For those wanting to reunite with friends and family, private villas and homes in remote locations are more attractive than ever. Here are 20 we recommend.
Philadelphia loves to eat, but it's not all sandwiches. The dining scene has matured considerably. Here are nine of our latest restaurant recommendations.
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Although it is one of the country's most historic cities, Philadelphia tends to be overshadowed by the nearby skyscrapers of Manhattan and the monuments of Washington, D.C. Nor has its reputation been enhanced by Hollywood, which generally portrays Philadelphia as gritty (as in "Rocky") or grim (as in "The Sixth Sense"). This isn't fair to the charming and pedestrian-friendly Philadelphia of today.
Philadelphia has more notoriety for a certain sandwich than fame for fine dining, but in fact, its restaurants exhibit impressive creativity and sophistication. In the past, we've enjoyed marvelous meals at the likes of Vetri and Amada, and our recent stay included a veritable parade of delicious cuisine.
Our return visit to Philadelphia had been inspired by the newly opened Barnes Foundation, crowning the museum- lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway.