Maine & Nova Scotia on a luxury cruise

When you think about cruise ships, you may imagine sailing to tropical islands to lay out on long beaches with clear water. Well, think again. In summer months where temperatures frequent the mid-90’s, consider passing up the Caribbean heat and instead traveling north, to New England and Canada.

We decided to escape the heat and take a cruise to …

The meaning of La Famiglia

Two of my favorite indulgences are history and food. Imagine my pleasure on being able to combine them this summer!

The Old City Philadelphia restaurant La Famiglia (which means “the family’) was founded in the bicentennial year of 1976. Owner Giuseppe Sena is celebrating his family establishment’s 41st anniversary by rolling back prices to what they were then. For example, …

Fairmount Park, where King George’s loyalists lived

Many of us think America became politically divided in 2016.

A special tour of historic homes in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park showed me that our predecessors faced even greater strife.

Opposing colonists attacked each other as being unpatriotic. There were assertions of what we now call states’ rights and cries to take this country back — that is, back to the days …

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