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Raccoon Photo - Taxidermy Raccoon at Museum at Action Wildlife Goshen Connecticut
How diverse is the array of animals brought to life by taxidermist Mike? The amazingly alert-looking animals on display range from this everyday North American masked bandit, the raccoon... Page 5.

Photo of Pygmy Goats and Young Girl at Action Wildlife Goshen Connecticut
Photo of pygmy goats and young girl at Action Wildlife in Goshen, Connecticut. We had to pull our 7-year-old daughter away from her new friends, the Pygmy Goats, when we first visited their pen, so before we left Action Wildlife in Goshen, Connecticut, we drove back around and gave her a chance to say goodbye. Page 32.

Watusi Cow - Photo of Taxidermal Watusi Cow at Action Wildlife Goshen CT
We weren't surprised to spy a fish tank when we reached the first floor of the museum at Action Wildlife, but we certainly weren't expecting to come face-to-face with an incredibly lifelike, long-horned Watusi cow: a preview of the displays that awaited. Page 3.

Turtle Picture - Action Wildlife Museum and Exploration Center - Goshen CT
In 2008, a Museum and Exploration Center was added at Action Wildlife in Goshen, CT. Inside this enormous warehouse, located just inside the admission gate, visitors first encounter an assortment of live birds and reptiles, like this turtle. Page 2.

Grizzly Bear at Action Wildlife Connecticut - Displays Similar to Museum of Natural History NYC
Action Wildlife's displays reminded me of those at the Museum of Natural History in NYC, only here in Connecticut, glass does not separate visitors from the animals, and even on a holiday weekend, there isn't a crowd. Still, touching is not allowed. Page 8.

Male American Elk Picture - Action Wildlife American Elk
A male elk, who I assume was the proud papa of this brood, looked on languidly while his offspring frolicked. American Elk shed their antlers annually. When you see how impressive a male elk's antlers can be, that's almost impossible to believe. Page 30.

Elk Photo - Male American Elk Napping in Grass at Action Wildlife CT
Elk photo. It's a natural instinct for elk and human moms to keep a sharp watch while their little ones play. I'll let you draw your own conclusions about whether the males of both species also share instinctive tendencies. Page 31.

Water Buffalo Picture - Action Wildlife Water Buffalo
Water buffalo picture. The taxidermy water buffalo we saw inside the museum gave us a sense of this hulking creature's size. Viewing this live water buffalo on the grounds of Action Wildlife gave us a sense of this big bovine's sloppy eating habits! Page 15.

Action Wildlife Photo - Action Wildlife Goshen Connecticut
Located on a scenic, 116-acre parcel that was once a dairy farm, Action Wildlife in Goshen, Connecticut, is now home to dozens of exotic animal species from around the globe.

Buffalo Photo - Bison Herd at Action Wildlife in Connecticut
The animals on display at Action Wildlife really do run the gamut from A to Z: American Bison to Zebu. The herd of bison (or buffalo) that call the wildlife park home can be seen from Route 4. Page 26.

Action Wildlife - CT Drive-Through Safari & Petting Zoo
Action Wildlife in Goshen, CT, is a drive-through safari, petting zoo and much more. Join me on a photo tour and plan a visit to this affordable family attraction.

Action Wildlife - CT Drive-Through Safari & Petting Zoo
Action Wildlife in Goshen, CT, is a drive-through safari, petting zoo and much more. Join me on a photo tour and plan a visit to this affordable family attraction.

Jenne Farm in Vermont - New England's Most Scenic Farm
Jenne Farm in Vermont is New England's and perhaps even North America's most photographed farm. Here are pictures of and directions to this scenic spot.

MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino Hotel - A Work in Progress Photo
Foxwoods broke ground for the construction of its new hotel and casino in November 2005, before a branding agreement was negotiated with MGM. Although the new property bears the MGM name, it is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. Page 2.

MGM Grand at Foxwoods Ballroom Photo - Wild and Colorful Carpet
About.com's Casino Gambling Guide Bill Burton tells me casinos have wild carpets so patrons will keep their eyes on the games. MGM Grand Director of Hotel Operations Chris O'Connell adds: It 'helps with our maintenance' when something gets spilled. Page 6.

Pascal Morabito Toiletries at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Hotel - Photo
Pascal Morabito toiletries. All hotel bathrooms at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods will be stocked with upscale toiletries made by Parisian perfumer and designer Pascal Morabito. The test tube-style design of the bottles and display is simple yet chic. Page 14.

People Mover Connects MGM Grand at Foxwoods with Foxwoods Proper - Photo
MGM Grand at Foxwoods will be connected to Foxwoods Proper by a pedestrian concourse, seen under construction in this photo. The concourse's People Mover will allow guests to make the trip between the two casinos in less than one minute. Page 3.

MGM Grand at Foxwoods Photo
MGM Grand at Foxwoods photo. The 30-story MGM Grand at Foxwoods will bring a new lodging, dining and entertainment experience to North America's largest gaming destination. It is slated to open in May of 2008 in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

MGM Grand at Foxwoods Hotel Amenities - Free WiFi Flat Screen TV Mini Bar
Amenities standard in the Deluxe Guest Rooms at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods include free high-speed WiFi Internet access, a 32-inch flat screen TV, mini bar, in-room safe, Apple iHome clock radio and a coffee maker. Page 12.

MGM Grand at Foxwoods Model Hotel Room Photo
The furniture is just being installed in the 825 guest rooms and suites at the new MGM Grand at Foxwoods. Of the 825 rooms, 688 will resemble this model of the Deluxe Guest Room, which will have the option of a king, two queen or two double beds. Page 11.

Photo of Ballroom at MGM Grand Casino Hotel at Foxwoods in Mashantucket Connecticut
When it is completed, the 48,800-square-foot ballroom at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods will be the largest ballroom in the Northeast. It can accommodate 6,000 people for theater-style seating or 3,500 for a banquet. Page 5.

MGM Grand at Foxwoods Outdoor Pool Photo
The fan-shaped outdoor pool, which I photographed from the window of the model hotel room, will add to the Vegas-like appeal of the MGM Grand at Foxwoods. MGM Grand is the first Connecticut casino that embraces the outdoors. Page 15.

MGM Grand at Foxwoods Photo - Pre-Function Space in Corridor Between the Ballroom and Casino
This corridor, with its 'flying saucer' lights, separates the ballroom from the casino floor at MGM Grand at Foxwoods and provides additional pre-function space. Page 7.

Hard Hat Photo Tour of MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino Hotel in Connecticut
When I took these photos in January of 2008, there were about 1,200 construction workers on-site at the new MGM Grand at Foxwoods preparing the hotel/casino for its anticipated May 2008 opening. Just painting the gold trim around the casino is a big job. Page 10.

MGM Grand at Foxwoods Ballroom Entrance and Pre-Function Space
MGM Grand at Foxwoods will have 18,000 square feet of pre-function space here in the ballroom entrance area. The escalator at right leads to the business center and a Gelato Cafe, which will serve more than 20 flavors of Italian ice cream. Page 4.

Photo of Soaking Tub in Hotel Suite at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino Hotel in Connecticut
Many of the suites at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods feature soaking tubs or Jacuzzis--with a view! Page 18.

MGM Grand at Foxwoods Hotel Photo Tour - Spacious Bathrooms
Deluxe Rooms at MGM Grand at Foxwoods feature spacious bathrooms with robes and slippers. Although they don't have tubs, the shower enclosures are roomy and have a bench (a must for any woman who has tried to shave her legs in a shower stall). Page 13.

Hotel Beds at MGM Grand at Foxwoods - Suite Photo
Hotel beds at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods will feature 300 thread count, 100 percent cotton linens. They'll be made up in triple sheet style with a loft blanket instead of a comforter. 24-hour room service will be available. Page 17.

Suites at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods - Photo Tour
The 137 suites at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods casino/hotel offer floor-to-ceiling windows with views of surrounding woodlands that will be particularly pretty in the fall. Suites are available in six different sizes and configurations. Page 16.

MGM Grand at Foxwoods Lobby Entrance - Photo
This dramatic port-cochere shelters the lobby entrance to the MGM Grand at Foxwoods. The hotel will begin accepting reservations in mid to late February 2008. Rooms at the MGM will be pricier than at Foxwoods' other three on-site hotels. Page 21.

Performing Arts Theater at MGM Grand at Foxwoods - Photo
Modeled after Hollywood's famous Kodak Theatre, the 4,000-seat Performing Arts Theater at the MGM Grand will add an incredible new entertainment space to the Foxwoods complex. There won't be a bad seat in the house! Page 19.

MGM Grand at Foxwoods Performing Arts Theater is a Versatile Venue for Concerts Shows Comedy Sports
Foxwoods Public Relations Director Saverio Mancini says the Performing Arts Theater is a

Photo of Casino Floor at MGM Grand at Foxwoods - Sneak Preview Hard Hat Tour of MGM Grand at Foxwoods
'It's more of a Vegas-style casino,' says MGM Grand at Foxwoods Director of Hotel Operations Chris O'Connell. The 50,000-square-foot gaming floor is ringed by restaurants and retail outlets. It will have 50 tables and 1,400 slots. Page 8.

MGM Grand at Foxwoods Hotel Casino Readies for May 2008 Opening Date
Christopher O'Connell, Director of Hotel Operations at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, says, 'It's controlled chaos' as the hotel/casino's May 2008 opening date approaches. He assures: 'We're absolutely on schedule; if we fall off track, we add more shifts.'. Page 22.

Picture of MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino Hotel in Connecticut Opening May 2008
Now that I've seen it taking shape, I can't wait for the MGM Grand at Foxwoods to open in May 2008. Much more than a casino, Foxwoods' new venture will provide an exciting and diverse entertainment, lodging and dining option in southeastern Connecticut. Page 23.

Shrine an Asian-Themed Lounge Restaurant and Nightclub at MGM Grand at Foxwoods - Construction Photo
It may not look like much yet, but this space just off the casino floor will be Shrine, an Asian-themed lounge, restaurant and nightclub. Boston's Big Night Entertainment will run the venue, which will open to the outdoor pool in the evenings. Page 9.

MGM Grand at Foxwoods (Fox Tower) Photos
The MGM Grand at Foxwoods (now Fox Tower) brings a new and exciting gaming and hospitality experience to Connecticut. Enjoy a preview on this hard hat tour.

MGM Grand at Foxwoods (Fox Tower) Photos
The MGM Grand at Foxwoods (now Fox Tower) brings a new and exciting gaming and hospitality experience to Connecticut. Enjoy a preview on this hard hat tour.

Apple Cider Drink Recipes - Cocktails and Non-Alcoholic
Apple Cider drink recipes for Halloween, Thanksgiving, autumn, any time! More than a dozen alcoholic and non-alcoholic cider drink recipes to try.

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Top 10 Providence Attractions You Must See
What are the must-see attractions in Providence? New England expert Kim Knox Beckius picks the top 10 best things to do in Rhode Island's capital city.

Junior Patriots Cheerleaders Program
The Junior Patriots Cheerleaders Program gives young fans of New England's NFL team a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from the pros and to take the field at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, for a game day performance. Learn what makes this cheerleading experience phenomenal in this first-hand account from a 10-year-old Junior Cheerleader and her mom.

Junior Patriots Cheerleaders Program Review
A mom and daughter review of the Junior Patriots Cheerleaders program.

Patriots Cheerleaders Inspire Young Dancers
The Patriots Cheerleaders inspire young dancers participating in the Junior Patriots Cheerleaders program.

Patriots Cheerleaders are Role Models for Jr Cheerleaders
During the Junior Patriots Cheerleaders program, the Pats Cheerleaders serve as wonderful role models for young girls.

Tracy Sormanti Coaches Patriots Cheerleaders and Juniors Too
Traci Sormanti, coach of the New England Patriots Cheerleaders, also runs the Junior Patriots Cheerleaders sessions.

Junior Patriots Cheerleaders Game Day Appearance
Learn what it's like for young girls to take the field at a home game at Gillette Stadium at the completion of the Junior Patriots Cheerleaders program.

Patriots Cheerleaders Appearances
Girls who register for the Junior Patriots Cheerleaders program also have co-appearance opportunities with the Patriots Cheerleaders.

David I. Walsh and Maurice Tobin Statues Boston Esplanade
Two statues at the Charles River Esplanade in Boston honor Irish politicians who led the city.

Patrick Collins Memorial Boston Commonwealth Avenue
The Patrick Collins Memorial on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston remembers one of the city's most beloved Irish mayors.

Fenway Park - Irish Carpenter Built America's Oldest Ballpark
Fenway Park was built by an Irish immigrant and is the final stop on Boston's Irish Heritage Trail. Tour Fenway or get tickets to a Red Sox game.

Boston Irish Heritage Trail
The Boston Irish Heritage Trail features 20 city sights that tell the story of Boston's largest ethnic group including the moving Boston Irish Famine Memorial. This photo tour features tips for planning a self-guided walking tour including where to pop into Irish pubs along the route.

Rose Kennedy Garden Boston
Rose Kennedy Garden, which honors the Kennedy family matriarch, is the first stop on Boston's Irish Heritage Trail.

Kevin White Statue Faneuil Hall
The Kevin White statue at Boston's Faneuil Hall honors a long-serving Irish-American mayor.

James Michael Curley Statues Boston
James Michael Curley held office in Boston for nearly 50 years, and his statue honors the popular Irish-American politician.

Boston City Hall on the Irish Heritage Trail
Boston City Hall is an Irish landmark in its own right. Stop into an Irish pub nearby, or continue walking the Irish Heritage Trail.

Boston Irish Famine Memorial
The Boston Irish Famine Memorial is a must-see sight on the Irish Heritage Trail.

Granary Burying Ground Boston
Granary Burying Ground is home to famous patriots and notable Boston Irishmen, too.

Robert Gould Shaw Memorial
The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens is a moving tribute to the Massachusetts 54th Regiment of African-American Civil War soldiers. See it in Boston

Boston Common Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Find the Boston Common Soldiers and Sailors Monument atop Flagstaff Hill.

Boston Common Irish Heritage Trail Sites
More Irish Heritage Trail sights await at Boston Common, and there's an Irish pub nearby if you need to take a break.

Massachusetts State House
Free tours of the Massachusetts State House in Boston allow you to see artifacts and statues related to the city's Irish immigrant history.

Central Burying Ground and Thomas Cass
Central Burying Ground and the Colonel Thomas Cass Statue, like other Irish Heritage Trail sights, pay tribute to famous Bostonians of Irish descent.

Boston Irish Heritage Trail Copley Square Highlights
Copley Square claims two stops on the Boston Irish Heritage Trail: the John Singleton Copley Statue and the Boston Public Library.

John Boyle O'Reilly Memorial Boston
Continue along the Irish Heritage Trail in Boston to the lovely John Boyle O'Reilly Memorial, which honors the Ireland-born writer.

Stowe Weekend of Hope Free Getaway for Cancer Patients
Stowe Weekend of Hope 2016 is a remarkable free weekend in Vermont for those coping with cancer. Patients and survivors can reserve free hotel rooms now.

Fun Fall Activities in New England
Fall activities in New England you can only enjoy as the leaves turn. Celebrate autumn with these ideas for fun, family-friendly things to do.

New England Christmas | Events, Gifts, Traditions
A New England Christmas is magic! Here's your guide to holiday events, attractions, gifts, traditions, recipes, fun in the snow and Christmas tree farms.

Block Island Car Ferry Tips
Block Island car ferry reservations are tricky and expensive, so read these tips for taking a vehicle to the island, plus advice on whether it's necessary.

When is Patriots' Day? Date for 2016 to 2020
Patriots' Day date for 2016 - 2020, plus a guide to Patriots' Day events and traditions in Massachusetts and Maine.

Irish Recipes for St. Patrick's Day from New England
Irish recipes from New England for St. Patrick's Day. 12+ Irish recipes for traditional favorites or to satisfy your Irish sweet tooth.

New England Maple Events
Celebrate syrup at maple events in New England. These festivals and sugarhouse tours in Vermont, Connecticut, Maine and New Hampshire offer affordable family fun.

Smith College Botanic Garden - Free Attraction in Northampton Massachusetts
The Lyman Conservatory is the sparkling jewel of Smith College's Botanic Garden, which is always open free to the public. Botany was an innovative discipline when it was added to the Smith curriculum in 1875. The botanic garden first took shape in 1894. Page 3.

Smith College Spring Bulb Show Picture - A Wild Mix
Although the dazzling mix of blooming beauties that stretch toward the Lyman Conservatory's glass ceiling seems haphazardly arranged, students and faculty actually give careful thought to the blend of hues and the show's overall theme and visual impact. Page 15.

Bulb Show at Smith College - A Spring Fantasy Brought to Life
'Absolutely gorgeous,' gushed another Bulb Show attendee. I agree! Since the spring bulb plants featured don't usually bloom in unison, the vivid quilt of flowers is a spring fantasy made even more remarkable by its timing in early March. Page 12.

Photo of Tulips at Smith College Bulb Show
My favorite comment overheard at the Smith College Bulb Show: 'I've got to remember this look when I'm stressed out.' So, if for no other reason, see this spring display so that you can bank a bit of bliss to draw upon whenever you have a tough day. Page 17.

After the Show Bulb Sale at Smith College
Thousands file through the Spring Bulb Show at Smith College each March, and many return the weekend following the show's end for the After the Show Bulb Sale: a chance to own a potted piece of this delightful spring rainbow. Page 18.

Spring Bulb Show at Smith College - Each Year is Different
Although the Spring Bulb Show at Smith College is a tradition that dates to the early 1900s, each year's display of blossoming crocuses, hyacinths, narcissi, irises, lilies and tulips is a singular experience. Page 6.

Glasshouses at Smith College - Picture of Smith College Greenhouses
Smith College's Lyman Conservatory is composed of a series of glasshouses that date to 1895, 1901, 1952 and 1981. A vast variety of plant life thrives inside this 12,000-square-foot greenhouse space year-round. Page 2.

Smith College Bulb Show Northampton MA - See 5,000 Bulbs in Bloom at Smith College in Northampton MA
Smith College Bulb Show in Northampton, MA. How many bulbs do Smith College students plant in the fall to ensure this annual spring rite unfurls on cue? The answer is: about 5,000. Page 13.

Spring Bulb Show Lyman Plant House Smith College - Leave Winter Behind
Outside the Lyman Plant House, this sculpted bird in perpetual flight seems eager to take leave of New England's winter weather. Inside the Smith College greenhouses, Spring Bulb Show visitors have the opportunity to do just that. Page 4.

Cineraria and Hyacinths Photo - Spring Bulb Show at Smith College Lyman Conservatory
According to the 2010 Spring Bulb Show brochure: 'Although we call it the Bulb Show, we also sneak in a few other spring bloomers, which we force into bloom a bit early.' That explains the purple Cineraria seen surrounded by hyacinths in this photo. Page 14.

Lyman Conservatory Smith College - Photo
Outside, the New England landscape is drab, lifeless and brown. But inside the Lyman Conservatory at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, a very different scene awaits visitors to the Bulb Show held each year in early March.

Pictures from the Smith College Bulb Show
This was my first time at the Smith College Bulb Show, and as I was snapping pictures, I was also scribbling down comments I overheard. 'I don't think I've ever seen it this colorful,' remarked one woman who'd evidently enjoyed the show's splendor before. Page 7.

Smith College Spring Bulb Show is a Paradise for Photographers
March is NOT New England's most photogenic month, so the Smith College Bulb Show is a paradise for photographers who've been cooped up all winter. Teens with camera phones and serious shooters with SLRs were all out to capture this breathtaking scene. Page 9.

Yellow Tulips - Picture of Yellow Tulips at Smith College Bulb Show in Massachusetts
'So saturated' was another phrase I overheard as one of the thousands of flower lovers who annually descend upon the Lyman Conservatory for the Bulb Show tried to describe the beauty of the floral array. These yellow tulips were certainly saturated. Page 11.

Find Spring Inspiration at the Spring Bulb Show in Northampton at the Smith College Conservatory
For some visitors, the Spring Bulb Show is an opportunity to discover new blooming specimens they might incorporate into their own home landscaping and decorating. Each clay pot has an unobtrusive label identifying the flower it contains. Page 8.

Smith College Bulb Show Photo - Suddenly It's Spring in Northampton Massachusetts
Step inside the first of two crystal halls that house the Bulb Show at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and you'll be instantly teleported to springtime. Page 5.

Northampton Massachusetts Spring Bulb Show Picture
I heard one mother counsel her daughter: 'Take a picture with your eyes... take a picture with your nose.' What sage advice! The 2010 Bulb Show debut coincided with a burst of mild weather, but fragrant memories are sure to delight on chilly days ahead. Page 10.

Tulips Steal the Show - Smith College Spring Bulb Show Photo
Tulips Bloom at Annual Spring Bulb Show at Smith College in Northampton. It's the tulips that really steal the show. As I wandered through the two greenhouses filled with the scent and sights of spring, it was the variegated colors and the curvaceous petals of the tulips that repeatedly drew my lens. Page 16.

Smith College Bulb Show
Smith College Bulb Show is a spring tradition in Northampton, Massachusetts. See photos of this annual spring event and get details for the 2016 bulb show.

Top 10 New England March Events 2016
Top March 2016 New England events selected by New England Travel Expert Kim Knox Beckius. Find St. Patrick's Day, flower, dining, art and other fun events.

Mulled Cider Recipe | How to Make Hot Mulled Cider
Wondering how to make hot mulled cider like you tasted in New England? Here's a mulled cider recipe that will transport you to autumn days.

Boston Travel Guide | Musts, Deals, Hidden Finds, More
Boston is Massachusetts' AND New England's capital city. Plan a visit to historic Boston with this travel guide featuring top attractions, deals, more.

Boston Flower & Garden Show 2016
The Boston Flower & Garden Show 2015 is New England's largest spring flower show. Here are show dates, highlights, events, directions, hours, tickets, more.

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Okemo Valley Indoor Golf Training Center
Play golf all winter in New England! That's right, you can keep your skills in shape at the Okemo Valley Indoor Golf Training Center in Vermont.

New England Winter Getaways
Looking for New England winter getaway ideas? Cold-blooded? Forget it's winter in New England when you visit these 7 places.

Great Wolf Lodge New England
Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a winter getaway destination for families who want to pretend they're far away from frigid New England.

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in Massachusetts
Magic Wings, a Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, is a heavenly escape from winter weather in New England.

Elizabeth Park Greenhouses
When the Elizabeth Park Greenhouses in West Hartford, CT, are open in March, you can experience spring even if there is still winter snow on the ground.

Cape Codder Resort & Spa
At Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis on Cape Cod, winter getaways feel like summer days thanks to an indoor water complex and outdoor heated year-round pool.

Mohegan Sun Casino Winter Getaways
Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, offers a getaway from winter (just avoid the winter casino) with slots, table games, poker, restaurants, shopping, more.

Plan Your Visit to Howe Caverns - Howe Caverns in Howes Cave New York
Plan Your Visit to Howe Caverns: Howe Caverns in Howes Cave, New York, is one of New York State's most visited natural attractions. As we conclude our photo tour, here is the information you need to plan your own visit to Howe Caverns, including directions, hours of operation, admission fees, phone number and more.

Howe Caverns New York Photos - Witches of the Grottoes
Howe Caverns New York Photos: The Two Witches of the Grottoes is a distinctive rock formation inside Howe Caverns.

Howe Caverns NY - Photo Tour - The Pipe Organ - Stalagmites and Stalactites
Howe Caverns NY Photo Tour: My favorite formation deep within Howe Caverns is known as The Pipe Organ. If you look carefully, you can see that the organ's

Howe Caverns Photo Tour - A Calcite Heart and Cave Kisses - Howe Caverns in Howes Cave New York
Howe Caverns Photo Tour: The translucent calcite heart at The Bridal Altar inside Howe Caverns has a bit of lore associated with it. If you're single, you'll meet and marry your special someone within a year after standing on the heart. You might also get a cave kiss during your tour of Howe Caverns, and if you do get hit with a water drop from a stalactite, it will bring you luck for the rest of the day.

Howe Caverns - Central New York Attraction - Photo Tour - The Winding Way
Howe Caverns Central New York: In this photo, you'll see the entrance to The Winding Way, the narrow, twisting, final segment of the Howe Caverns tour.

Howe Caverns NY Picture - Winding Way
Howe Caverns NY Picture: The cave's limestone walls were carved over centuries by an underground river. Imagine the force of water required to cut through these rocks, leaving the ridged patterns and sculpted formations shown in this Howe Caverns picture.

Howe Caverns Photo Tour - Mighty Stalagmite - Chinese Pagoda is Largest Stalagmite at Howe Caverns in Howes Cave NY
Howe Caverns Photo Tour: A stalagmite is a limestone cave formation that grows upward from the floor. The stalagmite in this photo, nicknamed the Chinese Pagoda, is the largest one inside Howe Caverns.

Howe Caverns Tours - Howes Cave NY - Boat Ride on Underground Lake of Venus
Howe Caverns Tours: All tours of Howe Caverns include a short boat ride on the underground Lake of Venus.

Weddings at Howe Caverns - The Bridal Altar - Picture - Budget Wedding Idea
Weddings at Howe Caverns: Since 1929, more than 500 weddings have taken place inside Howe Caverns at the spot in this picture, known as The Bridal Altar. If you're looking for a cool place to say 'I do,' Howe Caverns is certainly a unique place for a wedding.

Howe Caverns | Photo Tour of NY's Famous Caves
Howe Caverns in Howes Cave, NY, is a year-round underground attraction. On this photo tour, I'll share the history of the caves and tips for visiting.

Llama Facts - 19 Fun Facts About These Curious Animals
Llama facts featuring fun, interesting and a few weird things to know. Learn more about llamas, pack animals that make perfect hiking companions.

New England Wineries - Guide to Must-Visit Vineyards
New England wineries offer a variety of wines to taste and buy, plus events, art, dining, more. Discover must-visit vineyards in the New England states.

Largest Pumpkin Ever in US Grown in New England in 2015
The largest pumpkin ever recorded in the US was grown in New England in 2015, just like the first pumpkin to top the one ton mark, by Rhode Island grower Ron Wallace.

St. Patrick's Day in Boston 2016
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Boston--America's most Irish city. Guide to 2016 events in and near Boston including the annual parade in South Boston.

Buy Maple Syrup from New England
New England produces some of the world's best maple syrup, and you can buy maple syrup and maple goodies direct from the region's top sugarhouses online.

Top New England Events and Festivals 2015
What are the top New England events for 2015? These 16 festivals and events in New England and neighboring NY made the ABA's Top 100 Events in North America list.

Maple Recipes for Cooking with Maple Syrup
These maple recipes will inspire you to start cooking with New England maple syrup. Use sweet maple syrup and sugar in recipes from desserts to main dishes.

Budweiser Clydesdales at Anheuser-Busch in Merrimack NH
Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales free at the Clydesdale Hamlet at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack, New Hampshire, and take a free factory tour, too.

Hotels at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut
Hotels at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT, allow you to stay on site close to the entertainment. These tips will help you choose a Foxwoods hotel.

Striped Bass in Connecticut: Interview with Greg Myerson
Greg Myerson, striped bass world record holder and Connecticut superstar fisherman, shares his secrets in an interview.

Ice Harvesting Video - South Bristol Maine Annual Ice Harvest
Join New England expert Kim Knox Beckius at the annual ice harvest in South Bristol, Maine. Learn about ice harvesting history, see old-fashioned ice harvesting tools in use and learn how to become an ice harvester yourself at this annual winter event.

Shelburne Falls Glacial Potholes
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, is home to New England's coolest potholes. These glacial potholes are closed for swimming now, but they're still cool to see.

Crackers Invented in New England | Historic Tidbit
Crackers were invented in New England. This historic tidbit includes cracker history, an old-fashioned recipe and where to shop for historic crackers.

Maine History - Historic Sites - Genealogy Resources
Learn about the history of the state of Maine, plus find Maine historic sites, genealogical resources, and other interesting facts and trivia.

Vermont History - Historic Sites - Genealogy Resources
Learn about the history of the state of Vermont, plus find Vermont historic sites, genealogical resources, and other interesting facts and trivia.

Valentine's Day Events in New England
Looking for Valentine's Day events in New England? Single or attached, celebrate Valentine's Day in New England or NY with chocolate tours, chairlift speed dating, more.

Mohegan Sun Restaurants | Best Bets
Mohegan Sun restaurants run from an all-you-can-eat buffet to celebrity chef dining experiences. Complete casino restaurant guide with expert tips on best bets.

Hartford's 10 Most Romantic Places
Hartford's 10 most romantic places. Plan a romantic evening or getaway in Hartford, CT, or central Connecticut with these ideas for romantic CT restaurants, inns, date night places, more.

New England Fall Foliage Reports 2016
New England fall foliage reports online. 2016 foliage updates for Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont.

A Perfect Tanglewood Picnic | Lawn Picnicking Ideas
Ideas for a perfect Tanglewood picnic, plus rules and tips for picnicking before concerts including what to do if it rains and you have lawn seats.

Cape Cod Arts Music Theater - Arts on the Cape, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket
Your guide to the arts, music and theater on Cape Cod and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Libraries in Western Massachusetts
Here is a listing of libraries and library organizations within the Western Massachusetts region.

Valentine's Day Getaway Packages in New England
Valentine's Day Getaway Packages. Treat your sweetheart to a romantic Valentine's Day getaway in New England. Here's your guide to Valentine's Day travel packages at hotels, inns and B&Bs.

Top 10 Places to Celebrate Mardi Gras in New England
Mardi Gras in New England guide. Here are the top places to celebrate Mardi Gras in Boston, Burlington, Hartford and other New England locations.

New England Super Bowl Recipes
Super Bowl recipes from New England. If you're planning a Super Bowl party and you're a New England Patriots fan, add New England recipes to your party menu.

February in New England
February in New England guide featuring top February events, Valentine's Day, maple sugaring, winter sports, romantic getaways, Presidents' Week family vacations and ideas for February in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

Top 10 New England February Events 2016
Top February 2016 events in New England, selected by About.com New England Travel Expert Kim Knox Beckius. Find Valentine's Day, winter, wine and other fun events.

Patriots Are One Win Away from Super Bowl 50
The Patriots play the Broncos for the AFC Championship on Sunday, January 24, 2016. New England Expert Kim Knox Beckius will help you get ready for the game.

Lenny the Chocolate Moose and Chocolate Bears at Len Libby Chocolates in Maine
See Lenny the chocolate moose and Libby the chocolate bear at Len Libby Chocolates in Maine.

Len Libby Chocolates - Delicious Chocolate Made in Maine
Len Libby Chocolates delicious chocolate made in Maine. After visiting Lenny the life-size chocolate moose, it would take incredible willpower to leave Len Libby Chocolates without purchasing a delicious souvenir.

Dog Sledding in New Hampshire at Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel - Video
Is dog sledding on your bucket list? Head to New Hampshire, where Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel offers dog sled tours not only in winter but spring through fall. As you'll see in this video, the more than 100 rescue dogs trained to pull dog sleds delight in the work that earns them a forever home, and dog sledding is a winter adventure that's memorable and fun for NH visitors of all ages..

Directions to Tanglewood Lenox Massachusetts
Follow these driving directions to Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

Tanglewood Tickets 2016
Get Tanglewood tickets for 2016 online, by phone or at the box office and learn about discount tickets, ticket fees, lawn pass policies, more.

Connecticut Ice Fishing
Ice fishing opportunities abound in Connecticut. Learn about CT DEEP ice fishing regulations and find the best lakes and ponds for ice fishing, plus tournaments, classes for beginners and 2016 ice fishing events for kids.

Follow New England Patriots Players on Twitter
Patriots fan or not, you should follow these five players on Twitter for insights about New England and about life in the NFL. All of these Pats stars are larger-than-life characters, and they'll allow you to experience Super Bowl XLIX vicariously. Can you guess which five made my list?

Rob Gronkowski on Twitter
Follow Rob Gronkowski, aka Gronk, on Twitter to learn a few dance moves and discover how he preps for big games. Or just because he's cute and a party boy.

LeGarrette Blount on Twitter
Follow LeGarrette Blount, the luckiest guy in the NFL, on Twitter.

Brandon Bolden on Twitter
Follow Brandon Bolden and his wife Arianna Bolden on Twitter for a look at their lives in New England and the NFL and a generous display of PDAs.

Tubing in New England is a Chilly Thrill
New England tubing guide. Best places to try snow tubing in New England including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.

Ten Places to Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski in Vermont
Discover 10 of the best Nordic Centers in Vermont where you can cross-country ski or snowshoe on groomed and natural trails. Rentals, lessons and tours are available for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing beginners and experts.

Hartford Holiday Light Fantasia 2015
Hartford Holiday Light Fantasia returns in 2015 to Hartford, Connecticut's Goodwin Park. With one million lights, Hartford Holiday Light Fantasia is one of New England's largest Christmas displays.

White Mountains Winter Activities
White Mountains Winter Fun Guide featuring activities for skiers and non-skiers. Explore all of the wonderful things to do in New Hampshire's winter wonderland.

Green Animals Topiary Garden
Green Animals in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is unique among the Newport Mansions, noted for its topiary garden filled with whimsical animals. Come along on a photo tour of this historic estate and its magical topiary garden.

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Green Animals - Photos of Portsmouth RI Topiary Garden
Green Animals in Portsmouth, RI, is New England's most whimsical garden. See photos of the Green Animals that inhabit this historic topiary garden.

Lobster Nachos Recipe Inspired by Red Lobster
Try my Lobster Nachos recipe, inspired by Red Lobster's Seafood Nachos. Rich, buttery Lobster Nachos make a decadent snack or appetizer for football parties.

Best Boston Travel Deals and Discounts 2016
These Boston travel deals and discounts will save you money on a Boston vacation, whether you're planning a family or romantic getaway or a business trip.

Mystic Pizza is Connecticut's Most Famous Pizzeria
Mystic Pizza, the 1988 Julia Roberts movie, put Mystic Pizza restaurant in Mystic, CT, on the map. Visitors still flock here to taste 'a slice of heaven' and to see movie memorabilia.

What Do You Call Someone From Connecticut?
What do you call someone from Connecticut? Connecticuter? Nutmegger? Connecticutian? Here are the best and most acceptable names for CT residents.

New England Pasta Company
New England Pasta Company in Avon, Connecticut, makes gourmet ravioli, lasagna, flavored pastas, sauces and prepared foods to go, plus now, there's a cafe.

IKEA New Haven Directions and Information
Visiting IKEA in New Haven, CT? Here's information including address, directions, parking, phone number and more things to do in the New Haven area. Page 3.

How IKEA Works
This guide to IKEA explains what to do when you arrive, how to make the most of a shopping visit and how to navigate IKEA's self-serve shopping experience. Page 2.

IKEA New Haven Connecticut
IKEA in New Haven, Connecticut, is the Swedish furniture company's first New England store. Learn how IKEA works and plan your New Haven store visit.

Yankee Candle Village is a Must-Visit in Massachusetts
Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, is the flagship store for New England's most successful candle maker and a popular free attraction.

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Winter in New England
Winter in New England means skiing, snowmobiling, snow tubing, ice skating and romantic stays by a fireplace. Here are 10 ways to experience the best of winter in New England.

Humpback Whale Skeleton - New Bedford Whaling Museum Photo
The New Bedford Whaling Museum--America's largest whaling museum--is New Bedford's premier attraction. This skeleton is from a 35-foot humpback whale. Humpbacks can grow to 60 feet and weigh 40 tons. They're known for their acrobatic breaching. Page 4.

New Bedford Massachusetts Cobbled Streets - New Bedford MA Photo
Visitors to New Bedford can stroll the cobbled streets where whaling captains and crewmen congregated during the city's nineteenth-century heyday. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park preserves the history of the world's leading whaling port.

New Bedford Whaling Museum Eclectic Exhibits
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is a repository for eclectic whaling-era artifacts including more than 7,500 paintings and prints, 180,000 photos, 3,000 works of scrimshaw, 6,000 decorative arts pieces, 3,000 tools and implements, maps, logbooks and more. Page 5.

Fishing Boats in New Bedford Harbor - Photo New Bedford MA Scallop Fishing Boats
Today, New Bedford, Massachusetts, has reestablished its place as America's number one fishing port. Fishing boats and scallop draggers now occupy the harbor, from which whaling ships once set sail. Page 14.

Lagoda Whaling Ship New Bedford Whaling Museum - World's Largest Ship Model
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is also home to the world's largest ship model. Climb aboard the half-scale recreation of the whaling bark Lagoda for a glimpse at what whaling crew members' lives were like at sea as they pursued these great beasts. Page 7.

Life Aboard a Whaling Ship - Bunk Beds on Lagoda Whaling Ship Model
Imagine sleeping in a bunk aboard a whaling ship on a voyage that might last three to four years. Now, imagine the horrendous stench of caskloads of spermaceti stored below deck. You'd understand why few sailors signed on for more than one whaling stint! Page 8.

New Bedford Art Glass - Photo of New Bedford Art Glass in New Bedford Whaling Museum
One of the museum's loveliest exhibits is of New Bedford Art Glass, manufactured in the decades following the Civil War as the city's whaling industry declined and the nation's interest in art glass surged. The glass industry flourished from 1870 to 1950. Page 6.

New Bedford Custom House - New Bedford Massachusetts Photo
New Bedford's Greek Revival Custom House on Second Street, completed in 1836, is the country's oldest continuously operating custom house. Today, instead of registering whaling ships and tracking their catch, it serves the city's commercial fishery. Page 3.

New Bedford Harbor - New Bedford Massachusetts Picture
New Bedford Harbor, viewed from the roof of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, was once home port for 500 whaling vessels. By 1925, however, this deep, calm harbor had seen its last whaling ship. Page 13.

Sperm Whale Jaw - Photo of Sperm Whale Jaw at Whaling Museum in New Bedford MA
Sperm whales have some set of choppers! This 15-foot-long jaw was taken in 1922 from a mature sperm whale captured in the West Indies. Male sperm whales at physical maturity are about 50 to 60 feet long and weigh between 43 and 45 tons. Page 12.

Sperm Whale Skeleton - Photo of Sperm Whale Skeleton at New Bedford Whaling Museum
Whaling was one of the mid-19th century's most lucrative enterprises, and deep diving sperm whales were the most hunted species. As the whaling capital of the world, New Bedford was also one of America's wealthiest cities. Page 9.

Sperm Whale Skull - Photo of Sperm Whale Skull at New Bedford Whaling Museum
The skull of the sperm whale contains the largest brain possessed by any creature. These toothed whales can grow to 67 feet long, and the sperm whale's head accounts for about one-third of its body length. Spermaceti from the head was whalers' top prize. Page 10.

Sperm Whale Tail - Photo of Sperm Whale Tail Skeleton at New Bedford Whaling Museum
Because whales are endangered, dead whales that wash ashore are officially the property of the National Marine Fisheries Service. Although institutions like the New Bedford Whaling Museum are allowed to exhibit the bones, they remain government property. Page 11.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Visitor Center
Start your visit to New Bedford, Massachusetts, at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Visitor Center at the corner of William and Second Streets. Here, you can pick up brochures and maps and learn about seasonal guided tours. Page 2.

New Bedford State Pier Photo - New Bedford Massachusetts
Since 2000, the port of New Bedford, which is home to more than 500 commercial fishing vessels, has ranked first in the U.S. annually for the value of product landed. New Bedford's 2013 catch was worth $379 million. Page 15.

New Bedford Sunset - New Bedford Massachusetts Picture
You can easily spend a very full day within the thirteen-block New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, which was created by Congress in 1996.

New Bedford Massachusetts Photo Tour and Travel Guide
New Bedford, Massachusetts, is New England's best place to dive into whaling history. Come along on a photo tour and plan your visit to New Bedford.

January in New England
Fun awaits each January in New England whether you love or hate the cold. In this guide to weather, top destinations and best things to do in January, discover highlights that will inspire you to visit New England.

Red Sox Winter 2016 Events
Red Sox fans don't have to wait for spring to see their favorite players and visit their beloved ballpark. Winter tours of Fenway Park, Big Air and Baseball Winter Weekend at Foxwoods will lure Red Sox Nation out of hibernation in 2016.

Fancy Nancy Luncheons at Yankee Candle
Yankee Candle hosts Fancy Nancy Luncheons. If your daughter is a fan of Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy books, treat her to one of the Fancy Nancy Luncheons at Chandler's Restaurant at the Yankee Candle flagship store in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.

Higher Ground Burlington VT
Looking for live music in Burlington, VT? Higher Ground is an excellent music venue in South Burlington, Vermont. Here are tips for attending a Higher Ground show.

When Is Columbus Day - Date for 2016 Through 2020
Columbus Day date 2016. When is Columbus Day? Here is your guide to upcoming Columbus Day dates for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 to assist your fall travel planning.

Marginal Way in Ogunquit Maine is a Top Walk by the Sea
Marginal Way is a mile-long pathway in Ogunquit, Maine. Discover the Marginal Way--an overlooked attraction and one of the top seaside walks in Maine.

Tips for Buying Lobsters Online
Buying lobsters online? Read these tips before ordering lobsters from New England online for overnight delivery.

Sun WineFest Lunch Mini Lobster Roll
Mini lobster roll at Mohegan Sun WineFest.

Sun WineFest food and wine photo - Mohegan Sun Wine and Culinary Event
Mohegan Sun WineFest photo gallery.

A Beer Crowd (and a Young Crowd) at WineFest
Sun WineFest '10 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, wasn't just for wine enthusiasts. Although the focus is on wines, the event also attracted a beer crowd, and the number of beers available to sample was impressive. Sun WineFest also attracted a surprisingly young crowd.

Mohegan Sun WineFest Photos - Sun WineFest at Mohegan Sun
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Sun WineFest at Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun WineFest photo gallery and ticket information for 2016.

Beltane Farm Goat Cheese at Sun WineFest at Mohegan Sun
Sample Beltane Farm goat cheese made in Connecticut at the Sun WineFest '10 at Mohegan Sun.

Mohegan Sun WineFest Main Stage
The main stage at Mohegan Sun WineFest '10 is really impressive.

Grape Stomping Picture - Grape Stomp at Sun WineFest
The Grape Stomp sponsored by [yellow tail] at the Sun WineFest at Mohegan Sun Casino was fun to watch. Grape stomping did not look easy.

Wines Made in New England at Sun WineFest - Apfel Eis Apple Ice Wine Made in Massachusetts
Mohegan Sun WineFest photo gallery.

Mary Ann Esposito Cooks at Sun WineFest at Mohegan Sun
Mary Ann Esposito cooks at Sun WineFest at Mohegan Sun. Cooking demonstrations run throughout the largest wine and food event in Connecticut.

Fall Foliage in New England 2016
Plan now to see fall foliage in New England in 2016 with expert tips on when and where to go, what to see and do, and how to make the spirit of autumn in New England last.

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Find Deals on Shoes for All Seasons at Shoeniverse
Shoeniverse is your place to find deals on shoes for all seasons in Norwich, CT.

Shoeniverse Largest Shoe Store in New England
Shoeniverse in Norwich, Connecticut, is New England's largest shoe store. Here's our review of this CT shopping destination near Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.

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Best New England Ski Towns
These New England ski towns are best bets for winter fun on the slopes and off. Choose your ski vacation destination with these mountain and apres-ski scene insights.

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Freedom Trail in Boston | Photos and Guide
Walking the Freedom Trail is the best way to see Boston and its historic landmarks.This Freedom Trail guide for Boston visitors features photos and details about each stop.

Connecticut Cell Phone Law
Connecticut cell phone law summary. CT drivers must use hands-free devices when talking on cell phones and may not text while driving. Avoid fines by learning the law.

Hotels and Inns Near Old Sturbridge Village
Hotels and inns near Old Sturbridge Village, the popular living history museum in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, including chain hotels, country inns and B&Bs.

National Iwo Jima Memorial in CT
The National Iwo Jima Memorial is located in CT. Learn why, and plan a visit to this Connecticut monument that honors those who died at Iwo Jima.

Best Boston Tours | Expert Picks from About.com
The best Boston tours are an eclectic mix! Whether you're planning your first Boston trip or want to see the city in new ways, consider these unique Boston tours.

America's Stonehenge in New Hampshire
America's Stonehenge in New Hampshire, like Stonehenge in England, is a mysterious collection of rocks. See photos and plan a visit with this guide.

Rhode Island Flea Markets
Rhode Island flea markets guide. Find indoor and outdoor flea markets in Providence and throughout RI that operate on a regular schedule.

Connecticut Covered Bridges
Connecticut covered bridges? Yes! You'll find a handful of covered bridges in Connecticut including three in Litchfield County.

Connecticut Fall Foliage Photos - Pictures of Autumn in CT
Fall foliage season is a picturesque time of year in Connecticut. These Connecticut fall foliage photos will provide you with a glimpse of the state's autumn beauty and hopefully inspire you to visit and see Connecticut's lovely leaves for yourself.

New England Fishing Guide
New England fishing guide featuring the best charters, guided trips, fishing lodges and schools in CT, RI, Maine, MA, NH and Vermont.

Popham Beach Maine
Popham Beach in Maine (Phippsburg) is a state park known for miles of sandy beach and two old stone forts. Plan your Popham Beach visit with this guide.

New Year's Eve Packages: Spend New Year's Eve in New England
New Year's Eve packages in New England. Cozy or festive? Find New Year's Eve getaways in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, NH, RI, Vermont, New York.

New England Experiences to Give as Gifts
Looking for New England gifts that will create lasting memories? Rather than giving a material gift this year, purchase a New England experience for someone who lives in or loves New England. Here are 10 unforgettable New England adventures that you can give as gift certificates.

Vista Lounge at Mohegan Sun
Vista Lounge at Mohegan Sun is the Connecticut casino's hot dance club. See photos and read my review of this hot night spot under the planetarium dome.

Signature Blood Orange Cocktail Vista Lounge at Wombi Rock Mohegan Sun CT
The signature cocktail at Mohegan Sun Casino's Vista Lounge is made with Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur.

Jenny McCarthy Hosts Mohegan Sun Nightclub Opening
Jenny McCarthy, Playboy model and autism activist, was the celebrity host for the Vista Lounge opening party at Mohegan Sun.

DJ at Vista Lounge Mohegan Sun
A DJ gets the dance floor jumping at Vista Lounge at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Review
Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum is an interactive, must-see Boston attraction. New England Expert Kim Knox Beckius shares photos and tips for visiting including how to save on admission.

Shopping at the 9 Neatest Northampton Shops
Northampton shopping guide. Northampton is a funky little college town in Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley that is a shopper's nirvana. Here's your guide to the 9 neatest Northampton shops.

Santa's Sleigh at Christmas Village in Connecticut
Kids can sit on Santa's sleigh at Christmas Village in Connecticut. It's the perfect CT spot to take your Christmas card photos. Page 14.

Christmas Village Torrington CT Exterior Photo
Christmas Village Torrington, CT, exterior photo. From outside Christmas Village, a unique Connecticut holiday attraction, it is difficult to tell just what awaits inside. You and your little ones will have plenty of time to speculate. The lines for Christmas Village are always very long. Page 2.

Christmas Village Picture
Christmas Village picture. Carl Bozenski's Christmas Village in Torrington, CT, a holiday tradition for more than 60 years. Page 17.

Meeting Mrs. Claus Christmas Village Torrington CT Picture
Meeting Mrs. Claus, a picture from Christmas Village in Torrington, CT. Page 8.

Santa's Fireplace at Christmas Village in Torrington Connecticut
Warming up beside Santa's fireplace at Christmas Village in Torrington, Connecticut. Page 7.

Christmas Village Torrington CT 2015
Christmas Village 2015 dates, photos, info. Carl Bozenski's Christmas Village in Torrington, CT, is a holiday tradition and free holiday attraction kids love.

December in New England - Events Weather Best Things To Do
December is a merry month in New England. Discover top December events, best holiday attractions and places to visit and tips on weather, Christmas trees, New Year's Eve, more.

Alta Vista Bison Farm
A look back at Alta Vista Bison Farm in Rutland, Massachusetts, plus advice on where to buy bison meat and see bison in New England.

Last Minute Travel Deals for Hartford - Find Cheap Flights
Last minute travel deals for Hartford. Here's a tip on finding cheap flights to and from Hartford, Connecticut's Bradley Airport at the last minute.

Shelburne Falls MA Attractions
Shelburne Falls, MA's attractions include a Bridge of Flowers, Trolley Museum, Victorian architecture, candlepin bowling, more. Plan a day trip with this guide.

Foxwoods Address and Driving Directions
Foxwoods address and driving directions. Follow these directions to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT, from New York, Boston, Providence or Hartford.

Ice Skating in Portland and Southern Maine
Ice skating is a Maine tradition. Here is a guide to indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks and ponds in Portland and southern Maine.

Mohegan Sun Address and Driving Directions
Mohegan Sun address and driving directions for those traveling to the casino in Uncasville, CT, from New York, Boston, Providence or Hartford.

First Night Hartford 2015-2016 New Year's Eve in CT
First Night Hartford guide. Ring in 2016 with fireworks and events in Hartford, CT, during the city's annual First Night New Year's Eve celebration.

Christmas at Hudson Valley Mansions in New York State
Christmas at the Hudson Valley mansions. New York's Hudson Valley is home to some of the region's finest architectural masterpieces, and these mansions are spectacular when decorated for the Christmas holidays. Enjoy Christmas tours and events at Wilderstein, Vanderbilt Mansion, Boscobel, Lyndhurst, Clermont, more.

Bright Nights at Forest Park - Springfield MA Holiday Light Show
Bright Nights at Forest Park is New England's most enduring drive-through holiday light display. See this brilliant attraction in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Thanksgiving Trivia Quiz
This Thanksgiving trivia quiz is a fun test of your knowledge of holiday history, facts and traditions. You'll gobble up this Thanksgiving trivia quiz if you're a Who Wants to Be a Millionaire fan.

Newport Mansions Christmas Tours and Holiday Events
Newport mansions Christmas tours and holiday events guide. See the historic and spectacular Newport mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, decked out in holiday finery during special Christmas season tours and events.

Patriots Snow Plow - Controversial Snow Plow Game Snow Plow Hangs from Ceiling at Patriots Hall
Patriots Snow Plow. The snow plow hanging from the ceiling at the Hall isn't just any John Deere. It's the snow plow that played a deciding--and controversial--role in the Patriots' Snow Plow Game victory over the Miami Dolphins on December 12, 1982. Page 13.

Patriots Hall Interactive Exhibit - Test Your Blocking Ability Against Linebacker Tedy Bruschi
OK, so maybe your field goal kick didn't quite go the distance. Perhaps you'll do better when you test your reaction time and blocking ability against former Patriots Linebacker Tedy Bruschi. Page 16.

Hall at Patriot Place Foxborough Massachusetts
Hall at Patriot Place photo. Foxborough, Massachusetts, is home to the New England Patriots and the Hall at Patriot Place, an attraction that celebrates football's New England roots and its diverse and devoted fan base. Allow at least 90 minutes to tour The Hall.

Patriots Hall Theater - Movie Tells Story of New England and the Patriots
Before you explore the Patriots Hall, be sure to catch the introductory movie shown on the theater's 45-foot-wide screen. 'Designed to connect the fan and the region to the team,' its goal is 'to give you chills,' Bryan Morry told me. It sure does! Page 2.

Football in New England Exhibit at Patriots Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame's Football in New England exhibit is 'the Krafts' baby,' Morry says. It features jerseys from every high school championship team in the region, along with touch stations loaded with information about high school teams and players. Page 6.

Gillette Stadium Picture as seen from the Hall at Patriot Place
From the second-floor windows, visitors to the Hall at Patriot Place have a view of Gillette Stadium, where the New England Patriots play their home games in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Foxborough is about 30 miles southwest of Boston. Page 7.

Historic Football Uniform - Providence Steam Roller NFL Uniform at The Hall at Patriot Place
The Hall does showcase historic football memorabilia, such as this 1931 Providence Steam Roller uniform worn by George Pyne, the first of three generations of the Pyne family to play for the NFL. Son George Jr. played for the Boston Patriots in 1965. Page 3.

Patriots Hall of Fame - Honoring Legendary Patriots
The Hall of Fame component of the Hall at Patriot Place doesn't just recognize inductees with plaques. From interactive touch stations, visitors can get to know Hall of Famers and select the highlights projected on 30-foot-tall video screens. Page 8.

Huddle with Tom Brady at the Hall at Patriot Place - Photo
Once you've suited up, jump right in the huddle with your Patriots team members and listen to instructions from Quarterback Tom Brady, who's surely destined for Hall of Fame honors. Page 12.

Interactive Football Video Game Tests Math Skills Football IQ at the Hall at Patriot Place
Raytheon is The Hall's presenting sponsor, and the company's MathMovesU education program is also behind the interactive In the Numbers game hosted by Pat the Patriot, which tests kids' and adults' football knowledge and computation skills. Page 5.

Kick Snow Bowl Field Goal at the Hall at Patriot Place
Could you have kicked a 45-yard field goal to tie and a 23-yard field goal to win the Snow Bowl in overtime like Adam Vinatieri? At the Hall at Patriot Place, you'll get your very realistic chance to try. Page 15.

Bill Belichick Hoodie at Patriots Hall
Bill Belichick hoodie at Patriots Hall. 'Modern artifacts' seems oxymoronic, but of course fans want an up-close look at objects associated with current team members, and the Patriots Hall delivers with everything from Bill Belichick's iconic hoodie to Tom Brady's Saturday Night Live script. Page 4.

Patriots Fans - Display Honors Passion of Patriots Fans Including Fan and Owner Robert Kraft
One of my favorite display cases at The Hall celebrates the passion of Patriots fans including the fan who bought the team for $175 million in 1994. Robert Kraft was the first long-time season ticket holder and diehard fan to purchase his favorite team. Page 18.

Patriots Cheerleaders Exhibit at Patriots Hall of Fame
Executive Director Bryan Morry aims to change up items on display frequently so that fans will return. The changing exhibit gallery showcased the Patriots Cheerleaders during my visit. Next up was an exhibit highlighting the 1985 team. Page 23.

Patriots Hall of Famers - Pats Hall Honors Legendary Players
As of 2013, there are 21 Patriots Hall of Famers (19 players, 2 contributors). In 2007, a new selection process was introduced that allows fans to choose from a slate of three finalists the one former player or coach who will be inducted each year. Page 9.

Patriots Pro Shop at Foxborough Gillette Stadium - Photo
Like almost every modern museum, the Hall at Patriot Place has a gift shop. From jerseys, T-shirts and hoodies to autographed memorabilia, you'll find souvenirs and gifts for Patriots fans at the Patriots Pro Shop. Page 24.

Patriots Snow Bowl - Experience the Snow Bowl in a Snow Dome at the Patriots Hall in MA
With snow projected on the ceiling of this snow dome, you'll really feel like you're there live watching another famous Patriots game in the snow: 2002's Snow Bowl AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Oakland Raiders at Foxboro Stadium. Page 14.

Patriots Super Bowl Celebrations - Patriots Hall Photo Tour
Even though I had noticed the confetti on the floor, I was still surprised when confetti rained down on my head as the video displays in the Trophy Room showed the celebrations that followed the Patriots' three Super Bowl victories. Page 22.

Patriots' Parade Duck - Super Bowl Rolling Rally 2005 Boston
Boston Duck Tours provided this custom World War II-era amphibious Duck for the Patriots to ride in during a Rolling Rally in celebration of the team's 2005 Super Bowl win: their third Super Bowl championship in four years. Hall visitors can climb aboard! Page 17.

Trophy Room at the Hall at Patriot Place - Vince Lombardi Trophies
All three Vince Lombardi trophies the Patriots have brought home to New England are on display in the Trophy Room at the Hall at Patriot Place in Foxborough, MA. Colorful lighting makes the trophies quite an impressive sight. Page 21.

Tom Brady Locker Picture - Patriots Hall
Which Patriots player is more your size? Dive right into replicas of the Patriots' lockers at the Hall of Fame, and find out. You can try on cleats, helmets, jerseys and pads and feel like you're ready to take the field. Page 11.

Patriots Super Bowl Ring Richard Seymour - Patriots Hall Photo
Patriots Super Bowl ring. Although the real Super Bowl rings earned by the Patriots are displayed behind glass, you can try on this replica ring held by defensive lineman and three-time Super Bowl champ Richard Seymour. It's one spectacular piece of bling! Page 19.

Vince Lombardi Trophy Picture
The Patriots won their first Vince Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans in 2002. It was a moment devoted Patriots fans will never forget. Page 20.

Patriots Football Helmet Cross Section
Ever wonder what it's like to have a headset in your football helmet? At the Patriots Hall, you can put your ear up to this cross section of a Patriots helmet and listen in as Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels communicates with Quarterback Tom Brady. Page 10.

Hall at Patriot Place - Patriots Hall of Fame Photo Tour
The Hall at Patriot Place is much more than a hall of fame for the Patriots. Learn why any football fan will enjoy this interactive attraction in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Roncari Parking at Bradley Airport - Review
Roncari Parking is the best choice for long-term valet parking near Bradley Airport in Hartford/Springfield, CT. Learn why and find coupons/deals in this review.

What Vermont Bed and Breakfast Inn Was Used on the Newhart Show?
New England Guide Kim Knox answers a traveler's question about whether the inn that appeared on the Newhart show is really a bed and breakfast in Vermont and where it is located.

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Kitchen has Best Breakfast in Providence RI
Kitchen in Providence, RI, serves the city's best breakfast and New England's best bacon. This tiny restaurant is worth the wait if you love breakfast.