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 Randyland, the Mexican War Streets home of Randy Gilson, features colorful murals and street art. Original Filename: MH_randyland_01.jpg
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Randyland, the Mexican War Streets home of Randy Gilson, features colorful murals and street art. Original Filename: MH_randyland_01.jpg

Look past Pittsburgh's popular attractions for some off-the-beaten-path summer fun

From museums to a Robot Hall of Fame, the region is home to many hidden gems.


 Best anyone can tell, the last bourbon to be commercially manufactured in Pennsylvania was made by Bomberger’s Distillery, near Schaefferstown, about 30 miles east of Harrisburg.

Wigle Whiskey bringing bourbon distilling back to Pa.

The Strip District distiller, is set to issue its first bourbon next week. It’s the first Pennsylvania-made bourbon in decades.



 Kelly Vanek, from left, Marci Cosens, Beth Mueller, Brandi Darr and Amy Donia will embark on a bike and hike to celebrate cancer survival, honor their mother and promote healthy eating.

Somerset County sisters to bike, hike for cancer awareness

Two of the five women will ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., and their three sisters will complete all or part of a 76-mile hike.



 It took two, Ellen Baird and Sarah Baehr, to sell all the great produce from One Woman Farm at last year's Ligonier Country Market.

After 40 years, Ligonier Country Market still going strong

The market, which sells both farm products and crafts, started in 1976 and has grown to include 182 vendors, most of them local.



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Dispatches from Holland


Follow along on the Gardening with Doug blog as the PG's Doug Oster and 26 other travelers take the Tulip River Cruise of Holland and Belgium.




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Travel


Travel notes: Crazy questions fielded by travel agents

The ranks of travel agents continue to grow in the U.S. despite a swelling array of online travel websites.



Travel Q&A: Mom-to-be plans to keep traveling

Some destinations are better than others when planning on traveling with a baby.


 

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