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What to Do with Kids: Visit Vanderbilt Mansion, Mills Mansion and Roosevelt Mansion

What to Do with Kids: Visit Vanderbilt Mansion, Mills Mansion and Roosevelt Mansion

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a little girl growing up in Dutchess County, New York, our home was located a short drive from the Hyde Park mansions that give a glimpse into the gilded age. Vanderbilt Mansion, Mills Mansion and Roosevelt Mansion were all spots to visit, picnic, draw and enjoy. And now, more than 20 years later, they […]

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Boston Restaurants: Abby Lane Food and Spirits

Boston Restaurants: Abby Lane Food and Spirits

| April 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Looking for Boston restaurants in the theater district? Abby Lane Food & Spirits is a cozy spot perfect for brunch or a pre-theater meal. Situated in Boston’s Theater District, Abby Lane Food & Spirits is a cozy restaurant where executive chef Jason Santos, an alum of Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen TV show, creates an eclectic […]

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Boston Restaurants: Union Oyster House

Boston Restaurants: Union Oyster House

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Boston’s Freedom Trail offers so much to see and do. Looking for nearby Boston restaurants? The historic Union Oyster House is steps off the trail and so tasty too. This is a must-try for New England travel. Before I headed to Boston recently on a trip for work designed to learn about the historic city […]

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A Pirate-Lover’s Guide to Connecticut

A Pirate-Lover’s Guide to Connecticut

| March 27, 2014 | 3 Comments

Psst! I’m going to let you in on a little secret: In Connecticut, we love pirates. And it’s no wonder. With a history that’s ripe with pirate lore (it’s a known fact that the notorious Captain William Kidd once walked the streets of Milford) and rumors of buried treasure (but where did Kidd bury it?!?), […]

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Free Printable: Blog Post Planner

Free Printable: Blog Post Planner

| March 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

As a writer, I rely on organization to ensure that every bit of research and planning I do advances whatever I am working on. That means remembering a small notebook whenever I am researching new destinations, snapping photos with my iPhone or my DSLR camera and keeping detailed lists of the things that need to […]

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Best Connecticut Fairs, Festivals and Events for Summer 2014

Best Connecticut Fairs, Festivals and Events for Summer 2014

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Looking for weekend fun this summer? Connecticut is home to so many fairs, festivals and events. I’ve scoured all that’s happening this summer to come up with 10 not-to-miss Connecticut fairs, festivals and events. All of these feature free admission, and some also have free activities, entertainment and food samplings. Be sure to check the […]

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Inside The Beekman Arms, America’s Oldest Inn

Inside The Beekman Arms, America’s Oldest Inn

| March 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Nestled in the quiet village of Rhinebeck, New York, is America’s oldest inn — a place that’s played host to countless notable and important people since opening its doors in 1766. The Beekman Arms isn’t your typical place to stay — but that’s what makes it so special. As a girl growing up in Dutchess […]

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A Look Inside the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel

A Look Inside the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel

| February 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Planning a Philadelphia trip? There are so many Philadelphia hotels to choose from. Take a peak inside the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel, located a short walk from historic sites. Philadelphia is a city steeped in culture, history and tradition. From Franklin Square to the Liberty Bell to Love Park, there is so much to […]

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A Look at The Break in Narragansett, Rhode Island

A Look at The Break in Narragansett, Rhode Island

| February 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Looking for a fun getaway this summer? A new boutique Rhode Island hotel with a surfer chic attitude is set to open in June 2014 in Narragansett, Rhode Island. This new hotel is perfect for New England travel. Some days it feels like we’ve fallen into an endless winter where the super-low temperatures will never […]

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Freelance Writing: How I Track Monthly Income

Freelance Writing: How I Track Monthly Income

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

In early 2013, I made a big change to how I do business. For a few years, I’d been noting when I expected to be paid for assignment on a few pages in the back of my planner. As it would come in, I would check it off. It was simple and to-the-point. The casual […]

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