Girl on the Go: Japan Edition

Girl on the Go: Japan Edition

For my 40th birthday, I tossed the reins to my team and took my husband on a 3 weeks trip across Japan. While we made many stops to extraordinary landmarks all over the country, for this Girl on the Go I’ll focus on islands and animals.

Navigating “Fishtown”: The Flat Iron

Navigating “Fishtown”: The Flat Iron

Naming and defining the different sections of the 19125 zip code is a controversial thing to do. The names, lines, and boundaries have shifted over time. As a rule of thumb, it’s ok to pick your own nick names and boundaries and go with what you believe.

Parks on Tap 2019

Parks on Tap 2019

Parks on Tap season starts April 24! If you are new to an area, this is a great way to meet your neighbors and find out what is going on in your community. Check out our handy map for this traveling beer garden that pops up all over the city with food, craft beer, and other adult beverages.

Family Friendly Fishtown

Family Friendly Fishtown

While restaurants, cafes, retail shops, and wellness studios continue to plant roots in Fishtown, so have many new families. Here is our favorite fun, convenient, and useful spots for the little ones.

East Kensington Walking Tour

East Kensington Walking Tour

Our East Kensington walking tour packs in the shopping, drinking, eating, and entertainment. Pick a few favorites and choose your own adventure for the day. 

The Elegance and Ease of Springfield Township

The Elegance and Ease of Springfield Township

Located on the southern end of Montgomery County bordering Philadelphia, Springfield Township encompasses the four villages of Wyndmoor, Erdenheim, Flourtown, and Oreland.  

Cuisine, Markets, and Festivals: Exploring Bella Vista

Cuisine, Markets, and Festivals: Exploring Bella Vista

Known for being the first Philly neighborhood settled by Italian immigrants, Bella Vista is one of the most diverse and exciting communities in Philadelphia. Bella Vista, which translates to ‘beautiful sight’, gets its namesake for its gorgeous view of the Center City Skyline. Its history dates to the colonial era, where protestant Italian immigrants from Sicily began to settle in the area, but it only grew into a thriving Italian hub in the late 1880s, where a vast amount of Italians traveled to the U.S.

Trails, Trolley Cars, and Taverns: A Look Inside Mount Airy

Trails, Trolley Cars, and Taverns: A Look Inside Mount Airy

Mt. Airy is a bustling Philadelphia neighborhood with all the charms of a small town. It's nestled between Chestnut Hill and Germantown, and borders on the scenic Wissahickon Valley, in Fairmount Park. Mt. Airy has a rich history. It's home to the site of a Revolutionary War battle and The Johnson House, a famous Quaker safe house for runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad. It is known for being a racially diverse neighborhood. Oprah Winfrey's O Magazine has written on it's great diversity and neighborhood appeal. 

PHG Foodie Diaries: Fishtown

PHG Foodie Diaries: Fishtown

The development of Fishtown coincides with the ebbs, flows, and overall delights of Philadelphia. Once primarily known for its role in Philly’s commercial fishing industry, Fishtown (and neighboring Kensington), have transformed into a hub of culture, music, art, and as you probably guessed – delicious cuisine. One of our agents, Jeanne, is a longtime Fishtown fan and resident, and she’s giving away some tips on how to experience the best of this artsy neighborhood. We’re always on top of the latest neighborhood trends (and great places to eat), so check out tour of Fishtown life.