Viewing: Arts & Culture

Pennsylvania’s Medieval Cathedral and the Temple of the Three Stooges

WHY GO: Why go? Because a Pennsylvania Rags to Riches Captain of Industry, John Pitcairn, founded a whole new religious branch of Christianity about 15 miles north of Philadelphia, and built a cathedral on his property. Because his son, Raymond, continued his work and in the process amassed the largest collection of Medieval stained glass […] Read more

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

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 Weekend Getaway highlights some well […] 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

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

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