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?...

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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...

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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...

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What to See and Do in Rochester, New York

What to See and Do in Rochester, New York

Rochester is the third largest city in New York State, and the gateway to the beautiful Finger Lakes region. It is vibrant and booming, a centre for culture, cuisine and craft beers. And it is conveniently situated between New York City and Niagara Falls. All of that...

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Exploring the Architecture of Oakland, Old and New

Exploring the Architecture of Oakland, Old and New

One of the things I love about American cities is the wonderful mix of architecture. From Victorian houses to the grand designs of the early 20th century, to sweeping modern skyscrapers. The city of Oakland, just a short metro ride from downtown San Francisco, was no...

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The Mission District Murals of San Francisco

The Mission District Murals of San Francisco

San Francisco is famous for its colourful and provocative street art. You can find it everywhere, with a thousand or more murals across the city. But the greatest concentration is in the Mission District, with whole streets full of vibrant murals and mosaics. Balmy...

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