Montgomerian on the Move: Playing Explorers in Sapa, Vietnam

2016-12-10T16:19:24+00:00

by Anna Idler “You have to move faster, we might need to run.” Our homestay host and trekking guide, John, quietly dictated this to our group as we crept past him down to a ravine off of our original trail. He motioned for us to keep moving while he stared down two water buffalo directly to [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Playing Explorers in Sapa, Vietnam 2016-12-10T16:19:24+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: Loi Krathong Festival in Thailand

2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

by Anna Idler I’ve never wished I was taller more than fighting through the Loi Krathong festival crowds in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Fragile paper lanterns in hand, Rachel and I weaved through the packed streets trying not to knock into anything or anyone, a near impossible act. I looked up at the sky near the [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Loi Krathong Festival in Thailand 2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor

2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor between Friday, November 25, 2016 and Sunday, January 8, 2017 for a glimpse of colonial life during the holiday season. With the museum’s annual “Twelfth Night Tours,” visitors of all ages can enjoy a guided tour of ironmaster John Potts’ elegant 1752 Georgian manor house, decorated with greenery for Yuletide. Along [...]

Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor 2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

MontCo Parks Get Ready for the Holidays

2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

By Betsy Natter With more of a chill in the air you may not think about wandering out into one of Montgomery County’s many parks to spend an afternoon. But in preparation for the holiday season, many sites are holding workshops and open houses to help everyone get ready. Enjoy a candlelit tour, make a [...]

MontCo Parks Get Ready for the Holidays 2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: Embracing Helmet Hair in Vietnam

2016-12-10T16:19:26+00:00

by Anna Idler “Good enough!” Our guide for the day, Hoang, delivered this affirmation this to Rachel as he strapped her helmet on and moved on to “inspect” the headgear I’d chosen. Not very comforting of an assessment. But we were too excited at the moment to care. We were in Hoi An, Vietnam, preparing [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Embracing Helmet Hair in Vietnam 2016-12-10T16:19:26+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: Floating Through Thailand

2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

Anna Idler River tours in Bangkok, Thailand include: beautiful palm trees, colorful homes, families waving as we pass and… four-foot komodo dragons that crawl into the boat while it’s moving. Our boat driver yelled, not even out of terror but to signal us to look. Rach and I turned around just as he had the [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Floating Through Thailand 2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

Hatboro Model Train Show

2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

It's the 11th year for the Hatboro Model Train Show, which features elaborate train displays in all gauges, some themed for the Holidays. The show features 70 vendors of model train equipment and memorabilia are happy to share their wares. Of special interest are model recreations of local municipalities, including Hatboro's busy Main Street. Around 1,000 [...]

Hatboro Model Train Show 2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

Historic Graeme Park

2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

Graeme Park, the historic site in Horsham, is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and operated by the non-profit group, The Friends of Graeme Park. It is the only surviving residence of a Colonial-era Pennsylvania governor. Graeme Park was constructed in 1722 by Sir William Keith as a summer residence and alternative to his governor's [...]

Historic Graeme Park 2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: A Monk’s Guide to Life

2017-08-06T11:57:24+00:00

by Anna Idler “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Gautama Buddha When I walked in the doors of the classroom on Chiang Mai University’s campus, the monk at the front had just wrapped his bright orange [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: A Monk’s Guide to Life 2017-08-06T11:57:24+00:00

Harry Potter Festival is Magically Fun

2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

By Betsy Natter Photo credit: https://chestnuthillpa.com/events/harry-potter-festival-2016/ Be a wizard for a day by entering the magical world of J.K. Rowling at the Harry Potter Festival and Quidditch Tournament in Chestnut Hill on Fri., Oct. 21 and Sat., Oct. 22. An exciting variety of events is organized for Harry Potter fans across the Delaware [...]

Harry Potter Festival is Magically Fun 2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00