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Navigating Philly’s bus system

Navigating Philly’s bus system August 16, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
For those who want to save some money, see how the locals travel and get to work, or are just feeling intrepid, Septa is the way to go.  Septa — the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority — offers subways, buses, and a few trolleys all over Philadelphia.  For now, we’re...

Not to be Confused: Quakers, Amish, and Pennsylvania Dutch

Not to be Confused: Quakers, Amish, and Pennsylvania Dutch August 15, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Let’s get one thing straight: Quakers are not Amish, Amish are not Quaker, Amish are usually Pennsylvania Dutch, and Pennsylvania Dutch are sometimes Amish.  Got it?  Nothing irritates a member of one of these groups more than when the three terms are used interchangeably: If you stop by a Quaker...

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...

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? ...

Where to Find Special Events, Show Listings, and Current Philly News

Where to Find Special Events, Show Listings, and Current Philly News March 18, 2010 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you’re traveling to Philadelphia, you’ll want to check out the following media websites for information to help you plan your trip.  Go to these sites for information about special events, show listings, and important news headlines.  And then check out the venues and nearby places to eat on...
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