Tag: Hostel on Main

Weekend Trip Idea: Laurel Highlands

With the exception of Pittsburgh, I don’t give western Pennsylvania much love, mainly because  I’ve traveled very little in that region.  Let’s try to change that. This week’s “Weekend Trip Idea” is western PA’s Laurel Highlands.  The Laurel Highlands is a mountainous region located southwest of Pittsburgh encompassing Cambria, Fayette, and Somerset counties.  It’s mountains

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Hostelling in the USA (more specifically, in Pennsylvania)

If you read this blog at all you’re well aware that I recently returned from a week long trip to Iceland.  It was an amazing experience, whose success I partially attribute to where we stayed: Reykjavik Backpacker’s hostel. There were a number of reasons why staying in a hostel rather than a hotel enhanced our

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