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When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

For many travelers, hotels are nothing more than a generic place to sleep and store their luggage while they spend their days exploring exotic locales. In some cases, however, the accommodations steal the show. From doing jail time to sleeping in a treehouse, these unique hotels and inns from New...

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  • HBJ's 40 Under Forty Gala

    HBJ's 40 Under Forty Gala

    The Hartford Business Journal hosted its annual 40 Under Forty awards gala Wednesday evening, Sept. 13, honoring young business professionals who make an impact on the local community. 

  • Noah Webster Real Ale Harvest Festival

    Noah Webster Real Ale Harvest Festival

    More than two dozen area breweries competed in a cask competition at the third annual Noah Webster Real Ale Harvest Fest Saturday  at the Noah Webster House in West Hartford, devising special brews just for the event. A panel of celebrity judges and cicerones declared Brewery Legitimus of New Hartford...

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  • Five Locations To See Manhattan Short Film Festival

    Five Locations To See Manhattan Short Film Festival

    Manhattan Short Film Festival, the annual program of short films in which audiences worldwide decide on the winner, will come to Connecticut Sept. 28 to Oct. 8 at five locations. Admission varies by theater. manhattanshort.com. Films in the program this year are: "Do No Harm," a thriller about...

  • Restored Dance Documentary At Real Art Ways

    Restored Dance Documentary At Real Art Ways

    Real Art Ways is showing a recently restored version of a classic dance documentary. "No Maps on My Taps," a 1979 chronicle of tap dancers, was made to celebrate an art form that was becoming extinct. But it wound up helping to fuel a tap-dance revival. It features music by Lionel Hampton and dance...

  • 'Radical Reels' Tour Stops At UConn

    'Radical Reels' Tour Stops At UConn

    The annual "Radical Reels Tour," an evening of short films about outdoor adventure, will come to the University of Connecticut in Storrs on Oct. 1. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Student Union Theater. Admission is free and open to the public. The films on tour this year are "The Fledglings," about...

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  • Chasing Fitness And Foliage On Foot In New England

    Chasing Fitness And Foliage On Foot In New England

    Here's a novel way to enjoy autumn in New England: While the trees are dropping their leaves, you can be shedding some pounds and getting in your steps. Activate the "Health" app on your iPhone, don a light jacket, unleash your inner multitasker and you're good to go. Powered by the same GPS technology...

  • Kennebunkport: Maine Coastline Towns Extend Tourist Season

    Kennebunkport: Maine Coastline Towns Extend Tourist Season

    Yep, Labor Day has come and gone and so has what most consider the primo vacation season in New England, especially when it comes to grabbing the suntan lotion and heading to the beach. But if you are still dreaming about that seashore vacation missed, say maybe along those Maine coastal towns...

  • A Connecticut Pilgrimage To Machu Picchu

    A Connecticut Pilgrimage To Machu Picchu

    Lucretia Bingham is on her fourth pilgrimage to Machu Picchu, the "lost city" of the Incas that her grandfather "found" in 1911 and then brought to the attention of the world. A young Peruvian boy led Hiram Bingham III to the overgrown citadel in the jungle. The name Bingham, an historical footnote...