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Pittsburgh Skyline from Hot Metal Bridge - JoeBaur

Pittsburgh in 15 Images

Jennifer, volunteering to lead our urban bike ride with Venture Outdoors, showed off another “epic” view of the Pittsburgh skyline from Hot Metal Bridge.

13 signs you were born and raised in Cleveland - JoeBaur

18 Things Clevelanders Have To Do Before They Die

1. Eat a meatball the size of a softball at The Feast of the Assumption. Little Italy in Cleveland is one of those cultural neighborhoods… Continue reading

Santa Ana Crater El Salvador - JoeBaur

Viator: Discovering the Surprise of El Salvador

Rugged volcanos dotting the countryside, vibrant cities with a youthful spirit, colonial charm preserved and actively refurbished for future generations to enjoy. This may not… Continue reading

Panama City, Panama - JoeBaur

A La Ciudad: Traveling Through Panama City and the Old Quarter

There was a week in Costa Rica when Avianca and Copa seemed to be in a battle to practically give flights away. Melanie and I… Continue reading

Feeling Sorry For Cleveland - JoeBaur

Feeling Sorry For Cleveland

More Cleveland. More Matador. Check out my 17 reasons to feel sorry for everybody in Cleveland at MatadorNetwork.com.

North America / ohio / travel / United States

18 Things Clevelanders Have To Do Before They Die

13 signs you were born and raised in Cleveland - JoeBaur

1. Eat a meatball the size of a softball at The Feast of the Assumption.

Little Italy in Cleveland is one of those cultural neighborhoods everyone can picture themselves living in, and it’s the only place where the constant crooning of Dean Martin amplified onto the streets is acceptable. The neighborhood’s most famous celebration is The Feast of the Assumption in August with meatballs the size of a softball ready to be consumed.

Read the rest at MatadorNetwork.com.

Central America / el salvador / international / travel

Viator: Discovering the Surprise of El Salvador

Santa Ana Crater El Salvador - JoeBaur

Rugged volcanos dotting the countryside, vibrant cities with a youthful spirit, colonial charm preserved and actively refurbished for future generations to enjoy. This may not be the El Salvador in your mind, but it’s the country that exists beyond the international headlines and doomsday CIA travel warnings.

In a week’s worth of travel, we found what makes El Salvador special. The land itself was diverse, bursting with natural beauty. The food, namely the Salvadoran staple of pupusas, never disappointed. Most of all, the people who eagerly shared their stories are what make El Salvador not only special, but one of the most rewarding travel destinations.

Read more at travelblog.viator.com.

Central America / international / panama / travel

A La Ciudad: Traveling Through Panama City and the Old Quarter

There was a week in Costa Rica when Avianca and Copa seemed to be in a battle to practically give flights away. Melanie and I had already taken advantage of a multi-city deal that gave us a week each in El Salvador and Guatemala. Not long after returning, I found myself staring down a $100-ish roundtrip flight to Lima. The next morning? $100 roundtrip to Panama City. It was a travel no-brainer. Sold. Continue reading