Tag: Philly

Exploring Fishtown

I’m great at planning things. Sometimes I struggle with follow through. Sometimes that’s not a bad thing though. I spent this past weekend in Philadelphia.  I was planning on going to a Frank Turner show at The Fillmore on Friday night, then meet my college roommate, who lives out in Conshohocken Saturday to attend the

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Bike-Sharing Philadelphia

  Last year, I spent the first weekend of May in Philadelphia with Philly Bike Tours, learning that I actually don’t hate bike riding as much as I thought. I then spent a glorious Saturday day drinking at Philly beer gardens, and attending the annual South Street Maifest, presented by  Brauhaus Schmitz, which was the inspiration

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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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My 100th Post

I’ve been thinking over the past few weeks what I should devote my 100th post to.  I kicked around “100 things to do in Pennsylvania,” but ultimately that felt a little cliché, and long (although I did start working on this for my 101st or 102nd or 103rd post).  I thought about a retrospective of everything

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On Missing Jimmy Buffett in Philly

I’m currently agitated with my friends.   While I’m enduring my second day in the classroom, they’re spending the afternoon/night populating Facebook and my text inbox with posts and pictures from a Jimmy Buffett concert currently occurring in Philly (really, the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, but Philly works). Attending a Jimmy Buffett concert is something

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