Pittsburgh Staycation Ideas: Three Awesome Themes

Pittsburgh Staycation Ideas: Three Awesome Themes

While many folks hit the beach or head hundreds of miles away for Spring Break, my family is the opposite. Personally, I’d rather stay local and, for my family, Pittsburgh is local. There’s so many fun activities for families this time of year, making it a great city for visiting. Here’s three Pittsburgh staycation ideas that will give you themed options for a fun vacation at home. Pittsburgh Staycation: Culture For families that want to take in local Pittsburgh sights and iconic spots, a culture staycation is ideal. Ride an…

Do You Know the 5 W’s of Spring Break Family Travel Planning?

Do You Know the 5 W’s of Spring Break Family Travel Planning?

When it comes to Spring Break travel I can tell you when and where to visit, but for me and my family? We stay home! That’s my time to spring clean and prepare for a busy travel season. I’m all about visiting travel hot spots during the low crowd levels, aka off season, but that doesn’t mean that I’m the only one. Sometimes work and school schedules don’t allow for that sort of flexibility and it’s completely understandable. Or sometimes there are folks that love the hustle and bustle of…

7 Places to Celebrate Pi Day in Pittsburgh

7 Places to Celebrate Pi Day in Pittsburgh

When it comes to celebrating Pi Day (a salute to the never-ending ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter), my family gets on board every year. My hilarious husband even bought me a t-shirt  from Think Geek with the mathematical symbol on it as a gift. When I think pi, in this foodie family I automatically think pie that’s either sweet or savory, so I asked local foodies where they’d go to celebrate Pi Day. From the delicious desserts to tasty Italian staples, here’s seven fun places to celebrate…

7 Stunning Places to Watch Sunsets in Pittsburgh

7 Stunning Places to Watch Sunsets in Pittsburgh

Think about where to watch beautiful sunsets and your first thought may be the beach. But have you considered Pittsburgh, PA, as a sunset viewing destination? If a visit to the city proper is on your radar, from an eagle’s eye view to a classic amusement park ride, here’s seven places to watch  sunsets in Pittsburgh! PNC Park Here me out on this one. Yes, the sun will be in your face if you score a southwest-facing view of the game, but you’ll get to see a stadium sunset. Grab a…

Seven Must-See Shows Coming to the Pittsburgh Cultural District this March

Seven Must-See Shows Coming to the Pittsburgh Cultural District this March

One of the best reasons to visit Pittsburgh is to check out a live show, and the Cultural District is the place to head to. There’s world-renowned acts, those you may have heard about, and those you maybe haven’t heard about but should. This March there’s plenty of new shows coming to the Pittsburgh Cultural District this March, but these seven have made our short list. 1. The Beauty Queen of Leenane When: March 2-4, 2017 Where: August Wilson Center In a Nutshell: Druid returns with the brilliantly subversive The Beauty Queen…

New York Times Travel Show: New Bucket List Destinations for 2017

New York Times Travel Show: New Bucket List Destinations for 2017

Our first visit to the New York Times Travel Show was a fun and exhausting one! Three days of chatting with visiting destinations, culinary demonstrations, and live performances gave us a new fervor for the city and new travel destinations that weren’t previously on our radar. Norway We love the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, don’t get us wrong, but having the chance to chat with representatives from the country is making Mr.  Locke chomp at the bit to visit. While the spring and summer months are preferable for both temperature and…

Off the Beaten Path: 14 Ohio Hidden Gems

Off the Beaten Path: 14 Ohio Hidden Gems

Living in Ohio has its advantages. One, the state is only about six hours wide via road trip so you can allow plenty of time for pit stops. Two, being a Midwestern state has its benefits (no extreme weather conditions!). And three? There’s plenty of hidden gems. Once you stray way from the major cities, there’s plenty of off the beaten path attractions to discover. Here’s 14 Ohio hidden gems you need to check out when visiting the Buckeye State. 1. and 2. So Creepy It’s Downright Cool If you’re…

Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort: Your Questions Answered

Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort: Your Questions Answered

Headed to Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando Resort and not sure where to begin? Or maybe you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed because there’s so much to cover including dining, tickets, and attractions? I feel ya. For our first trip, we were complete Muggles and had no clue what to do when. Happily, we’ve accumulated sound advice and tips to help you with planning and in both park areas. Here’s exactly what you need to plan a visit and help you with your trip. What Should We Do…

The Allegheny Inn in Pittsburgh: Historically Chic

The Allegheny Inn in Pittsburgh: Historically Chic

For months, The Allegheny Inn has been on my radar as a B&B I really wanted to check out. Nestled in Deutschtown on the North Shore, the historic Pittsburgh lodging option is close to several popular attractions and its perks are plenty. Curious about the historically chic hang? So was I. Accommodations The Allegheny Inn has four guest rooms/suites with plenty of space to move about. Mr. Locke and I had the pleasure of staying in The Darwin Room on the second floor. Our room had a gorgeous electric fireplace…

2018 Traverse High Country: North American International Auto Show Stunner

2018 Traverse High Country: North American International Auto Show Stunner

When the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse had its reveal at 7:45am on Monday the North American International Auto Show went bananas. Its smooth, clean lines, comfort level, and all around beauty made it to my short list for stunners of the Detroit Auto Show. Officially released this summer, I had the chance to check it out before it hits the showroom floors. Here’s the scoop on the 2018 Traverse High Country. First Look Chevrolet is pegging the 2018 Traverse as a “command center” for families, couples, singles – you name it….