Pedaling its way into Philadelphia is the city’s new bike share program, Indego, making travel around the vibrant neighborhoods in the City of Brotherly Love convenient and fun.
Hundreds of blue and white bikes are located at solar powered-stations throughout the city, allowing both locals and tourists to pick up a bike at one location, like in South Philly after visiting Pat’s and Geno’s, and drop it off in another, like in Fairmount before exploring the Art Museum.
Useful bike features include a basket, perfect for water bottles, notepads and even cheesesteaks; three gears; lights and reflectors for late-night riding; front and rear hand brakes; sturdy, puncture-resistant tires; an easily adjustable seat; and splash and chain guards for dry, clean rides.
Before hopping on a bike, users must purchase a pass to the system by the month or by the trip. Options include Indego30 and IndegoFlex memberships, ideal for residents and visitors who are frequent riders, providing each member with their own unique key fob to unlock Indego bikes. After purchasing a membership, riders can walk up to any bike they want, press the button on the dock and hold the key to the reader to rent the bike. Riders not interested in a membership can simply use their credit card at any station kiosk.
Indego30 memberships cost $15 for 30 days, including unlimited free trips up to one hour and $4 trips per hour after the first hour, while IndegoFlex memberships cost $10 annually, including $4 trips for up to one hour and $4 trips after the first hour. The walk-up option costs $4 per 30-minute trip.
Get a bike, go for a ride and give it back with Indego.
If the first word you think of when considering Seattle is “rain,” you’re not to blame—there is plenty of rain in this most famous of Pacific Northwest cities. But there are plenty of other, more enjoyable, quintessentially Seattle experiences to be found in Washington’s largest city, and here are the top five you can pack into any visit, no matter how brief.
The Bwindi Field Tent is one of the most formidable tents for international travelers. Designed to provide safety for travelers and field researchers in remote locations, the tent provides comfort for up to three people at a time. When not used for sleeping, it can convert into a mosquito net to help cover your bed.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Start your day in Groton, Massachusetts, just a short drive outside of Boston, with a late breakfast on Main Street at Salt & Light Cafe. The casual eatery provides loads of light breakfast and lunch options, with lots of gluten-free and health-conscious menu items. A wide array of coffees and teas are available, complemented by the café’s house-made flavor shots. Pastry items and desserts are also a can’t-miss add-on to your meal.