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En Route: Visit these Spots by Riding SEPTA

I’m Miles Taylor, a sophomore at UPenn studying urban studies, and I love public transportation. I’ve made it my goal over my four years here to ride every SEPTA service and document it all on my blog, Miles in Transit. I also volunteer for the SEPTA Youth Advisory Council and play tuba in the Penn Band.

The start of school is almost upon us, and with it comes the balancing act of classes, extracurriculars, and social activities. With all that stuff to keep track of, it’s really easy to forget that there’s a whole city out there! Philadelphia is one of the most interesting and diverse places in the country, and since we’re all living here for four years, we really should go and check it out. I regularly go out to experience what Philly has to offer, and part of the reason I’m able to do that is with the power of SEPTA.

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Best Spots for Ice Cream and Water Ice in Philly

The weather’s finally heating up and that means it’s time to indulge in some sweet frozen treats! Check out our favorite water ice (pronounced “wooder ice”) and ice cream places…

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Your Best Summer in Philadelphia

Picture this: it’s the first day of summer and you’re making your Philly bucket list for everything to do to have the best summer yet. Summer has the longest days…

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Summer Sun + Road Trip Fun: Our Top Picks for Philly-Area Day Trips

FINALLY. We’ve survived winter in Philly and it’s finally time to break out the shorts and flip flops, and get ready to enjoy the warm weather outside. In Philly, there’s rarely a reason to own a car when we have an awesome public transportation system, great bike lanes and bike share programs, and the most walkable streets. But for the days when you’re itching to get to the beach, or want to escape the city humidity (we get it!) having the ease of hopping in a Zipcar and hitting the road is the best.

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Four Spring Road Trips from Philly to Plan NOW!

Admit it – you’re going a little stir crazy with all these snow days, canceled classes, and frigid days spent indoors. Spring is almost here, and with it comes every…

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Cozy Cafés To Warm Up In This Winter in Philly

Warm up this winter at one of the many cozy cafe’s snuggled throughout the city (pun intended!). The polar vortex may have you wanting to stay inside, but this list…

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Six Spots that are a MUST when Celebrating the Holiday Season in Philly

Winter break is coming soon – don’t wait to experience everything Philly has to offer this holiday season! Celebrating in Philly means lights, food, and special events everywhere. To make…

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An Inside Look into Chestnut Hill’s Witches and Wizards Festival

On October 20, I spent the day at the Witches and Wizards Festival (formerly Harry Potter Festival) in Chestnut Hill. The Witches and Wizards Festival is an annual festival that…

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How to Get Unlimited Access to Philadelphia Orchestra Shows for just $25

The Philadelphia Orchestra is legendary. It’s been around for more than 100 years (founded in 1900!), was the first orchestra to appear in a radio commercial, the first orchestra to…

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Here’s How You Can Catch the Best Skyline Views… from a Boat on the Delaware River!

There’s no getting around it – Philadelphia has a pretty incredible skyline. Whether it’s from a vantage point on the South Street Bridge, one of the new skyscrapers in University…

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