Viewing: Arts & Culture

Boston On the Water; Two If By Sea

WHY GO: Formerly a cesspool, now a national model for waterfront revival, Boston harbor is full of surprises. Two days closer than New York to Europe during Colonial times, Boston was once the favored American port and is now reclaiming its maritime history. Though crowds have rediscovered Boston’s old working wharves, there are still some […] Read More

Salem, MA Without Witches

WHY GO?  Thought Salem was all about witches?  Make a beeline to the electrifying Peabody Essex Museum to discover that’s just not so.  Though Salem, Massachusetts is most associated with the Witch Trials, you can spend a few days here without experiencing anything witch-related at all.  One of the nation’s best – and dare we […] Read More

Philadelphia PA; A Garden of Delights

WHY GO: It’s amazing how many gardens you’ll discover in Philadelphia; some landscaped, others with nary a fern, plant, or even dirt.  You’ll find that the word “Garden” can be interpreted in many ways, from shops to restaurants (no, not the one that starts with Olive) to eccentric creations.  This Getaway highlights some well known […] Read More

Stratford, Ontario; Beliebe it or Not

WHY GO: Here’s a strange fact: Stratford, Ontario, a good two-hour drive from Toronto and home to the preeminent Shakespeare Theater Festival in Canada, is also hometown of teen hottie Justin Bieber. Talk about Yin/Yang.  This small outpost has also been nurturing quite a Locavore culture drawing high-caliber chefs who work magic with the products […] Read More

Lancaster, PA: Arts, Crafts and Theater Getaway

WHY: Though more and more cities are saving important buildings from the wrecking ball, the award for the most repurposed downtown goes to that bastion of Amish Culture, Lancaster, PA.  Most tourists visit this region for a glimpse of the austere, electricity-shunning PA Dutch, but there is a new reason to make the trip out […] Read More

Cambridge, MA Adventures

WHY GO: Because, with MIT, Harvard and Google within blocks of each other, Cambridge encompasses the highest concentration of brainiacs in the country. Don’t you want to tap into that?  Walk though Harvard Yard or the MIT Campus on a humid spring evening, and you may stumble across a world-renowned scientist in passionate debate with […] Read More

Essex, CT: An American Eagle Town

WHY GO: Why is Essex, CT is one of the most popular yachting towns in the Northeast USA? Because it’s located on the flat out stunning Connecticut River, deemed one of 15 wetlands “of international importance,” where Bald Eagles have returned in droves.  The Connecticut River and Essex in particular was, if not the center of the […] Read More

Arts and Music In Bethlehem, PA

WHY GO: Once a steel town, Bethlehem, PA has reinvented itself as an arts powerhouse. Plus, it’s got the oldest continuously operating bookstore in the world. With Sands Casino, Arts Quest and Lehigh University on one side of the Lehigh River and the Moravian stone buildings of Historic Bethlehem on the other, Bethlehem has somewhat of a […] Read More

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