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It’s a Car, It’s a Spaceship, It’s a…Pedicab!

It’s a Car, It’s a Spaceship, It’s a…Pedicab! August 26, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Pedicabs — human powered bicycle taxis — have finally made it to the streets of Philadelphia, after years of bicycle enthusiasts fighting City Council for the proper permits.  They debuted just after Memorial Day, and, based on the number I’ve seen on the streets, seem to be getting...

Tired of walking? Try a Segway!

Tired of walking? Try a Segway! August 9, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
My new favorite tour company in Philadelphia: DeTours, which offers historical tours of Philadelphia by Segway, bike, or foot — running, that is.  I was lucky enough to be offered a Segway tour by owner Rasa Vella, who combined her love of Philadelphia with her love of sports and activity in this...

Still stuck in Philly because of that volcanic ash?

Still stuck in Philly because of that volcanic ash? April 19, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you’re still looking for exciting events to keep you entertained while your flight home is grounded, read on. Visit the famous Philadelphia Antiques Show, which benefits Penn Medicine, at the Navy Yard.  Show ends Tuesday, April 20th. On Monday, April 19th, broaden your musical horizons at...

Anatomy of a Philly cheesesteak

Anatomy of a Philly cheesesteak April 14, 2010 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Philly cheesesteak...Look at that fresh Amoroso roll! Philadelphians know that it’s nearly impossible to find a real Philly cheesesteak anywhere outside of Philadelphia or south Jersey.  Lots of places claim to have authentic Philly cheesesteaks, but they rarely get it right.  So what makes...

Top neighborhood coffee shops

Top neighborhood coffee shops April 7, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Wherever you are in Philadelphia, you’re probably only a few blocks from a great little coffee shop that’s loved by its patrons.  Philadelphians — particularly those who write, read, or study a lot — are often fiercely loyal to their favorite coffee shops.  Here are a few of...

What are all those weird sculptures doing around town?

What are all those weird sculptures doing around town? April 5, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Phillie Phanatic If you’re not a baseball fan, you might not be familiar with the beloved Phillies’ mascot, the Phillie Phanatic. The Phanatic is an indescribable green creature who kind of resembles ALF, the Alien Life Form of television history, and likes to dance and make fun of opposing...

Spotlight on: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens — March 19th to April 19th

Spotlight on: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens — March 19th to April 19th March 22, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
What are the Magic Gardens, and what’s so magical about them?  The Magic Gardens are the workshop and outdoor gallery of Philadelphia mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar.  “Who’s he?” you’re probably asking.  He’s an incredible pioneering artist.  A visionary.  A passionate man with an insatiable...

My favorite pastime in Philadelphia…

My favorite pastime in Philadelphia… March 20, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
…is going to open houses.  Yes, it’s kinda weird, and realtors probably don’t like having to entertain someone who has no intention of buying the house, but it’s the best way I know of to get a sense of Philadelphia’s rich architectural diversity.  On any given Sunday (especially in the spring,...

7 things to do on a GORGEOUS weekend in Philadelphia

7 things to do on a GORGEOUS weekend in Philadelphia March 19, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The forecast for the weekend is 72 degrees and sunny both days.  You’ve been hiding from the rain and snow for months, and now you just want to break out of your apartment/house/hotel.  What do you do?  What’s the best way to take advantage of that incredible sun illuminating the city? 1)  ...

Must Do’s in Philadelphia

Must Do’s in Philadelphia March 19, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
If you’ve never been to Philadelphia before, you might feel overwhelmed by all of the exciting things to do here.  Do you visit the famous historic sites?  Catch a show or a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra?  See the Eagles play at Lincoln Financial Field or the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park? ...