Northeast · Pennsylvania · Travel Blogs, organized by region

Getting Drenched in Ohiopyle: I Finally Visit Cucumber Falls

The story of my first visit to the famous Cucumber Falls in Ohiopyle State Park.

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Northeast · Pennsylvania · Pittsburgh Posts · Travel Blogs, organized by region

Touring the Frank Lloyd Wright houses in the Laurel Highlands

We explore the three Frank Lloyd Wright designed residences in Western Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands region…

Pennsylvania · The Carolinas · The Virginias

The Drive to Myrtle: Heading Home

Daily life is, in general, pretty mundane. Ask the average adult what they were doing in June of 1998, and you’ll likely be met with blank stares, occasional chin-scratching, and something that sounds a lot like “Uuuhhhhhh….” Even vacation, though certainly more interesting and often more exciting than everyday life, still often falls short of… Continue reading The Drive to Myrtle: Heading Home

Life, Liberty, and non-travel stories · Pennsylvania · Ride Back Roads

My Time in the Fast Lane, as Lived by a Moderately Slow Man

  A story written by guest author Brian Kohl: You ever plan the way something is going to go, and it blows up in your face? Like most people, I have faced a few life-changing decisions in the past few years. I exited the military after almost 8 years of service, worked in a shithole… Continue reading My Time in the Fast Lane, as Lived by a Moderately Slow Man

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