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The Best Urban Bike Paths

Taking a bike ride is a great way to enjoy the city sights, all while getting in a great workout and some fresh air. Not to mention, it’s a fabulous way to explore many different sights of interest without dealing with traffic, pollution, and parking! Most cities today offer some type of recreational path. From […]

5 Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls to See

The Blue Ridge Parkway is easily one of the most scenic drives in the country. With over 400 miles (469 to be exact) to explore, you will find pretty much endless opportunities for sightseeing. Waterfalls are particularly exhilarating to see in person. The Pisgah region (MP 339.5 – 469.1) and the Highlands Region (MP 216.9-339) […]

Attraction of the Week: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

One of the top attractions in Cleveland is the beautiful Metroparks Zoo. The zoo is part of Cleveland Metroparks, a gorgeous 24,000 acre space home to over 300 miles of trails, 8 lakes, and 8 golf courses. In 2021, this urban oasis was named Best park in the nation. Visiting the zoo is a wonderful […]

The Top Ten Attractions in Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff is the gem of Arizona. This small, high altitude mountain city is located just 2 hours north of Phoenix, however, at 7000 feet, the climate, geography, and vibe is completely different. As opposed to the harsh climate and exotic cacti of the Sonoran desert, Flagstaff sees 4 distinct seasons and is located within the […]

Asian Lantern Festival at The Pittsburgh Zoo

One of Pittsburgh’s most most popular tourist attractions is the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. While it may not compare to world-class zoos like San Diego and Brookfield, the zoo is a great place to spend the day while visiting the city. The zoo is known for its’ many events including the highly rated Asian […]

5 Scenic Attractions in Oro Valley, Arizona

There are 5 gorgeous mountain ranges in the Tucson area, with the Catalinas being the most dramatic and awe-inspiring. It’s no surprise that the area has become popular with nature lovers, hikers, and photographers. If you appreciate the unusual beauty of the desert, there is no better place to explore. Oro Valley is a beautiful […]

5 Must-Do’s in Cincinnati

Cincinnati is the 3rd largest city in Ohio with a population just over 300,000. In the mid 1800’s, Cincinnati was the country’s 6th largest city and referred to as the “Queen City of the West.” To this day, “The Queen City.” has remained the city’s most popular nickname. Most notably, the city’s strong art scene […]

Attraction of the Week: The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh

The Museum of Natural History is one of 4 Carnegie Institute museums located in Pittsburgh. If you love dinosaurs, nature, wildlife, and history, then this is definitely the one to put near the top of your bucket list. The museum is most well known for its’ expansive dinosaur fossil collection, an impressive 1300+ piece mineral […]

Unique, Fascinating, and Off-the-Beaten Path Attractions…Part 2

A continuation of my exploration of all that is quirky and weird. As I travel throughout the US, I always make it a point to check out strange, historic, roadside, and eclectic places, and really anything else unusual that catches my eye. Below are some fascinating and oddball attractions located across the US. Also visit […]

Attraction of the Week: The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

The Pittsburgh Zoo is quite unique as it is one of only 6 US zoos that is combined with an aquarium. Although the aquarium is quite small, it’s convenient to be able to explore both tourist attractions within a single visit. The zoo is located in beautiful Highland Park on 77 acres. Before or after […]