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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 […]

Get Crazy, Get Wild. Let’s Party, Get Loud! Touring the Jersey Shore House in Seaside Heights

“It’s T-shirt time!” Cab’s are here!” We got a situation” “Gym, Tan, Laundry.” “Yeah Buddy!” “Party’s here!” If these quotes are immediately recognizable to you, then you have probably watched Jersey Shore a time or 2. As one of the most popular reality TV shows of all time, these catchphrases are forever stuck in our […]

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 Borgata in Atlantic City

Atlantic City is often referred to as the Vegas of the East Coast. While it may lack some of the glamour, amenities, uniqueness, and non-gaming related attractions of Sin City, it’s your best bet for casino action in the Northeast. Being located within an easy drive of many major cities, Atlantic City is a budget-friendly […]

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 […]

Attraction of the Week: The Andy Warhol Museum

Andy Warhol is arguably the most famous person born in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh magazine recently ranked the pop art icon #6 on the list of “The 50 Great Pittsburghers of All Time.” He joins the ranks of Mr. Rogers, Andrew Carnegie, H.J. Heinz, and Jonas Salk, amongst others. Out of a sizeable lists of artists and […]

Attraction of the Week: Edgewater Park in Cleveland

Cleveland Metroparks is a beautiful network of 18 parks in Northwestern Ohio. With over 100 miles of trails, 8 beachfront parks, and a zoo, there are endless opportunities for recreation. In 2021, Cleveland Metroparks was rated the National Gold Medal “Best in Nation” Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management. The most gorgeous of […]

Attraction of the Week: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

While everyone has heard of Yellowstone, The Grand Canyon, and The Smoky Mountains amongst others, many are unaware of the more off-the-beaten path national parks in our country. One of these such places is Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. Located just 20 minutes outside of Cleveland, a trip to this park can easily be […]

Duquesne Incline: A Bird’s Eye View of Pittsburgh

The must-do while visiting Pittsburgh is taking a ride on the iconic funicular railway up to Mt Washington. The views from the overlook are marvelous. In fact, USA Today even rated it “one of the top ten sites in the world for viewing a cityscape.” The incline opened to the public on May 20, 1877. […]