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 …

Valley Forge’s harshest winter

Just before Christmas, on the anniversary of George Washington’s encampment at Valley Forge, I trudged over frozen ground to the National Park to join a candlelight walking tour.

It’s a half-mile from the park entrance to the spot where the barracks were built. In 20-degree weather, this was a tough hike. But it forced me to imagine how grueling it …

Santa Fe, the City Different

Santa Fe is a unique mecca for tourists. It’s known as “The City Different.”

I found that the most unique feature is its intimacy. Surprisingly, this tourist destination retains a small-town feel. When you go strolling in the morning, townspeople smile and greet you. There’s a laid-back quality that is enchanting.

With its worldwide acclaim, you might fear …

Other TRAVEL Stories:
Array
(
    [0] => WP_Term Object
        (
            [term_id] => 7
            [name] => ART
            [slug] => art
            [term_group] => 0
            [term_taxonomy_id] => 7
            [taxonomy] => category
            [description] => Painting, architecture and other visual art. A list of highlights from our two decades of coverage.
            [parent] => 0
            [count] => 12
            [filter] => raw
        )

    [1] => WP_Term Object
        (
            [term_id] => 6
            [name] => BOOKS
            [slug] => books
            [term_group] => 0
            [term_taxonomy_id] => 6
            [taxonomy] => category
            [description] => Notable books on all subjects, with an emphasis on the arts. A list of highlights from our two decades of coverage.
            [parent] => 0
            [count] => 7
            [filter] => raw
        )

    [2] => WP_Term Object
        (
            [term_id] => 4
            [name] => MUSIC
            [slug] => music
            [term_group] => 0
            [term_taxonomy_id] => 4
            [taxonomy] => category
            [description] => Orchestral, opera and chamber music in live performance and on recordings. A list of highlights from our two decades of coverage.
            [parent] => 0
            [count] => 62
            [filter] => raw
        )

    [3] => WP_Term Object
        (
            [term_id] => 5
            [name] => THEATER
            [slug] => theater
            [term_group] => 0
            [term_taxonomy_id] => 5
            [taxonomy] => category
            [description] => Musical and spoken stage performances. A list of highlights from our two decades of coverage.
            [parent] => 0
            [count] => 134
            [filter] => raw
        )

    [4] => WP_Term Object
        (
            [term_id] => 8
            [name] => TRAVEL
            [slug] => travel
            [term_group] => 0
            [term_taxonomy_id] => 8
            [taxonomy] => category
            [description] => In-depth descriptions of journeys with an emphasis on cultural experiences in each place. A list of highlights from our two decades of coverage.
            [parent] => 0
            [count] => 12
            [filter] => raw
        )

    [5] => WP_Term Object
        (
            [term_id] => 1
            [name] => Uncategorized
            [slug] => uncategorized
            [term_group] => 0
            [term_taxonomy_id] => 1
            [taxonomy] => category
            [description] => 
            [parent] => 0
            [count] => 1
            [filter] => raw
        )

)

Painting, architecture and other visual art. A list of highlights from our two decades of coverage. Read More

Notable books on all subjects, with an emphasis on the arts. A list of highlights from our two decades of… Read More

Orchestral, opera and chamber music in live performance and on recordings. A list of highlights from our two decades of… Read More

Musical and spoken stage performances. A list of highlights from our two decades of coverage. Read More

In-depth descriptions of journeys with an emphasis on cultural experiences in each place. A list of highlights from our two… Read More