Hawk Mountain is a stop on the Appalachian Trail with amazing views of birds of prey. This sanctuary costs ten dollars for adults to enter. There are multiple trail ways for those who are concerned about accessibility. In my opinion, the best time to visit is during the fall to see all the leaves change… Read More The flying colors of Hawk Mountain
While visiting Pittsburgh, many locals encouraged us to make the trip out to Ohiopyle State Park. Many knew that we already planned our tour to Kentuck Knob and the Frank Lloyd Wright house was only five minutes away from the park. Websites sing the praises of this park, so we took a detour on our… Read More Cucumber falls in Ohiopyle: Is this it?
Other than Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob is a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Pennsylvania. On our way back home from Pittsburgh, we stopped at this site. Our tour was quick because the house is much smaller than Fallingwater. It was worth it to see though because the house is beautiful. Part of the house… Read More Kentuck knob, a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Pennsylvania
My favorite part of my most recent visit to Pittsburgh was the nighttime boat tour we took. Pittsburgh sparkles at night. The boat traversed the three rivers that split apart the city: The Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio. Our boat ride included a guided tour. The one we chose was a “strange facts of Pittsburgh” tour. We… Read More A nighttime boat tour of Pittsburgh, PA
This certainly wasn’t the first time I was in Pittsburgh, but somehow I always find something new to see in this steel city. The bright colors of the city popped in Randyland and the Phipps Conservatory. Randyland is a free art exhibit spanning a few houses that artist Randy Gilson re-purposed. At one point the… Read More A colorful summer: Randyland and Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA
This past Easter, my family decided to take a road trip and visit my brother at university of Pittsburgh. On the way to Pittsburgh, we visited both the Flight 93 memorial and Fallingwater, the house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Flight 93 memorial was humbling. Flight 93 was hijacked during September 11th, heading for… Read More Outside of Pittsburgh: Flight 93 memorial and Fallingwater
The Chinatown in Philadelphia is a hidden gem that many overlook. Not only can you find great food, you’ll find a great experience too. Even if you are not looking to spend money, walking around Chinatown is eventful. You’ll find buildings erected with a Chinese flare. If you are looking to shop, Chinatown has something… Read More Chinatown in Philadelphia, PA