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Christine Speer Lejeune

City Life

How COVID Warped Our Sense of Time

How the pandemic has skewed our sense of weeks and years and days.

Things to Do

The Ultimate Philadelphia Travel Guide (Especially for Philadelphians)

The most beautiful views you haven’t seen, a tour for every kind of Philadelphian, food secrets from Reading Terminal Market … and dozens more ways to tackle Philly with fresh eyes.

Things to Do

8 Unique Philly Tours You’ll Actually Want to Take

Eight very different ways to see (really see!) your city.

Life & Style

9 Philadelphia Staycations for When You Want to Make a Night of It

From splurges to steals, these hotels are great homes away from home (even though you’re still kind of at home).

City Life

The Philadelphian’s Case for Being a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

And why this is the summer to do it.

City Life

After Two Years of Pandemic Living, We All Really Need Hobbies

Couldn’t we all benefit from something to take our minds off of everything — even if just for a few fleeting moments?

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Life & Style

Why Do We Think Buying Stuff Will Change Who We Are?

When it comes to shopping, hope springs eternal.

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City Life

What Is Pandemic Life Doing to Our Kids? Maybe Not What We Think

Times are tough, but our kids are tougher.

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City Life

In Their Own Words: 7 Philly Kids Write About Their Pandemic Experiences

Local nonprofit Mighty Writers asked these kids to put down on paper their thoughts about the pandemic. Here’s what they had to say.

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City Life

When You’re Rowhome Parenting in a Pandemic, Everyone Can Hear You Shouting

Raising kids in the city — and during a pandemic — has ruined any illusion that I’m a flawless mom.

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Rocks State Park

Climb the East Coast’s most majestic rock and take a dip under a hidden waterfall.

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Things to Do

7 Glorious Hiking Destinations Within a Few Hours’ Drive of Philly

A Philadelphian’s guide to stretching your legs, clearing your head, and shaking off your cabin fever in the great wide open.

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Lums Pond State Park

Fly through the sky, sail calm waters, and bed down in a cozy yurt.

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Valley Forge National Historical Park

Soak in some history, hike Mount Misery — or Mount Joy! — and be home by happy hour.

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Hickory Run State Park

Find the beauty in “Shades of Death” and dine atop a natural wonder.