Cranberry Township, PA – the center of the universe?

Cranberry Township, PA – the center of the universe?

I’ve been spending a lot of time in Cranberry, PA recently and I began to wonder why? Turns out, Cranberry is in the middle of everything and everywhere I’ve been exploring recently. Chances are you’ve been through here many times and never knew it. If that’s the...
Ridgway, PA – center of all-season outdoor fun

Ridgway, PA – center of all-season outdoor fun

In February every year, the internationally renowned Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous takes place in Ridgway, Pennsylvania. Since my great grandfather was their town physician around the turn of the 20th century, we decided to go see the Rendevous and also check out Dr....
Getting to know St. Marys, PA

Getting to know St. Marys, PA

In the Pennsylvania Wilds, there’s the pleasant little town of St. Marys, PA. About 120 miles northeast of Pittsburgh and 120 miles due south from Buffalo, NY, you’ll find this city that was home to the first Benedictine convent in the US. Straub Brewery also calls...
Small town cafe hidden in gift shop

Small town cafe hidden in gift shop

Walking down the street in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania, you’d probably walk right by the Village Peddler Country Store if you were looking for a restaurant. Sure, there’s a “Café” sign in the lower left corner of the plate glass window, but your eyes are caught instead...
Top 5 Attractions in Philadelphia, PA

Top 5 Attractions in Philadelphia, PA

A trip to Philadelphia, PA is a great idea for anyone wanting to get a broader sense of real American culture. The history of this proud city alone draws in millions of visitors each year. This is the place where modern American culture began. Ben Franklin made most...