Pennsylvania

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Passports with Purpose 2014

Coming back from our travels, it’s a thrill to catalogue our experiences through photos, journals, stories, and for some of us, blogs. We share stories of the colorful people we’ve met, the mountains we’ve climbed, the fabulous meals we’ve eaten. But we rarely talk about those other images that are etched in our minds. The more »

Philadelphia: City of Motherly Love

Fact. Mother’s Day was invented in Philadelphia. In the early 1900s, Philadelphian Anna Jarvis advocated for the holiday to commemorate none other than her own mother who worked tirelessly to improve the lives and opportunities for women all over the East Coast. I love Mother’s Day. And I wouldn’t trade the homemade cards, the pancakes more »

Vintage West Chester, PA

Our weekend in “the old country” wasn’t exploding with warring factions, unresolved crimes of passion, or never-forgotten slights at somebody’s daughter’s wedding. Maybe that’s because we weren’t in Sicily, and were not appearing in a Francis Ford Coppola movie. I know, I’m kind of disappointed too. But what it lacked in drama, our family reunion more »

Philadelphia with Kids: (Now) Cool Family Explores Philly by Bike

John had taken the boys on bike trips before so I knew they’d be fine. But me? I hadn’t set bottom on a bike since 2007 when we rode around Assateague Island during the island’s quiet car-free hours. I have a slew of excuses every time they ask me to join them. The fact that more »

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