Category: Philadelphia

Oktoberfesting Yearlong in Philadelphia

I think it’s a real shame I haven’t been to the real Oktoberfest yet. It’s basically an epitome of everything I love: beer, singing, drinking beer and singing while dancing on table tops, polka-like beats (blame growing up in NEPA on that one), bratwursts and group chants, but sadly due to budgetary restraints and the fact that since I have

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A Friday Nights Lights Filming Locale Tour

If you follow me at twitter, you’ve probably caught on to the fact that I’m somewhat unhealthily obsessed with Friday Night Lights, the now defunct NBC show featuring Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, that sadly, nobody watched. The show, which was officially declared dead in 2011, was primarily filmed in and around Austin, Texas, which

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Philly Bike Tours

Historically I’m a terrible bike rider. I bought one three years ago because I felt like all my friends were starting to ride a lot and because I envisioned myself as that cool urban dweller who did things like biked to the gym or local brewpub or CVS because I was both health and eco conscious. I

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Weekend Trip Idea: Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

It’s officially parade season, where the majority of blog posts will be dedicated to St. Patrick’s day shenanigans and I will be posted less frequently because I will be attending such shenanigans every weekend and thus have less free time than usual. One Pennsylvania “Irish” tradition I frequently embrace is Philadelphia’s Erin Express, a popular barcrawl originally started

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Bar-B-Que, Art & a Second Round at the Pedal Bar in Philadelphia

I had a very action packed week last week. On the weekend of February 7th, I went to Philadelphia to celebrate my sister’s big 2-5 and then that following Wednesday flew down to Nashville for four days. I’ve basically spent the past two days living either at the gym or outside XC skiing in order

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Weekend Trip Idea: Army/Navy Game Weekend

This weekend is the 123rd annual Army Navy Game, which after a brief hiatus to DC, will once be held at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field. This annual football outing, which was first held in 1890, is a fierce competition between the Army’s Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen usually held on the second Saturday in December.

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Running of the Santas Weekend

This past weekend, I participated in #2 on my list of “5 Very Pennsylvanian Holiday Ideas”, Running With the Santas, a Santa Clause-themed barcrawl and party held annually in Philadelphia. Running of the Santas began in Manayunk in 1998 and is an annual event where participants dress up like Santa and at a given time, run from a

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5 Very Pennsylvanian Holiday Ideas

Even though I’ve been rocking out to Christmas Pandora since the day after Halloween, the passing of Thanksgiving now means that the rest of you can jump on the holiday bandwagon. I unapologetically love the holiday season  and every year look forward to the events building up to Christmas and New Years. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on

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Weekend Trip Idea: Haunted Philadelphia and the Eastern State Penitentiary

As mentioned in last week’s Gettysburg Ghost Hunting, October’s “Weekend Trip Ideas” will all be Halloween themed. If you’re into Halloween and ghostly happenings, you really can’t pick a better place then Pennsylvania (ok, you could be in Sleepy Hollow or Salem, but stay with me here). Pennsylvania, as we mentioned last week, was home to

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Big Red Pedal Tours: Philly’s New Pedal Bar

I woke up Monday morning wondering whether or not I’d be a Facebook status, the latest meme or some other form of viral sensation. My buddy Eric and I had done a pedicycle bar crawl in Philly the day before with Big Red Pedal Tours and I can’t remember the last time so many people (that I

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