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Hauntingly Good Times: Haunted Houses in Pittsburgh

Hauntingly Good Times: Haunted Houses in Pittsburgh

It’s that time of year again. The air is cooler, the leaves are changing, and darkness descends earlier. The time of year when the scratching of a branch against your bedroom window easily turns into the decaying finger of a Zombie; when silver clouds passing across a full moon provoke visions of werewolves; and shadows falling across the floor inspire thoughts of lurking monsters. At […]

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Autumn: Pittsburgh’s Best Season

Autumn: Pittsburgh’s Best Season

  When my son was a toddler, he used to watch Barney, and while I found the purple dinosaur a bit annoying, each year when the days begin to grow shorter and the cicadas commence their symphony, ironically, I find myself singing a Barney song called “I Like Autumn.” That’s because I do like this season and, for a number of reasons, I think it […]

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Millvale Riverfront Trail and Park

Millvale Riverfront Trail and Park

Pittsburgh is well-known for steel, sports, higher education and medical facilities, but what many may not expect is the great beauty the city and surrounding communities have to offer.  A perfect way to explore this natural splendor is the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.  The trail, 24 miles in length, will wind you through various neighborhoods of the city along all three of Pittsburgh’s rivers.  Popular among […]

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Enjoying Your Senior Years in Pittsburgh

Enjoying Your Senior Years in Pittsburgh

Each fall we turn back the clocks giving us an extra hour of time.  Did you know that science and medicine have turned back the clock on your life?  Yes, a recent study, which takes into consideration population and increases in life expectancy, says that 60 is the new 40.  According to Dr. Michael Roizen, chief medical wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic, “Your chronologic […]

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The Great Allegheny Passage

The Great Allegheny Passage

When the pioneers pressed westward settling the country, some of the greatest obstacles they faced were the Allegheny Mountains.  Although not as steep and foreboding as the Rocky Mountains that settlers would later encounter as the nation grew and expanded, the older, thickly forested Allegheny Mountains of the mid-Atlantic posed problems for explorers, merchants, and homesteaders.  Centuries later, they still are formidable, but you can […]

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Pittsburgh on Two Wheels

Pittsburgh on Two Wheels

You may have seen Pittsburgh on foot, by car, from a boat, from the overlooks on Mt. Washington, or maybe even from a plane when you’ve flown over the city.  But have you ever seen it from a bicycle?  There’s something special about seeing the ‘Burgh from a bike.  Like walking, it brings you up close and personal with the city.  With the wind whipping […]

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A Crash Course on Pittsburgh

A Crash Course on Pittsburgh

If you have recently moved to the Pittsburgh area, you may be wondering how do I adapt to living here?  How do I familiarize myself with everything the region has to offer?  How do I fit in?  While Pittsburgh may seem puzzling at first, never fear, we have provided a cheat sheet for acclimating yourself to your new home, and before you know it, you’ll […]

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Ten Free & Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh

Ten Free & Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh

The saying goes:  There is no such thing as a free lunch (unless you hit your local warehouse club and treat yourself to the samples).  While there may not be a free lunch, there are still plenty of free, fun things to do in and around Pittsburgh.  The Allegheny County Parks – The county parks are a treasure trove of free fun.  Throughout the warmer months, the […]

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The Walking, Magical Mystery Scavenger Tour of Pittsburgh

The Walking, Magical Mystery Scavenger Tour of Pittsburgh

Popular Pittsburgh is often asked, “What sights should I see in downtown Pittsburgh?” Rather than giving you some boring, run-of-the-mill list of landmarks, we thought we’d make it fun for you to explore the city on your own. Therefore, we created what we like to call our Walking, Magical Mystery Scavenger Tour of Pittsburgh. Unlike a traditional scavenger hunt where you collect items from the […]

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The Duquesne Incline: A Ride Back in Time

The Duquesne Incline: A Ride Back in Time

In the movie Back to the Future, teenager Marty McFly goes back in time by way of a souped-up DeLorean and the help of an eccentric scientist.  But you don’t need an old sports car or the assistance of Doc Brown to go back in time.  All you need is a visit to Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Incline. The Duquesne Incline, located at 1197 West Carson Street […]

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