Basically, Route 8 is a highway-ish road that runs directly north from Pittsburgh, starting in Etna. As it weaves its way north of Pittsburgh, it's home to dozens of strip malls, superstores, fast food restaurants, ect... but also a ton of donut shops?
Even though it was a quick Friday-Sunday affair, and the actual wedding took up most of our time, my friends and I ended up having about 24 free hours in Kalamazoo. It was cold and snowy, but we wanted to explore.
The company works by pairing travelers with a local in the country that they are traveling to. The locals listens to their travel preferences, and curate a personalized trip, packed with insider tips, and off the beaten path locations. Ergo, you get a local giving you personalized recommendations before you even touch down in the country.
A theater's biggest competition these days is not other theaters, but a customer's own living room. In the age of streaming, it is very difficult to get people to leave their homes. This is where the Waterworks has stepped up their game.
Normally I am skeptical about the authenticity of any guide book that is a series (ie: Eyewitness Travel, Fodors, Rick Steves, ect.) but even though "Off the Beaten Path" is series... it might be pretty legit.
Now, I have been to D.C. a couple of times... but it was always the 4th of July when I was there? or I never left the national mall? This time I just wanted to stay away from all those monuments and get some of that grub D.C. is known for.