Tag: New England

Underrated Weekend Places and Things

You know what’s a great word to describe our wonderful Keystone State? Underrated.  You never see Pennsylvania topping any “best of” or “must see” lists, but it’s never at the bottom either. We have great regional food, great food scenes, amazing beer, phenomenal hiking, a great central locale, and two of the most livable (ie:

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New England Seafood Feasting in Philadelphia

I have to confess something. On its own I find lobster to be overrated. Now, before you get all up in arms, remember that overrated does not mean bad. Lobster is delicious. It’s sweet, it’s light, and drowned in drawn butter, it’s a quintessential summer experience. It’s just that for the amount of money you

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Portland Maine, Day 1

You know what I haven’t done in a long time? Taken an impromptu roadtrip. Being the king of planning and all, I can’t even remember the last time I just packed a bag with no plans, reservations, and just hit the road, so I was pretty pumped this past 4th of July weekend, when my

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Weekend Trip Idea: Vermont’s Mad River Valley

I covered Vermont’s Mad River Valley in my 8 Ideas for Winter Fun Trips post back in December, but liked what I read so much that I’ve decided to provide it with its own Weekend Trip Idea coverage. And there’s still ample winter-time left to plan a semi-last minute jaunt up north (even though this so called polar-vortex

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Halloween In Salem

Halloween is my third favorite holiday after Christmas (how could Christmas not be anyone’s number one?) and parade season.   The Fourth of July and Thanksgiving are heavy contenders, but with both of these I enjoy the social aspect, annual gatherings of family and friends, rather than the customs the holidays entail (I think fireworks are overrated,

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New Years Resolutions

I’ll admit to it, I’m one of those weirdos who writes up a list of New Year’s resolutions every year.  This year is no exception except I’ve decided to make a list of new places/experiences I’d like to complete and hope that by publicizing it here, I’ll be forced to comply.   Let me know you

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