Albrecht Powell Dedicated to actively exploring Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities, Albrecht Powell, a lifelong resident, has been writing about the area since 2000.In his free time he enjoys skiing, hiking, cycling, and scuba diving in western Pennsylvania and beyond. Experience A former writer for TripSavvy, Albrecht Powell began writing about his hometown of Pittsburgh in 2000. Education Albrecht Powell attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, earning a degree in industrial management. About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.