Restaurant Review: The City Tavern, Philadelphia

Restaurant Review: The City Tavern, Philadelphia

Like most frequent travellers, I eat in a lot of restaurants. I try (not always successfully) to avoid tourist establishments, but I only write about those places that catch my attention in some way. So why would I choose to write about a reconstructed historic...
The Covered Bridges of Lancaster County

The Covered Bridges of Lancaster County

Pennsylvania is home to more than 200 covered wooden bridges, almost 30 of them in Lancaster County. They summon up a bygone era, although they are still very much in use. I set out to find out more about the bridges of Lancaster County. What are Covered Bridges?...
Discovering the Wines of the Finger Lakes, New York State

Discovering the Wines of the Finger Lakes, New York State

The steep slopes and glacial soil of the Finger Lakes region of New York State create a perfect environment for growing grapes. Today the area has more than 200 wineries: small, local vineyards, many of them owned by the same families for several generations. I took a...
Drinking My Way Around Rochester, New York

Drinking My Way Around Rochester, New York

In keeping with its image as a hip and lively city, Rochester has a booming local drinks industry. It’s mostly craft beers, but you’ll find vineyards and distilleries too. And there are plenty of places to enjoy cocktails, both traditional and locally-crafted. In...
History, Culture and Play: The Museums of Rochester, New York

History, Culture and Play: The Museums of Rochester, New York

As befits a city with a long history of innovation, culture and notable residents, there are dozens of fabulous museums in Rochester and the surrounding area. There are the collections that you might expect – like the Memorial Art Gallery – and less obvious ones such...