Pennsylvania

Rant or Rave: Paesano’s

Rant or Rave: Paesano’s

What can I say about Paesano’s that hasn’t already been said? This iconic sandwich shop located in Philadelphia’s Italian Market has one of the best sandwiches I’ve eaten in a while. I’ve only tried one, the Paesano, made with thin slices of beef brisket, provolone, horseradish mayo, tomatoes, pepperoncino, and…

Philly 2015 Day 2: A City of Contrasts

Philly 2015 Day 2: A City of Contrasts

My second day in Philadelphia saw me visit two attractions that couldn’t be more different than one another. The first one was a well-preserved symbol of freedom while the other was a decrepit structure that represented isolation and is nowhere near as imposing as it once was. A City of…

Philly 2015 Day 1: The Real Philadelphia

Philly 2015 Day 1: The Real Philadelphia

I don’t even remember exactly the last time I was in Philadelphia so I figured now was a good a time as any to reacquaint myself with the City of Brotherly Love. Philly has changed over the years. It’s gotten cleaner, more sophisticated, and has since enhanced its cultural mark…

Rant or Rave: Food 101, Gettysburg

Rant or Rave: Food 101, Gettysburg

I needed a place to eat lunch at as soon as I arrived in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania so I checked out some suggestions on the Internet and came across Food 101, Gettysburg. Generally, when deciding on where to eat, I’ll have a look at the restaurant’s menu and reviews, but since…

Road Trip to Rural Pennsylvania 2015: Day 2, Visit Gettysburg

Road Trip to Rural Pennsylvania 2015: Day 2, Visit Gettysburg

The second day of my road trip to rural Pennsylvania (PA) started off on the right track. As usual, I woke up early, spent a few minutes checking the trends and feeds on social media, and then sorted out my itinerary for the day. My original plan was to stop…

Road Trip to Rural Pennsylvania 2015: Day 1

Road Trip to Rural Pennsylvania 2015: Day 1

This road trip to rural Pennsylvania was an unexpected one. It turned out to be rather interesting, which made it all worthwhile in the end. I went to visit my cousin and his family who recently moved to Bethlehem in Pennsylvania. I was apprehensive about the trip at first because…

Best Pittsburgh Hotels

Best Pittsburgh Hotels

Visiting Pittsburgh sometime this year? Forget the low-budget options that only offer plain rooms and limited amenities. You’re on vacation after all, so indulge a little and stay at one of the city’s best hotels. From modern chains to a historical landmark, here is a list of the best Pittsburgh hotels. …

Pittsburgh’s Best Neighborhood Hangouts

Pittsburgh’s Best Neighborhood Hangouts

Pittsburgh is made up of dozens of neighborhoods, each having a unique quality worth discovering. But if you’re a tourist merely visiting for a few days, where do you start? Fortunately, Pittsburgh has neighborhoods that suit all different types of personalities. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or a foodie, the city has a place that caters to your tastes. With that said, here is a rundown of “The Burgh’s” best neighborhood hangouts. …

Planning a Trip to Pittsburgh

Planning a Trip to Pittsburgh

No longer just a stopover for major sporting events, Pittsburgh is now becoming one of the United States’ preferred tourist destinations. Cheap drinks, a number of outdoor-related activities, and the city’s scenic settings are just a few of its main draws. Pittsburgh is also becoming a center for culture and innovation. It houses The Senator John Heinz History Center, the largest history museum in Pennsylvania, and hosts a number of well-known festivals like the Three Rivers Arts Festival and Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Neighborhoods like East Liberty, Garfield, and Friendship are where you’ll find the city’s latest urban development trends. …