You won’t be hard-pressed to find dozens of wilderness, camping and nature exploration reality shows on television today, but don’t let the fun and adventure fool you. Venturing out into the wilderness is rather difficult if not done properly, and the participants on these shows have entire crews of people to turn to if the going gets rough. CBS Local spoke to Christopher Fenn, local wilderness aficionado and expert hunter, to glean the five top tips to bear in mind when planning your first – or next – camping excursion.
If the wilderness fascinates you but you aren’t too keen on properly roughing it, check out these five places to experience nature without, ahem, substituting leaves for TP. Read on to learn about the best nature reserves, state parks and retreats with lovely accommodations for both the ruffian and pampered soul within us all.
Bob McKinney is a lucky man, you can tell just by speaking to him. His passions include bicycles, the city of Pittsburgh, and the Iron City Bikes shop that he owns and operates in the Oakland area of town. He was gracious enough to share some of his favorite spots around the city to ride.
There are a number of ways to experience soaring through air well within the city limits. For those with an adventurous spirit and without a fear of heights, here are the best flying adventures in Pittsburgh.
Just in time for the spring riding season, here are the best bike repair shops in Pittsburgh.
Kick off the spring season with an awesome getaway experience in Mercer County, Pa. Our area is home to world-renowned shopping destinations, top-ranked golf courses, award-winning accommodations, the scenic Amish countryside and more.
Whether it’s wildflowers growing in the city’s parks or the dazzling varieties of flowers that fill the area’s botanical gardens, if it’s the best places to see flowers this spring in Pittsburgh that interests you, then look no further.
While the promise of spring is hopefully close, many Pittsburghers find it best to celebrate winter until “April showers officially give way to May flowers.” Here are the best ways to celebrate the last few weeks of winter in Pittsburgh.
Yoga instructor Erin Bosniak shares tips on how to keep kids happy, healthy, and full of energy through those challenging winter months and the rest of the year.
For Lovers, February 14th is best spent in the confines of swanky upscale honeymoon suite. Here are the best the city has to offer.
There are a host of winter getaway places in the Pittsburgh region to satisfy both pets and their owners.
Pittsburgh is a bustling city with many modes of transportation, hobbies and sport options, and running falls into all three categories. Focusing not only on fitness and being green, running is a social lifestyle. Whether solo or as part of a larger group, running clubs have become increasingly popular in Pittsburgh. These are five of the cities best.
Originally, the kettlebell was used as a counterweight for scaling produce in Russian farmers markets. Today it is an integral part of one of the most effective, high-intensity workouts around the world. Essentially a cannonball fitted with a tea kettle-like handle, kettlebells are available in weights that range from 10 to 100 pounds. The kettlebell workout is gaining widespread popularity because it works the entire body as opposed to targeting individual muscle groups. This fact makes the workout relatively short, about 20 to 30 minutes, and amazingly effective. The results are visible almost immediately, and to progress in your workout, you need only to increase the weight of your kettlebell. Here are some of the best kettlebell workouts in Pittsburgh for anyone looking to get a jump start on physical fitness in the coming year.
Freezing temperatures and a dusting of snow are two of three ingredients inherent to an early winter fender bender. The third, of course, is an inattentive driver who’s forgotten to alter key driving habits after the season’s first snowfall. At the crest of a hill the driver, realizing that traffic has come to an unexpected halt, presses a foot hard to the brake. The ABS whines as the wheels lock and the car, now headed downhill, slides head-on into traffic. It happens all too often this time of year, but with a little bit of preparation and routine maintenance it can be avoided. Pay close attention to these winter driving tips, they may just prevent that unexpected first-snowfall collision.
Ice climbing or mountaineering is a specialized form of mountain climbing, and its popularity among extreme athletes is at an all-time high. For those interested in ice climbing, start here.
Check out the best beaches in America.
Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, is feeling the effects of global warming. See the view from the bottom of the Earth.
Antarctica is the most inhospitable place on Earth. Certain creatures survive there, though global warming can threaten their natural habitats.
National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.
Take an enchanting trip for Valentine’s Day. Tour the world’s most romantic cities, in photos.
The Pittsburgh Marathon debuted a new course for 2011. Despite the rain, approximately 22,000 people participated in the event!