Category: Road Trips

Why I Love Philly: History, Food, Art & Architecture in One Great Package

I’ve traveled to Philadelphia multiple times, and I’m always struck by how much it reminds me of a European city. Of course, Philly served as the capital of the United States from 1790 until 1800, so some of its most significant landmarks were constructed in the 1700’s. In addition, many wealthy industrialists lived in Philadelphia, and they helped…

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Philadelphia Flower Show 2018: Where to Stay, Dine and What to Expect

Imagine a wonderland bursting with flowers, fountains and waterfalls. Blossoms hang from the ceiling; scents from orchids and flowering vines tickle your nose. No, this is not a conservatory, though it’s as close you can get in downtown Philadelphia. What you’ve entered is the fairy-tale landscape of the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show inside the Philadelphia…

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Where to Stay in Washington DC in 2019

Where to Stay in DC: Let’s Explore Washington DC Neighborhoods There are dozens of outstanding hotels in Washington DC, the problem is deciding which one is right for you. While researching the Unofficial Guide to Washington DC, I was able to create a list of my favorite hotels—accommodations that offer comfort, luxury and location. I’ve also described…

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Spend the Day on the Potomac River

The Potomac River and its stunning shoreline trails provide countless opportunities for boating and scenic hiking. Get out there before the warm weather ends. Paddleboarding and Kakaying in the Potomac River If you’re in the District of Columbia, spend an afternoon paddling. For a thorough list of kayak and paddle boating tours visit Paddle The Potomac.…

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