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The Two Good Things About a Long, Snowy, Cold New England Winter

March 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Two Good Things About a Long, Snowy, Cold New England Winter · Destinations, Experience






I expected brutal winters when I moved to New England two years ago, but my first winter was much milder than I expected and I figured I overreacted, right? Payback is a dog’s mother.






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Tuesday Travel Website of the Week: Connecticut Visit

October 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on Tuesday Travel Website of the Week: Connecticut Visit · Destinations, Travel Website






Want to know what $1 buys? A heck of a lot based on Connecticut’s official tourism site, Connecticut Visit. With a $1 promotion budget this year, the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism has done an excellent job showcasing Connecticut as a travel destination with its website.











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Tuesday Travel Website of the Week: Yankee Magazine Foliage Maps

October 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Tuesday Travel Website of the Week: Yankee Magazine Foliage Maps · Destinations, Travel Website






One of the best resources for life and travel in New England, Yankee Magazine, is also my favorite resource for planning New England Leaf-Peeping adventures.











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7 Reasons You Know It’s Fall in New England

October 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on 7 Reasons You Know It’s Fall in New England · Destinations, Experience






7. Squirrels. Everywhere I look squirrels are scurrying in a pre-winter frenzy. These nut-drunk rodents display pretty bizarre and stupid behavior…











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Saratoga Springs: Roosevelt Baths and Spa

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Saratoga Springs: Roosevelt Baths and Spa · Destinations






Is there anything better than soaking in a hot mineral bath, alone, with your kids nowhere in sight or earshot? No errands, chores, electronics, obligations for 30 minutes and your only concern is whether to heat up the effervescent spring water in your tub. Guess why I book a bath (alone) at the Roosevelt Baths and Spa in Saratoga Springs during my visits?











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