Tag: NEPA

Athletics and Booze

If you’ve ever read this blog before, you probably know that my perfect weekend includes a combination of some sort of quasi-athletic activity accompanied by some post activity pub crawling. You know what’s even better? When the two activities are combined, which is why I think I was drawn to the idea of pedicycles from

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10 Places To VIsit in Pennsylvania that Aren’t Pittsburgh and Philadelphia

The other day, while perusing a whole lot of travel blogs and websites to come up with post ideas, I noticed (or I should say, re-noticed) that when Pennsylvania in concerned, the large majority of writers break up the state into three parts: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and “The Amish.”  Now, I’m not hear to disagree with

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NEPA Party Bike

Three years ago my brother introduced me to Jerrod Nieman’s “One More Drinking Song” and I quickly became obsessed. A few weeks later I saw the music video and became newly obsessed with the bike-like contraption he’s singing on around downtown Nashville. I found that it’s a vehicle known as a pedicycle (also known/marketed as pedal

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Fall Weekend Trip Idea: ATV’s and Craft Brews in NEPA

I was doing a little bit of a mini northern tier tour last weekend with my dad. He got a mid-life crisis BMW convertible so we took it up north to the Orson Inn and Lakewood Lodge where we got some wings. We were on the same barhopping schedule as a group of guys ATVing

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5 Fall Activites to do in NEPA

  I realize I’ve been sort of heavy on the NEPA-centric posts lately, but I’m here now, and for the time being haven’t been traveling as much as I’d like. I do have a fun new project in the works that I’m excited to announce once it’s ready (although to be fair, this is a

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Just a Few of the Reasons I’m Excited to be Back in NEPA

My last two posts were basically an extended lament about leaving Lancaster and returning to the NEPA motherland. I hope you didn’t get the wrong idea. While I am genuinely sad about leaving Lancaster, I’m not necessarily upset to be returning home. Sure, Lancaster has a lot of things Northeastern PA doesn’t. For one thing,

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A Culinary Tour of NEPA

Whenever the topic of “Pennsylvania food” comes up you hear about cheesesteaks, Philly “wudder” ice, soft pretzels, Pennsylvania Dutch scrapple and whoopie pies, Lebanon bologna, and Pittsburgh’s Primanti Brothers French fry topped sandwiches (although as an aside: my brother who lives in Pittsburgh, speaks very low of this establishment). That’s all well and good and I’m not going

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Some of My Favorite Pennsylvania-centric Songs

I was listening to the 2000’s Pandora station the other day (sidenote: does it make anyone else feel old that there is a 2000’s Pandora?) which was fun because all these songs I completely forgot existed came on, including Phantom Planet’s “California”, which brought me back to junior-senior year of high school when coincidentally the

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Weekend Trip Idea: A Makeshift NEPA Ale Trail

If you’re into beer (which, I am) then Pennsylvania is as good a place to be right now Not only is our lovely state home to the oldest operating brewing company in the United States (Yuengling has been churning out beer since 1829), but now that craft beer and localized breweries are officially a thing, Pennsylvania is now

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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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