Shipping Up to Boston

My brother purchased me tickets to see a Dropkick Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day show up in Massachusetts. I’ve been wanting to spend a St. Patrick’s Day is Boston, so I’m glad he finally made me go make good on this. It did not disappoint. The concert was actually in Lowell, Massachusetts, an easy forty three

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Kayaking the Susquehanna…in NEPA

Has anyone  ever purchased and used a Living Social deal?  I’m subscribed to Philly, Lancaster/Harrisburg, and Scranton, but have never purchased one (I have used Groupon before).  They  seem to be pretty good deals, and even if I don’t end up buying one on the day specified, (I wish they’d last more than a day,

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My Complicated Relationship With Heights

I’m terrified of heights, bordering on phobia.  I remember the exact moment vertigo started to plague my life: Long Beach Island, New Jersey, summer of  ‘95.  During a family vacation, I was forced to climb 221 stairs to the top of the Barnegat Light House.  The view at the top hardly bothered me because between me

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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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Harrisburg’s Hidden Celtic Music Scene

I spent the latter part of my last post lamenting how Irish pubs and St. Patrick’s Day events don’t play enough Irish music.  It looks like I may have spoken too soon. Last night I drove up to Harrisburg to go out with a buddy of mine from home who lives down there.  Harrisburg’s an

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Countdown to Parade Season….

For most Americans, Christmas is the only holiday celebrated seasonally.   Starting on Thanksgiving break (or the day after Halloween if you grew up in my house) Christmas parties, bar crawls, cookies, and carols are the norm for a whole month and a half. We don’t do this for Valentine’s Day (thank God), only dress in

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Lake Placid: More Than Just a Ski Trip

“You’re going to wait for the buzzer to go off.  Walk outside and get into the  black Suburban.  It’ll take you up the mountain to your destination.”  Those were my instructions as I got ready to go bobsledding at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, New York.  If I hadn’t paid $65.00, in a very

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