Eastern State Penitentiary- A 200 yr Old Look at Justice in America

Apparently there was a time in America when punishment for your crimes was that you get to go live in a castle for a bit.  Of course it was not all that glamorous, but the exterior of the Eastern State Penitentiary is stunning. Eastern State created the penitentiary system in which inmates were kept in…

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Pats or Geno’s? Who Has the Best Philly Cheesesteak?

To say Philadelphia is serious about the Philly Cheesesteak is putting it lightly.  Everyone has their favorite spot and there are literally hundreds to choose from.  I chose Pat’s and Geno’s for comparison since Pat’s is the originator of the Philly Cheesesteak and Geno’s is right across the street, making it the city’s longest standing…

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The Dwight D. – Stay Local in Philadelphia

There has been much buzz about Philadelphia since the City of Brotherly Love was named a UNESCO World Heritage City late last year.  Travelers have always visited Philly for a variety of reasons; history, sports, food (cheesesteak anyone?), but their new title as a World Heritage City is kind of a big deal.  In fact,…

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