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Ireland On A Budget: Bradley's New Direct Route Lures Travelers To Dublin

If the new Aer Lingus non-stop service between Bradley International Airport and Dublin has you considering a trip to Ireland, you're not alone. Dennis Hubbs of D&D Travel Services LLC (ddtvl.com), a travel agency based in Bloomfield, says he expects to see increased interest in visits to the Emerald...

  • A Trip Planner For Travelers Who Like A Mystery

    A Trip Planner For Travelers Who Like A Mystery

    Hate making vacation arrangements? A new Pittsburgh-based travel company will plan your vacation, book your tickets, make your hotel reservations and set up a detailed itinerary for your time away, but there's just one catch. You won't know where you're going. Pack Up + Go creates weekend trips...

  • Best Fall Foliage Viewing Spots In New England, New York

    Best Fall Foliage Viewing Spots In New England, New York

    The Northeast's fall foliage dazzles locals and draws millions of tourists, but many flock to the same tired vantage points. Those willing to venture off the beaten path will be rewarded with stunning and comparatively uncrowded autumn vistas — and some killer selfies. Here's a guide from staffers...

  • Yankee Magazine Picks Best Of New England’s Drives, Adventures

    Yankee Magazine Picks Best Of New England’s Drives, Adventures

    Pick-your-own pumpkin patches, secret fall escapes and a tour through four states along the Connecticut River are a few of the ideas for enjoying autumn in New England in the September-October issue of Yankee magazine. The magazine's fall edition is typically full of recommendations and guides...

The best places to travel in September

It might be time to head back to school, but it is also a prime time for travel. With minimal crowds and gorgeous fall colors, September is the perfect month to go on a new adventure. Here is a list of the best places to travel in September, according to Travel + Leisure.More

  • Best countries for solo travelers

    Best countries for solo travelers

    There are many travelers who say that traveling alone is the best way to see the world. Without the influence of a friend or partner’s tastes, prejudices or preferences, you allow yourself a journey of true self-discovery. Here is a list of the best countries for solo traveling, according to Travel...

  • 10 striking photos to celebrate National Park Service's 100th birthday

    10 striking photos to celebrate National Park Service's 100th birthday

    Aug. 25 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. In honor of the centennial, here's a sizzle reel of stories and photos celebrating some of the jewels in the NPS' portfolio.    

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  • 15 Years After 9/11 Tragedy, Lower Manhattan Thrives

    15 Years After 9/11 Tragedy, Lower Manhattan Thrives

    NEW YORK — Fifteen years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Lower Manhattan has been reborn. The revitalization of the city's downtown, powered by $30 billion in government and private investment, includes not just the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site, but also two new malls filled with upscale...

  • Wandering Moose Inspires 400-Mile Algonquin To Adirondack Trail

    Wandering Moose Inspires 400-Mile Algonquin To Adirondack Trail

    NEWCOMB, N.Y. — The 400-mile trek of a radio-collared moose named Alice is the inspiration for a proposed hiking trail from Ontario's forested Algonquin Park to the heart of New York's Adirondack Mountains. Planners of the A2A — Algonquin to Adirondack — Trail liken it to Spain's famous Camino...

  • Once You’ve Toured Newport's Mansions, Head To The Beach

    Once You’ve Toured Newport's Mansions, Head To The Beach

    NEWPORT, R. I. — There are those of us who simply will not sit or lie on a beach all day. Not that sun, sand and surf are not wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating. The question is, how much time are you going to bake in the oven, even with sunscreen? Me, I'm good for maybe two hours. Actually,...

  • Rockland, Maine: Coastal Scenery, The Arts And Good Food

    Rockland, Maine: Coastal Scenery, The Arts And Good Food

    Every town in mid-coast Maine has its unique charms and attractions. Freeport is the place for shopping at outlet stores and the legendary L.L. Bean. For beautiful beaches, there's Reid State Park in Georgetown or Popham Beach in Phippsburg. For a view of the water from up high, hike (or drive)...

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  • King Arthur Education Center In Vermont Offering 'Bakecations'

    King Arthur Education Center In Vermont Offering 'Bakecations'

    First, there were staycations, then daycations. Now there are "bakecations." At places like the King Arthur Education Center, in Norwich, Vt., thousands of visitors show up each year to get elbow-deep into dough. The hands-on culinary school, located at the company's flagship campus, features a...

  • The Different Vibes Of Different Spots On Cape Cod

    The Different Vibes Of Different Spots On Cape Cod

    Cape Cod, Mass. — Maybe it's the 550 miles of unspoiled coastline, or the art galleries, museums and summer theater. Perhaps it's the picture-perfect lighthouses or the hundreds of restaurants serving fresh seafood and homemade ice cream. Or it could be, as Patti Page sang back in 1957, the sand...

  • Wydah Pirate Museum Opens On Cape Cod

    Wydah Pirate Museum Opens On Cape Cod

    West Yarmouth, Mass. — Barry Clifford stood behind a desk amid a few freshwater fish tanks. In each was an orange-colored mass, which drew the curious stares of small children and some adults. In front of him was another one of these masses. To his right was an X-ray screen, and to his left were...

  • Boston Symphony Back Outdoors At Tanglewood

    Boston Symphony Back Outdoors At Tanglewood

    LENOX, Mass. — The hills really are alive with the sound of music. The Boston Symphony Orchestra had kicked off its 2016 outdoor season at Tanglewood — one of New England's most chilled-out rites of summer. Grab a blanket, a bottle of wine and a picnic basket and head to the leafy venue nestled...

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