‘Burgher Travels

Museum of the Bible Attracts Epic Crowds

Museum of the Bible Attracts Epic Crowds

On November 17, 2017, the Museum of the Bible opened in Washington, D.C., and if the vast crowds lining up to get inside it are any indication, this new museum is a hit of epic proportions. Located three blocks from the National Mall, at 400 4th Street SW, the privately funded museum is housed in a former refrigeration warehouse and is a short walk from

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An Icelandic Vacation

An Icelandic Vacation

Our Trip Begins It’s mid-September, 2017, and we are on our way to vacation in Reykjavik, Iceland. WOW Airlines, which operates direct flights from Pittsburgh to Reykjavik, has some really good prices. My wife Jane and I heard about tours to Iceland becoming very popular, and when we mentioned it to friends and relatives, we quickly ended up with a little traveling group of 4

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Across The Sea to Ireland

Across The Sea to Ireland

According to EPIC , the Irish Emigration Museum, there are 70 million people worldwide who claim Irish ancestry and heritage. Recent census information reveals that one in six Pittsburghers claim Irish ancestry. With so many having green roots, chances are you may be Irish or know someone who is, and you may also be wondering what it would be like to return to the homeland.

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Is the Biltmore on Your Bucket List?

Is the Biltmore on Your Bucket List?

If you’ve never been to the Biltmore Estate, you should consider adding it to your bucket list. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, the Biltmore is the nation’s largest home. Grandson of industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt and heir to the family’s vast fortune, George Vanderbilt built the estate as his summer retreat in the late 19th Century. The French Renaissance chateau-styled house has 250 rooms,  including thirty-five

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Palace of Gold

Palace of Gold

Exploring the Palace of Gold in New Vrindaban, WV As you approach New Vrindaban, the golden spires of the Palace of Gold soar among the West Virginia trees. One does not expect such a sight in the Mountaineer State, but about 70 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, near Moundsville, the Palace of Gold sits proudly as a memorial to the late A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,

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Lake Erie Get Away

Lake Erie Get Away

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake Prior to booking our stay at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, I hadn’t known anyone who had stayed there, but the photos on their website looked beautiful. Because it was booked solid for Saturday night, we chose to stay Thursday and Friday night, August 25 and 26, which saved some money. According to Daisy Hall, Marketing Manager for the lodge, visitors from Pittsburgh

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Make No Mistake, It’s a Great Time in Ohio on the Lake Looking for a great getaway? The Cleveland area and Lake Erie is a delightful destination. I know, the thought of a Pittsburgher heading there for anything other than a Steelers game may seem outrageous, but on August 25, 2016, my husband and I headed across the state line for a Getaway Weekend to

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