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NFL Rivalry Travel: Visit Pittsburgh for the Steelers and Ravens

October 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM | by | Comments (0)

If there are two teams—or at least fans—that dislike each other more than any other in the NFL it’s probably the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. it doesn't help that the two teams play each other a couple of times each and every year, as they call the same division home.

One game is already in the books for this year, as the Ravens came out victorious after a big win at home early in the season. Now the teams play again in Pittsburgh during the big Sunday night game on November 2.

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Why Pittsburgh Airport Hopes You Packed a Bow and Arrow

September 19, 2014 at 6:52 AM | by | Comments (0)

We’re not saying hunting is cool and we’re not saying that it’s not, but we are passing along new about the rare opportunity to do it at the airport. The Pittsburgh International Airport is looking to control the wildlife in and around the airport grounds, and they’re holding a little bit of a lottery to offer up the chance to thin the population.

It’s not really at the airport in the traditional sense, but it is on land owned by the count airport authority. It’s archery only, and this year things will be limited to less than 1,000 acres or so. They’ve done this in the past as well, but this year due to development and other airport awesomeness—there's less land available, and we guess that's good for the deer!

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Is Pittsburgh Ready for a Movie Location Tour?

May 12, 2014 at 2:41 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's Lights, Camera, Action for the Steel City.

With the success many U.S. cities - like New York, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Los Angeles - have had with movie location tours, Pittsburgh is ready to launch their own.

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British Airways Totally Thinks Philadelphia is Cool Enough for a 787 Dreamliner

December 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM | by | Comment (1)

As if the shiny British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner isn't cool enough with their service between Newark and London, new and especially exciting routes to more North American cities were just announced this morning.

Currently, British Airways only flies their 787s from Heathrow to Newark and Toronto. Beginning next year, however, two more lucky destinations will join the list: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport from March 3, and Philadelphia International Airport from June 5.

To score a seat on the 787, you'll want to book flight numbers BA 191/190 for Austin, and BA 68/69 for Philadelphia on or after the start dates mentioned above.

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Bring On the Bows and Arrows at Pittsburgh Airport

September 17, 2013 at 9:06 AM | by | Comments (0)

At this point we’re pretty familiar with what’s allowed—and what’s not allowed—when it comes to stuff that you can bring to the airport. Swords, nunchucks, and other weaponry utilized by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are all bad ideas, and of course things like guns are always frowned upon. You’d assume that bows and arrows would also be on the do not bring list, but apparently at one airport it’s totally fine to bring them in and around airport property.

Okay—we’ll admit we’re arguing semantics a little bit here, but yes bows, arrows, and associated archery items are allowed on the grounds of Pittsburgh International Airport. That’s because the land surrounding the airport is apparently a darn good spot to hunt for deer.

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These 3 Destination Ads are the Only Ones Aimed at LGBT Travelers

September 12, 2013 at 12:37 PM | by | Comments (0)

"Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay." It's a cute slogan, and believe it or not it comes from the tourism board of Philadelphia, PA.

The words are backed up by a new commercial following the "selfie" antics around the city by drag queen Miss Richfield 1981, all with the aim of driving Gay Travel to Philly. So what's the big deal? Well, this is actually only the third commercial by a US destination focused on the LGBT audience, and yet here we are in 2013.

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I Got on the Wrong Airplane: A Tale of Trial and Boarding Gate Error

July 2, 2013 at 1:37 PM | by | Comments (2)

We know a good traveler has tons of travel horror stories to share, some of which are no doubt hilarious, but have you ever boarded the wrong flight? Jaunted Contributor Will McGough successfully failed recently in Philadelphia, finding himself on a flight to Orlando when he wanted to go to Denver. How can this happen? He gives his first-hand account:

In all honesty, I never thought it possible. I mean, really. Between the terminal and desk monitors, the ticket scanning, and general awareness, how the hell could you get on the wrong plane? So many things would have to go right, err, wrong, for it to happen.

Which is why I was so confused. Granted, I was running a little late, but I was on time. I checked the terminal monitors upon clearing security, and saw my flight, US Airways 483 from Philly to Denver, gate A10. Having only about 10 minutes until the gates would close (it was about 8:30ish, flight left at 8:55), I hustled up, slowing my pace upon seeing the flight information on the monitor behind the desk and a line still formed at the gate.

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Philly's 30th Street Station Spruces Up For National Train Day

May 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you're going to be in Philly this weekend and are looking for something fun to take the kids to (or you just happen to really love train stations), then here's something to add to the ol' itinerary. 30th Street Station, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of 200 stations celebrating National Train Day this Saturday May 11th.

The theme of this year's event, which will be taking place simultaneously in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington DC (just to name a few), is "trains matter." Well, duh. We could've told you that!

Still, the event offers Amtrak an opportunity to bask in its own glory for a brief moment, and celebrate the 31.2 million passengers who used the national rail service in 2012.

Last year, Philly's 30th Street Station hosted a day-long event with model train displays, giveaways, and culinary demonstrations of meals served in Amtrak dining cars—so you can expect much of the same this year. Additionally, the station will be offering tours of private luxury railcars, in case you've never been in one of those before.

Regardless, 30th Street Station is a must-see train station, and one of our favorites that we've traveled through. Not only is it the second most active station in the entire US, its gorgeous main terminal is on par with that of Grand Central, in terms of soaring ceilings, giant windows, and the pleasant hum of commuters shuffling by all day long. There's even a KAWS statue at one end of the terminal!

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Why Rainn Wilson Wants to Take a Dump on a US Airways Plane

May 6, 2013 at 2:48 PM | by | Comment (1)

On Friday, Rainn Wilson optimistically boarded a flight from LAX to Scranton, PA but by the time he landed in Philadelphia for a quick layover he was Tweeting a different tune.

Rainn and his fellow Office cast mates were on their way to Scranton for The Office Wrap Party but their plans were derailed when their flight from Philly to Scranton left 10 minutes early. After missing the flight, Rainn unleashed a Twitter rant on U.S. Airways.

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Get Behind the Scenes of Oscar-Nominated Film 'Silver Linings Playbook' in Philly

February 22, 2013 at 2:21 PM | by | Comments (0)

Several hotel chains and tourism boards across the country are jumping on the Oscar bandwagon this week, but if you really want to immerse yourself in the world of a Best Picture nominated film, The Hotel Palomar Philadelphia has the package for you.

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How To Snag Last-Minute Tickets To The Made In America Festival

August 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM | by | Comment (1)

This weekend the Budweiser Made In America Festival kicks off on the Ben Frankin Parkway in Philadelphia's Fairmont Park and, surprisingly, there are still single-day and general admission passes available.

The concert will feature 30 performances curated by Jay-Z who is also one of the festival headliners. Other acts performing on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 include Pearl Jam, Run DMC, The Hives, Chris Cornell, Jill Scott, Afrojack, and Drake.

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How To Get Tickets To This Weekend's MixTape Festival

August 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Summer MixTape Fest, which is kinda like Bonnaroo for moms - or anyone who still enjoys mocking '90s boy bands - will take place this Friday and Saturday (August 17 & 18) at Hersey Park Stadium in Hersey, Pennsylvania.

The MixTape line-up includes NKOTBSB (a mash up of New Kids On Th Block and the Backstreet Boys), a performance by New Kids on their own, and a special reunion of 98 Degrees. Then, while the moms in the audience are squeeing over Donnie Wahlberg, their kids can look forward to sets by Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted, and DJ Pauly D.

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