Rural Pennsylvania

Tips and Articles in Rural Pennsylvania

Until a couple of decades ago, fly-fishing meant trying to hook trout. Then the definition of the sport began to expand, and today's fly fisherman is equally intent on landing bonefish in the Bahamas, tarpon in the Florida Keys, Atlantic salmon in...
In mid-August, I spot an intriguing item in the newspaper: to supplement their incomes, dozens of farmers across the country are planting corn in the shape of mazes. It reminds me of my childhood in Ohio, when a big group of us would race through ...
For Radmila Karlić, a day’s work means leading her dogs into the dense Motovun forest of Istria, Croatia, to hunt for truffles. She carries a small shovel, ready to dig up the edible treasures the dogs sniff at the roots of the towering oak trees....
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Here are 12 hot spots and cool getaways— from Fez to Whistler, B.C.—that are easy to get to and chockablock with activities. So go ahead, and make it a very long weekend! Hot Spots Fez Riviera Maya São Paulo Jamaica Lanai, Hawaii San Di...
See our slideshow of America’s Most Mysterious Places. “The very first night there we saw brilliant white and green lights that would respond to our laser signaling; they came from a steep side of the mountain, way too steep for climbers,” says R...
If you haven't planned a midwinter getaway, those cold, dreary days can feel as though they stretch to infinity. So send winter (and yourself) packing to somewhere warm and sunny, or intimate and outdoorsy — without putting your savings on permane...
Turn the radio down and let the speedometer dive on a drive through Lancaster County. Along its two-lane byways, horse-drawn buggies and Amish boys on foot-powered scooters set the pace. The slow speed makes "I spy along the roadside" games easier...
PURE Jackson Hole, Wyoming In a mountain town known for its dry climate, Pure offers an alternative to the Bag Balm school of skin care. This sandalwood scented natural-beauty emporium stocks lotions from Australia's Aesop, Italy's Erbe, and Londo...
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...
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...
PENNSYLVANIA'S LANCASTER COUNTY should be checkered with dairy cows nibbling on grass, bearded men riding horse-drawn buggies, and bonneted teenagers selling strawberries at roadside stands. This is Amish country, after all. But the region's summ...
It may seem spooky to sleep in a haunted hotel, but there's no guarantee you'll actually see a ghost. Some are picky; some are shy; some stick to one room (which may not be yours). Others appear as nothing more than a chill or a flash of color. Bu...
Virtually every setting—coastline, open prairie, mountain range, big city park—makes for rewarding bird-watching. One of the joys of the sport is how little equipment it requires. Binoculars (8 x 40 or higher) and a comprehensive field guide are a...