Riding The Rails on The Northeast Regional

by Jenni Ingersoll on March 29, 2017

My father used to say that the vacation started the moment you left the driveway. Perhaps this was his way of curbing the inevitable, “are we there yet?”, but, I think his philosophy was more the journey is part of the adventure, so relax and enjoy the ride. I took this advice to heart when scheduling a trip […]


Save The Bay Seal Watch Cruise

by Jenni Ingersoll on July 25, 2016

Ever wonder what can make an entire boat of passengers say “Awww” at the exact same time?  Spotting a young Harbor Seal sunning itself on a rock, for one. Harbor Seals arrive to the waters of the Narragansett around November seeking the comforts the Bay has to offer. Namely, protection from predators, an abundance of food and the […]


Vermont: Big Adventure in a Small State

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 2, 2016

vermont cheese photo

Vermont may be a small, unpopulated state (only Wyoming is less populated), but it offers big adventure, whether your adventure takes place out of doors, at a table, or at any of the wonderful spots around the state. What makes the state worth a visit? Let’s take a look. The Big Apple to Vermont in […]


7 Western Connecticut Breweries with Award-Winning Taste on Tap

by Anthony Manzanares on December 28, 2015

breweries in western connecticut

The craft beer craze sweeping the country has taken firm hold in Western Connecticut, where half a dozen micro breweries offer unique tastes on tap as well as the chance to sample and tour their one-of-a-kind facilities. Beer aficionados will discover many creative new combinations as young brewers experiment with intriguing ingredients. Some of these […]


26 Things to Do in Still Revolutionary Connecticut

by Anthony Manzanares on July 1, 2015

The most southern of the New England states, Connecticut offers a charming New England feel with cosmopolitan style.  With award-winning theaters, beautiful beaches, state-of-the art museums and more, Connecticut offers a diverse blend of experiences that are all in close proximity to each other – from relaxing and active, historic and contemporary to cultural and […]


Summer Road Trip: Historical Attractions in Connecticut

by Mary Jo Manzanares on June 18, 2013

Dinosaur State Park, Connecticut

A summer road trip to Connecticut can provide a way to get in touch with our country’s history, a trip back in time to look at the home of one of America’s most famous novelists, an interactive museum exploring 11,000 years of Native American history, colonial homes that date to the early 1600s, and plenty […]


Party Like it’s Prohibition in Philadelphia

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 3, 2012

McGillins Olde Ale House Philadelphia

The Prohibition craze that’s manifesting in the nation’s bars, bookstores and TV programs will spark even more interest when the American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition makes its debut at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center, which is curating and hosting the first-of-its-kind exhibition from October 19, 2012 to April 28, 2013. The exhibit contains […]


Have a Norman Rockwell Moment

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 11, 2012

Normal Rockwell museum in Stockridge Massachusetts

He created picture perfect art representing picture perfect American lives, but Norman Rockwell’s own life was anything but perfect.  He went through three marriages, suffered from depression, was under fairly regularly psychiatric care, and was told that he wasn’t a “serious” artist.  Yet, at his death at the age of 84, he had amassed a […]


Vermont Ski Report: Burlington, Stowe, and Killington

by Christina Uticone on November 25, 2011

When the spectacular foliage of fall gives way to winter, Vermont becomes a playground for outdoor winter sport enthusiasts. Anything you can do on snow you can do — and do better — in Vermont! There is no shortage of amazing skiing and snowboarding in Vermont, which boasts 20 alpine ski resorts and 30 cross-country […]