How Lehigh Valley is Woven into the Olympic Games

February 7th, 2014 posted by

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The Olympics are here

Today marks the start of the XXII Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia through February 23. It’s a time when billions of people are glued to their television sets watching athletes from all over the world compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in multiple sports including skiing, bobsleigh, curling, cross-country, skating, ice hockey, luge, snowboard, biathlon and more.

Did you know that Lehigh Valley has facilities that have groomed many an Olympian competitor and winners respectively?

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10 Things You May Not Know About Allentown Native and Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Andre Reed

February 4th, 2014 posted by

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Andre Reed - 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee

Saturday night before the Super Bowl is when the National Football League holds their annual NFL Honors ceremony, honoring players with awards and announcing the new Hall of Fame Inductees. This year, Lehigh Valley has reason to celebrate, as one of our own, Andre Reed from Allentown, Pennsylvania, was named to the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

His football career started right here at Dieruff High School and in his Senior year he led them to a tri-championship, tying with Emmaus and Whitehall. From there he went on to Kutztown University where he caught the eye of NFL scouts. In 1985 Reed was drafted in the fourth round as the 86th overall selection by the Buffalo Bills.

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Lehigh Valley Pop Culture Connections (From Star Trek to Hey Dude to xkcd)

January 29th, 2014 posted by

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Famous and From Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley is connected to many many people, places and things. Steel from our area has held up the Golden Gate and George Washington Bridges, Alcatraz, the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center and the Hoover and Grand Coulee Dams. Players from our high schools have excelled in many sports and there’s just as many business success stories that can be traced back to our area and three Lehigh Valley natives have become Governors in other states.

But I’m not here to talk about them, I want to focus on different connections.

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“Hotel Insider,” Our Q & A Blog with Lehigh Valley’s Hilton Garden Inn – LVIA

January 28th, 2014 posted by

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Welcoming & beautiful entrance

For those that didn’t catch the last couple “Look Inside the Hotels” blogs, the series shows some love for our local lodging properties, and piggybacks off our regularly, weekly featured Travel Tuesday deals on DiscoverLehighValley.com.

The blog takes a similar format of our Foodie Friday blog featuring a question and answer format. We tried to steer away from some of the mundane questions that one might think, and feature some useful and entertaining questions. You might be surprised at some of the answers. So, enjoy and check back regularly Tuesdays (usually twice a month) to catch a new featured property.

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Discover Lehigh Valley’s ’2014 Official Lehigh Valley Visitors Guides’ Hit the Shelves

January 23rd, 2014 posted by

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Lehigh Valley Mascots

Every January, the team here at Discover Lehigh Valley looks forward to that one day when trucks roll into our parking lot and fill our storage room with the new year’s 2014 Lehigh Valley Official Visitor Guides. Okay, some of us “look forward,” those actually unloading and stacking the boxes probably dread it.

The weather didn’t make it any easier for the crew. A steady rain fell practically the entire time. Further complicating the yearly ritual was the absence of Dan, our delivery manager.

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Lehigh Valley, PA is a Great Place to Stay for the Super Bowl

January 21st, 2014 posted by

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Super Bowl XLVIII will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, Feb. 2, and what better place to stay for the big game than right here in Lehigh Valley?

Here are a few reasons why Pennsylvania is the hot spot for Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos fans leading up to, and just after, someone takes home the Lombardi Trophy.

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Billy’s Downtown Diner in Allentown Combines Comfort Food with Great Attitude

January 9th, 2014 posted by

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Billy's scrumptious Tonga Toast

I don’t have to tell anyone how unseasonably cold it has been around here recently.

Even if you are reading this tanning on a beach in Florida you’ve surely seen the news about Lehigh Valley’s rare sub-zero temperatures. Pipes freezing, cars not starting, power outages; it’s enough to drive one to…comfort food!

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“Hotel Insider,” Our Q & A Blog with Lehigh Valley’s Days Hotel Allentown Airport

January 7th, 2014 posted by

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The inviting Days Hotel Allentown Airport

For those that didn’t catch the last couple “Look Inside the Hotels” blogs, the series shows some love for our local lodging properties, and piggybacks off our regularly, weekly featured Travel Tuesday deals on DiscoverLehighValley.com.

The blog takes a similar format of our Foodie Friday blog featuring a question and answer format. We tried to steer away from some of the mundane questions that one might think, and feature some useful and entertaining questions. You might be surprised at some of the answers. So enjoy and check back regularly Tuesdays (usually twice a month) to catch a new featured property.

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A Lehigh Valley InSite 2013 Year in Review

December 31st, 2013 posted by

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Year in Review

This year we’ve written 209 blog posts. So it’s time to take a look back on what we wrote in 2013.

Let’s get answers to what the biggest stories and best lists of the year were.

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Enjoying Lehigh Valley Lunch Spots in Allentown, Bethlehem & Easton!

December 26th, 2013 posted by

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Fabulous Lunch Spots

While most of my coworkers were out doing last minute holiday shopping during lunch hours last week, I treated myself to some fabulous meals at Lehigh Valley local restaurants.

Let’s just say I’ll be one of those ladies going back to the gym a few pounds heavier than I was on my last visit.

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