Non-stop Fun: Philadelphia
Explore the City of Brotherly Love
Philadelphia is one of many firsts. Founded in 1682 by William Penn, an English Quaker, the metropolis is home to the country’s first zoo, post office, and hospital. The city also played host to the first World’s Fair in 1876 and the first convention — the Continental Congress — in 1787.
A spot of tea
Delight in afternoon tea this winter
by Neha M. Shah
While tea certainly has evolved over the years, the act of drinking this tasty, healthful beverage remains steeped in tradition. The British adopted the practice during their 200-year rule over India, and to this day the tradition of afternoon tea almost always involves fine, loose leaves accompanied by delightful goodies, both salty and sweet.
Tarheels by nature
A look at all things North Carolina, born and bred
by Janice Dusseau Jones
Beautiful scenery, friendly folks and tangy barbecue simply do not sum up North Carolina.
The state is not a wallflower, disappearing into the background of maps and history classes. Be it flattering — from the pristine Outer Banks to world-class athlete Michael Jordan — or not so flattering — its tobacco reputation — this great state gets some press. And rightfully so.
Great horned owls rule the night during winter
by Ariel Daye
In North Carolina, when the leaves begin to change color and cooler weather rules, it’s not unusual to hear a loud and distinctive sound in the evening air: “Whoo-hoo-hoo, hooo, hooo!”