100 Things to do in Pennsylvania

A PAWeekendFun Blog Post

LANCASTER, Pa., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There are plenty of travel/lifestyle blogs out there.  My main problem is that I find they're mostly geared towards families or world travelors.  I wanted one geared more towards people like me: a 20-something professional who loves to travel and let loose on the weekends, but who is somewhat limited by a budget and career.  That was my main motivation for creating PAWeekend Fun. 

My secondary motivation was to celebrate how much fun living in (or visiting) Pennsylvania is.  I currently live and work in Lancaster, went to college in Scranton, and grew up near Elk Mountain, so maybe I'm biased, but I think anyone living here is incredibly lucky.  

We have an amazing location for traveling.  New York, Boston, Baltimore, and DC are arguably some of the most important and frequently cities in the US and are all an easy day drive.  We're also roadtrip-distance away from most of New England, Atlantic City and the Jersey shore, the Finger Lakes, Adirondacks, and outdoor adventures of West Virginia.

Our own cities, Pittsburgh, Philly, Harrisburg, and Scranton are dynamic and historic and PA boasts a bevy of notable small towns, including Jim Thorpe and Lititz which routinely make it onto "coolest small town" lists.  There's the history in Gettsburgh, southern PA's microbreweries, skiing in the Poconos, and great hiking and kayaking all over the state.  I could go on, but I think I made my point. 

I've been writing this blog for a year and half.  I cover upcoming events, give tips on trip/event planning, review my own experiences, and have just started a weekly "weekend trip idea" series of convenient weekend get away ideas.  I recently celebrated my 100th blog post and in order to commemorate the occasion created a list of "100 Things to do in Pennsylvania."

This list is a mix of events, locations, restaraunts, bars, activities, and attractions that I either favor or would like to try.  The list is very indicative of who I am and who my audience is.    I wanted to make sure I didn't include things just because they are inherently "Pennsylvanian."  You won't find "visit the Liberty Bell" or "Get a cheesesteak at Pat & Genos'" on here because I could think of 20 better ways to spend your time in the City of Brotherly Love.  I tried to include only things I'd actually do and suggest.

Please check out the blog.  I'm still relatively new to the game so would love some feedback as well as suggestions of what to cover in the future.

Media Contact: Patrick Brothwell PAWeekendFun, 570-575-3580, brothwellp2@yahoo.com

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