Meyersdale to Frostburg – Biking Through the Pandemic


While life has not been overly kind to us in 2020, the weather surely has been.  Never mind that my pepper plants lasted until November 18, the Indian Summer weather has been great for biking…

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Wellsboro, PA and the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania – Biking through the Pandemic


After being cooped up for months, we decided to take our first Covid-era road trip.  Wellsboro is a small town in north-central Pennsylvania a stones throw from the New York state line.  It also is…

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Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA – Biking through the Pandemic


It’s been a tough time for travel bloggers.  Can’t go anywhere, can’t do anything.  Luckily, we like to ride our bikes.  Now we are not crazy people who go 100 miles per day, but we…

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Greater Allegheny Passage Bike Trail – Biking The Heights from Ohiopyle to Connellsville


Let Isaac Newton Work for You We are lucky enough to actually live on the Greater Allegheny Passage trail.  This trail is primarily an old railway that has been converted to a crushed limestone path…

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Hey, Let’s Go to………Cleveland??? – A Bike Tour of Our Sister City on the Lake


We are often put in a situation of what to do for a 2-day weekend.  You have enough hotel points that the room will be free, you just have to find someone to come walk…

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Should I do the Timeshare FREE Vacation?


If you’re like me, you belong to all kinds of travel-related loyalty plans.  Every frequent flier program, every major hotel chain, several credit cards who have conned you into getting a “free flight” or two. …

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Day Tripping with Rick – Biking the Trail to Pittsburgh


As you may know, we live just south of Pittsburgh in the Youghiogheny River Valley.  Our yard abuts the Yough River Trail which is a rails-to-trails project which allows us to walk and bike along…

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Daytripping with Rick – Sonora Gold Country


California is a great place to visit.  Most people go to the big cities.  Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.  While the southern part of the state is ok (see my post on San…

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Daytripping with Rick – Healdsburg Food Tour


Food, Wine and Family My wife Denise is a Zacharia from birth.  The Zacharia clan has long-reaching tentacles.  Our sister-in-law, Gayle, grew up in Northern California, and still has family there.  One of her cousins…

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Daytripping with Rick – Gilboa Quarry, Ohio


Where???  Gilboa Quarry, that’s where.   I’ve been a certified scuba diver for about 30 years having taken “the plunge” as a student at Florida.  The problem is that while Pittsburgh is the City of…

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