Philadelphia – Washington Square

Washington Square in Philadelphia is free to visit and is part of Independence Hall. We visited all of Independence Hall but I’m breaking it up in to different posts because it’s so much! Washington Square has a tribute to those who died in the revolutionary war with an unmarked grave and a statue of George Washington. Hence the name Washington Square. Philadelphia is steeped in so much history. We honestly have learned so much just by touring Philly.
When we walked up to the statue there was a man standing there and asked us if we knew about the tribute. He went on to explain it to us. It was very interesting. He said his name was John and he was a professor at Penn State and in his free time sits in the park and tells people the history of Philadelphia. We don’t know if that’s true but it was awesome to learn about the area. We hope you enjoy the photos below and let us know if you have visited Philadelphia and what were your favorite places to go? As always stay classy and thanks for stopping by.

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Philadelphia – Geno’s Steaks

When visiting Philadelphia you have to go to Geno’s. It is so delicious. If you want to sound like you’re from South Philly, order a “whiz with” which is a cheesesteak with cheese wiz and onions. You will not be sorry. After you eat make sure you look at the wall of police badges. We found one from Georgia, I’m sure you will find your state. With so many cheesesteak places to choose from its really hard to pick just one, but we asked around and everybody said Geno’s.

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What is your favorite cheesesteak place in Philadelphia? We would love to here from you! Leave us a comment and don’t forget to follow us on social media. See the contacts page for all info. Stay Classy and Thanks for stopping by

Philadelphia-Chinatown

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Chinatown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is an amazing place. It is literally like being in a different world. People were selling all kinds of things and people were really nice to us. We took the above photo of the Friendship Gate on 10th Street and Arch Street. We got some great shots of people and the town. Check back to enjoy our Philadelphia series. We are having a great time sharing and would love to hear what is your favorite part of Philly. Stay Classy and thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend and see you Monday.

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Hershey World

We went to Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, PA. Saying that this place is awesome is an understatement. There is tons to do here and the best part is some of it is free. We are always down to go somewhere with candy and free stuff.

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You know it’s going to be a good time when you arrive and there are giant candy bar characters greeting you from the top of the building.

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The best part of Hershey’s Chocolate World is that admission and parking ( less than 3 hours) and some attractions are free! We took the Hershey Chocolate Tour which is free and you get a sample of candy at the end. This is a riding tour. You ride in a cart shaped like a Hershey Kiss. The tour is really informative and enjoyable. I wouldn’t suggest doing this tour if you get motion sickness easily because there are a lot of turns and you have to walk to the cart on a moving floor.

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These cows sing the song that will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day!

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After we took the tour we were really hungry. There is a cafe with sweets, ice cream, and savory foods. We got a baked potato, macaroni and cheese, and the best hot chocolate we have ever had.

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Hershey kisses are our favorite. We got cookies and cream, almond, and plain. There is a kiss machine where you can make your own bag. Oh yeah!

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There is so much more to do here but we only had a couple of hours because we were just passing through. On their website you can plan your visit before you go and buy tickets to the attractions. If you are close to Hershey, PA you definitely have to check out Hershey World. Stay Classy and Thanks for stopping by!

NYC – Shopping

We are giant kids. We tend to go to all the brightly colored, fun stores. We went to Toys R Us, P!Q, Hershey, and Fao Schwarz. New York City has some of the best shopping in the world, but all we want to do is have fun and we don’t do glitz and glam. We had the best time at these stores. Hope you enjoy our photos below.
Toys R Us

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P!Q

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Hershey

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FAO Schwarz

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What are some of your favorite stores in your town? We would love to hear from you. Stay Classy and thanks for stopping by!

NYC- Shake Shack

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With a hashtag on Instagram like BurgerBallin how could you not check it out. Shake Shack is so good. We got burgers and shared a fry. It was the best burger I’ve ever had. Shake Shack just opened in Atlanta, so now I can have that delicious burger whenever I want. I’m so glad our first experience at the Shack was in New York City where it all started.
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If you ever have the opportunity to try the Shake Shack you will get hooked. You have been warned!
Going to switch gears for a second and announce the winner of our travel journal giveaway. And the winner is……Hetal from Pretty Polymath. Email us a nonregionaldiction@gmail.com to claim your journal. Thanks to everyone that entered and we will be doing another giveaway soon. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Stay classy and thanks for stopping by.

NYC- Rockefeller Center

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Rockefeller Center is an amazing place. There are shops, restaurants, NBC studios, an observation deck, and much more. You can get lost trying to navigate the “Rock.” We got lost more than once and ended up in the subway one time. I know, crazy right! It was so worth it in the end because the views from the observation deck on the 86th floor are incredible.
We didn’t have tickets to go to the observation deck, so we had to wait in a long line. I highly suggest buying your tickets online before you go so you don’t have to wait in line. We finally got our tickets, but the closest time we could get was an hour and half away. We decided to explore. We went to a few shops, got a pretzel, went to the NBC store, and still had a little time to spare. We went back to the entrance to the observation deck and they let us in a little early. All of the employees are super nice except for the line monitor ladies. They are pushy and loud but I guess that is part of the job description. First you have to go through security and wait in a few more lines before you arrive to the elevator that takes you to the 86th floor. The elevator ride was my least favorite part but it only takes 43 seconds to reach the observation deck. Be aware that your ears will pop going up and coming down due to the change in pressure, chewing gum will help.
Finally we reached the top of the rock. There is a little shop at the top where you can purchase a souvenir and glass doors to where the New York City Skyline awaits to be photographed. It is truly amazing. Make sure you have quarters with you so you can use the viewfinder. We could see the Statue of Liberty, Hudson River, multiple bridges, and much more. We spent thirty minutes just looking it was great. We were walking toward the exit and saw a sign that pointed to an upstairs area so we decided to check it out and thank goodness we did because we got to go up even higher. It cost $29 a person but it is worth every penny.
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Below are our tips for visiting Rockefeller Center and going up to the observation deck.
1. Buy your tickets online before you go.
2. Have chewing gum for the elevator.
3. Have quarters for the viewfinder. ( fifty cents per view )
4. Go upstairs once you get to the 86th floor for an even better view.
5. Don’t forget your camera. (Phone)
6. Have fun.
We had the best time and will go every time we go to New York. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. See you all Monday with the winner of the giveaway. Stay Classy and Thanks for stopping by!

NYC- Dylan’s Candy Bar

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My favorite place so far in New York City is Dylan’s Candy Bar. I know I will say that everything is my favorite. Oh well, everything is my favorite. Anyone with even the slightest sweet tooth will love Dylan’s Candy Bar. Every candy you could ever want is at Dylan’s. I felt like a kid in a candy shop. Literally. This is not your ordinary candy store. There is a cafe, bar, and three levels of pure awesome. We left with so much candy…too much candy. We could live at Dylan’s Candy Bar but alas we had to leave for more adventures.
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Stay Classy and thanks for stopping by!

NYC

New York City is known as the concrete jungle for a couple of reasons. The first reason is because Manhattan is almost completely paved besides Central Park , Riverside Park, and a few other green spots. The second is because a jungle is a dangerous and a survival of the fittest atmosphere. There is just something different about NYC. Everything is fast paced and everyone is in a hurry. Being from Georgia where no one does anything in hurry, it was definitely a culture shock. We still had an awesome time in New York this week. We did some tourists activities but we tried to fit in the best we could. We went to Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Coney Island, rode the subway, ate pizza, ate at the Shake Shack, and went to a bunch of stores. This is just the first of many posts about NYC. Below are just some of the photos of the city. Check back soon to see more about New York. Don’t forget about our giveaway of the travel notebook. Like us on Facebook to win. Thanks for stopping by! IMG_1264.JPG

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