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Moms Plan A Quick Getaway to Mohegan Sun – Here’s What Happened

Moms Plan A Quick Getaway to Mohegan Sun – Here’s What Happened

The Tale of the Mom’s Night Out, or how three Moms from Long Island make an exciting escape to Mohegan Sun Resort in Connecticut.

After considering a few options, we realized the perfect choice for our ladies’ getaway was Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. Let’s review the facts: a short 3-hour drive from New York (Long Island), lots of great restaurants, live entertainment, gambling for those who want to give it a go, and a beautiful hotel with reasonable rates. What’s not to love about that?

August 18, 2017 | By More
Set The Stage For Romance – Romantic BnB Getaways for Valentine’s Day

Set The Stage For Romance – Romantic BnB Getaways for Valentine’s Day

Set the Stage for Romance! Romantic B&B Getaways Perfect for Valentine’s Day

A stay at a cozy bed and breakfast, the opportunity to explore wintry landscapes, curling up in front of a fire, or even harboring up in a charming suite indulging in breakfast in bed have enough lure on their own, no matter the day. And with Valentine’s Day around the corner, surprising your sweetheart with a B&B getaway makes the experience that much more romantic. We’ve rounded up our top picks for the best B&B Valentine’s Day specials that will make your romantic escape with the one you love memorable.

January 24, 2017 | By More
Cool Mountain & Lakeside BnB’s To Escape The Summer Heat

Cool Mountain & Lakeside BnB’s To Escape The Summer Heat

Cool Mountain and Lakeside B&B’s Invite You to Escape the Summer Heat

As the heat index rises so too does travelers’ intolerance for uncomfortable getaways. The search for cooler destinations in magnificent locations becomes top priority during summer, and there are plenty of B&B’s situated in mountainous and lakeside regions that definitely fit the bill. Here are a few to check out and check into when planning your next great escape.

July 25, 2016 | By More
Best Lobster Shacks in New England and Their Secret Recipes Revealed

Best Lobster Shacks in New England and Their Secret Recipes Revealed

Calling all lobster lovers, it’s time to plan your summer road-trip to sample the best lobster in America! Sure you have your favorite lobster or clam shack that your family has visited for years…. but you could be missing another memorable experience just down the road a piece. Thanks to the updated and revised edition of Lobster Shacks, A Road-Trip Guide to New England’s Best Lobster Joints, finding the best lobster and clam shacks near you is a cinch.

May 11, 2016 | By More
America’s Best Winter Festivals To Blast Away The Winter Blahs

America’s Best Winter Festivals To Blast Away The Winter Blahs

Although winter can be a daunting season, it is also filled with gala celebrations including Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ day. It seems there is no shortage of reasons to celebrate and have a party during winter months, so we’ve gathered together a guide to America’s Best Winter Festivals to temp you off the couch. Grab your mittens and slip into you Ughs and head on out to a gala WinterFest, Ice Fest or Brew Fest from New England to California!

Guide To America’s Very Best Winter Festivals

January 11, 2016 | By More
10 Great Experiences You Can Only Have in Connecticut

10 Great Experiences You Can Only Have in Connecticut

During a tech conference, I was able to stay at the Crowne Plaza in Stamford, Connecticut for the weekend. I was expecting a pretty normal conference: most of my time spent at the event, without a lot of chances to get out of the venue and my hotel and enjoy the rest of my time in Stamford. The tourism opportunities, however, surprised me. As it turns out, there are a number of experiences you can only have in Connecticut. Here are our favorites:

December 18, 2015 | By More
In Living Color – BnBs with Spectacular Foliage Views

In Living Color – BnBs with Spectacular Foliage Views

In Living Color: B&Bs with Spectacular Foliage Views and Great Fall Specials

After August comes Autumn, and although some travelers may be sad to see summer go, others are excited to enter the most colorful season of the year. When fall foliage is in full swing, social media sites become overloaded with images of picture-perfect landscapes, and there are plenty of B&B’s where photography buffs and nature lovers alike can find their bliss. Here are a handful to get you started.

September 17, 2015 | By More
Beat The Summer Heat At A Dreamy Mountain or Lakeside BnB Inn

Beat The Summer Heat At A Dreamy Mountain or Lakeside BnB Inn

When temperatures reach 90 degrees and above (as they have all across the counntry this week) it’s time to escape to the cool breezes of a dreamy mountain and lakeside B&B to beat the summer heat!

As the heat index rises so too does travelers’ intolerance for uncomfortable travel and steamy summer locals. The search for cooler destinations in magnificent locations becomes top priority during peak summer, and there are plenty of B&B’s situated in mountainous and lakeside regions that definitely fit the bill. Here are a few great properties to check out and check into when planning your next great summer escape.

July 31, 2015 | By More
9 New England Summer Food Festivals Worth The Road Trip

9 New England Summer Food Festivals Worth The Road Trip

Just because the 4th of July has past, it doesn’t mean Summer festivals in New England are on the wain. There are plenty of warm summer days and over-the-top foodie festivals yet to come. Summer is when the beer and wine really start to flow and seafood of every description is celebrated all across New England. So let’s take a look at some of the best Summer Food Festivals yet to come:

July 23, 2015 | By More
Three Stories Inn, Saybrook CT – Bring The Whole Family

Three Stories Inn, Saybrook CT – Bring The Whole Family

Discover the story behind the historic Three Stories at the Saybrook Point Inn.

This stately Victorian Italianate was originally built in 1892 by William Vars, a train engineer who brought visitors from Hartford to vacation on the Connecticut shore. The home fell into dilapidation when owned years later by Marie Clark. Stephen Tagilatela would walk past the grand house every day and watch the house crumble. Wanting to restore the home and maintain the history, Stephen purchased the house and renovations began on The Stories.

January 5, 2015 | By More
10 Top Halloween Celebrations in New England – Where Ghouls Come Out To Play

10 Top Halloween Celebrations in New England – Where Ghouls Come Out To Play

Why is it that New England embraces the Halloween season with more gusto than any other regions of the country? Perhaps it’s our early roots and tumultuous history filled with ghoulish tales like the Salem witch trials, headless horseman, and ancient burial grounds. No matter the reason, the end of October finds communities all across New England constructing large displays of carved pumpkins, cutting corn mazes and decorating haunted houses.

Here’s a look at some of the best getaways in New England to celebrate the Halloween season and to escape for some ghoulish fun:

October 8, 2014 | By More
America’s Favorite Fall Foliage Trains

America’s Favorite Fall Foliage Trains

This year why not let someone else do the driving while you sit back and relax with nothing to disturb your leaf-peeping revelry. We’ve pulled together a guide to America’s favorite rail journeys that travel past the country’s most stunning fall foliage vistas. Whether you have one day to spare or a week, here are the best train routes for doing some serious leaf peeping.

From New England, to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the narrow gauge rails of the west, there’s spectacular foliage scenery all along the way.

September 24, 2014 | By More
Visit Connecticut’s Fan Favorite – Niantic, For A Great Seaside Getaway

Visit Connecticut’s Fan Favorite – Niantic, For A Great Seaside Getaway

The State of Connecticut recently ran a “Fan Favorite” campaign for residents and visitors to vote for their favorite town in Connecticut. The winner was the charming town of Niantic, a village of East Lyme, located a short distance from Mystic. I had never been to the Connecticut shore, so just had to see what everyone was raving about. My visit just so happened to coincide with a visit by Governor Malloy who was presenting the town with a video. It all started with a video the town submitted to the Fan Favorite contest, have a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM0tROLWfVY . After one day in Niantic I knew exactly why this wonderful small town was voted Connecticut’s favorite town.

August 16, 2013 | By More
Chasing Peak Fall Foliage With Charming BnB Stays

Chasing Peak Fall Foliage With Charming BnB Stays

Chasing the Peak Fall Foliage to a Bed and Breakfast Getaway When it comes to leaf peeping, you could take one of two approaches: hang loose and wait for the peak color to arrive or put on a warm sweater, lace up the boots, pack your camera and go chase it. But, where would you […]

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