Philadelphia

Barnes Foundation ensemble

Seeing art with kids at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia

If you could design your own art museum from the ground up, what would it be like? What artists would have work in it? What would you tell visitors as they walked through and admired your collection? How would you teach your children to look at the …

Chinatown Gateway mural in Philadelphia

Seeing Philadelphia through the eyes of its murals

Graffiti writers climb like cats in the night, hanging from one arm or upside down to make their statements in slashes of spray paint. Taggers they are called and the more dangerous the canvas the bigger their bragging rights. Their work claims …

Italian Market Philly cannoli

A Philadelphia cannoli

I have stories to tell about my trip to Philadelphia last weekend. Stories of walking with saints. Stories of Matisse and graffiti taggers painting murals in the same city. Stories of finding an unexpected flea market where, had I chosen to, I could …

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 …