EARTH DAY

In 1969, a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California prompted then U.S Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, to create the first ever Earth Day. He felt encouraging students to take action while raising awareness about pollution could put…

Child reading by andrew-branch-180244

Trips with kids can be a delight or a terror, and likely both. With screens such an easy way out of the sturm und drang, it is nearly impossible to resist them. But, remember books? Glorious, informational picture books,…

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Massachusetts is sweetening the cultural pot this summer with Free Fun Fridays. On select Fridays this summer, over 85 of the state’s most popular museums, historic places and scenic sites will be gratis for all visitors. You’ll detect a…

The Bookworm's Guide to Amherst MA

Amherst is the quintessential New England college town. Literary traditions are a big deal, so bookworms can expect to float on a celestial cloud.

Located at the pinch point of Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Rego Park, Corona is gritty in a good way. Composed of both densely urban and residential spaces, the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare, Roosevelt Avenue, bustles with people weaving through food…

Sonesta Philly

Just designated the United States’ first World Heritage City, Philadelphia is savoring its moment in the spotlight. None other than the Pope dropped by this past September and the Democratic National Convention is arriving this summer, further solidifying the “it” factor….

Alexandria is a great base for exploring Washington, D.C. With the National Mall at its doorstep, many visitors use peaceful Old Town Alexandria as an evening respite, away from the bustle of the big city. But don’t overlook its…

The Mann Center

How will you spend a summer day in the City of Brotherly Love? With so many activities packed between the banks of the Schuylkill and the banks of the Delaware—and beyond—one activity certainly doesn’t fit all. But whether you…

Baltimore’s nickname Charm City is well deserved, but its moniker might just as well be Free Public Transportation City. Listen up, MTA, Baltimore is wowing car-free visitors and residents alike with the Charm City Circulator, four absolutely free bus…