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Lifestyle / Our Home / Travel By On September 3, 2019

Being a tourist in your own community

It’s funny having a blog like Life Disconnected sometimes, and being able to look back on what you’ve written — and to see how much your perspective on things has changed. Somehow, I ended up scrolling through some old posts from when we first moved to Bellefonte, Pa., in 2017. I was so in awe over this little community then…

Hiking / Personal / Travel By On September 1, 2019

Meet my adventure team

This post was updated on September 2, 2019. Part of traveling and exploring is exploring it with good company. While occasionally I enjoy a solo trip to see some sights and clear my mind, I’m usually accompanied on my adventures — human or dog.   Partner in crime, Sean Sean is a fellow writer that works for Penn State University…

Hiking / Published / Travel By On July 8, 2019

Hike, paddle, relax, repeat–in Cook Forest State Park

This post originally appeared in Recreation News. Step into Cook Forest — in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region —to relax, unwind, disconnect from the world and enjoy nature. Cook Forest is one of those special places — there’s few left — where you can always hear the mountain breeze, the sound of small animals scurrying around in their natural habitat…

Hiking / Published / Travel By On July 6, 2019

The forest is calling: Hiking and mountain biking opportunities in ANF

This post originally appeared in Recreation News. Thinking about leaving the city behind and getting back to nature? In the Allegheny National Forest of Pennsylvania, you can do just that. The Allegheny National Forest is home to 13 hiking trails, covering more than 200 miles. So which ones should you hike during your visit? Tuna Valley Trail System According to…

Hiking / Published By On March 1, 2019

First hike of 2019

This post originally appeared in Recreation News. It took some convincing, but I finally got out for our first hike of 2019. As most of our Mid-Atlantic readers know, it’s been a more brutal winter than usual — especially in my home base of Pennsylvania. Getting outdoors gets to be more difficult, and motivation to get moving even harder. But…

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…