Myself, My Girlfriend and two roommates share a large house in the Wissahickon/Manuyunk area just outside of Center City, Philadelphia.
We love this area as it has easy access to many great park areas, some of the best cycling and mountain biking on the East Coast, awesome hiking (or running) trails, even fishing and boating! All of this is within a 10 minutes of the house.
As well there are great restaurants to try and micro breweries nearby for beer lovers!
We have a wide knowledge of the area and city as far as interesting things that you'd not find in a guide book, the places the locals go, the new places that have just opened, and local events.
We have traveled many ways from 5 star hotels to sharing a guest house in Nicaragua. When we travel we love 'authentic' experiences and like to consider ourselves to be living in a place for a few days, rather than visiting.
I run group trips to many places, but especially love ski/snowboard trips!