Category: U.S.

The Hunt For Gilmore Girls Stars Hollow Leads To Washington Connecticut

One of my favorite shows is Gilmore Girls and I have been a fan of the town of Stars Hollow for many years. I also just found out that I went to the same schools as two of the actors on the show – Alexis Bledel (elementary school) and Todd Lowe (high school). When I…
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5 Fun Reasons to Visit the Mystic Aquarium

We had a chance to visit the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic Connecticut one afternoon and found it to be a wonderful experience. It is a great place to go if you are in the area and had so much to see. Here are our top 5 favorite reasons to visit the Mystic Aquarium. Mystic Aquarium…
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Make a Sweet Visit to the PEZ Visitor Center

We drive on Interstate 95N a lot on our trips back and forth to Connecticut, and every time we drive through New Haven, we see this billboard for the PEZ Visitor Center. We both love PEZ candy so we always laugh at it and say we need to go there. Well, one day we did,…
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The Best Lobster Rolls in Connecticut

Our son goes to college in Connecticut (and we used to live on the submarine base in Groton, CT a long time ago) so we visit quite often and always try the lobster rolls when we are there. We have sampled this local cuisine from many different places and have now determined our favorite two…
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Bathe in the Light from Sun Stories at Giralda Ave

During my trip to Miami, Giralda Ave in Coral Gables was a must-stop on my list. I had heard about the Sun Stories art installation from Jessy Nite that features words and poems suspended above and then cast a beautiful image on that ground when the sun shines through. Jessy Nite is a local Miami…
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Trump Canceled My Cruise, So Now What Do We Do?

I have dreamed of going to Cuba for a really long time – the colonial architecture, the classic cars, the colors and vibrancy, the food, the mystery since it was closed for so long and many other reasons I probably don’t need to keep listing here. So when I found a cruise to take with…
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Walk in the Sky on the Longest Pedestrian Bridge in North America

We have always dreamed of floating through the sky high in the mountains, and with the SkyBridge in Gatlinburg, TN, we could almost accomplish that dream. On our accidental trip to Gatlinburg, we looked around at what to do, and when we heard about the SkyBridge in Gatlinburg – the longest pedestrian bridge in North…
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Feel Like a Diver in the Tank Tunnels at the Gatlinburg Aquarium

On our accidental trip to Gatlinburg, one attraction we definitely wanted to see was the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. We had no idea what an immersive experience this was watching piranha with their frightening teeth, transporting through a different world through the tank tunnels, and watching the funny penguins all patiently line up to…
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See the Best Waterfalls in the Smokies on the Roaring Forks Motor Trail

We are waterfall lovers. The number of hiking books we have in our house about waterfalls is too many to actually give a number here, but trust me it is a lot. During our surprise visit to Gatlinburg, Tennessee I heard about the Roaring Forks Motor Trail and the number of waterfalls you can see,…
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Secrets to the Best Food and Booze in Gatlinburg

We had the chance to visit Gatlinburg, TN in May. This trip was a bit unusual since it was an actually accidental purchase. We were looking at different trips on Groupon dreaming of taking one (we will be empty-nesters next year). We were looking at trips to Iceland, Spain, and also a little cabin in…
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