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10 Great Science Museums in the U.S.A.

The average family doesn’t have high-powered microscopes or walk-in kaleidoscopes at home. Lucky for us, top science museums make such world-class resources—as well as educators who know how to break down abstract concepts in a way that everyone (even parents) can understand—available to the public. Here are ten spot-on science museums in cities across the United States.

Insider’s Guide to Philadelphia

The city where the U.S. got its start is rich in history, for sure. But Philadelphia also can brag about its art collections, science centers, and culinary spots—all destinations within walking distance of City Hall, the centermost point of Center City.

Best Family-Friendly Museums in Philly

National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her latest advice.

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in August

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in August.

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in July

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in July.

Beyond Philly: The Main Line

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As someone who has yet to have kids, I wondered if the Main Line had enough going on to justify recommending it as a weekend getaway. The answer turned out to be, unequivocally, yes.

Family Time: Philadelphia Freedom

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Here they are — ten kid-friendly things you can do in and around Independence Hall in the “City of Brotherly Love.”

I Heart My City: Kids Edition

It’s time for another special edition of I Heart My City! This time we’re serving up recommendations for the best educational experiences for kids (and kids at heart) in 15 cities around the world from the people who know them best: our ever-inspirational I Heart My City community. They also happen to be fun.

I Heart My City: Larissa + Michael’s Philadelphia

When longtime Philadelphia residents Larissa and Michael Milne turned 50, they left their careers behind to travel around the world for a year (with a miniature Rocky Balboa statue) and write about their adventure for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Now that their long trip is coming to an end, here are the things they can’t wait to get back to in the “City of Brotherly Love.”

Travel Photo Tips From the Masters

Who doesn’t want to be a travel photographer and earn their keep by exploring the world and capturing its essence for the rest of us to see? I know I do.

I was lucky enough to sit in on one of Traveler’s photo seminars earlier this month, led by award-winning photographer Jim Richardson and the magazine’s senior photo editor Dan Westergren. Though Jim and Dan believe in the importance of technique, they stressed that “the secret is in how you look at the world, not in how you turn the dials on the camera.”

Here are a few of Jim and Dan’s tips on how to get into the right frame of mind when you’re making pictures.

I Heart My City (in the Summer)

The first official day of summer is tomorrow (for the northern half of the world, at least), so we thought we’d kick it off right: with a special edition of I Heart My City. Here are 20 quintessential summer must-dos from past I Heart contributors all around the globe.

A Garden Fit for Fall

By Lauren Weinhold Late-summer blooms and mild breezes greeted my mother and me as we walked the grounds of Longwood Gardens, the former estate of  Pierre S. du Pont.  Thirty miles west of Philadelphia, Longwood is tucked away from the surrounding metropolitan buzz. An easily accessible day trip destination from Baltimore, Washington, and Wilmington, there…