Mike Valletta


It’s cold. Period. There’s no question in my mind that the place to be is indoors, but am I really the type of person to just stay in my home all day hibernating my life away from the elements? Not at all! Today, I took a ride out to Cabella’s in nearby East Hartford. Cabella’s, for those of you who don’t know, is the worlds foremost outfitters specializing in outdoor essentials. The… Read More

Summer brings with it many possibilities. For starters, you’re not trapped inside of your house staring at four walls begging to run outside and scream out for attention. During the summer, you can be a free spirit as you go where you want and do as you please without the worry of getting trapped in a sudden blizzard, which we all know happens rather often here in New England. What was that… Read More

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 and explore some areas that I have been wanting to explore for quite some time. One of… Read More

Wherever you go here in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills, signs of spring are everywhere to be seen as lush vegetation transforms the landscape from the once bare trees of the winter. It is as if the world is becoming new again as everything from flora to fauna lights up the landscape as a brilliant melody of colors climbs it’s way up the hillsides from the valley floors of the Naugatuck and Housatonic. Unlike… Read More

When I first moved to the Litchfield Hills back in 2009, I knew I would be doing a great deal of exploring in my new found turf so to speak. In the Litchfield Hills, we all know that the word exploring is an understatement. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of places right here in our own backyards where we can get lost in a different world as we escape the… Read More