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The Philadelphia – Washington D.C. Chinatown Bus: Worth It

 The Philadelphia   Washington D.C. Chinatown Bus: Worth It

Since I wasn’t allowed to sit in George Washington’s chair, I decided it was time to leave Philly and travel to Washington D.C. The original plan was to take the Chinatown Bus from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. The thought of taking an inter-state bus for 3-hours sent shivers down my spine. Who really takes busses anymore? Would there be shady people on the bus? What is bus transportation like? Well friends, let me tell you, I was way wrong.

Why You Should Consider Taking the Bus Yourself

 The Philadelphia   Washington D.C. Chinatown Bus: Worth It
  1. Easy Ticket Purchase - You can purchase tickets online here, print them out and then present them for boarding. It’s a piece of cake.

The U.S. Constitution: Then and Now

 The U.S. Constitution: Then and Now

I had a moment of reflection on one of my travels to Pennsylvania. Aside from trying to sit in George Washington’s Chair, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, you can also view copies of the U.S. Constitution.

The documents on display are several hundred years old. Seeing them in person, makes you reflect about history, the significance of these pieces of paper and what it mean for America. Much time and effort was made to craft and write them. With this document, the founders of our country changed the course of history and formulated a model government by the people, for the people. It’s a pretty big deal.

Would You Sit on George Washington’s Chair at Independence Hall?

 Would You Sit on George Washington’s Chair at Independence Hall?

Welcome to Independence Hall, birthplace of America’s Democracy.

Both the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution were signed here. Walking onto these hallowed grounds was like stepping back into time. It was in this room that those crucial documents were signed.

 Would You Sit on George Washington’s Chair at Independence Hall?

Seriously, two and a half centuries ago our nation was born in this room. How amazing is that?

And it was in this chair that George Washington sat. This is the original chair that our 1st President sat in. The chair. No joke.

 Would You Sit on George Washington’s Chair at Independence Hall?

So I said to myself, “what would be the absolute coolest thing I could do in this room?”

5 Tips for Taking Fun, Travel Photographs

 5 Tips for Taking Fun, Travel Photographs

We’ve all sat through a friend or family member’s photo album from a recent vacation and feigned interest at looking at 100 photographs of them standing in front of some landmark and making that same smiling face over and aver again. After the 3rd photo, they all start to look the same. BORING!

Not my photo album.

If you want to impress your friends, relive your vacation memories and laugh all over again, take fun pictures. Here are some of my favorite tips taken on a recent trip to Philadelphia and Washington D.C.