The Annual Spring Bulb Show at Smith College Botanic Garden

Smith College in Northampton, MA is presenting their annual Spring Bulb Show now through March 19th. The Spring Bulb show is a tradition that has been going on for over a century. Several thousand bulbs are persuaded to simultaneous bloom, normally they bloom at different times of the year, to give the feel and look of Read More

Tour Beneath The Breakers in Newport, Rhode Island

Beneath the Breakers offers guests a never-before-seen look into the working side of the Vanderbilt family’s summer home and what it took to bring a great house like The Breakers to life. The unveiling of the tour follows an 18-month, $1.2 million project to preserve and restore the historic underground boiler room of The Breakers, located under the Read More

Ice Skating Rinks in Southeastern Connecticut

If you’re looking to bring the family ice skating this winter, here is a list of ice skating locations to check out in Connecticut and just over the border in Rhode Island. Enjoy a fun skating day at a great indoor or outdoor ice skating rink. Dayton Arena at Connecticut College 270 Mohegan Ave. New Read More

A Holiday Day Trip in Newport, Rhode Island

The holidays are here and that means it’s time to take a trip to Newport to see the Mansions and do a little shopping. The Mansions at Newport are welcoming visitors for Christmas at the Newport Mansions through January. Create holiday memories and enjoy music, tours, gingerbread mansions, shopping and visits from Santa Claus at three of America’s most Read More

Day Tripping to Clyde’s Cider Mill in Old Mystic Connecticut

It’s Fall and that means a trip to Clyde’s Cider Mill in Old Mystic, Connecticut. We took a ride out there on Sunday. The weather was perfect and it wasn’t too cold to be out walking around. We haven’t been to Clyde’s in a long time so we forgot how busy it can get. They Read More

Fall Foliage Excursions with Essex Steam Train

View the spectacular New England autumn foliage in style at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat! Offering a multitude of weekday and weekend options to experience this beautiful scenery from the train and the boat, Essex Steam Train has just the ticket for you and your family to see the fleeting vibrant colors of the season. Read More

Fall County Fairs and Festivals in Connecticut

September is the start of Fall Festival season in Connecticut. Connecticut offers some of the best fall agricultural fairs and festivals in New England. Think sweet stickiness of a caramel apple, the smell of fried dough, the sounds of kids screeching on the rides, bands playing, Midway games, cows and sheep, horse and tractor pulls, Read More

Plan a Day Trip to Visit Essex, Connecticut

If you are looking for a great way to spend a day in Connecticut, take a drive to Essex, Connecticut. This is such a beautiful town with wonderful architecture to be seen all around. Houses date back to the 1700s and most have been fully restored. Stop for lunch, dinner or just drinks at the Read More

Visit The Butterfly-Pollinator Garden at Cohen Woodlands in Colchester

When summer begins it’s quick and hot demise, our gardens are graced with the final flourishes of color, and beautiful butterflies. A well-kept secret in southeastern Connecticut is the Butterfly-Pollinator Garden at Cohen Woodlands in Colchester. Certified as a Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation, Cohen Woods is the perfect setting for this gorgeous public garden, which Read More

A Day Trip to The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk

We are always looking for fun things to do as day trips in Connecticut. This past weekend we visited The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor for a day of shopping and food. We were invited on a media tour to check out some of the shops and also NIXS Restaurant & Bar. Read More