Decaying stone walls surround you as you walk through darkened hallways, passing by the rusted doors of small cells. Prisoners once lived here in total isolation, with little to do but think about the path that led them there. It has been decades since Pennsylvania’s Eastern State Penitentiary housed prisoners, …keep reading
Stroll the streets of Ithaca, N.Y., and the town’s impressive beauty quickly comes into focus. A creek tumbles down a 20-foot waterfall and rushes into the heart of downtown. Independent boutiques and art galleries line the pedestrian mall, while the stately architecture of Ithaca’s higher-learning institutions rises nearby. Surrounding it …keep reading
National Wildlife Refuge Week, held annually during the second full week of October, celebrates the world-class recreation brought to Americans by the National Wildlife Refuge System, the nation’s largest network of public lands and waters managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Your kids sit at rapt attention watching child musicians perform onstage, then head over to the crafts tent to make superhero capes while you sneak off to hear an A-lister rock out on the big stage.
That’s the scene at Musikfest, an annual summertime blowout in Pennsylvania that …keep reading
There may be no better time of year than the fall. Chilly nights make leaf colors pop, setting the stage for an autumnal sun to light up nature’s spectacular show.
It’s also a great time to go camping—after all, what’s better than waking up surrounded by all the …keep reading