Philadelphia

The Dark Past of the Eastern State Penitentiary

The Eastern State Penitentiary takes you back over 50 years to Philly’s darker times. We’ve been to plenty of prison destinations on our travels. Auschwitz, Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Colditz, Kilmainham and the old Melbourne Gaol to name a few, but the Eastern State is one of the best preserved and impressive for both its scale and innovative use of the space...

The Reading Terminal Market – A Foodie Destination

Discover foodie treasures and fare from another time and place inside Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market. Original signage above LUHV Vegan Deli Situated in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, between the Jefferson Station and Chinatown, Reading Terminal is a local favorite for bites on the go and culinary essentials.  The indoor market first opened in 1893...

Tubing the Delaware River

The chance to go Tubing on the Delaware River has been on our American bucket list since first moving here. We finally had the chance on Labor Day weekend. Tubing is summer tradition for East Coast Americans. The chance to sit inside a large inner tube of air whilst floating with a beer in hand is an enticing idea for most people and with the added offer of a...

Our First Philly Cheese steak, Philadelphia

Philly cheese steaks are the current “IT” food at hip eateries around the globe. We go to the place where they’ve been the IT food for one hundred years – Philadelphia. If you could take everything that was once good for you and cook it to the point that it’s now completely bad for you, it would probably come out looking and tasting like a...