Pennsylvania · Pittsburgh Posts · Travel Blogs, organized by region

The Enchaned Olive

The Enchaned Olive – a plethora of oils, vinegars, and other Mediterranean food options await those who travel north of Pittsburgh.

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New England · New York & New Jersey

NYC, Cape Cod, and Connecticut

OK, so I deviated from my own standards on several fronts with the map above.  First and foremost, it’s not an exact replica of our trip into downtown Manhattan – GoogleMaps is not capable of creating a map using multiple types of transportation (driving, walking, and public transportation – all of which we used).  This… Continue reading NYC, Cape Cod, and Connecticut

Pennsylvania · Ride Back Roads

An all-around Awesome Ride (including a free Pyrotechnics Guild show)

More than anything, I loved this ride because the scenery was absolutely sensational and the roads were incredibly twisty, winding, hilly bastards that demanded focus and energy.  It was an all-around great ride.  I would highly recommend you try it.  There are a ton of things to see, down, eat, and experience all along this… Continue reading An all-around Awesome Ride (including a free Pyrotechnics Guild show)

Pennsylvania · Ride Back Roads · The Virginias · Travel Blogs, organized by region

The Trip that Started it all… (Part 3 – DC to Pittsburgh – 380 miles)

Leaving the DC area wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be.  Route 50 was, once we got outside the urban sprawl, an unbelievably beautiful ride and road. It cuts straight through some of Virginia’s oldest colonial villages and farmland. The presence of American history along this old trade route is so prevalent… Continue reading The Trip that Started it all… (Part 3 – DC to Pittsburgh – 380 miles)

Pennsylvania · Ride Back Roads

Fern Hollow – 15 miles

So, you have to write when the muse is around, right?  So I’ve heard.  Anyway, I’ve been sitting on the back porch with Sammy, enjoying the beautiful weather, reading and working on my beer, and the mood struck.  I’ve really wrestled about which back road that I wanted to write about first – should I… Continue reading Fern Hollow – 15 miles