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Hiking / Travel By On September 9, 2017

Finding hidden beauty in Northeast Pennsylvania

I grew up in the small town of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, just south of the New York State border — a scenic area nestled in the Endless Mountains. Visits home often bring trips to New York, Sundays at the family cottage and adventures in the woods. This month, Sean and I visited my family for the Labor Day weekend, and trekked up…

Hiking / Travel By On July 15, 2017

Hiking Mount Nittany in State College, Pa.

This summer has been slow for us, hiking wise. It turns out picking up your whole life, moving to another city and starting a business and a master’s degree all at once can be a little bit hectic. Luckily, we’ve had a few good hikes this summer, including one during a weekend camping trip at Ohiopyle State Park. Earlier in…

Hiking / Travel By On July 15, 2017

A weekend getaway in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania

During the first weekend in July, we had the chance to visit Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, for a weekend outdoors. Ohiopyle, a (very) small town in the Laurel Highland mountains, is an outdoor adventurists’ paradise, offering everything from hiking and biking, to camping, to whitewater rafting and more. It’s a stop along the 135 mile Great Allegheny Passage. Our trip didn’t get…

Hiking / Travel By On April 10, 2017

Four Mid-Atlantic waterfalls to visit this season

If you’ve been a long(ish)-time follower of Life Disconnected, you know that I LOVE waterfalls, and try to visit them whenever I get the chance. Some of my most recent trips have included visits to Swallow Falls State Park in Maryland, and one of the waterfalls in Ithaca, N.Y. Also, last year, I was able to visit Blackwater Falls State Park…

Hiking / Travel By On January 2, 2017

2016 was filled with adventure

It’s natural to reflect on the year as we head into a new one. While a lot of people feel that 2016 was one of the worst, I thought it was a pretty good year overall. In 2016, I tried a lot of new things. I went new places. I met new people. One of the coolest things about 2016,…

Hiking / Travel By On December 27, 2016

Planning a multi-day hike

In 2017, I’m making a pretty hefty list of places to visit, and a lot of them are hiking trails. We’re planning our first mutli-day hiking trip, and I’ve spent a lot of time researching gear, trails, tips and more. Here are some of the things we’ll be taking in to consideration while planning our trip: 1. Picking a trail Right…

Hiking / Travel By On November 21, 2016

Broome County’s hidden gem: Hawkins Pond

While I’m now a western Pennsylvania resident, I’m originally from a small town near the Pennsylvania/New York border called Susquehanna. Just miles from “Susky,” as we call it, is a park that doesn’t see nearly as many visitors as it should. Hawkins Pond Nature Area, just north of the border in Windsor, N.Y., is a secluded park surrounding a small…

Hiking By On November 7, 2016

Five ways hiking is good for you

Life is stressful. That’s why I hike. I started hiking regularly a few years ago, shortly after the adoption of my first rescue pup, Murphy. At the time, his foster home had been taking him on 10+ mile runs a day (nope.) and he had a lot of energy to burn. It was a way to combat his energy as…