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Hiking / Published / Travel By On February 4, 2019

Five things to do during a romantic getaway in Clarion, Pa.

During the month of celebrating love, there’s nothing more romantic than cozying up in a cabin in a remote location — and the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region is full of them. The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region consists of five counties in the northwest and central part of the state: Forest, Elk, Cameron, Jefferson and Clarion. It’s also home to outdoor…

Published / Travel By On October 1, 2018

Downtown Frederick, Maryland, has a lot to love

Early this September, I was able to make a visit to the wonderful Maryland city for a visit with Recreation News co-editor Amanda Williams. When we’re able to visit each other, there’s always an adventure involved — and usually craft beer. As someone who’s obsessed with historic downtowns and their economic vitality, I always love visiting Frederick and drawing inspiration…

Hiking / Travel By On July 21, 2018

We camped in a top-rated site in Pennsylvania!

Remember when I told you that we were going to be adding one of the top-rated camping sites in Pennsylvania to our bucket list? We did it! And it was incredible. Based on the recommendation of blog Mike’s Road Trip, we stayed at site No. 74 in Dew Drop Campground for two nights, and we’ve already decided that this is…

Dogs / Travel By On June 9, 2018

Camping in 2018: What I’m doing differently

While both Sean and I had camped before with our families or friends in the past, the summer of 2017 is the year that we really started camping more as a hobby. We both love hiking and the peacefulness of being outdoors, so it’s probably one of the most perfect activities we can do together as a couple — and…

Travel By On February 6, 2018

Camping Goals: This unlisted camp spot in Pennsylvania

Central Pennsylvania is due for about a foot of snow this week, yet for some reason, I’ve got camping on the brain. I think my body is longing for warmer weather and nights sleeping outside. While planning out some of our camping trips last year, I stumbled across a YouTube video for the “best camp spot in Pennsylvania.” I’m pretty…

Travel By On January 1, 2018

Living the urban life at The Cork Factory Lofts

We’ve been to Pittsburgh time and time again. In a former life, it wouldn’t have really been considered a destination, as much as a regular spot that we visited. Sean even lived in the city for a few years. But, since we moved to Central Pennsylvania, going to Pittsburgh has turned into a new kind of experience that requires at…

Travel By On November 19, 2017

Staying in our first Airbnb in Charlottesville, Va.

In early October, Sean and I stayed in our first-ever Airbnb — and it was such a good experience that we might never stay in a hotel again. We traveled to Charlottesville, Va., home of the University of Virginia, and one of Sean’s favorite cities. We loved almost everything about the city, like its beautiful downtown area, closed to vehicle…

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…