The Best Lehigh Valley Places to Capture that “Kodak” Moment

October 25th, 2013 posted by

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The beautiful Blast Furnaces!

I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So today I’ve chosen to do something a little different with my blog, and see if this adage really holds true. I’m going to experiment with a photo blog. That’s right, a photo blog.

With crispness in the Lehigh Valley air and fall on the horizon, here are 10 places that you must check out locally and get your picture taken at. These are not ranked in any particular order, so no harsh criticism; with the exception of letting me know if I missed any “must sees.” I dropped them all into Instagram because it makes any picture look good.

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Lehigh Valley is a pet-friendly haven

October 18th, 2013 posted by

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A Pet Friendly Haven

So, you’re going on a trip and you don’t want to leave Fido behind? You’re in luck if you’re heading to Lehigh Valley, Pa.! Lehigh Valley’s main cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton provide a romper room of indoor and outdoor options for your furry friend. Here are some options to make your trip planning easier.

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All Four “Star Spangled Banner” Verses Sung at Lehigh Valley IronPigs Game

October 15th, 2013 posted by

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IronPigs in Sports Illustrated Video

This past August, Lena Hall of the Broadway musical, “Kinky Boots” performed a special rendition of The Star Spangled Banner at a Lehigh Valley IronPigs game.

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Classic Car Season Ends on Road, But Goes Year Round at America on Wheels

October 11th, 2013 posted by

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Classic Cars in Lehigh Valley

Although summer officially ended on September 22nd, we’ve been treated to a very mild fall. It’s been pretty much an extended summer. Now, as the temperatures return to normal and the leaves start to change colors, it is time to say goodbye to classic car season.

Yes, I said classic car season.

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The Lehigh Valley Ale Trail & Our Top Five Local Microbrew Bars

October 10th, 2013 posted by

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Lehigh Valley Ale Trail

This past February brought us the first annual Lehigh Valley Beer Week.  With the help of local breweries, pubs, and restaurants, beer enthusiasts were able to have a taste of tons of different brews through various specials including happy hours, beer dinners, and flight nights.  We can’t wait for round two this February, but we’ve also got some great options for you in the meantime!

We’re all familiar with the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail for those who love a local tasty wine, but what about those of us who prefer beer?

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Kick off October with Lehigh Valley Oktoberfests

October 3rd, 2013 posted by

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Lehigh Valley Oktoberfests

This weekend brings around two of my favorite festivals, both of the same name: Oktoberfest. It’s a great way to get out and enjoy some of the fall weather while celebrating the best of German: beer, pretzels, and of course, strudel.

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Some Lehigh Valley Spots to Visit for Halloween Chills!

September 27th, 2013 posted by

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The Old Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe

As ’80s classic rockers, Night Ranger open their song “Goodbye” with

“As the sun hides its head For another nights rest And the wind sings Its same old song”

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Top 5 Lehigh Valley Places to Grab a Great Cup of Coffee

September 26th, 2013 posted by

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Barista at Cosmic Cup

The greatest love affair in my life is the one I have with my daily cup of coffee. To me, coffee is so much more than the human fuel that makes waking up in the morning bearable. I look forward to a great cup of coffee the way five-year-olds anticipate the magic of Christmas morning.

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Lehigh Valley Guestagrammer Erin Stuart of Macungie

September 25th, 2013 posted by

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Erin Stuart

The next participant in our Guestagram Series is Erin Stuart of Macungie.  Erin runs her own photo studio in the area and her pictures are bright, vibrant and full of Lehigh Valley life.

In our Guestagram Series, a local photographer takes over our account for a few days to showcase their work and their take on the great area we live in.

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The Best Record Stores in Lehigh Valley

September 23rd, 2013 posted by

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Where to find that vinyl

For the last several years, the vinyl music format has experienced something of a renaissance, particularly amongst young listeners. More and more record labels, both major and independent, are offering a vinyl option for new releases. Earlier this year, the Washington Post reported that vinyl record sales have hit their highest point since 1997. Is this merely the product of temporary, casual nostalgia for bygone days, or is it something more? While this news may come as a surprise to some, it makes perfect sense to me.

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