New Edition of “100 Things to Do in Philadelphia” Includes New Attractions & Hidden Gems

2020-11-17T16:15:08-05:00November 4th, 2020|

Despite everything going on, many new attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels have opened in Philadelphia. That's one reason why National Geographic named Philadelphia to its list of best places to visit and why there was a compelling reason to update 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia, a book written by Irene Levy Baker. "Find out [...]

Staycation 2020: Day Trips That Are A Short Drive from Home

2020-08-12T21:19:53-04:00August 12th, 2020|

By Michelle Reese Photos - Top, Left-Right: Grounds for Sculpture, Michelle Reese; Rustic Valley Orchard, Julia Schloefell; Magic Gardens, Olga Chernov-Gitin; Elmwood Park Zoo, Lauren Stites. Traveling to far away places (or even spending a few nights at a hotel) isn’t in the cards for many families this summer. [...]

13 Festive Ways to Experience Autumn at Pennsylvania’s Ski Resorts

2019-10-07T12:44:29-04:00October 7th, 2019|

If you’re dreaming of crisp mountain air, festive fall events and all things pumpkin and spice, then head to the Pennsylvania Mountains.  Fall is a great time to visit your favorite Pennsylvania Ski Resort.  Not only will you find breathtaking foliage, but cooler temps and a potpourri of some of the region’s best fall festivals, too. There [...]

Car Care Tips for Cold Weather

2019-02-20T11:41:24-05:00February 20th, 2019|

With all of the nasty winter weather we've been getting lately, your car is taking a beating. Cold temperatures can do a number on your car battery, your windshield wipers, and even your car’s interior. Don’t let winter get the best of your car with these helpful winter car tips: Buy a great battery. Car [...]

Out of Town Adventures: Pennsylvania Ski Resorts Offer Valentine’s Day and Other February Specials

2017-02-12T17:53:33-05:00February 12th, 2017|

    Pennsylvania Ski Resorts Bring Romance to the Slopes this February with Special Deals and Fun Events   Last weekend, I went skiing for the first time. As a girl from the Poconos, it always seemed funny that I had never experienced one of the areas greatest tourist attractions. And now, as a girl [...]

100 Things To Do In Philadelphia Before You Die: Local Author Pens Ultimate Philly Bucketlist

2016-10-18T22:27:36-04:00October 4th, 2016|

Irene Levy Baker, the author of the new book, 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia Before You Die, is not a Philadelphian by birth, she’s a Philadelphian by choice. Levy Baker is originally from Ohio, but has spent the last 25 years exploring Philadelphia’s nooks and crannies. Levy Baker landed in Philadelphia in 1991 when [...]

The Fast and the Furious (and Foldable): Philly’s First URB-E Turns Heads

2016-09-02T14:09:17-04:00September 2nd, 2016|


A Visit to Asbury Park

2015-07-06T19:17:04-04:00July 6th, 2015|

Destination: Asbury Park, New Jersey Travel Time from Philly: 1.5 hours by car Contact: Every summer my friends and I try to block off a few days on our busy calendars for day trips to the beach. This year was no different. In fact, we had our first trip planned by the beginning of June! [...]

A Visit to Asa Packer Mansion

2015-05-19T18:49:44-04:00May 19th, 2015|

Destination: Asa Packer Mansion, 30 Elk Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 Travel Time from Philadelphia: 1.5 – 2 hours by car Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (seven days a week from Memorial Day to October 31) Contact: Call 570-325-3229 or visit It’s springtime, the weather is getting warmer and the sun is shining (at least more than it was [...]

Is New Parking Option at Philly Airport Really Free?

2014-11-21T14:19:05-05:00November 21st, 2014|

When I heard earlier this week that there would be free parking at the airport here in Philadelphia I got very excited – I could potentially save hundreds of dollars a year. Then I read the fine print, which pointed out that if I were to take advantage of the free parking I would also [...]

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