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Location and Luxury Await You at the Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown

Philadelphia. It's known as the city of Brotherly Love. Now, I may not have a brother, but my old college roomie Dave is the next best thing. Dave and I met in college when we both shared our mutual love for comic books and the classic '60s spy show The Prisoner. (It's pretty rare to find anyone who's even heard of Patrick McGoohan's classic TV series, so meeting a comic fan in my dorm who loved the show as much as I did made for an easy friendship.) Every few years, I try to get together with Dave and my very first college roommate Keith. Philadelphia seems to be the best middle ...

10 Ways To Keep Your Kids Occupied During Long Journeys

Photo: Juhan Sonin/Flickr Today's post was written by Roxanne Keeping Boredom and Tantrums at Bay Travelling doesn't have to be a nightmare – our handy hints and tips will help you to keep your kids happy until you reach your destination. Holidays are great fun, but getting there can be a little less so. Factor in some bored children and a seriously stressed mum and dad, and you've got a full blown nightmare on your hands. Before you decide never to travel again though, we're here to help. Below are our top tips for keeping little ones amused on long journeys – whether by plane, train or car. Plan, plan, plan! Firstly, plan ahead. If ...

5 Crucial #TravelTipZzz You Can’t Live Without

I so guessed wrong weather wise on my trip to England. I love traveling. Whether it's by car or plane, I'm always up for a trip. Which is one of the reasons I absolutely love my new job. I'll be going on a number of business trips around the country this year. But the coolest thing about my new job is that for my first three weeks, my company flew me out to England to meet the entire UK team and get trained in how the company runs. I learned a ton on that trip, and not just about my new company. I learned how to be a much better packer! Allie and ...

Why Mexico Should Be Your Next Destination

The following post was written by Rebecca We’ve all sat at our desks dreaming of white sandy beaches and crystal clear seas while the UK weather outside is less than desirable. So you’ve decided to make that dream a reality? There is one destination that should be at the top of your list — Mexico. There’s more to Mexico than Spring Break and Carnaval (Mardi Gras) it is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. So to make your trip truly unforgettable here are the top five beaches you must visit while in Mexico. Playa Paraiso As the name suggests Playa Paraiso is paradise. Mile upon mile of white sand ...

Spending the 4th of July in Colonial Williamsburg

Last week we took a mini vacation down to Williamsburg, Virginia. We went with Allie's cousin Ivy (the same wacky group we vacationed in Niagara Falls with earlier this year) and had a blast at Busch Gardens, Water Country and Colonial Williamsburg. Despite the crazy traffic right outside Washington, D.C., (Seriously, can they do something about that? It's worse than NYC and San Francisco combined!), we really enjoyed ourselves. The weather cooperated fairly well, though it was so insanely humid, even my sweat was sweating. I went to Colonial Williamsburg when I was a kid and have real fond memories of the place. The one thing that really stuck out in my ...

Iceland with Kids 

The following is a guest post When considering essential family holiday destinations, it’s fair to say that Iceland will not feature on many people’s top ten lists. Perhaps it should, however, for the country has something unique to offer. With its magical landscapes and unspoiled, natural scenery, Iceland makes for an interesting and untamed vacation destination: just the sort, in fact, that can imbue your children with a life-long love of travel. Here are a few more reasons you might want to take the trip. Flights  A progressive tourist board has led to the creation of many affordable flight deals. You can stop for up to seven nights in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, before moving on to ...