Philadelphia- PMG & South Street

A few weeks ago I took a trip to Philadelphia to visit some friends who attend Temple University. Most of the times I’ve visited the city, my adventures have not strayed far from a typical tourist itinerary—meaning bus tours with an automated narration of the city. When I visited Philly this time, I was offered an unfiltered look at the city. The first adventure of … Continue reading Philadelphia- PMG & South Street

Lancaster, PA- Katie’s Kitchen

When I talk to people who aren’t from Pennsylvania, I’m usually really entertained. A majority of the time they know about the cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and occasionally people will tell me about the Amish that live somewhere in the middle of the state. People’s opinions of the Amish are usually really interesting to hear as well. Some people think they’re a cult, while … Continue reading Lancaster, PA- Katie’s Kitchen

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

As someone who has lived in Pennsylvania their entire life, I am not very forthcoming with the fact that I’ve only visited Philly four times…ever. The same goes for Pittsburgh, which I’ve only visited once. But who could really blame me as I live closer to Baltimore, Maryland than either of those cities. However, as I’ve gotten older, I have determined that it is my … Continue reading Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Italian food is the best. There is no question about it. I’m sure people would argue with me about that, but I’m biased because growing up I was spoiled. I grew on my mother’s Italian cooking, which used recipes and techniques from my grandmother and great-grandmother. My great-grandmother immigrated to the United States from Italy at the beginning of the 20th century. With her she … Continue reading Baltimore-Trinacria