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Pittsburgh – Around Town

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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Pittsburgh’s Belt System: “The Perfect Accessory”

Pittsburgh's Belt System: "The Perfect Accessory"

For drivers accustomed to straight east-west and north-south roads laid out like grid work, the streets in and around Pittsburgh can pose confusing navigational problems.  Due to our many streams and rivers, mountainous terrain, and numerous valleys, most of our roads are circuitous, following the natural lay of the land.  In Pittsburgh, this means the road you are on could be more crooked than a

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Country Clubs Near Pittsburgh

Country Clubs Near Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh area is a great place for golf. In fact, the region has produced one of the game’s legends, Arnold Palmer, and has one of the premier courses in Oakmont Country Club. You may not be on par with Palmer, but there are numerous country clubs in the area where you can polish your game and have some fun at the same time. Below

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Pittsburgh’s Retirement Communities

Pittsburgh's Retirement Communities

According to a December 2012 Forbes magazine article, Pittsburgh is the oldest city in America with 23.6 percent of the population over the age of 60, in comparison to the national average of 18.5 percent over 60. As such, Pittsburgh is poised to be an example for the nation as a pioneer in aging well. One of those areas of interest to seniors is where

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Pittsburgh: Bursting with Bridges

Pittsburgh: Bursting with Bridges

When a city is located on a river, you expect to find several bridges spanning the waterway.  When that city is Pittsburgh, however, you find more than several bridges, but a seemingly innumerable amount of them.  Pittsburgh is bursting with bridges.  The area’s topography is exceptional.  The city is nestled in the steep hills of western Pennsylvania and situated at the confluence of the Allegheny

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