Travel and Tourism

All Connecticut Rest Areas Back Open 24/7

For the first time since 2016, all seven of Connecticut 's rest areas are staffed and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Governor Ned Lamont made it official at a press conference Monday morning at the rest stop off I-84 at Exit 2 in Danbury . The areas were open to vehicles over the past 3 years...
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Komodo Dragons Killing Tourism

If you're planning a trip to Indonesia , you may not be able to visit Komodo Island in the Komodo National Park . That's because officials plan to close the island to protect the Komodo Dragon that lives there. Apparently, visitors often smuggle the lizards off the island, and that is having a...
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Go On A Cruise With Bon Jovi In 2019

If you're looking for a gift for the Bon Jovi fan on your list, maybe you want to send them off on a cruise together! Well, not exactly. Jon has teamed up with Norwegian Cruise Lines to give fans an opportunity to set sail by day, and enjoy him and his music at night. Set sail from Miami to Nassau...
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Top 5 Christmas Destinations In The U.S.

For those who don't want to be home for the holidays, there are plenty of great places to visit here in the United States this time of year. The 5 most popular, according to Trekeffect are: LAS VEGAS - It's pleasant weather is one draw, plus everything else Sin City has to offer, all dressed up for...
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Two Of The Best Fall Foliage Trips Are Right Here In New England

USA Today recently posted their list of the best fall foliage drives in the country, and two of them are right here in New England ! The first is just a short drive away in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts . I lived in the Berkshires for a few years and enjoyed my time there very much. I...
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The 5 Most Dangerous Cities In The U.S.

If you want to know where you need to be most on your guard, these would be the U.S. cities (with a population of at least 100,000) in which you need to watch your back, according to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation . St. Louis, Missouri Memphis, Tennessee Rockford, Illinois...
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Best Travel Destinations For Fall

If you’re planning a getaway this fall, here are some of the top destinations according to Fortune Magazine . MONTREAL – Just a few hours from Connecticut by train or car, there’s plenty to do just north of the border. Modern attractions like the casino (which can be a bit of a challenge if you don...
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Could You Handle 11 Hours On An Airplane?

Beginning next April, when you're done with another long New England winter, you can get away to Hawaii . And you'll only have to board one flight! That's because Hawaiian Airlines is offering a non-stop flight from Boston 's Logan Airport to Hawaii 5 days a week. Nearly 500 people travel from New...
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The "Most Beautiful Place" In Connecticut

Recently, Conde Naste Traveler decided to list the most beautiful place in each of the 50 states. Granted there are a bunch of lovely locations here in Connecticut , but the one they determined to be the "most" beautiful lies in the western part of the state, in the Litchfield County town of Kent...
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Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut August 14th, 2018

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT CONNECTICUT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Vernon Manor Even though it’s still summer, autumn is everywhere. You can tell just by all the families doing their back-to-school shopping. For a lot of college students, that means packing up and moving to another state – and leaving...
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