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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)...

  • 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 world's most romantic places to propose

    The world's most romantic places to propose

    So you've found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Now the next thing to figure out is where you want to pop the question. Here is a list of the most romantic locations around the world to propose to someone, according to Travel + Leisure. Get a ring, practice your speech...

  • The tallest buildings in the world (for now)

    The tallest buildings in the world (for now)

    For decades, the title “tallest building in the world” belonged almost exclusively to skyscrapers in New York and Chicago. But not anymore. The rest of the world is building skyward. Here are the tallest buildings in the world, for now, according to Travel + Leisure.

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  • 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...

  • Road Trip! Tips And Apps For Your Driving Adventures

    Road Trip! Tips And Apps For Your Driving Adventures

    When I was a kid, vacations meant car trips — my sister and me in the back seat, Mom and Dad up front, (wresting with maps that never got refolded), and a cooler of snacks for stops along the way. Over the years though, we drove less and flew more. We got to our destinations quicker, but lost out...

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  • Thomas & Friends Amusement Park Opens in Massachusetts

    Thomas & Friends Amusement Park Opens in Massachusetts

    Parents and grandparents of pre-schoolers, get out your summer calendars, you're going on a road trip. There's an entire theme park dedicated to Thomas the Tank Engine, the fictional locomotive of the popular book series, and it's just two hours from Hartford. Thomas Land, an 11-acre section of...

  • How To Save On Summer Theater Tickets

    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...

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