Presque Isle State Park is a Gem on the Shores of Lake Erie

Presque Isle State Park is a peninsula located just off the coast of Erie, PA, on Lake Erie. 

I had known about this one's popularity for quite some time in being a citizen of Pittsburgh (just two hours away) but only made it up recently to find out why that is.

To say that this one exceeded expectations is an understatement. My expectations were completely wrong!

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7 Breweries in Erie to Check Out Along the Lake Erie Ale Trail

When visiting cities around the USA, one of my goals is to visit as many of the local craft breweries as possible. From checking out the Pittsburgh breweries at home to breweries in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and others, I really like to get out there and sample new brews.

So naturally hitting up the breweries in Erie along the aptly named Lake Erie Ale Trail was on my agenda when exploring the region. In this one, I wanted to share some of the spots I hit up along the way.

The surprise? Virtually every brewery I visited had some fantastic brews. This is a great ale trail!

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9 Upstate New York Breweries to Try on a Road Trip

When it comes to drinking, we absolutely love going to breweries. There is something amazing about seeing how local grains, hops, and other ingredients can combine with a bit of ingenuity to create something delicious. As such, when we travel we try and hit up as many breweries as possible. So when I took a … Read more

5 Museums in Rochester and Upstate NY to Learn Local History

Upstate New York is a fabulous region. There are a number of great attractions, wineries in the Finger Lakes, and even numerous waterfalls in New York to enjoy as well.

In fact, I've visited the region a half dozen times over the last few years and still have only begun to scratch the surface of what there is to see.

During a recent visit as part of a media tour before the NATJA conference, I was able to explore the areas of Rochester, Cayuga County, and Syracuse, and spent a fair bit of time exploring some of the historical sights of this interesting region.

In this one, I wanted to share a few of the must-see museums that focus on New York's great history!

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