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There is No Place Like Home…

There is No Place Like Home…

The yellow metal suspension bridge out our window spanning the Allegheny River from the North Shore to downtown Pittsburgh is named after the environmentalist Rachel Carson. She was the scientist who found the link between the pesticide DDT and the decline in the populations of birds of prey. Her book, Silent Spring, details her research […]

Gateway Clipper

Gateway Clipper

We took the time this past Saturday to do another one of those things in Pittsburgh we keep saying we’re going to do but haven’t done yet, going for a sail on the Gateway Clipper Fleet. We see the large riverboats steam past us out our window almost every day, especially once the weather gets […]

My Kind of Camping

My Kind of Camping

The year was 1993 and my parents gave me a choice: I could go to Space Camp or the whole family could go on a cross-country camping trip to California and back. Not much of a choice, really. When you’re a good kid, as I was, you end up volunteering to test your family bonds […]

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the museum and monument to the men and women of the NFL. The museum opened in 1963 enshrines players, coaches, franchise owners and front-office personnel for their exceptional contributions to the league. The HOF is located in Canton, Ohio. Why Canton, you ask? The American Professional Football Association, […]

Showcasing Pittsburgh’s German Heritage

Showcasing Pittsburgh’s German Heritage

Have you ever passed a place all the time and thought you should really check it out? Amanda and I felt that way about Pittsburgh’s Penn Brewery. It sits just up the hill from our apartment (although there are several major highways crossing any direct path) and we finally decided to hop in the car […]

The USVI is Back in Business and Letting Everyone Know

The USVI recently detailed a new marketing plan for the islands after the disastrous impact of two category 5 hurricanes in September.  The islands are rolling out a 150-day marketing strategy to help bring tourist dollars back to the islands. “This new plan has been developed to establish priorities and a road map of activities […]

Baby, it’s #*@&ing Cold Outside

Baby, it’s #*@&ing Cold Outside

The last several weeks in the Pittsburgh area and across the entire United States have been downright fridged. Even the places you’d imagine as warm are cold. I mean, even Disney World closed its water rides due to the freezing temperatures in Orlando Florida. Yes, FLORIDA! We can’t seem to escape the cold almost anywhere […]