Once upon a time there was a young boy from Pittsburgh, PA, who did not get out much to see the world. He went to a camp in West Virginia and an occasional family road trip to Hershey, PA or the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH, a hundred miles or so from home. Of course, we are talking about me.
In fact, my first vacation that I can remember was a family trip to Ligonier, PA. Ligonier is of historic interest for being the site of a minor fort, Fort Ligonier, of course, and due to troop movements at the time, was the second most populous city in Pennsylvania in 1758, with 6000 “residents”. Unfortunately for Ligonier, it has been all downhill from there, population wise anyway.
In the late 60’s, when I had my first “vacation” in Ligonier as a four year old, the population of full time residents was about 2000 people. There were and are families in the Pittsburgh area that have country homes in Ligonier, to take advantage of the idyllic countryside with nearby country clubs, Seven Springs ski resort and perhaps a visit to Idlewild Park, one of the oldest amusement parks in the country.
My travel story had modest beginnings. In these pages I hope to share my love of travel, offer helpful suggestions for others, and learn a bit more along the way. My target audience is fellow MDs (and dentists and chiros, …) and anyone else with a bug for getting outside, getting away, and getting a bit from his or her comfort zone. I will focus on the economics of travel, healthy travel, and the internet of things of travel. I hope to throw in some humor when I can.
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