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Saybrook Point Inn and Spa in Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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When we think of taking a getaway to Connecticut, the historical and cultural epicenters of New Haven and Hartford usually come to mind — followed by a fun road trip along the western side of the state. But what about a trip to the coast? Filled with a number... Read More

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When it’s time to plan a family vacation, most parents automatically think of theme parks and water slides — but there are plenty of alternatives. From discovering dinosaur fossils to taking a swim in a geothermal spring, here are some destinations that are surprisingly fit for kids and families. Miami Miami may... Read More

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Seashore Sleepover at Kelp Forest Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium in California
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Picture yourself spying on a herd of sleeping elephants or waking up next to giraffes enjoying breakfast. No, you’re not on an exotic safari, but you are spending the night at the zoo. From California to Connecticut, here are five zoos and aquariums where you can have a sleepover with lions, zebras... Read More

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In the Northeast, New York City is, of course, museum central. But go a few hours outside of the city and you’ll find the home to more transcendent art, with fewer crowds and smaller entrance fees: New Haven, Connecticut. Best known as the hometown of Yale University and a corporate center... Read More

ordinary, a great place to eat and drink in new haven
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Ever since the first settlers arrived in New Haven, Connecticut in 1637, the city’s immigrant history has shaped its dining landscape. For culturally minded travelers, New Haven is both the home of delicious local fare that’s stood the test of time and of brilliant chef minds that have conceived some of the States’... Read More

The Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut
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For many road trippers, Connecticut is viewed as a big stretch of land on their way to other destinations in New England like Providence, Cape Cod, or Boston. Sure, there are cultural wonders to explore at Yale University, a couple of casinos to try your luck at, and vast... Read More

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Colleges and universities aren’t just institutions of higher learning. Some of them are itinerary-worth destinations, even for those who haven’t stepped foot into a classroom for a long time, thanks to stunning architecture, fragrant gardens, impressive museums, and great history. Here are 10 schools that get an A+ on... Read More

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You may have already figured out that flying in and out of smaller airports is often more affordable than traveling between major city airports, but have you ever looked for a clearer picture of how local airports stack up? ... Read More

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What is it about state fairs that fill us with glee? Is it the chance to see our favorite local bands? Mental images of deep fried butter? The smells of food, cattle, and sweat simultaneously wafting through the air? Whatever it is, hundreds of thousands of people travel to state... Read More

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While Pennsylvania awaits a verdict on the state’s proposed second casino, a recently-added feature at the ever-popular Valley Forge Casino (about 30 minutes northwest of Philadelphia) is making poker chip-wielding travelers around the country take note. Announced early last month, a new “Points for Miles” program offers gamers the chance... Read More

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Before defined ports and shipyards, mariners guided their ships to, well, any visible land. Eventually, to help these men see at night, cities built fires on hilltops to guide the ships and to alert sailors to dangers at sea. Centuries passed, and we slowly perfected the lighthouse. Though lighthouses now... Read More

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Get excited, sweet tooths of America: It’s maple sugaring season in New England. Here are some places to indulge in both Vermont and New Hampshire – two of the region’s most popular maple getaways – plus affordable places to stay nearby. ... Read More

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The Best College Campus Hotels

It’s that time of year again: the time when fresh-faced, idealistic college freshman descend upon the campuses of America. For the rest of us, whose college years are far behind us, there’s nothing like a trip to a college town to rekindle old memories. Whether you’re headed to a... Read More

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What do you think of when wines from the United States come to mind? Our first guess is Napa Valley. But the North American wine industry is much more than just Northern California (some spots on our list even have more history). From New England, all the way south... Read More

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A week after Superstorm Sandy descended, people of the East Coast, many still without power, are attempting to return to normalcy. For a bulk of the area, this means braving the elements to venture back to work. Commuting can be frustrating, and in the wake of the storm, travelers... Read More