In 2005 my friend Beth and I spent a semester in London. While I’ve been back twice since we returned, Beth hasn’t revisited one of our favorite cities, and we haven’t revisited together since we left. Earlier this year we decided to use the Adele

Last weekend my husband and I wanted to take advantage of the sunny summer day by exploring some new spots in South Jersey. First, we stopped at the Collingswood Farmers Market open 8 a.m.–12 p.m., rain or shine, every Saturday from May–November. The market is a favorite

Last weekend was rare, as I was in town and not attending a sports game, so I decided to visit a few favorite Chicago spots and a new one, too. “Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died” drew me to the Elmhurst History Museum for the first

I have been around Newtown, Pa., for more than half my life now. I have seen the Liberty Bell, toured the city and visited lesser-known locations, like Bowman’s Tower. But since I moved here, I’ve constantly heard about The Clubhouse pizza. My friends and I don’t

Being a frequent visitor to the city of Brotherly Love, I have been to the Gayborhood section of the city numerous times. If you are lucky enough on your own visit to the neighborhood, you may be able to catch The Eric Jaffe Show, as

In the last few days of its 2017 session, the Oregon Legislature passed a bill permitting state motor vehicle offices to issue state driver's licenses and ID cards that conform with the federal Real ID Act of 2005. That law establishes requirements for state IDs that

My recent trip to Thailand took me from Philadelphia (PHL) to Bangkok (BKK) via Doha (DOH), round-trip. On my return journey, due to the electronics travel ban in place on select flights to the United States, I was required to check my laptop and tablet

My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary with dinner at Bibou in Philadelphia. A perennial favorite on the city’s best restaurants list, the charming restaurant serves inventive French fare from a menu that changes weekly. Bibou is a BYOB, so we brought wine and

In April 1976, the Chicago Cubs were in Los Angeles playing the Dodgers. During the game, two men ran on the field and tried to burn the American flag. The Cubs centerfielder and an ex-Marine, Rick Monday, raced over and scooped up the flag before

For those unfamiliar with some of Pennsylvania’s smaller towns, Perkasie is among the smallest. One if its newer restaurants, however, has been a huge success and is among my favorite places to eat. Maize is a cozy BYOB restaurant, designed with about 10 tables and an open

Last week my husband and I journeyed to Ashland, Ore., a short 30-minute jaunt from our home here in Southern Oregon, to take in the first of our two scheduled outdoor performances of the summer at the award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The festival boasts three

Last month I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Los Angeles, Calif. Having never been to Los Angeles before, I tried to fit in as much LA as possible. My mom and a family friend accompanied me. While there are many iconic sights to see in

Maybe you’ve never heard of the charming Norwegian city surrounded by mountains and fjords and Northern Lights; maybe you just need an extra push to go. Either way, here are some of the reasons Bergen, Norway, should definitely be on your travel radar. It’s a

It is not surprising bachelorette parties are quite the event, often becoming weekend trips.  Between Las Vegas and Nashville, soon-to-be-brides celebrate their last single days. Bike tours are a must on the itinerary. While I was in Nashville this past weekend, our group of girls decided to

As I wrote last week, my husband and I flew home from Chicago a few weeks ago, ticketed from O'Hare to SeaTac to Medford in Southern Oregon on Alaska Airlines. Originally, we were to arrive in Seattle around 9 p.m. Monday night and catch our

I just returned from a 10-day trip to Thailand, my first time visiting the Southeast Asian country. It’s safe to say I’ve been sufficiently wowed. I packed quite a bit into my stay and visited some fantastic properties that embodied the best of Thai hospitality. Should