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What to Know Before You Visit Pittsburgh

Heading to Pittsburgh soon? It’s no longer just a steel-gray city with rough winters. Pittsburgh has been experiencing a rebirth in recent years, and its enjoyed a major tourism boom to match it! So if the Steel City is on your list, here is a quick run-down of things to know before you go! Terminology… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Pittsburgh

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10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh

It’s Faraway Friday! This week, we’re not going too far–just over to Pittsburgh, where my sweet husband grew up. We go out there two to three times each year, but I realized I have very little on the blog about Pittsburgh! So to make up for that deficit, here are 10 things you should do… Continue reading 10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh

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Christmas in Pittsburgh

Merry Christmas! It’s Merry Monday, my readers! My sweet husband and I went to Pittsburgh for Thanksgiving with his family, but I made sure we did some Christmassy things while we were there! If you are heading to Pittsburgh this Christmas season or in the coming years, here are the things you should put on… Continue reading Christmas in Pittsburgh

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First Time in the City of Firsts

Originally published in June 2012. It’s Throwback Thursday! On the road again! Only this time I took a train. I liked it a lot! I didn’t think it was much different than the ones in Europe–except it was running a little late! But surprisingly we made it to Philly sooner than anticipated. And when I… Continue reading First Time in the City of Firsts

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Hershey Hill Climb and Fancy Cars

Originally published in June 2012. I experienced something over the weekend that I never knew existed. It was part soapbox race, part antique car show, part blast from the past. It’s the Hershey Hill Climb, and apparently it’s been happening for years–but I only just found out about it! Older gentlemen who own antique race… Continue reading Hershey Hill Climb and Fancy Cars

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History and Chocolate: a Winning Combination

This week’s What I Ate Wednesday is a little different–it’s all about America’s Cholocate Destination: Hershey, PA! This was originally published in June 2012. I had an amazing job with a marketing firm that summer, and they sent me to Pennsylvania for several events. My first trip that summer was to Herskey, PA, and let… Continue reading History and Chocolate: a Winning Combination

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What to Eat in Philadelphia

It’s What I Ate Wednesday! And I can hear the cheesesteaks calling my name. A few years ago I had an awesome job that took me to Philly many times over the summer. I worked with a marketing company at a concert venue, so my days were spent exploring historic Philly! Be looking for some… Continue reading What to Eat in Philadelphia

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Independence Day, USA

It’s the Fourth of July, and in the United States of America, it’s the day we celebrate our independence! I love history almost as much as I love travel, and early American history is my favorite! If you’re looking for a great time to visit the USA, or if you live in the States and… Continue reading Independence Day, USA

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Gettysburg Explorations

Originally published on 19 August 2014. Today Lydia and I are rounding out our Gettysburg stay by exploring the sights and scenes of this small town’s big history! First up today: Exploring the Fairfield Inn B&B: Since it is so historic, they have a self-guided walking tour you can take and get to know the place. Since… Continue reading Gettysburg Explorations

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Taking on Gettysburg

Originally published on 17 August 2014. And we’re off again! This time it’s with my newly-engaged friend, Lydia! We decided we needed a little girlfriend getaway, and after weighing some options, we decided on Gettysburg. Reasons: 1. We’ve never been before; 2. It’s only 80 miles away, much shorter than we thought! First stop: checking into… Continue reading Taking on Gettysburg