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Hotel Monaco Philadelphia board games

Simple vacation pleasures: Board games, treats, and family time

Sometimes the simplest things make for a fabulous family vacation. When the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia invited me and my family for a complimentary overnight to check out their new Family Fun Night package, I jumped at the chance to enjoy a quick …

Franklin Institute Ben Franklin Memorial

Family fun at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

This post is brought to you by Michelin Guides. If you’ve got East Coast travel planned, I recommend checking out their USA East edition; the Philadelphia section offers a great overview of the things I’d most recommend visitors to the city …

Apple cider donuts at the Red Owl Tavern are a real treat

Philadelphia family dining at the Red Owl Tavern

Here’s the thing about Kimpton Hotels: They may serve an international clientele, but their restaurants think local. As in local purveyors and local hangouts, designed to please both hotel guests and neighborhood regulars with excellent and attentive …

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Philadelphia family travel: Luxury and fun at the Hotel Monaco

Please click on photos to see full-size versions I've made no secret that I'm a huge fan of Kimpton Hotels (not least of all because they sponsored my Passports with Purpose prize in 2012). And the Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia is no exception. In …

Philadelphia Christmas Village Photo by M. Fischetti for GPTMC

A Philadelphia holiday getaway at the Hotel Monaco

If you’re like me, you’re in serious countdown mode. There are only a certain number of days left before the kids are off school for the holidays and the list of things to do seems to grow instead of shrink. In my house, I’m definitely the one who is …