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Appalachian Trail Hike The Appalachian Trail is a distinctively American creation that has become something of an American pilgrimage for people of all ages and all walks of life. Today, two to three million people a year visit the Appalachian Trail, which offers approximately 2,180 miles of the most beautiful views from the east coast. Take a look at our guide to Appalachian Trail hikes for some active inspiration.

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Religious Transformation: The Renaissance of Pittsburgh ChurchesImagine waking up in a former monastery, enjoying a meal in a de-sanctified church, or attending a concert in one of two music venues that were formerly churches. This can all be done in Pittsburgh, a city that has thrived by reinventing itself.

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The Greenest Building on Earth | Pittsburgh's Centre for Sustainable LandscapesPittsburgh is a leading city in environmental sustainability with more than 37 green-certified buildings. It’s home to one of the greenest buildings on Earth: The Centre for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The state-of-the-art, three-story structure, which opened in December 2012, is the first building to try and achieve three of the highest green building and landscapes standards.

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Steel City Insider: A Beginner's Pittsburgh Guide

by Marsha December - last edited December

Steel City Insider: A Beginner's Pittsburgh GuideNamed one of National Geographic Traveler magazine's must-visit places, Pittsburgh is no longer an industrial steel city. Located in southwestern Pennsylvania where the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers meet, Pittsburgh is a “green” city with a vibrant cultural scene and plenty to offer visitors...

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