Old City Philadelphia Segway Tour

This weekend I had the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon strolling around the city of Brotherly Love in a whole new way -

by Segway!

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My parents are big segway fans – they’ve gone on tours in Washington, DC & Gettysburg – they always told me how much fun they had, so Charles & I thought it would be fun to do a segway tour with my parents in Philadelphia!

Old City Segway Tour

This weekend we cleared our schedules, my mother-in-law came over to babysit the little man {Thanks MM!} and we headed out to enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon stroll around the city.

There were some different tour options but we decided to go with the Old City Segway tour ->

This tour is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours long, (including safety instructions and hands on training) and covers roughly 3.5 miles. The Old City Tour is our most popular tour offering views and historical facts to more than 20 of Philly’s most sought after attractions. This tour is the perfect snapshot for visitors to get acquainted with the Old City and Historical/Waterfront Districts as well as learn memorable historical Philly stories. Glide, discover, and explore while also learning how our country was formed on those very streets.  Some of the sites you’ll see include: the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, Washington Square, Penn’s Landing, Powel House, 1st Bank, various murals and art, and so much more!  

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We watched a short safety video and then it was time to get on the segways!

Side Note – Check out my Instagram for a little video of my first few moments on the segway!

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It was a little scary for about 5 seconds, just learning how to stand on the segway and maneuver it around, but I got the hang of it fairly quickly and it was a lot of fun. There were 8 people in our group and everyone got some hands on training on their segways before we headed out into the city.

segway training

We learned all the basics in the basement of a car garage down by Independence Hall in Philadelphia – it had a little section reserved for us so we could roll around on our own. It was a nice way to get used to the device, but it was a little dark for photos!

mom and me

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After everyone was instructed and feeling comfortable on their segway, we were ready to roll – literally.

We headed out on the busy streets of Philadelphia to explore Old Town via segway.

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The tour was a lot of fun – we had earbuds in and a guide explaining a bit of the history that was passed on our route. I think it’s so great to be a tourist in my own town – even though I’ve lived here for many years, there are still so many sights I haven’t been able to see, and this was a great way to be out in the gorgeous fall weather, exploring.

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As I mentioned before, there are different tour options available with different routes and lasting different lengths of time – we chose the 1.5 hour tour option and it was the perfect amount of time to see a different part of the city and take in the sights. AND it’s a great length of time for your first experience on a segway – even though you are staining there, your legs are working to guide you in the direction you want to go, and they get sore after a while! We took a pit stop about halfway through the tour to shake out our legs and it was very much needed!

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segway selfie

group shot mom and dad

All in all it was a great way to explore the city on a beautiful day. It was lovely to be outside in the fresh air and we got to cover a lot of ground with a lot of history in a short amount of time!

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We had a absolute blast rolling around the city – I would definitely do another segway tour, in Philly or anywhere else! It was the perfect way to spend  an afternoon exploring!

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Have you ever done a segway tour?

If so, where?

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A huge thanks to my friends at Philly Segway & Wheel Fun Rentals for the complimentary tickets!

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Skinnygirl Snack Swap Giveaway

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Skinnygirl.

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Between being a new mom & nursing I am constantly dealing with a pretty serious snacking dilemma.

Fun Fact: The average American consumes 25 percent of their daily calories from snacks!

For the most part, I crave chocolate about 90% of the time. I particularly enjoy something sweet coated in something salty. But that’s just me.  It definitely  needs to be filling because I am hungry all.the.time. Can you blame me? I’m feeding another tiny human! That takes some serious werk {and calorie burn!}

So back to my dilemma – if it was up to me, I’d be grabbing handfuls of chocolate every hour, on the hour {oh wait, it IS up to me!} BUT I try to refrain myself and make fruits & vegetables slightly more attainable than chocolate {read – I put the chocolate wayyyyy in the back of the freezer & the healthy stuff smack dab in the front of the fridge}

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BUT since I am in the process of getting back to my body before baby, I am really trying to make the best choices for my body whenever I can. Thanks to the Skinnygirl Snack Swap I am able to make some easy, tasty & healthy decisions!

Throughout the month of September, Skinnygirl is encouraging women to swap out their snacks for more healthful options with the Skinnygirl Snack Swap campaign. The Skinnygirl Snack Swap website features a playful tool that asks users to choose their favorite snack and then personally picks healthier options to match that craving.

Here are a few of my favorite {Skinnygirl} snacks that have been swapped:

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And my favorite recipe from the Snack Swap that I’m excited to share with you today – Skinny Chocolate Cake for One?! #GetInMyBelly ->

SkinnyGIRL Chocolate cake for One

A little about the Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars -> They are 170 calories or less, an excellent source of protein and good source of fiber. They are also gluten free, Kosher and contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors. Flavors include Chocolate Peanut Butter with Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Pretzel and Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate.

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Want to try out some Skinnygirl snacks for yourself? Up for grabs today is an assortment of Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars!

Enter to win by -> Leaving a comment below with YOUR favorite snack swap / Follow Skinnygirl Daily on Facebook and / Share your Snack Swap on the Skinnygirl Daily Facebook page

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The giveaway is open to residents of the US only (no PO Boxes)

The Snack Swap site has plenty of nutritionist-approved healthy snack recipes, and a social media component to share the snack swap on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For each snack shared, participants receive an entry for the chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree at Target.

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Friday Favorites: Aztec Print

I am a BIG fan of aztec print. Not really sure why, but I’m just drawn to it. I enjoy how depending on the color of the print, it can really be perfect for any season!

Here are a few of my favorite aztec print picks for today’s Friday Favorites – some are on serious sale! Check them out, let me know what you think and feel free to share your thoughts!

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Aztec Favorites

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1- Sort of loving this aztec print racerback tank – the black & khaki color makes it so easy to pair with a fun solid colored cardigan or wrap. It’s on super sale as well!

2- How fun is this aztec cape? I would have LOVED this when I was pregnant last fall/winter! But I still think it would be adorable with skinny jeans and boots! Such a cute piece!

3- I love this aztec dress – it’s the perfect piece for a beautiful fall day! Pair it with boots and a cardigan/blazer and you are good to go! Did I mention it’s on sale for $16?!

4- This aztec infinity scarf comes in three fun color options – and it’s only $14 – I think it looks so comfy & cozy!

5- I have been looking for some fun stackable rings and this aztec thin stack might be my winner. On sale too!

6- This aztec print sunglass case makes me happy – and it’s under $10  - would make such a cute little gift for a friend too!

7- I have this weekender aztec bag and I love it! I got it on super sale a while ago & it’s a beautiful bag that fits a ton of stuff with lots of pockets – perfect for traveling!

8- The fun colors on this vintage aztec top are a little spring/summer but I think they could be toned down with a black blazer/sweater making this piece perfect for any season. This top is really fun and did I mention it’s under $12 on sale?!

9- These blue aztec ballet flats are so fun – I love the asymmetrical strap. So cute with skinny jeans as the weather starts to cool!

10 – This blue aztec soft pants are oh so cute. I think they would be adorable for fall as the weather cools with a black top & black booties. Such a fun pop of print – for a great price too!

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What’s your Friday Favorite this week?

Please share!

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#getinmybelly

I had another post planned for today but Brooks’ 2nd tooth is cutting through so we’ve been dealing with that and a little funky sleep & nap schedule the past few days – needless to say, I’m a little behind. Teething is no joke.

So today I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite recipes I’ve revisited lately. I’ve been in the mood to cook a lot, especially with all the fun fall produce coming out, but I don’t always have the time, or the free hands, to really make a meal. BUT when enough planning {and help!} -> dinner gets on the table, and it tastes pretty good too!

These are four meals I’ve been eating & loving lately – the all make a TON of food, which means leftovers {BIG fan of that!} – check them out, let me know what you think and feel free to share what YOU are loving to make & eat lately!

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Butternut Squash Risotto

butternut squash risotto

Creamy Cauliflower Mac & {almost no!} Cheese

cauliflower mac and {almost no} cheese

Pepperoni Pizza Spaghetti Casserole 

pepperoni pizza spaghetti casserole

Mexican Heavy on the Beans Casserole 

mexican heavy on the beans casserole

For more fun, check out my Food page!

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What’s your favorite recipe to create at the moment?

Please share!

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