Pittsburgh

Convention Center Campers

Convention Center Campers

The rain earlier in the week followed by four inches of snow in the Pittsburgh area made the roads a mess. Fortunately, the perfect distraction was just across the swollen, frozen river from our apartment; the convention center was hosting the Pittsburgh RV Show. The event has been around since 1968. You can browse and […]

The Passengers are at the Gates… and Their Friends are, too

The Passengers are at the Gates… and Their Friends are, too

You can now share the joys of going through airport security and not even go anywhere. The days of the hurried kiss-and-go in the loading zone that have been with us since September, 2001 are gone — at least at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).  You now have the option to park your car and walk […]

Little Italy, Small World

Little Italy, Small World

Pittsburgh’s Little Italy is located in the neighborhood of Bloomfield, which gets its name from a note that George Washington made in his journal about the field of blooming flowers close to the settlement. Bloomfield saw an influx of German Catholic immigrants in the late 1860s and a wave of Italians around 1900, specifically from […]

A Ducky Tour

A Ducky Tour

This past week, my coworkers and I took an hour-long tour of downtown Pittsburgh aboard a 1942 duck boat. I had seen the Just Ducky tour vehicles around town since we moved to Pittsburgh three years ago, but hadn’t been aboard one. This team-building adventure was just the opportunity I needed to take the plunge. […]

A Different Kind of Bird

A Different Kind of Bird

Condor Airlines, a subsidiary of Thomas Cook Airlines, has been serving global destinations since 1956. Condor Airlines serves more than seven million passengers and 80 destinations in Europe, America, Africa and Asia. Condor merged with Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia in October 2013 to form the Thomas […]

We’re Feeling a Little Flighty…

We’re Feeling a Little Flighty…

We’ve slowly taken the time to explore Pittsburgh over the last few years, checking off site after site of must-visit attractions. We chose this weekend to take a look at the National Aviary. That’s right, the National Aviary isn’t located in the D.C. orbit but up here in Western Pennsylvania. The biggest surprise was that […]

The May Marathon

If you’re like me you’ve never considered running in a marathon. I grew up with a runner in my family. I spent my elementary school years attending track meets and practices with my track coach father, the same father who more than once participated in marathons including ultra marathons (races of 50 miles or more). I […]