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Winter Driving Tips For Pittsburgh

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.

12/29/2012

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Guide To Ice Climbing Near Pittsburgh

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.

12/15/2012

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Best Holiday Escapes Near Pittsburgh

Celebrate this winter with your own mini-vacation at one the area’s nearby holiday hotspots.

12/08/2012

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Best Holiday Travel Tips For People From Pittsburgh

The malls are crowded, the roads are icy and the list of things to do is never ending. Tack on traveling and it can get even harder. A simple trip to the market for eggnog in a travel destination city requires more than a little hoop jumping during the holidays. Wherever your travels take you this year, use this simple list to make it all just a little bit easier.

11/24/2012

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Best Places to Go Ice Skating in Pittsburgh

Refrigeration technology has advanced itself to the point that winter conditions are no longer necessary to enjoy ice sports. Everything from figure skating and ice hockey to curling may be enjoyed everywhere from Phoenix to Miami, as long as it’s indoors. In places where winter arrives early and stays late however, outdoor ice rinks are preferred. In Pittsburgh, when the winter arrives, and the weather outside is frosty white, grab your skates, a thermos of cocoa, and head to one of the outdoor rinks on this list. Here are the best places to go ice skating in Pittsburgh.

11/17/2012

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Best CrossFit Studios In Pittsburgh

Characterized by high-intensity, metabolic conditioning and Olympic lifting workouts, CrossFit implements a vast array of training equipment. Here are the Best CrossFit Studios in Pittsburgh.

11/03/2012

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Best Haunted Graveyards in Pittsburgh

Cemeteries represent the unknown, the hereafter, and the culmination of mankind’s greatest fears. As the Halloween season draws near, many amateur ghosts hunters celebrate the “eerie season” with a trip to some of the areas most haunted cemeteries.

10/20/2012

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West Penn AAA and KDKA-AM’s Tracy Edwards Talks Travelling To London

West Penn AAA’s Tracy Edwards joined The Fan Morning Show Thursday to explore potential travel options for Steelers fans that want to head to London to see the team take on the Vikings on Sept. 29, 2013.

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Best Places To See Autumn Leaves In Pittsburgh

Each day ends a little sooner than the last this time of year. At a certain point, the dwindling sunlight causes the regional flora to suspend the process of photosynthesis. The result is a cornucopia of brilliant reds, oranges and yellows.

10/13/2012

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Getaway Guide To Presque Isle

Geographically speaking, Presque Isle is 3,200 acres of sandy reef that stretches out into the waters of Lake Erie. The state park, while relatively small, is the unofficial title for a much larger area. Pretty much everything in the general area of the park is regarded as Presques Isle. Complete with sand, surf and seaside fun, the only thing Presque Isle is missing over any of the Atlantic shore beach destinations, is salt water. For the best of the beach without the coast, this is your getaway guide to Presque Isle.

09/22/2012

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Getaway Guru: One Tank Trip To Ligonier

In the mid-18th century, during the French and Indian War, Pittsburgh was little more than a military fort named Fort Duquesne. At the same time, 50 miles to the east, a similar situation was playing out in current-day Ligonier. In more recent history, Ligonier has become well known and especially loved for its kid-friendly amusement parks. With its close proximity to Pittsburgh, its family friendly environment and dually educational and inspirational surroundings, it’s time you made a trip to Ligonier part of your family history.

09/15/2012

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Getaway Guide: Weekend Trip to Cleveland, Ohio

For many Pittsburgh residents, a road trip to Cleveland is an annual event. After all, the two cities are only 130 miles apart and the Steelers and Browns square off twice a season. The rivalry is one of the oldest in professional football, and for visiting fans, an expeditious post-game exit is standard procedure. What is often lost during trips to Cleveland is the fact that “the mistake by the lake” actually has a lot going for it. In fact, when you take away the sports rivalry aspect, Pittsburgh and Cleveland are a lot alike. Make it a point to set differences aside and check out some of the great shopping, culture and dining available in Cleveland. Just don’t do it on game day.

08/25/2012

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Getaway Guide: Weekend Trip To Wineries Of Western Pa.

For as long as mankind has felt the need to celebrate, there has been wine. It has been romanticized by nearly every great poet, author and philosopher throughout the ages. When it is crafted well you don’t have to be a connoisseur to realize it, and truly great wines come from every corner of the world, including right here in Western Pennsylvania. Here’s a salute to some of the best local winemakers in the area.

08/18/2012

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Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip To Canton, Ohio

For football fans across the U.S. and around the world, a trip to Canton is on the bucket list as a must-visit destination. Canton is the home of the Professional Football Hall of Fame, and as Pittsburghers, this is no great revelation. After all, there are 26 members of the Pittsburgh Steelers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but Canton offers so much more than just drool-worthy fan love for football junkies. Don’t miss out on great golf and the Canton Classic Car Museum on a one-tank trip made for sports lovers of any kind.

08/11/2012

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Getaway Guide: Weekend Road Trip To Erie

Erie is situated near the southeast shore of the great lake with which it shares a name, making it perfect for a weekend getaway this summer. Getting there from Pittsburgh is easy; the hard part is deciding what to do once you arrive.

07/21/2012

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