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By Eleanor Berman With colorful films, dramatic displays and fresh insights into history, the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is a lively account of how a ragtag volunteer army managed to overcome British might to found our nation.  Many personal stories helps bring the history alive and

By Everett Potter For those who love the outdoors, the keywords are: lighter, smarter, durable. Cold nights and leaky tents are not part of the equation. The tech revolution has given us a host of new gear that can make our time in the outdoors just that much more enjoyable.

By Ann Abel There are a handful of places that defy certain rules of economics: the Hamptons in the ’70s, St. Barth in the ’80s, José Ignacio and Trancoso in the early 2000s. These are places where people who have a great deal of wealth go to spend a few days

By Bart Beeson Just a few dozen feet from me is a picturesque pond teeming with beautiful rainbow, brown and brook trout – with some real trophy fish among them – and they look hungry.  But I’m facing the opposite direction, repeatedly casting a piece of red fluff on the

By Everett Potter In the battle for carry-on, every inch counts. After all, it’s about keeping your stuff away from the evil clutches of the airlines’ baggage systems and saving the cost of checking a bag.   Here are three backpacks from Eagle Creek, Timbuk2 and Cotopaxi that are ideal

Story & photos by Kim Brown Seely Most first-timers to Jordan make a beeline for Petra, then after spending a day or two exploring the site – an ancient metropolis carved from stone that’s like nothing else on earth – head off to float in the Dead Sea.  I prefer

By Alexander Lobrano In Paris, Arnaud Nicolas, 34, has launched a spectacularly succulent revolution at the new restaurant and boutique that bears his name on the leafy Avenue de la Bourdonnais in the ever so discreetly chic 7th Arrondissement. Stopping by this elegant pair of rooms with oak parquet floors,

By Patrick Cooke Perhaps the most surprising revelation since President Barak Obama eased travel restrictions to Cuba in 2016 is how few travelers care. Airlines, initially hopeful for a Cuba windfall, have now cut back on flights or are using smaller planes to match an underwhelming demand. Not so the

Story & photos by Melissa Coleman My family and I landed on an easy weekend travel formula: Book in at a resort hotel during a New England summer festival and enjoy a fun escape for all ages. Last summer we tried two such hotel/festival combos, one by the sea in

By Monique Burns With spectacular art and architecture, stylish Michelin restaurants and cozy bistros, snazzy cabarets and haute-couture boutiques, the City of Light has an élan that’s unmistakably unique.   But, with the September 2016 opening of The Parisian Macao, French savoir-faire has finally come to the China coast. A stone’s