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Miss when you leave Philly

Wawa gasoline1. WAWA Photo: Taber Andrew Bain Prepare for withdrawal. No hoagies, sandwiches, coffee, or your favorite convenient store. 2. Anytime the Eagles play Photo: Jennifer Snyder The city is electric anytime the Eagles are playing. You won’t be able to get that feeling anywhere else. 3. SEPTA Photo: Adam E. Moreira Whether it’s on the train or the bus, you’re guaranteed to see something strange, funny, and unusual. You’ll miss the free entertainment. 4. Mike Jerrick Photo: Felicito Rustique, Jr. The man is a treasure. 5. The word “Jawn” Photo: Lachlan Hardy It will be weird not hearing this 50 times a day. 6. Cheesesteaks Photo: Stephen Levin Good luck trying to get an authentic cheesesteak especially if you go south. Pro tip: If you are outside of Philly and a menu says, “Philly Cheesesteak,” run! More like this: 13 differences between a local and a transplant in Philly Original link
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Off-peak: climbing Snowdonia’s smaller, quieter summits

The problem with climbing famous mountains like Snowdon is sharing them with thousands of others. So our writer finds a smaller Welsh peak that still makes her feel on top of the world Plus five more small peaksIt’s easy to get carried away with celebrity – only to be disappointed when you eventually make the encounter.That was my experience of Snowdon – an A-list mountain. Standing at 1,085 metres, it’s the highest point in Wales and every year attracts hordes of people who want to stand on top of it. Such is its pull that there’s a cafe at the summit, a train (courtesy of the Victorians) to take you up it, and a whole network of paths leading from the overflowing car parks at its base. Continue reading...Original link
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Naples: Elena Ferrante’s brilliant city

Fans of the writer’s Neapolitan novels are flocking to discover the south Italian city, whose personality is as important to the books as the protagonistsLike many tourists in Naples, I have only ever been there en route to somewhere else. For years the city has had a reputation for being dirty, dangerous and traffic-choked: why on earth would anyone choose to linger? But this has changed. Naples is becoming a destination in its own right, thanks in part to the huge popularity of the enigmatic author Elena Ferrante. And with the city’s rubbish-collection problem solved and new traffic restrictions in the centre, it is looking in better shape than it has done for decades. Related: Elena Ferrante's Naples – a photo essay Continue reading...Original link
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Women's travel events

Women’s Travel FestWhile women-focused gatherings are easy to find within your hometown or among your personal group of friends, women-focused travel events are less so. Women’s History Month begins on the first of March. During the month, there are many women-centered travel deals and experiences that will bring women, adventurers, together. Here are 7 women’s travel events happening during Women’s History Month. 1. Women’s Travel Fest Photo: Women’s Travel Fest While Women’s Travel Fest is less of a vacation and more of a conference, the timing of the event from March 9-11, and its goal — to inspire women to travel more — is far too significant to leave it off the list. While it’s a conference, Women’s Travel Fest isn’t without fun things to do. Set in New York City, it’s offering a pre-party event at Dinner on Ludlow, a full day of travel-focused women speakers and vendors, and a day of...
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Bitcoin to pay for travels

Editor’s note: Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general is, at the moment, something of a gold rush. Like all gold rushes, some people in it will make their fortunes, while others will lose their shirts. Matador Contributor Will Hatton is in the former group. Here, he explains how he did it. We urge caution to any traveler who is looking towards cryptocurrency to fund their travels — there are some signs that crypto is a bubble, and even at its best, it is a very volatile investment. So we don’t suggest doing as Will did, and putting all of your money into it. Diversify and keep yourself safe. But, if you’re willing to take some risks, learn from Will: here’s how one traveler made his fortune on cryptocurrency. Nearly a decade ago, I hit the open road in search of adventure. I traveled on a budget of just $10 a day, and...
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