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Finding The Cheapest Airfares Takes Some Digging

With a sister in Chicago and kids in California, I'm always on the lookout for airfare savings. I check for cheap flights on Priceline.com and Travelocity.com and get price drop alerts on my favorite routes from AirfareWatchDog.com, BookingBuddy.com and Yapta.com.

  • A Madison Daycation: A Beach, A Bookstore, A Beautiful Hotel

    A Madison Daycation: A Beach, A Bookstore, A Beautiful Hotel

    Downtown Madison, Connecticut, has the feel of a beach town, though the beach itself is nearly 2 miles away. In addition to shops and restaurants, the town has one of the best independent bookstores in the state and a century-old independent movie theater.

  • Cape Cod's Natural Beauty Provides Perfect Summertime Escape

    Cape Cod's Natural Beauty Provides Perfect Summertime Escape

    CAPE COD, MASS — The Cape Cod experience, for some, is lathering on the sunscreen, grabbing the boogie board and riding the waves of the cold Atlantic Ocean. For others, it's eating freshly shucked oysters and cracking a boiled lobster and extracting meat like a skilled surgeon.

  • Discovering Connecticut: Winsted, Norfolk Lure With Charm, History

    Discovering Connecticut: Winsted, Norfolk Lure With Charm, History

    Winsted and Norfolk (the locals pronounce it Nor-Fork), adjoining towns in the northern Litchfield Hills, aren't often spoken of in the same breath, but together provide for an outstanding Connecticut day trip adventure.

Luxurious tree house vacations

The sky’s the limit with these luxury tree house rentals in Zambia, Costa Rica, Sweden and Washington state. Stay in a UFO, wake up next to chirping birds in your very own bird’s nest, or relax with beautiful views of nature beyond compare. These unique tree house hideaways are luxury redefined...More

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  • Manhattan's New Le District A Truly French Experience

    Manhattan's New Le District A Truly French Experience

    MANHATTAN — Like a beached luxury liner straight from Calais, a new French food hall, Le District, opened on the southern tip of Manhattan in early spring. It's come to offer buttery croissants, expensive charcuterie and sweet morsels in fancy tins to the office workers and tourists of downtown...

  • Van Gogh, Whistler's 'Mother' Exhibits Worth Road Trip To Williamstown

    Van Gogh, Whistler's 'Mother' Exhibits Worth Road Trip To Williamstown

    New England's No. 1 can't-miss museum road trip this summer is at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. Until Sept. 13, two blockbuster attractions will be on view at the same time in the art space in the northwestern corner of the Berkshires: 40 paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, and the...

  • Go Ape Latest Addition To Connecticut Zip Line Parks

    Go Ape Latest Addition To Connecticut Zip Line Parks

    Looking for a different type of summer fun? More and more families are learning the ropes at aerial adventure parks — destinations featuring zip lines, high wires, ropes courses and other adrenaline-rush-producing experiences.

  • Into The Woods: Six Great Connecticut Hikes

    Into The Woods: Six Great Connecticut Hikes

    At 5,543 square miles, Connecticut is the third smallest and fourth mostly densely populated state. But pick any town or city from Andover to Woodstock and chances are there is a land trust preserve, state park, town-owned open space or Connecticut Forest & Park Association "blue-blazed trail"...

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