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A Connecticut Pilgrimage To Machu Picchu

Lucretia Bingham is on her fourth pilgrimage to Machu Picchu, the "lost city" of the Incas that her grandfather "found" in 1911 and then brought to the attention of the world. A young Peruvian boy led Hiram Bingham III to the overgrown citadel in the jungle. The name Bingham, an historical footnote...

  • Connecticut-Based Group Headed On Cross-Country Tour To Promote Upcoming Eclipse

    Connecticut-Based Group Headed On Cross-Country Tour To Promote Upcoming Eclipse

    If you’ve never been in the path of totality of a solar eclipse, it can be a hard thing to describe. As the moon passes in front of the sun, an area about 70 miles wide is plunged into darkness – and it’s an experience unlike anything else. But Paul Cox, the observatory and chief astronomical officer...

  • Newport, R.I.: Indulge In Luxury Living And The Best Of Jazz

    Newport, R.I.: Indulge In Luxury Living And The Best Of Jazz

    If you're looking for a vacation with sights and sounds you won't find elsewhere, Newport, R.I., is hard to beat. Throughout the year, "the city by the sea" as it's called, draws fans of "Downton Abbey" and the Gilded Age, who come to tour spectacular turn-of-the-century mansions, feast on fresh...

  • Saratoga Springs Offers Victorian Architecture, 'Health, History, Horses'

    Saratoga Springs Offers Victorian Architecture, 'Health, History, Horses'

    If you think wellness vacations are a new phenomenon, a trip to Saratoga Springs will prove you wrong. Travelers have been heading to the charming city in upstate New York for more than 200 years, drawn by the purported healing powers of the area's mineral springs. In the mid-1800s, Saratoga was...

  • Top 10 summer vacation destinations

    Top 10 summer vacation destinations

    Summer may be halfway over, but there's still time for one last getaway -- and the Travel Channel folks have some ideas. Or rather, you do. They've based their “top summer getaways” list on your vacation-planning search activity. Turns out we're all into palm trees, sandy beaches, islands -- and...

  • Most expensive cities in the world for commuting to work

    Most expensive cities in the world for commuting to work

    If you are working in a major metropolis, chances are you are commuting to work every day. Taking the train or bus helps out the environment, but it can get very expensive depending on where you are commuting to.   A report by Deutsche Bank analyzed the cost of living and compared costs among the...

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  • A Maine Vacation: From Hiking And Beaches To Adventure And The Arts

    A Maine Vacation: From Hiking And Beaches To Adventure And The Arts

    For me, summer vacation means spending time on a Maine pond where the sound of loons calling is about the most exciting thing that happens all day. But I do venture occasionally from my little paradise to experience other things the state has to offer, whether it's the coast, a mountain hike, a...

  • Fairfield Day Trip: Restored Historic Homes And Nearby Beaches

    Fairfield Day Trip: Restored Historic Homes And Nearby Beaches

    During summer weekends, families may often find themselves wondering, should the kids do something educational today? Or just something fun? Families can do both. Fairfield has two popular public beaches, Jennings and Penfield. Just a few minutes' drive from those Long Island Sound strands is a...

  • Portsmouth: Where Naval History, Charm Converge

    Portsmouth: Where Naval History, Charm Converge

    Portsmouth, N.H., is the kind of place that if you've already been, you likely want to go back. And if you haven't, then you need to go. With roots predating the Revolutionary War by more than a hundred years, the seacoast city, an hour's ride north of Boston, is a heady mix of culture, charm and...

  • Newport Church Where Kennedys Married Opening To Public

    Newport Church Where Kennedys Married Opening To Public

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The church where John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier wed is inviting visitors in to kneel where the couple knelt, listen to the music that played and imagine the day. St. Mary's Church, in Newport, Rhode Island, was the site of the wedding on Sept. 12, 1953, when Kennedy was...

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  • MOMA Celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright's 150 Years

    MOMA Celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright's 150 Years

    NEW YORK — It's been 150 years since the birth of America's best-known architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. But his innovative designs continue to fascinate the public, from New York's Guggenheim museum, where the circular building itself is a sculptural work of art, to the Fallingwater house built over...

  • Berkshires Art Road Trip: See Picasso, Warhol, Rockwell And More

    Berkshires Art Road Trip: See Picasso, Warhol, Rockwell And More

    If you had to choose between art exhibits, which would it be? Pablo Picasso or Grandma Moses? Sol LeWitt or Helen Frankenthaler? Andy Warhol or Nick Cave? Robert Rauschenberg or Norman Rockwell? A Laurie Anderson virtual-reality experience or a James Turrell sensory-deprivation experience? This...

  • Cape Cod Shopping, Dining, Trips For When You're Not At The Beach

    Cape Cod Shopping, Dining, Trips For When You're Not At The Beach

    For nearly 50 years our family has been making the annual summer pilgrimage to the breathtaking National Seashore in Cape Cod, home of the freshest seafood, miles of (hopefully and usually) sunny beaches and high end boutiques and shops that promise to break any wallet. The trouble is I am allergic...

  • 10 Cape Cod Experiences Easy On Your Budget

    10 Cape Cod Experiences Easy On Your Budget

    A Cape Cod vacation can mean salt air, pretty-as-a-postcard villages, and some of the world's most beautiful beaches. It can also mean some big-ticket expenses. A week of lobster dinners, whale watches and souvenir shopping and suddenly your budget is melting faster than a hand-scooped cone at...

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