Connecticut’s newest winery offers classic New England charm

Have you ever stepped into a business establishment and just felt right at home? That’s the feeling you get when you arrive at Connecticut’s newest winery to sprout up, Crystal Ridge in South Glastonbury. A snap to reach from just about anywhere in the greater Hartford region, Crystal Ridge certainly prides itself on it’s humble…

Creating your travel bucket list

Part of my 2018 personal strategy when it comes to traveling is to ensure that I’m highlighting one place across the globe that I have not been to yet, and then book it. Over the past ten years of my life, I’ve been pretty stuck in the New England region and feel that it is…

Skiing Lake Tahoe

The trip to the desert southwest was so worth it, in every sense of the word. It was a world I’ve never seen before and had a continued look of awe in my face almost the entire time. Even with how much beauty surrounded me from all angles, I was ready to move on to…

Let adventure fill your soul

As someone who loves the life of constant traveling, I’m often asked what makes me tick. What is it that sets my soul on so much fire that I just need to get up and go take a trip. I think it’s the notion of never being satisfied quite frankly. Each new place that I…

Traveling through Death Valley National Park

One of the coolest parts about my trip out west was the epic road trip adventure that we were soon to embark on as we mapped our way to our final destination of Lake Tahoe. There was still one more spot to see, however. Death Valley National Park was on our radar, and noting that…

Hiking Cathedral Rock

Hiking the Las Vegas region has been a whirlwind of excitement for me. As an east coaster, this is unchartered territory that I have only ever really dreamed about. It’s not what I dreamt about! No. In fact, this was a whole new world that I was absolutely delighted with. Growing up, I envisioned the…

Traveling to Vegas

Let’s talk about Vegas. I’ve never been to the city of paradise before. As I flew over Lake Mead in Nevada looking down from my Delta flight, I began to notice a metropolis. I kept insisting to myself that that it couldn’t be Vegas. I mean, for so many years, I had envisioned Las Vegas…

How to dress for your next ski trip

Follow my blog with Bloglovin With the cold weather on the east coast causing such a major drag lately, it is certainly no wonder so many of us are cooped up inside. I mean, would you really expect for anyone to willingly walk outside when the temperature is like NEGATIVE? Not quite. There are those of us,…

The Year of You.

What a kickoff to the new year it has been. My New Years eve was spent at my second home base of Killington Resort Vermont, a widely popular destination for many of us in the northeast who enjoy the adrenaline of some downhill action at the beast of a ski resort that it is, spreading…

Telling your story

Here at In touch…with the Litchfield Hills, we strive to become a bigger part of the community. We strive to promote the Litchfield Hills region to the world. We strive to tell the story of life in the Litchfield Hills in a diffrent way. Today, is the dawn of a new day. Today, we announce…

A word from the blogger himself…

You might recognize me. You might see me around town. I might just be one of your neighbors. Hi, my names Mike Valletta, you can call me Mike, and I’m the proud blogger of  “In touch…with the Litchfield Hills.” I wanted to write this particular entry because I didn’t want people to think I’m some type…