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  A bedroom at Wing’s Neck Lighthouse on Cape Cod. By Everett Potter If a seaside getaway is what you’re looking for this summer, there’s a lot to be said for staying in a remote lighthouse. A lighthouse is romantic and exotic, and when you check in, you’re pretty much

  By John Grossmann What you need to understand about Philadelphia is that better than in any other American city, the old and the new co-exist splendidly, offering a winning mix of the historic and the hip. Nowhere is that enticing blend more prevalent than in Philadelphia’s recently revitalized Old

By Gerrie Summers I probably should not admit this, but the only thing I really knew about Seattle (other than it is in Washington state) had to do with a coffee place that can now be found in every nook and cranny in New York City, including my kitchen. OK,

By Eleanor Berman Whatever your politics, when the Republicans picked Tampa for their 2012 convention, it was an alert to a city that’s worth discovering.

The Omni Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, NH. By Everett Potter What’s better than a Valentine’s Day getaway to a ski resort? Waiting six weeks to go. You’ll save a bundle by going in late March, there will be more snow, and these four hotels under $200 a night in

By Everett Potter How would you build the perfect ski hotel? Start with a slope-side location at a notable mountain, add a world-class spa, and decorate the hotel with native stone and Navajo carpets. Factor in an après-ski sushi bar and ever-smiling ski valets to help you with your boots.

By David McKay Wilson At the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, where big bands drew huge crowds to Florida’s west coast in the 1930s and 40s, swing is still king. I discovered the thriving dance scene in the Tampa Bay area in late October during a weeklong trip to St. Petersburg, where

By Everett Potter Here’s what Park City does not have: the cowboy vibe of Jackson Hole, the attitude of Aspen, or the slickness of Vail. What this former 19th-century mining town, spectacularly set at 7,000 feet, does have is a genuine, family-welcoming feel–this may be the friendliest ski town in

Tom Passavant At first, it’s hard to imagine an odder hotel couple than Marriott and Ian Schrager. But that’s exactly who got hitched when the new Waikiki Edition hotel opened in September. It’s the first in a series of collaborations that will soon produce Editions in Istanbul, Mexico City, Bangkok,

Panoramic View Resort. By Shari Hartford First the geography. Long Island is shaped like a fish. The southern tail, or South Fork, is where you will find the Hamptons and Montauk Point. The northern tail, or North Fork, is home to Greenport and Orient Point. Generally speaking, the North Fork