Halifax: Visiting an Enchanted Garden

It felt as if we had been transported to 19th-century England, but we were in the center of Halifax, in the provincial capital’s Public Gardens, one of the finest original Victorian gardens in North America. A band struck up a rousing tune in the octagonal band shell. Fountains splashed. Over the way, a string quarter accompanied the […]

Philadelphia: On Bike and Skate

Philadelphia was designed for pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages, and this makes it nice for bikers and skaters too. Bicycling there has doubled since 2005 and, with newly-announced dedicated bike lanes, it’s about to get even more popular. An overview of the best ways to tour Philadelphia and surroundings on two wheels or four.