Philadelphia As Seen Through Instagram Photos

cailin pretending to be rocky balboa in front of philadelphia's art musem - Philadelphia As Seen Through Instagram Photos

Living out a childhood dream pretending to be Rocky Balboa

Growing up I was one of those kids that always watched the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and forever will have the song from that show ingrained in my brain. “In West Philadelphia born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days…” I’m sure you can finish the rest of it. Even though this show was based in California, the song and a few bits that were filmed in Philadelphia along with the Rocky movies of course put the city on a map for me at a young age. As I grew older and became a fan of M. Night Shyamalan (who films almost ALL of his films in Pennsylvania) I was even more intrigued and couldn’t wait to visit someday. the famous Rocky Balboa steps and foot prints at the Philadelphia Art Museum - Philadelphia As Seen Through Instagram Photos

At the top of the famous Rocky Balboa steps in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum

Over the past couple of years I had been teased by connecting through the Philadelphia airport on several flights to different destinations and then finally this year I had a great excuse to visit. BlogHouse. BlogHouse is the 4 day 3 night travel blogging conference that I run with a couple of friends once or twice a year, helping newer travel bloggers become the best they possibly can be. We have previously hosted BlogHouse in Spain, Ireland, Toronto, Chicago, Milwaukee and now Philadelphia. bloghouse philadelphia

The majority of the BlogHouse Philadelphia Crew!

This BlogHouse could not have happened if it wasn’t for our great bloggers who applied and were selected and showed up with bells on ready to learn. It also could not have happened without this years Sponsors: Visit Philly, Context Travel, the Sonesta Philadelphia Hotel and Travel Blog Success. A big thank you to them! However lets get to why you came here to read this post. PRETTY INSTAGRAM PICTURES!! Without a doubt Philadelphia is an extremely photographic city. I was taking pictures constantly (when not Snapchatting of course) and now I get to share my pretty instgram pictures with you. I hope you like them!










“Love is love is love…” ~Lin-Manuel Miranda The iconic love statue by Robert Indiana displayed for the public in Philadelphia.

A photo posted by Travel, Video & Food Blogger (@cailinoneil) on


Now I am craving a Philly Cheesesteak! To see more from my time in Philadelphia check out these two videos from my Snapchat takeover with Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet Snapchat Takeover in Philadelphia Lonely Planet Snapchat Takeover in Philadelphia Day 2

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  • Reply
    July 29, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    This American city is definitely on my list to experience … awesome pictures!

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    Sherry Ott
    July 17, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Now I have the Fresh Prince song rolling through my head! Great pics Cailin and it was super getting to see you in person!

    • Reply
      July 17, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      hahaha Sherry there could be worse songs to have stuck in your head! lol Awesome seeing you as always!

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