Christmas in New York City.

What’s better than being in the city during the holidays? I can’t think of much. The twinkle of the lights. The store windows decked to the nines in holiday cheer. The magic of Rockefeller Center lighting up the city with the best Christmas tree in the world, while people discover the warmth of love while…

What to do When the Gloom Just Won’t Leave

In case you haven’t noticed, or have been living under a rock, it’s been very gloomy here in the northeast this past week. I haven’t found even a hint of sunshine. I’m now beginning to wonder if I should get the supplies ready to build an ark. If this is what Seattle is like, I…

One World Trade Center Grows as America Grows Stronger

I make a lot of trips down to New York City. Living within a close proximity to it here in Connecticut, we’re often referred to as one big suburb of the Big Apple. All it takes is a look around at how we drive to see just how true that is! When it comes to…

A Rockin’ Fourth of July at Lime Rock Park

This past Saturday, while thinking of where to enjoy the fireworks this weekend, I decided on making the trek up to Salisbury to enjoy the fireworks spectacular that took place at Lime Rock Park. I’ve only been to Lime Rock a handful of times, but never at night, and I must say its a rather…

ROAD TRIP: All the Cool Kids Visit Howe Caverns

So far this summer, our weather here in the northeast has been one to marvel. They say if you don’t like the weather in this part of the country, you should wait a minute. Lately, we have been waiting days, not minutes, as sizzling hot summer days give way to a week long stretch of…

Tourism in Litchfield County with a New York State of Mind

The weekends become busy. The sidewalks become a gala for window shopping. The roads are filled with free flowing spirits who set their sights to capture the best possible view for their photo albums. They are the Litchfield County weekenders, the folks who make the two hour drive up from the city to catch a…

Rolling Local with Coffee

If you spend a great deal of time on the road, coffeehouses are essential. They are the perfect places to raise your spirits and perk up your energy to keep on rolling through the streets. Everyone loves coffee. After all, it’s the American drink of choice for the morning, unlike our neighbors on the side…

The Quiet Slumber of a Litchfield County Summer

When busy yuppies from New York look to get away for the weekend, they turn to Connecticut’s bucolic Litchfield Hills. Just two hours from the city, Litchfield County provides a convenient escape for those looking for a little bit of solitude while enjoying the picturesque beauty that is western New England. While so many of…

Day Trip: Taconic State Park

Quick Note: With so many people looking for great getaways that don’t involve costly gas purchases, the new Day Trip columns are a new series of columns designed to get you up and out this summer without putting a burden on your wallet. These columns will be focused on fun finds that are usually within…

Day Trip: Sleeping Giant State Park

Being born and raised in Connecticut, I have been just about all over the state as I grew up to explore the abundance of stuff to see and do in such a small state, which actually harbors more than the eye can see. This past Saturday, I decided to take a little day trip downstate…