Pennsylvania

Tips and Articles in Pennsylvania

Let's vent• Doesn't it seem as if you always get stuck in an airplane seat that has no direct view of the movie screen?• Why do so many good hotels have such bad telephone operators?They take forever to answer a guest's call, and they never seem t...
There are no teddy bears or ruffles or jars of potpourri to contend with at this seven-room inn set on 15 acres of rolling countryside. And every piece of furniture is worth a second look -- on close inspection you may find that it was made by the...
There were two things I knew about Milford before I ever saw the place. First, it is the site of a famous and very beautiful natural phenomenon, the name for which is archaic and not found in contemporary dictionaries: fluviarchy, meaning a networ...
The long countdown is over. • Ninety years after the once-proud New Haven Railroad began running electric wire above its tracks from New Haven to Boston (the aim was to "electrify" America with high-speed trains, but World War I put a half-centur...
Bed and breakfast. An elementary formula, right?It's amazing how wide a detour this concept has taken since farmwives started renting out the spare room to travelers. Of the 25,000-odd establishments around the country today, many deserve an A for...
Drive-in diehards make the trip to Orefield, Pennsylvania, because of Shankweiler's (Rte. 309; 610/481-0800), America's oldest drive-in theater. The snack bar serves popcorn topped with real butter and the individual car-window speakers are still...
I'm no early riser, but I have been known to creep downstairs on a steamy morning while my hosts were asleep, grab the newspaper, settle onto the porch, and begin plotting. How can I convince the friends I'm staying with that the paper's roster of...
For the furniture-obsessed, certain destinations have obvious appeal: the auction houses of Paris, the antiques shops of Stockholm, the sleek boutiques of Milan. But there is another world-class destination much closer to home: eastern Pennsylvani...
Philadelphia is adding three stars of fusion cuisine to its ever-growing list of high-profile chefs. Cuban-American Douglas Rodriguez's nuevo latino specialties include plantain-crusted halibut and red bean soup with pumpkin and chorizo at Alma de...
Seattle | New Orleans | Minneapolis | Philadelphia Seattle By Kimberly Brown Seely Long an industrial-strength zone of low-slung warehouses, truck yards, and miles of chain-link fence, SoDo (which stands for South of Downtown or South of the...
Converting pagans. Raising the dead. Chasing every last snake out of Ireland. Saint Patrick is known, by history and by legend, for many things, but to Americans he is the patron saint of partying. Nevertheless, Boston, America’s home to all thin...
OCCUPATION Multitasker extraordinaire. Sedaris is an actor (Sex and the City, Maid in Manhattan, Strangers with Candy), playwright (one half of the comedy duo the Talent Family, along with brother David), master chef and baker (she often serves he...
Last year, I did something that many longtime New Yorkers fear and fantasize about simultaneously: I moved out of the city for a while, mainly because I was curious to see whether my life would still work outside Manhattan. As a writer, my days ar...
Boston Envi Everything here says sustainable style: organic-cotton tees by Edun (Bono and Ali Hewson’s line); recyclable shopping bags; and, coming soon, paper-free e-mail receipts. 164 Newbury St.; 617/267-3684; shopenvi.com. New York City Kaigh...
In an effort to curb traffic, cities across America are following San Francisco's lead and reinstating their cable car systems. Philadelphia's Girard Avenue trolley operated for a century before it came to a halt in 1992; now World War II-era cars...