Long-distance thinking: An Amtrak rider’s overnight survival guide

Taking Amtrak to any United States destination is the ultimate traveling experience. As opposed to flying, traveling by train cannot be a more relaxing way to go anywhere. In fact, taking the train is the smarter way to go. Everyone has taken Amtrak one time or another. Some have traveled on Amtrak often. Boston, Washington, …

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Pittsburgh: A new lecture coming soon!

Pittsburgh is among the dozens of cities across the United States that are arguably considered as being the absolute finest. Cities brag about their history, their culture, the character of their people, their fine restaurants, and above all-their sports teams. Every city has something to brag about, one way or another. With an industrial history …

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Bicycle Heaven: The ‘wheel’ deal in Pittsburgh

In the great Steel City of Pittsburgh, PA, there is much fun and excitement to be discovered. From Pirates baseball in the summer, to Steelers football in the fall, to Penguins hockey from the fall thru spring, it’s a sports fan’s dream. For those with heavy appetites, legendary Primanti Bros serves up its iconic sandwiches …

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Pittsburgh, PA: Where history, excitement, and steel flow together

There are dozens of cities in the northeastern United States that are visited by millions. There’s New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Boston, and Newport, RI. Each and every one of these cities have their own special claims to fame. They range from nightlife, to cuisine, to historic points of interests, to famous lifestyles. There …

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Ports-of-call: The guests’ ten commandments

On any cruise vacation, there is nothing more exciting than stopping at all of the ports-of-call. There’s sunny Puerto Rico, majestic St. Maarten/Martin, romantic Barbados, and the ever so rejuvenating U.S. Virgin Islands. Wherever the ship ties up, ports-of-call offer plenty for all guests-a wide variety of activities from duty-free shopping, to shore excursions, to …

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Changing engines: Love and rail travel coupled together

Traveling by train is the most relaxing way to travel from one city to another. It sure beats driving, and sure beats bumper-to-bumper traffic on the highways. Taking the train relieves all of the stress, and allows any traveler the opportunity to appreciate the great scenery outside the window. From the point of departure, to …

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