Category: Weekend Ideas

A Day On the Susquehanna Ale Trail With Plenty of Detours

Do you want to know what I love most about beer tasting? It’s a classy excuse to start drinking around noon. Budlight-Lime outside a sports bar at 11 Am? Borderline trash (not saying I haven’t been there); people assume that maybe you have a problem. A nice amber ale or chocolate  infused porter? You’re simply a lover

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Weekend Trip Idea: Mad Men Weekend in Hershey

“I grew up in Pennsylvania. In a whorehouse.” This is not normally the kind of sentiment that comes to mind when you think of Hershey, Pennsylvania, the self-dubbed “sweetest place on Earth.” You’re supposed to think of Hershey’s kisses, and Reese’s Cups and the scent of chocolate wafting through the air. You’re supposed to think

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Weekend Trip Idea: Lehigh Valley Ale Trail

I think “Allentown” is probably my favorite Pennsylvania-centric anthem. And by favorite, I mean I really love the song and am jealous that it’s not about Scranton or NEPA because I want a song about where I grew up and it just fits so well. All the factories closed down in NEPA years ago. The restlessness mentioned

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Nashville Tennessee: Welcome to Music City USA

Going into my trip to Nashville, I was 110% positive that it was going to be my new favorite city. I was proven correct less than an hour after my plane landed when I entered my first honky tonk on “Honky-Tonk Row,” and heard one of the two live bands on the premises break out into

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Weekend Trip Idea: Huntingdon PA

I tried my best to find something Irish-themed for this week, but to no avail, or rather nothing that could sustain an entire weekend trip. Despite having a Belfast, Donegal and Dublin in our state limits, none of them possess anything that would remotely make me want to visit (no offense to anyone who resides

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Weekend Trip Idea: St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah GA

When I was in college at The University of Scranton, word on the street was that Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade (or simply, “Parade Day”) was the 3rd largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the country following New York and Boston. There was always talk that Savannah’s parade could easily out-throne Scranton’s, but I always

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Weekend Trip Idea: Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

It’s officially parade season, where the majority of blog posts will be dedicated to St. Patrick’s day shenanigans and I will be posted less frequently because I will be attending such shenanigans every weekend and thus have less free time than usual. One Pennsylvania “Irish” tradition I frequently embrace is Philadelphia’s Erin Express, a popular barcrawl originally started

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Bar-B-Que, Art & a Second Round at the Pedal Bar in Philadelphia

I had a very action packed week last week. On the weekend of February 7th, I went to Philadelphia to celebrate my sister’s big 2-5 and then that following Wednesday flew down to Nashville for four days. I’ve basically spent the past two days living either at the gym or outside XC skiing in order

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Weekend Trip Idea: Scranton Parade Day 2014 (and all the secondary Pennsylvania St. Pat’s Parades)

I know I’ve covered the Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade but it’s my absolute favorite day of the year and I will forever strive to be it’s greatest champion.  At this point you have approximately 3.5  weeks to prepare yourself for the greatest Irish party on the east coast. I don’t care that New York and Boston and

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Weekend Trip Idea: New Hampshire

New Hampshire is one of the two New England states I’ve never been to (Maine is the other). Since one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to add three more states to my repertoire, it’s officially on my bucket list (I’m crossing off Tennessee as we speak). I’m not sure in what capacity I’ll be able

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