Haarlem, Holland Amsterdam’s Grownup Cousin

Sometimes the best way to experience a country is to take advice from someone who lives there. Preferably someone who grew up there and has all the insider knowledge of a tour agent, but steers you away from run-of-the-mill tourist traps. Sometimes you have to listen to that person and trust that the bus they…

Pittsburgh: From Steel Town to Science City

Pittsburgh, PA, the city of reinvention, torn down its unused steel mills (except for one being turned into a museum), recreated its waterfront as a walking, running and cycling trail, and poured not-for-profit Foundation money into arts, culture and museums. The latter is thanks primarily to steel tycoon Andrew Carnegies’ legacy: he developed a public library…