About Marsha Solock Morgenstern

A former Floridian, Marsha Solock Morgenstern moved to the Pittsburgh area in 2006. She enjoys the changing seasons, the friendly community, and the arts and culture Pittsburgh has to offer. In addition to freelance writing, Marsha teaches Academic Writing full-time for the University of Phoenix.

Exploring Pennsylvania’s Ohiopyle State Park

Hailed as the home of white water rafting, head out to Ohiopyle State Park and the Youghiogheny River Gorge (the deepest gorge in the state) for an outdoor adventure in Pennsylvania’s largest park. Here are some of the top outdoor activities to enjoy on your … Continue reading

The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Scottish-born Andrew Carnegie earned his fortune on Pittsburgh‘s steel industry when it was the steel capital of the world. In 1895, he founded Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, which has grown to include Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol … Continue reading

Appalachian Trail Hikes | Adventures in Pittsburgh

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. Primarily built by volunteers in the 1920s and 1930s, it was the brainchild of Benton MacKay, a conservationist who … Continue reading

Religious Transformation: The Renaissance of Pittsburgh Churches

Imagine 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. Visiting these … Continue reading

The Greenest Building on Earth: Pittsburgh’s Centre for Sustainable Landscapes

Pittsburgh 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 … Continue reading

Steel City Insider: A Beginner’s Pittsburgh Guide

Named 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. Take … Continue reading