Category: Pennsylvania

Pic(k) of the Week – Jim Thorpe

A Date with Serenity

We visited Mauch Chunk Lake Park in Jim Thorpe when there was still a nip in the air, which means we had the beach to ourselves. Not that I am complaining. Solitude is bliss. Especially when you are… Read More

Biking Along the Lehigh River – Jim Thorpe PA

Jim Thorpe in Pennsylvania’s Carbon County is named after a legendary athlete who had never set foot in it. Nowadays it is a place that attracts bikers, hikers, rafters, rail buffs, and architecture enthusiasts. We were there to… Read More

Solitude. Another name for rural Pennsylvania.

The Big, Bad Wolf

This post is part of the Bootsnall 30 Days of Indie Travel Project Prompt #6: FEAR Blame it on Red Riding Hood or the Grimm Brothers, but if I had to pick my most-feared wild animal, I would have… Read More

Pic(k) of the Week – Heinz Field

Located in the southwest corner of the state of Pennsylvania, the city of Pittsburgh is positioned atop the Allegheny Plateau and first became an economic power in the mid-1800s. The credit for the boom goes to Scottish immigrant… Read More

An Eco-Friendly Tour of Pittsburgh

  Old Pittsburgh relied on coal and steel, the new one depends on talent. Putting behind the trappings of a successful industrial past and spasms of unemployment, Pittsburgh has reinvented itself with new industries, sports stadiums, parks, biking… Read More

Pic(k) of the Week – Elephant in Pittsburgh Zoo

Summer’s No Fun for Mr. Fuzzy Here

After the long winter and the incessant showers, we are having a pretty intense summer. The headline “dangerous heat wave bakes east coast” is doing the rounds. For reasons unknown, my thoughts turned to the penguins and polar… Read More

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The 72 stone steps leading up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art were made famous by Sylvester Stallone in the 1976 iconic movie Rocky.  An imposing Greco-Roman temple-like structure, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is America’s third-largest art… Read More