Just Ducky Tours (Pittsburgh)

Sometimes it's hard to to explore a big city that doesn't have a huge amount of obvious "tourist" type of attractions.  Such was the case for us in Pittsburgh.  I would have loved to understand more about the city's history especially it's role in the industrial revolution and it's connection to Andrew Carnegie and his big steel mills. Sometimes even after doing all your research, you can still miss something that … [Read more...]

Primanti Brothers (Pittsburgh)

  Most cities have at least one or more iconic restaurants that have achieved some measure of fame due to their longevity (and if it's famous enough, someone will open an outpost in Vegas). Pittsburgh is no exception, and a visit is not complete without a visit to the famous Primanti Brothers, a sandwich bar open since 1933. There are 3 locations in the Pittsburgh area (along with an outpost in … [Read more...]

Good and Plenty Restaurant (Smoketown)

Having explored some of Pennsylvania Dutch countryside we were famished and came across this awesome little find as we were headed toward our next stop, Hershey Chocolate world. We'd seen some of the more "touristy" restaurants touting the local Amish cuisine but it just didn't seem authentic so we passed and I'm sure glad we did. If you are hungry and want to try some amazing fried chicken, head on over to the Good … [Read more...]

Valley Forge National Historical Park (Valley Forge)

If you want to imagine yourself in the thick of the Revolutionary War, there is no better place than the Valley Forge National Historical Park.  And if you really want to get the most out of your visit, make sure you take the guided trolley tour, which is quite popular by the way, so call ahead and make sure you reserve your spots for the time and day you want.   We weren't quite sure what to expect when we … [Read more...]

Grandparents On The Go: Doing It Right The Second Time Around

The Jasons

I hear it all the time from grandparents. They love having fun with their grandkids spending time doing special things that they might not have had to the opportunity to do with their own children. Meet my parents, Mario and Madeline Jason, grandparents on the go who are seizing the moment-traveling throughout the USA with the grandkids. Their trips are equal parts learning, memory making and spoiling as only … [Read more...]