important thoughts to share. I take jukebox music very seriously.  I so enjoy watching what people chose to play, and rightfully judge them for their picks. The ideal jukebox pick oscillates between a classic (say, “Uptown Girl”), and one of

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Hiking The Franconia Ridge Loop

So my brother and I have officially decided that this summer we are going to tackle the New Hampshire’s Presidential Traverse. The Presidential Traverse is a pretty daunting (humblebrag alert) 23 mile hike in New Hampshire’s White Mountains that summits 8 peaks over 4,000 feet, and gets its name because all eight peaks, Madison, Adams,

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Riverboarding in Deep Creek Lake Maryland

One of my favorite trips of 2016 was a last minute getaway to Virginia and Western MD that we took over Memorial Day Weekend.  While hiking Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park was pretty spectacular, the highlight for me, just because of the absurd uniqueness of it, was the riverboarding session we did in Deep Creek

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Day Trips from Philly

Occasionally I forget that this is a Pennsylvania-centric blog. I usually catch myself when something like 8 posts in a row aren’t celebrating the Keystone State in any way. Now, in my own defense, when I created this very Pennsylvania-centric blog, I purported to not only feature my home state, but easy trips to take

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Checking Back in to Southern PA

I had a great little weekend back in the Lancaster/Chester County area this past weekend, hitting up a few old favorites, and finding some new. Absence does really make the heart grow founder, as there was a time that I really abhorred the ride from NEPA to Lancaster, especially anything involving 81, but I found

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