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Planning a Cross-Country Road Trip

Planning a Cross-Country Road Trip

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Want to take a road trip? Earlier this year, I started planning a massive New England road trip that would have taken us from Connecticut to the farthest points of Maine and back again. Ultimately though, that plan was abandoned when we moved to Maine. Still, the idea of a family road trip is one […]

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Inside Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Inside Loews Philadelphia Hotel

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just a few blocks from Reading Terminal Market and an easy walk away from Independence Hall in Philadelphia sits the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, a history-meets-sleek-modernity hotel. Want to check it out before you book? Here’s a little photo tour to show you around. In April, my kids and I headed southwest from Connecticut to Philadelphia […]

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Motherhood: Who Says I Don’t Have it All?

Motherhood: Who Says I Don’t Have it All?

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can women have it all? PepsiCo’s Chief Executive Officer Indra K. Nooyi made headlines this week when she said in an interview that she doesn’t think women can have it all. In her opinion, it’s just not possible. Well, with all due respect to Mrs. Nooyi, I couldn’t disagree more. Nooyi was responding to a […]

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Freelance Writing: Why You Should Walk Away

Freelance Writing: Why You Should Walk Away

| May 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

There are so many great things about being a freelance writer. But sometimes, freelance writing can begin to feel stale making it hard to write (hello, writer’s block!). What should you do? Walk away. No, really, I mean it. A few years ago, I was sitting on the couch editing a piece I’d written for […]

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Philadelphia Restaurants: Pizzicato

Philadelphia Restaurants: Pizzicato

| May 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Located a short walk from Independence Hall, Philadelphia’s Pizzicato is a little cafe with charming outdoor seating and a sleek, modern interior. There’s no shortage of places to eat in Philadelphia. From the stalls of Reading Terminal Market to the many restaurants all over the city, there’s so much good food. And among the places […]

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Connecticut Restaurants: Arezzo Ristorante & Bar in Westport

Connecticut Restaurants: Arezzo Ristorante & Bar in Westport

| April 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

One of my favorite things that spring brings is al fresco dining. Whether it’s a backyard meal or drinks on a pretty restaurant patio with friends, there’s something about the combination of warm weather, cool friends and a soft breeze that makes it so special. When I approached Arezzo Ristorante & Bar in Westport, Connecticut, recently, […]

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Freelance Writing: Taking Leaps of Faith

Freelance Writing: Taking Leaps of Faith

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Take some chances.” A friend said that to me recently. Though the context had nothing to do with freelance writing, the words are as applicable in life as they are in a writing career. Just like in life, if you stick to safe writing topics, things are bound to get dull and boring pretty fast. […]

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Connecticut Lobster Roll: Lake Zoar Drive-In

Connecticut Lobster Roll: Lake Zoar Drive-In

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Connecticut lobster rolls are warm, buttery sandwiches usually served on New England-style hot dog buns. Where can you find the best lobster roll in Connecticut? Follow along as I head around the state to find the most drool-worthy Connecticut lobster roll. New England travel isn’t complete without trying one of these delicious sandwiches. When I […]

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Book Review: The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger

Book Review: The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

When I started reading The Divorce Papers: A Novel by Sophie Rieger, I wasn’t sure about it. It’s different. Sophie Diehl is a 29-year-old criminal law associate at a law firm who gets roped into handling a divorce for an important client. The client, who is aware that she has no divorce law experience, wants […]

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Inside the Omni Parker House Boston

Inside the Omni Parker House Boston

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Planning a Boston trip? Take a peak inside a historic Boston hotel that’s located right along the Freedom Trail. This is a classic for New England travel. When I pulled up to the Omni Parker House Boston’s School Street entrance, a valet rushed around to open my door and sweep the car away. It was […]

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