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Editorial: Notre Dame

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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…

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How Not to Travel 101

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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),…

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Atlantic City Rising

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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…

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Summer Events for 2018

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Summer is here again, which means it’s travel season, and also the time when many major events happen in and around the city.  Here’s a short list of some highlights.   EVENTS Summerfest (Penn’s Landing) – The counterpart of Winterfest, it brings food, rides, and fun to Penn’s Landing.  Also at Penn’s Landing is the…

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Opinion: Thoughts on the PMA Renovation

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  For your interest…   As many of us know, one of Philadelphia’s top tier attractions – the Philadelphia Museum of Art – has recently begun a massive renovation.  This project, led by the controversial Canadian architect Frank Gehry, will add an additional 55,000 square feet of gallery space, making it one of the largest…

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