Guest Blogging

We are always looking for high-quality guest bloggers to feature on Discover Lehigh Valley’s blog, Lehigh Valley InSite.

Topics could include event previews, a first-hand experience at an attraction, a restaurant review, and more. We want to see your creativity.

Credit will be given to the author on the blog. Interested in writing something? Reach out to Kaitie for details.

Guest Blog Posts

Around the World in 80 Days Arrives at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

June 19th, 2015 posted by

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Around the World in Lehigh Valley

By Laura Eppler

Around the World in 80 Days is a delightful journey of whimsy. The five incredibly talented cast members, who together played dozens of roles, seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves. And it showed. Between their physical antics, playful posing, and dancing, and their word play and hilarious mispronunciations, the show entertained non-stop.

The actors occasionally engaged members of the audience, who relished their moments in the spotlight and were pretty comical themselves.

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Lehigh Valley Wine Trail’s Spring Wine & Cheese Event

May 7th, 2015 posted by

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Wine And Cheese on the Wine Trail

What is more perfect than a glass of wine? How about a glass of wine paired with perfect cheeses to go with it?

I find there are two ways to do wine and cheese pairings. First, you can look for similar flavors in both the wine and cheese for a safe pairing.

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Greenway Patio Opens at Bethlehem Skateplaza

May 1st, 2015 posted by

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Greenway Patio Opens at Bethlehem Skateplaza

By Rebekah Drozd

This spring, when you’re on your way to a Levitt Pavilion concert at ArtsQuest or an event at the Sands Bethlehem, take some time to discover the latest addition to the South Bethlehem Greenway.

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Lehigh Valley is a Half Marathon Destination

April 29th, 2015 posted by

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Lehigh Valley is a Half Marathon Mecca

This year Lehigh Valley may see more than 10,000 half marathoners. The beautiful scenery, decades old running community, and proximity to other metro areas has made Lehigh Valley one of the best places for half marathoning on the East Coast. Take a look at the bevy of half marathons that call Lehigh Valley home.

The St. Luke’s Half Marathon in April started the spring racing season off with a field of nearly 4,000 runners. The St. Luke’s Half is arguably Lehigh Valleys premier event, and for good reason. With impeccable organization, a diverse course, live bands, a stadium finish, an expo, and an accompanying 5k, what’s not to like? But now you’ve finished the event and the adrenaline is wearing off or you missed it and are looking forward to the fall to take on your next half. Which event should you choose?

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Go Behind the Scenes on a Martin Guitar Factory Tour in Nazareth

March 25th, 2015 posted by

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Tour Martin Guitar

By Sarah Mason, Discover Lehigh Valley Intern

There’s something pretty crazy about witnessing a man holding and playing a guitar that cost about as much as your college tuition. Though, this specific guitar is from C.F. Martin & Co and it has a lot of beautiful pearl in it and sounds amazing. It’s beauty almost makes you think that it’s not crazy that it costs about as much as your college tuition.

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The Weather Outside is Frightful, but Lehigh Valley Wine is so Delightful!

December 11th, 2014 posted by

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Chambourcin?

Guest Author: Kari Skrip

Guests are coming over, friends are visiting from out-of- town, family will be staying for the weekend, or maybe (if you’re lucky) you have a few quiet minutes to yourself to wrap presents… it’s the holiday!

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A Salute to Veterans Planned in Hellertown / Introducing “Saucon Source”

November 6th, 2014 posted by

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Photo by Jim Gavenus

By Josh Popichak

Veterans Day is one of the most sacred U.S. holidays, but sadly it’s also one many people tend to forget. In many communities there is no formal recognition of the sacrifices veterans have made, but not so in Hellertown, where a Veterans Day ceremony will be held at Union Cemetery, 89 S. Main St., on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 10:15 a.m. Mayor Richard Fluck and others will deliver remarks at the event, which is organized annually by Hellertown’s Edward H. Ackerman American Legion Post 397–an organization that is truly committed to helping veterans.

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Have a Spirited Time at Lehigh Valley’s Historic Inns and Taverns

October 20th, 2014 posted by

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Spring Valley Tavern

By Josh Popichak

We all know the Lehigh Valley’s historic inns, restaurants and pubs can be a great place to enjoy spirits (responsibly, of course), but did you know that more than a few of them are also reportedly home to spirits? Especially at this time of year, the talk at these historic “haunts” is known to turn not just to football, but also to the proverbial “things that go bump in the night.”

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A Guide to Lehigh Valley Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, and More!

October 7th, 2014 posted by

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The Grim's Farm pumpkin patch in Breinigsville

By Josh Popichak

Lovers of fall can rejoice that at this time of year, many Lehigh Valley farms are playing host to outdoor autumnal attractions, including corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides and more. Below is a brief guide to some of the most popular local fall farm festivals, most of which continue through late October or early November. If you know of other local farm events, please tell us by posting a comment. Have a ball this fall, y’all!

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Why You Need to Check out The West End Oktoberfest

October 2nd, 2014 posted by

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Lehigh Valley's Biggest Street Fair

Fall’s a great season; the leaves changing on the trees, cooler weather, and, of course, the West End Oktoberfest. This will be its seventh year, and the West End Alliance is pulling all the stops. Here is why you need to swing by this year’s West End Oktoberfest — the Lehigh Valley’s biggest street fair — on Saturday October 4th from 11 am-10 pm.

As many of you may know, the West End Alliance has been working for a few years now on a massive streetscaping project to renew and revitalize the look of the West End Theatre District.

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