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How To Save On Summer Theater Tickets

June, July and August in the Northeast means summer stock theater productions, arts performances and other cultural events. But pricey tickets for all that entertainment can eat a hole in your vacation budget. Luckily, there are ways to save — if you know where to look. We've got behind-the scenes...

  • Nearby Bargain-Priced Vacations For Fun On A Budget

    Nearby Bargain-Priced Vacations For Fun On A Budget

    If you're looking for summer fun on a budget — and ways to avoid long airport security lines — here are some free and bargain-priced vacations and daycations within easy driving distance of Connecticut. >>Make a sweet day trip to Fascia's Chocolates in Waterbury, where you can tour the chocolate-making...

  • TSA Pre-Check Will Shorten Your Time In Security Checkpoint Lines

    TSA Pre-Check Will Shorten Your Time In Security Checkpoint Lines

    Having just returned from vacation, I can confirm reports of backed-up lines and longer-than-usual waits at airport security checkpoints — and officials say it's not going to get better any time soon. In fact, it's going to get worse. A record number of passengers flew during the spring, and summer...

  • Cats Reign In Growing Cafe Trend

    Cats Reign In Growing Cafe Trend

    NEW YORK CITY — Frances Clift always dreamed of finding true love in a coffee shop. On a Saturday afternoon in March, her wish came true when she met Sherry. "It was something magical," she said. "Something you can only imagine happening to you in New York. You walk into a café with the intention...

America's best vacations for sports fans

Getting tickets to see the big game can cost some big money. Another way to sport your team and fulfill your need for sports would be taking a trip. These locations are the perfect places for any sports fan, according to Travel + Leisure. From halls of fame to hometowns of sports lengends, you...More

  • 13 things to do in England

    13 things to do in England

    The standard English vacation ususally includes a double-decker bus tour, a trip to Big Ben and maybe a ride in the Tube. But that's not all this country has to offer. Boasting one of the ancient wonders of the world, stone cathedrals, fairytale forests, and, more, there’s enough here to fill a...

  • Trips you could take if you gave up buying cups of coffee

    Trips you could take if you gave up buying cups of coffee

    A good majority of the world drinks one thing almost every morning — coffee. The average cost of a standard cup of coffee without milk is $2.70, according to mobile payment company Square. If you’re buying a cup a day, that’s $985.50 a year, a decent chunk of your income. But what if you used that...

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  • Connecticut Celebrates A Century Of Submarine History

    Connecticut Celebrates A Century Of Submarine History

    Crossing the Thames River on I-95, you can't miss a submarine-shaped billboard proclaiming Groton the "Submarine Capital of the World." That's no hyperbole. Groton is home to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London, the Naval Submarine School, the Submarine Force Library and Museum; the world's...

  • Fly Hartford To Pittsburgh On OneJet; Book Lowest Airfares On Tuesdays

    Fly Hartford To Pittsburgh On OneJet; Book Lowest Airfares On Tuesdays

    From new non-stop service from Hartford to Pittsburgh to a different type of car rental service, from a discount getaway to the best time to buy your airline tickets, here's a roundup of the latest travel news. >>Business and leisure travelers looking to fly from Hartford to Pittsburgh have a new...

  • New York Invites Ghost Hunters To Haunted History Trail

    New York Invites Ghost Hunters To Haunted History Trail

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — One of New York's newest tourism ventures is more dare than invitation. There's the usual guide suggesting places to visit: Inns, museums, restaurants, a winery. Not so usual are claims all may be inhabited by ghosts. The Haunted History Trail of New York State has been unfurled...

  • Research Pays Off When Renting A Summer Getaway

    Research Pays Off When Renting A Summer Getaway

    When daffodils begin appearing in the yard, we start thinking about summer getaways. For many, that means a vacation rental — and these days, with the proliferation of online information and rental websites, finding that perfect spot is easier than ever. (According to a TripAdvisor 2015 survey,...

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  • New Luggage, Backpacks,Totes Weigh Less, Hold More

    New Luggage, Backpacks,Totes Weigh Less, Hold More

    On a recent trip, I found myself delayed at an airport in Baltimore and passed the time studying other people's luggage. I discovered that many of my fellow travelers were dragging around stuff that looked like it dated back to the Nixon era — wobbly-wheeled carry-ons, battered backpacks and tote...

  • CT Wildlife Fans Travel To Tanzania For A Taste Of Old Africa

    CT Wildlife Fans Travel To Tanzania For A Taste Of Old Africa

    TANZANIA — Milan "Miley" Bull of Fairfield has been taking people to Africa since the early 1980s, and each trip unwraps new wonders. This January day, in Ndutu, Tanzania, besides seeing a huge pride of lions, 17 strong, we see a male cheetah feasting on a zebra. Nearby, two more cheetahs, bellies...

  • Website Teaches Travelers How To Maximize Rewards Points

    Website Teaches Travelers How To Maximize Rewards Points

    I'm pretty good at saving money when I travel. I vacation off-season whenever I can, check for cheap flights on Priceline.com Travelocity.com and TheFlightDeal.com (and get price drop alerts on my favorite routes from AirfareWatchDog.com, BookingBuddy.com, and Yapta.com.) I never book a full-price...

  • A Few Good Reasons To Visit New England Beaches In Winter

    A Few Good Reasons To Visit New England Beaches In Winter

    I love Cape Cod. Hardly a summer goes by that I don't brave the traffic backed up at the bridges at least once to visit the beaches, eat fried clams and explore the shops lining Provincetown's Commercial Street. But one of my favorite visits was a weekend I spent at the Cape in January. Crowds...

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