The mission of PA Bucket List to inspire and guide those interested in exploring the natural and man-made wonders of Pennsylvania.
About Rusty Glessner
I’m Rusty Glessner – creator of PA Bucket List.
Prior to launching PA Bucket List in 2019, I enjoyed a successful career as a real estate photographer in State College, PA.
That’s not to say that I wasn’t involved in travel/landscape photography, as many of my images found their way onto the covers of some of PA’s most prominent magazines and travel guides, long before I caught the “blogging bug”.
Still, travel/landscape photography was something I was doing “just for fun”.
Sometime around 2018, I took a look around the “blogosphere” and realized that most of the Pennsylvania travel blogs were either poorly written, poorly photographed, or both.
Thinking I could do better, I bought a domain name, taught myself how to build a website, and PA Bucket List was born!
Since publishing my first article in February 2019, PA Bucket List has become the #1 Pennsylvania-themed travel blog, with nearly 5 million unique website visitors per year, over 300,000 social media followers, and mentions/features in numerous media outlets.
As a result of my commitment to creating photo-rich content combined with practical, first-hand information, I’m proud to now be recognized as a foremost expert on the best things to see and do in Pennsylvania!
So from the home office in State College, which I share with my wife Janice, my daughter Hailee, and two spoiled kitties – I want to thank you for making PA Bucket List the #1 Pennsylvania-themed travel blog on the internet!