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Attraction of the Week: Dolphin Adventure Cruise on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Tarpon Springs, a quaint Gulf Coast community located 40 min north of Tampa, draws tourists from all over for its’ rich Greek history, sponge docks, and beautiful low-key beaches. In the 1900’s, Greek sponge divers settled the area, leading to its’ current nickname of “the sponge capital of the world.” Spongeorama, established in 1968, claims […]

12 things to do in Center City Philadelphia

As the bustling centerpiece of Philadelphia, you will probably find yourself exploring Center City at one point during your Philly trip. While Old City houses the most historical sites in the city, Center City continues to receive praise for its’ expanding foodie scene, yearly lineup of events, and numerous entertainment offerings. Below are 12 must-dos […]

The 21 Best Things to See and Do in Philly’s Main Line

The Main Line is a name given to the suburban Philly towns which lie along the former Main Line route of the Pennsylvania railroad. Originally, the area was founded by notable Philadelphia families who built summer homes in the area. Many of the suburbs within the Main Line are consistently ranked as not only the […]

The Top Free Things to do in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is an ideal vacation destination for history buffs, photographers, and foodies. The city has seen a massive spike in tourism in recent years. The PHLCVB reports a record breaking 45 million people visited the city in 2018! Recently, National Geographic ranked Philly as one of the “world’s 25 best travel destinations in 2020.” This […]

Attraction of the Week: Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Fans of mysterious 19th century poet & writer Edgar Allan Poe, most famous for poems like The Raven and short stories like The Tell-Tale Heart, will definitely want to plan for a visit to the Poe National Historic Site during their time in Philly. This is a really unique local gem that will not take […]

A Guide to Exploring Old City Philadelphia: America’s Birthplace

History buffs will definitely want to place Philadelphia high up on their vacation bucket list. Once the temporary capital of the US, from 1790-1800 while D.C. was being constructed, the city is rich in historical significance. Most notably, Philadelphia is home to Independence Mall: America’s most historic square mile. Old City, as the name implies, […]

10 Freebies in Old City Philly

Free fun abounds throughout Philadelphia’s most historic neighborhood. Most tourists congregate in “Old City” as it is home to Independence Mall (America’s most historic square mile), as well as numerous museums and historic landmarks. As many of the restaurants and attractions in this region can be quite pricey, it helps to have a few free […]

Winter Fun in Washington D.C. – 14 Must-Dos

With brisk temps, a slight chance of snow, and barren parks, winter may not seem like an ideal time to plan your trip to D.C. Despite the less-than-ideal weather and scenery, a winter trip brings forth numerous benefits. First off, hotel rates will be much cheaper. Second, crowds will basically be non existent. It’s so […]

21 Fantastic Things to do this Winter in Philly

Despite the oftentimes frigid temps and barren scenery, winter is an ideal time to plan your trip to Philadelphia. Fewer crowds and cheaper hotel rates are just a few of the reasons why winter can possibly be a more attractive time to visit the City of Brotherly Love. Add in 2 festive ice rinks, a […]

50 Things to do in Upstate South Carolina

The Upstate South Carolina region is quickly becoming the hottest destination in the entire South. Today, it is more common to hear of people heading to Greenville than more popular Southern destinations of yesterday like Charleston, Atlanta, and Savannah. The town’s slogan, Yeah, that Greenville, refers to Greenville’s up-and-coming status as the new “it town.” […]