July 2013

Savvy travelers to Philadelphia head for the newly vibrant neighborhoods that ring Center City Story and photos by John Grossmann Milk & Honey Market co-owner Annie Baum-Stein is holding court behind an alluring array of honey jars, each with a different five-digit number on the lid.  Emblematic of the new breed

By Shari Hartford The area around Penn Station and Madison Square Garden in New York City is most notable for the James Farley Post Office, the line-up of bargain busses that take travelers to Philadelphia and Washington, DC, Macy’s Herald Square and for the constant stream of commuters coming and

I call it a “Holy Shit” moment. One of those rare occurrences in travel when you round a bend and see something so stupendous that you’re shouting expletives of joy. This is exactly what happens when you reach the rim of Crater Lake. You’ve never seen water such a shade

  By Shari Hartford Back in the day, ladies wore hats…everyday, everywhere and the center for the millinery trade in New York City was 38th Street. Number 63, built in 1912, housed a factory where these hats, and their respective feathers, ribbons and bows (otherwise known as “trim) were manufactured.

The Park Loop around Acadia can be congested in the summer months, so get out of the car and play in the pines. A 43-mile network of carriage path trails, narrow hard-packed gravel pathways best suited for the fat wheels of a mountain bike, line the entire eastern half of

I have to give the folks at TheDailyMeal.com credit for perseverance – they crank out more restaurant and food surveys and rankings than anyone I know. Using a panel of selected journalists, food writers, bloggers and other presumably qualified sources (I voted in their best burger survey) they release list after

My discovery of Catalan cooking dates to an almost comically unsuccessful stint as an English teacher in Barcelona in the mid-eighties. I had a gap between two jobs in New York and a close friend’s brother, who was then living in Barcelona, told us a school there was looking for

By Mary Alice Kellogg There’s water, water everywhere in Amsterdam, and SpaWatcher has decided not to experience them by jumping in a canal, even though the city’s postcard-worthy waterways are celebrating their 400th anniversary this year. SpaWatcher wants something a bit … warmer. And I found it at the hottest

The winds on the Columbia River Gorge were far too strong for stand-up paddleboarding when we arrived on its shores. According to friend Kirby Neumann-Rae, Editor of the Hood River News, the winds were “nukin.” That didn’t stop the windsurfers and kiteboarders from hitting the water and the air in