big cities

GTGL Snippets: Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Previously called the Pennsylvania State House, this Georgian edifice now known as the Independence Hall is the venue where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed. It is located on Chestnut Street, between 5th and 6th Streets, with its north facade leading to a cobblestone street and to the Independence Mall. 

GTGL Snippets: Independence Hall, Philadelphia

[PHOTOS] Self-guided tour of the Mural Mile, Philadelphia

Philadelphia is long known for its riveting street art culture, which speaking volumes on the city's urban lifestyle, and its people's glorious moments and agonizing struggles. The Mural Arts features the skills and talents of artists on traditional mural-making, who transform public spaces into one big engaging, thought-provoking, and even life-changing outdoor art gallery.  

[PHOTOS] Self-guided tour of the Mural Mile, Philadelphia

GTGL Snippets: Paris, France - My First Love

I could definitively say that with France, I had such a love for it. The sort of love that has understanding despite the mystery; that sees beauty in literally everything, that it can do no wrong; the one that feels a connection despite the distance.

GTGL Snippets: Paris, France - My First Love

GTGL Snippets: 2012 Serpentine Pavilion, London, England

A visit to the Serpentine Gallery and enjoying the annual summer pavilion may be pedestrian for some, but for us, it was a bucket list item. More than seeing the pavilion, or the specific installation at the time. It was about seeing the idea behind an annual installation from the most brilliant architects and artists in the world.

GTGL Snippets: 2012 Serpentine Pavilion, London, England

GTGL Snippets: Manhattan, New York City, USA

The larger-than-life ornaments are a New York City Christmas season staple. These giant, red, steel-reinforced fiberglass balls with chrome-finished caps and hooks, are installed every year since 1993 in front of the Exxon Building on the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue). They are among the most photographed holiday decorations in Midtown Manhattan.

GTGL Snippets: Manhattan, New York City, USA

City Touring Challenges and How to Overcome Them

It took us a year after the stroke to take our first trip by plane. It’s gotten manageable since with all the tricks we’ve developed. In 2014, we tackled NYC, and there we identified some of the challenges we now have with our new situation. But, in 2015, we did Boston, and you bet your passport we’ve learned how to overcome these challenges.
City Touring Challenges and How to Overcome Them