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Fresh Idea: Medals4Mettle

Helping kids overcome obstacles is one of my passions and most of my volunteer work focuses on this.  When I came across Medals4Mettle (M4M) my heart swelled: this organization gives race medals donated by athletes to children and adults fighting cancer as a way to inspire them to keep going on their journey. 175 more words


Fresh Development: Divine Lorraine


The Divine Lorraine is one of Philly’s most fascinating abandoned structures.  Built as an opulent apartment building that later became the city’s first racially integrated hotel, the Divine Lorraine represented the ultimate in luxury, and after it was abandoned in 1999, it became the city’s biggest symbol of waste and decay.  116 more words


Hidden Gems: Secret Trail Runs

Tired of the crowds along Kelly Drive?  Bored of your usual run along the Schuylkill?  Afraid of getting run over by bike enthusiasts and aggressive stroller moms on Forbidden Drive?  51 more words


Gorgeous Drone Shots of Philly


It seems like drones are all the rage these days (you need to calm yourself, Bezos).  And while I’m mildly terrified of what a the future will look like, dodging drones as I walk down Chestnut Street to work, I recently stumbled across a drone activity that I can get behind.   56 more words


Surreal Time Lapse Video

While playing with maps on the Movoto site the other day I also stumbled across this gem: a time-lapse video featuring Fairmount Park, Wissahickon Valley Park and Belleplain State Park (Cape May County, NJ) that is just gorgeous.  46 more words


Twenty Philly Maps You Need (And Some You Don't)

Map from Yelp Hipsters

I love maps, particularly old paper maps.  I fondly remember the days before your phone could pinpoint your exact location and getting lost on purpose was a liberating adventure (it still is, but more on this another day). 74 more words


Drinking Wine from a Keg

Drinking wine from a keg?  I promise you it’s classier than it sounds.  While I’ve consumed plenty of wine from boxes, other than while touring wineries in Chile and British Columbia  I haven’t had the opportunity to drink wine directly from the barrel (via a glass, of course!).  80 more words