Montgomerian on the Move: A Day Among Elephants

2016-12-10T16:19:28+00:00

by Anna Idler “Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.” – John Donne, Poet “A big truck, with people!” The representative at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (EJS) enthusiastically tells me this on the phone as Rachel and I wait to get picked up. A few minutes later, I see what he means. The [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: A Day Among Elephants 2016-12-10T16:19:28+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: The Power of a Familiar Face

2016-12-10T16:19:28+00:00

by Anna Idler “You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind… because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” – Frederick Buechner Back in the day when I was studying [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: The Power of a Familiar Face 2016-12-10T16:19:28+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: Island Living

2016-12-10T16:19:29+00:00

Anna Idler “The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever.” - E. Lockhart. Flip flops, easy smiles, and friendly hey-where-are-you-froms surround us from all sides. Rach and I have just walked into Earthers Hostel in Hvar, Croatia to check in. Even after just minutes waiting in the reception area to find [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Island Living 2016-12-10T16:19:29+00:00

2016 Montgomery County Fall Guide

2017-08-06T11:57:25+00:00

Gorgeous foliage, spooktacular Halloween adventures, delicious fresh food, and so much more bring Montgomery County to life in the fall. With so much to do, bookmark this handy fall guide to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun! Check in with the calendar of events for more to do. FAMILY FUN FALL [...]

2016 Montgomery County Fall Guide 2017-08-06T11:57:25+00:00

A Piece of North Wales History for BKZ Merchant Services

2016-12-10T16:19:29+00:00

by Erin McNelis One of the wonderful things about living and working in Montgomery County is the daily union of modern conveniences and rich history. For BKZ Merchant Services, that union has taken center stage this summer. The 14 year-old company, owned by local entrepreneur Bob Zimmerman, recently moved their offices to 217 East Montgomery Avenue in North Wales, which [...]

A Piece of North Wales History for BKZ Merchant Services 2016-12-10T16:19:29+00:00

3 Cultural Festivals for End of Summer Fun

2016-12-10T16:19:29+00:00

by Betsy Natter Credit: https://www.facebook.com/tryzub.ukrainianclub The Philadelphia area is rich with cultural heritage and Montgomery County is no exception. As a way of sharing their ethnic heritage, culture, food and artistry with their communities, three local organizations are inviting the local community to join in their annual festival celebrations. Stop by one or [...]

3 Cultural Festivals for End of Summer Fun 2016-12-10T16:19:29+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: Riding Switchbacks to Sunset

2016-12-10T16:19:29+00:00

by Anna Idler All GPSes were faulty. The small one attached to our rental car’s dashboard kept showing us going off the designated route and struggling to “recalculate”; our two phone maps showed us being close to the road we needed to get on, but provided no direct way to get there. “There” being Talaia [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Riding Switchbacks to Sunset 2016-12-10T16:19:29+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: Enjoying What The Planet Gives Us, in Lagos

2016-12-10T16:19:30+00:00

Anna Idler   “Hey! Thanks for picking me up!” I throw my backpack into the seat and climb into the surf guide’s truck. “No problem,” he says as he closes my door. Climbs back in. “Where are you from?” “Philadelphia! The U.S.” “Ah,” he chuckles. “I knew you were American.” “Oh man I’m sure you [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Enjoying What The Planet Gives Us, in Lagos 2016-12-10T16:19:30+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: Finding Hope in Space

2016-12-10T16:19:31+00:00

Anna Idler I bought a collage from a local Portuguese artist while exploring the beautiful streets of Lisbon the other day. Three little blond girls stand with their backs to the viewer, looking at Earth. I couldn’t say why I bought it at first – “I just really like it,” I said to Rachel, who [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Finding Hope in Space 2016-12-10T16:19:31+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: Hitting the Bull’s Eye in Pamplona

2016-12-10T16:19:32+00:00

by Anna Idler “There is a man reading a newspaper front of us.” Rachel poked my arm and motioned to the front of the crowd. Though my five-foot frame doesn’t allow me to see much in these congested situations, I managed to locate him: she was right. An elderly man in a red “Pamplona” bandana [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Hitting the Bull’s Eye in Pamplona 2016-12-10T16:19:32+00:00