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Entries Tagged as 'Destinations'

Choosing an Air Travel Search Site

January 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Destinations, News, Websites

It’s easy to always use the same old air travel search site without exploring the many new offerings available.  Seth Kugel, the Frugal Traveler for The New York Times, has written a terrific article entitled How to Choose an Air Travel Search Site.  He has done a great deal of testing and you will want [...]

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Know Whether The Trains Are Running On Time

May 29th, 2013 · Comments Off · Destinations, News

So often, we are racing to our destinations, trying to keep informed of traffic, train, and air delays. If you haven’t already discovered this, you can now easily obtain real-time train status and schedule information via smartphone or computer from Metro-North Train Time. You can check train departure times, along with destination, track [...]

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Beach Info for Memorial Day Weekend!

May 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · Destinations, News

Hurricane Sandy’s effects can still be felt in many areas of our region but many people are working hard to open beaches for Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer.  This New York Times interactive article will help you decide where to spend upcoming summer weekends.
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AAA Apps

July 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Destinations, Software

Have you seen AAA’s TripTik Mobile app?  It is great for finding the lowest gas price nearest to your location.  This is just great for those summer excursions!  This app also offers maps and turn-by-turn directions.  It also shows AAA offices, approved auto repair facilities and local events.  AAA Discounts will show you AAA discounts [...]

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It’s Summer!

May 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · Books, Destinations, News

It’s Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer!  Time to check out one of my favorite publications: 100 Things to Do from the Wilton Bulletin.  There are so many wonderful things to do in this area!  If you are looking for some great barbecue cookbooks to plan your summer entertaining, click here.   Have a [...]

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How Do You Pick Your Vacation Destination?

May 24th, 2011 · Comments Off · Destinations, Websites

It can be very difficult to choose a vacation destination.  So many places, so little time.  I watch travel shows, read books and magazines and yes, they are all wonderful.  However, I have now added a new tool to my bag of tricks:  YouTube!
I cannot believe there is a place in the world that hasn’t [...]

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Nine Years Ago Yesterday

September 12th, 2010 · Comments Off · Destinations, News, Software

I find it hard to believe that nine years have passed since the horror of September 11, 2001.  I, like so many others, will always remember where I was that awful day.  In today’s New York Times, there is an article by Ariel Kaminer describing an app for the iPhone called “Explore 9/11.”  This app [...]

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Tennis Time!

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off · Destinations, Events, News, Websites

It’s that time of the year again!  The U.S. Open began yesterday and runs through September 12.  Check these sites out for the latest information:

U.S. Open Official Site
TV Squad television schedule
Directions to U.S. Open
History of Tennis

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Staycation is Over But Weir Farm Was Great!

August 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Destinations, Websites

It’s back to work this week for me but I wanted to share our trip to Weir Farm with you! Weir Farm is the only National Park in Connecticut and it is just beautiful!  The tour we took with our ranger (Allison) was tremendously informative and fun.  This farm that belonged to painter J. Alden [...]

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Airlines Paying for Hotels and Meals When There Are Delays?

July 19th, 2010 · Comments Off · Destinations, News, Websites

I remember the days when flight delays meant meal vouchers and/or free nights in hotels.  That was a long time ago.  In Europe, however, the 2004 EC 261 law “requires airlines to pay penalties of up to 600 euros, or about $750, when the problem is the carrier’s fault, and cover hotel rooms and meals [...]

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