Sphinx on the Move!

For your interest…   The Penn Museum, one of the most underrated landmarks in Philadelphia, is undergoing the second phase of a massive renovation.  As part of this project, the massive Sphinx, which has stood at the center of the museum’s impressive Egyptian collection for almost 100 years, will be moved to the main entrance. …

Philly’s New Tallest

Standing a towering 1,121 feet over Arch Street, the new Comcast Technology Center has been completed as the tallest building in Philadelphia.  It takes the title away from the previous Comcast Center, which was built ten years ago.  Designed by the acclaimed British architect Lord Norman Foster, architect of London’s 30 St. Mary Axe and…

Editorial: Notre Dame

I don’t think I need to introduce the issue here.  I’m devastated, as are millions of people around the world.  And as we reel from these events, there are a couple things that weigh on our minds, as travelers, as art lovers, and as people in general.   For us travelers, it puts into perspective…

How Not to Travel 101

For your interest…   There’s been a series of articles going around the Internet lately about a group of British tourists in New Zealand whose behavior was so impressively bad, they had their visas revoked and were asked to leave the country.  Among the things they did include stealing various things (including a Christmas tree),…

Atlantic City Rising

Atlantic City, one of Philadelphia’s satellite cities, was once a very popular destination, perhaps the most popular in all of New Jersey.  It had large hotels in olden days, and its famed boardwalk, the setting of the board game Monopoly, drew thousands to the seaside city.  Gambling in Atlantic City was legalized in 1978, and…