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Re: A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

GarryRF ·
Philly really is a beautiful city. Its best feature is it's pedestrian friendly. I love the Architecture and the people there. The Football (soccer) stadium too. It has a slower feel compared to New York. No one rushing to get there - like they're late. I like the smaller stores closing at 5. Behind the counter those folks have got families to go home to. And in Philly the folks stop and talk when you need directions. Best and friendliest Airport north of Florida too. It's a shame that...
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Re: A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

PHeymont ·
Thanks for a fresh new look at Philly. We've just started looking at how many under-appreciated places there are, good places to go but you get funny looks or blank stares when you mention them. You've certainly moved Philadelphia up the charts for me!
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Re: A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

DrFumblefinger ·
I've only visited Philly once, and your post brought back some great memories of a nice city. I visited a few weeks after 9-11-01, a difficult and unsettled time everywhere in North America. But everyone was friendly and agree with Garry. A very walkable city with lots of great architecture and historic sites.
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Re: A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

NonstopFromJFK ·
Gary, that's a good point about stores closing at 5 so people can go home to their families, and I'm glad you mentioned that. Sometimes us impatient fast-walking New Yorkers need to be reminded of that. I did love how walkable Philly is, and the slower feel was perfect for a weekend getaway.
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Re: A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

IslandMan ·
sounds like a fun trip...thanks for sharing it
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Re: The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

GarryRF ·
I often find that better facilities and more relaxing just mean they've added a shopping mall and an entertainment area to extract more money between gates. So I now have further to walk - and drag my carry-on to get to the gate. Maybe developers see us customers as "Lambs to the slaughter" Squeeze us - until our pockets run dry. I'd be happy if all those moving walkways worked. The cartoon Jetsons never had a problem with them in the 60s. Before they were even invented I think ! Vey...
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Re: The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

PortMoresby ·
I confess to a preference for developing world airports - small, simple, friendly places, like the towns they get us to when we choose to fly at all. I realize that I'll likely need to go through one or 2 of these urban behemoths to get to them, and then I'm reminded I'm on the right track again when baggage claim is a few steps into the building and it's a couple of guys who just pushed a cart to an opening in the wall and I can still see the plane.
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Re: The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a nicely researched and well-written piece, PHeymont. Thanks. I'm with PortMoresby, though. Given a choice, I'd rather travel to a smaller airport, and avoid these mega-hubs if at all possible. I know at some level you agree with this (based on some of your past comments on Heathrow for example).
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Re: The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

PHeymont ·
Far from Third World except In the minds of Gov. Cuomo and Joe Biden, but Laguardia is my favorite NY airport precisely because it's so much smaller.
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Re: Still Seats at this Price ! Philadelphia-Dallas $94 RT

Travel Rob ·
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE A few seats at those prices left.I just checked and Jan.22 -Jan 28 is still $94. Hurry if u need it. Trip cost Flight Airline Ticket( 1 ) $94.00 (Adult: 1) Total due at booking $94.00 Taxes and fees included
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Re: Still Seats at this Price ! Philadelphia-Dallas $94 RT

Former Member ·
The people in Philly should be only too happy to escape the brrr for a few days in the warm.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 9, 2014: Human Vending Carts

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Wow that's interesting, hipe it's not heavy gear to be walking around in all day.
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Re: Philly's "Rocky Steps" Endangered?

DrFumblefinger ·
PHeymont, as any true fan of the Rocky movies knows, the first time Rocky tackles the steps he does not run. He ascends them at the speed of a sick sloth climbing a tree. The running comes after he has trained for his title fight with Apollo Creed. I think it is the transformation that appeals to many of the movies fans. I'd kind of like these steps preserved, part of Philly and movie culture.
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Re: Philly's "Rocky Steps" Endangered?

PHeymont ·
Believe it or not, I'm one of the few people around who has not seen Rocky, or any of the sequels! So now I know...
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Re: Philly's "Rocky Steps" Endangered?

Travel Rob ·
What's amazing to me, more than Rocky, was how it came about. Sylvester Stallone turned down big money for his script because Hollywood wanted it without him being Rocky. And he was broke at the time. He stuck to his guns and eventually got to star in Rocky, becoming a huge movie star. Incredible that he had that much confidence in himself. http://www.philly.com/philly/b...-could-be-Rocky.html
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The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

PHeymont ·
Market hall at Frankfurt's Terminal 3, now under construction.   There seems to be a wave of airport building and airport expansion across the globe these days, and all of them boast of the wonderful future and wonderful facilities to come....
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A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

NonstopFromJFK ·
A few weekends ago, my fiancé, my best friend and I decided to go to Philly for an overnight trip. Our goal for the weekend was to see all the touristy parts of Philadelphia.   When we got to Philly from NYC, we headed straight for the L...
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A350 to make U.S. debut in Philly, Jan. 1st

PHeymont ·
For those airbugs among us, to whom a ride on a new model plane is like spotting a favorite old car on the road, here's the word: Your first chance to sit on an A350 flight in the U.S. will come on New Years, when Qatar puts one of its new planes on a...
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Frontier quits; Delaware only state with no flights

PHeymont ·
Now departing...and not returning. Frontier leaves Wilmington flightless.      Delaware is now the only U.S. state with no scheduled air service, as ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines pulled the plug on its last (and already...
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American Airlines drops out of Israel: No profit

PHeymont ·
American Airlines is cancelling its money-losing service to Israel, as of January. The company's only US-to-Israel service, a daily flight from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv was originally operated by US Airways before the merger with AA in 2013.   In...
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A Quick Philly Jaunt to a Few Philly Haunts

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to Philadelphia, highlighted by the terrific views from from the One Liberty Observation Deck.
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Still Seats at this Price ! Philadelphia-Dallas $94 RT

Travel Rob ·
 This sale from Philadelphia to Dallas is not a typo,but hurry to find your dates.  Philadelphia-Dallas rt non stop $94 taxes and fees included SEATS STILL AVAILABLE    SEE UPDATE BELOW Become a Member of Travel Gumbo...
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Philly's "Rocky Steps" Endangered?

PHeymont ·
A major expansion of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, whose steps are the scene of Rocky Balboa's training runs in the movies and one of Philly's most popular tourist spots, may lead to a major modification or even removal of the steps.  ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 9, 2014: Human Vending Carts

PHeymont ·
  Every city has typical street food and vendors—New York's hot dogs and souvlaki, Philadelphia's pretzels, Amsterdam's herring—but Berlin, like Vienna, specializes in sausages, especially currywurst, a bratwurst slathered in...
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Spirit keeps the pressure on legacy carriers

PHeymont ·
Spirit strikes again...this time with more non-stops from Philadelphia The ultra-low-cost carrier is taking on JetBlue and American this time, with non-stops from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale and Detroit. The Spirit "bare-fare" services that it hopes will win it market share competing with the majors on high-density has already pushed all three of the big legacy carriers—Delta, United and American—into offering no-frills fares in competition. (For Gumbo's coverage of that...
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Feb. 1, 2016: Academy of Natural Science Philadelphia

Jonathan L ·
Outside the Academy of Natural Science there are some wonderful statues.
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Re: A Quick Philly Jaunt to a Few Philly Haunts

Professorabe ·
$50 for parking? Gulp!
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Re: Feb. 1, 2016: Academy of Natural Science Philadelphia

DrFumblefinger ·
Jonathan, do you know if that shell is an actual fossil, or a sculpture? I presume the later, but would hope for the former.
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Re: Feb. 1, 2016: Academy of Natural Science Philadelphia

Jonathan L ·
The shell is a sculpture/cast, but I think the dinosaurs are real ;-)
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Liberty Bell, Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the famous cracked Liberty Bell, which rang above Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
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Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, Philadelphia

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a memorial in Washington Square, Philadelphia, not far from Independence Hall.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art: Tasting a Vast Collection

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shows us how rich and varied are this major museum's collections
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