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Save Cold Cash With Mid-Winter Ski Vacation Deals

Here's a travel tip for families looking for a bargain winter break getaway — take advantage of the post-holiday shoulder season. Holiday crowds have gone, spring visitors haven't yet arrived, and ski resorts throughout the Northeast are offering deals that will save you cold cash on a variety...

  • Hartford History, Literary Community Featured On C-SPAN's 'Cities Tour'

    Hartford History, Literary Community Featured On C-SPAN's 'Cities Tour'

    Looking to do a little armchair traveling this winter? You might want to tune in to C-SPAN. As part of its "Cities Tour" series, the public affairs cable network, known for its televised coverage of Congress, travels to midsize cities throughout the country to explore each area's history and literary...

  • New York's Queens A Rising Culinary Destination

    New York's Queens A Rising Culinary Destination

    NEW YORK — When eating in New York City, breaking out of the Manhattan mind-set is tough, at least for visitors. Because when you mostly are here on business — no matter how frequently — the glut of great eats in Manhattan makes it easy to ignore the wealth of awesome restaurants and bars in what...

  • Flexibility, Backup Plan Key To Coping With Flight Cancellations

    Flexibility, Backup Plan Key To Coping With Flight Cancellations

    Christmas week in our house was a blur of visitors coming and going — most of them flying in and out of Bradley. Although the weather in Connecticut was relatively mild, Mother Nature wasn't so kind to other parts of the country. A major storm system, dubbed "Winter Storm Goliath" by Accuweather,...

World's 25 best family beach resorts

These luxurious beach resorts are perfect for every family, according to Travel + Leisure. Not only can families take it easy on the sandy beaches, but each hotel has tons of activities for families to do together, like kayaking, hiking and paddle boarding. But they also offer features just for...More

  • 20 travel survival tips

    20 travel survival tips

    Traveling to far off locations can be fun and exciting, but not when it comes to thinking about the long, gruling flight you will have to endre before you even get to your destination. From screaming children and cramped conditions to the enevitable jet lag, a long flight can put some strain on...

  • Weirdest U.S. roadside attractions

    Weirdest U.S. roadside attractions

    On a typical road trip, travelers will need to make a few stops along the way to satisfy basic human needs. But why not make those stops more fun? Why not make the traveling more important than getting to the destination? Here is a list of some of the weirdest roadside attractions in the United...

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  • Shopping Connecticut's Main Streets: Madison's Year-Round Allure

    Shopping Connecticut's Main Streets: Madison's Year-Round Allure

    If you're looking to combine holiday gift hunting with a fun outing, shop one of Connecticut's Main Streets. In towns throughout the state, picturesque greens, holiday lights and cozy cafés combine to create a Christmas card environment without the crowds. Today's profile is the last in this holiday...

  • TSA Rules For Holiday Fliers: Is That A Turkey In Your Carry-On?

    TSA Rules For Holiday Fliers: Is That A Turkey In Your Carry-On?

    Flying for the holidays? Expect crowds and extra security. The Transportation Security Administration screens nearly 2 million passengers daily nationwide and during peak travel periods that number can increase by as much 40 percent — which means long lines of folks anxious to make flights and...

  • Shopping Connecticut's Main Streets: Chester's European Vibe

    Shopping Connecticut's Main Streets: Chester's European Vibe

    If you're looking to combine holiday gift hunting with a fun outing, shop one of Connecticut's Main Streets. In towns throughout the state, picturesque greens, holiday lights and cozy cafes combine to create a Christmas card environment without the crowds. We'll be profiling one town each Wednesday...

  • Lower Manhattan's Newest Attractions Colorful And Sparkly

    Lower Manhattan's Newest Attractions Colorful And Sparkly

    On a dark December night, a canopy of lights glitters across Lower Manhattan, and not just from One World Trade and the other downtown skyscrapers. The neighborhood sparkles with new attractions, from the otherworldly glow of the SeaGlass carousel in Battery Park to a colorful, choreographed light...

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  • Ski & Save Packages Save New Englanders Cold Cash

    Ski & Save Packages Save New Englanders Cold Cash

    Good news for skiers: Winter has been mild so far but, make no mistake, snow is in the forecast. The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States can expect snow storms through March, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac, which is "red-flagging" the second week of January and the second week of February...

  • Shopping Connecticut's Main Streets: Old-Fashioned Torrington

    Shopping Connecticut's Main Streets: Old-Fashioned Torrington

    If you're looking to combine holiday gift hunting with a fun outing, shop one of Connecticut's Main Streets. In towns around the state, picturesque greens, holiday lights and cozy cafes combine to create a Christmas-card environment without the crowds. We'll be profiling one town each Wednesday...

  • Skiing The Northeast In 2015-16

    Skiing The Northeast In 2015-16

    It might be tough to top last winter's record ski season in Vermont and colossal snowfall throughout New England, but Northeastern resorts hope to continue to draw in crowds with upgrades to snowmaking, lifts and lodging this winter.

  • Getting Bumped From Flight Can Pay Off

    Getting Bumped From Flight Can Pay Off

    On a recent trip from the West Coast, I overhead a Southwest gate agent say that the flight to Hartford was overbooked and they might be looking for someone to give up a seat. I needed to get home, but my traveling companion, whose schedule was more flexible, immediately headed to the desk, gave...

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