by Elizabeth Schantz In these uncertain times, a vacation close to home may be an idea whose time has come. Travelers who have been hit by the tough economy — and who are nervous about traveling too far from home- are taking more road trips according to the American Automobile Association. Of course, higher gasoline prices also provide incentive not to drive too far. A number of Websites can help you plan trips and discover…

by Caylin Sanders As appeared in the Brooklyn Journal 2002 When’s the last time you took your pet on vacation? Maybe you’ve never considered it before, but more and more lodgings are posting their pet-friendly signs in order to attract your business. Most charge little or no fee and require a deposit – just in case Fido chews up all the furniture in the room. This past weekend my friend Laurie and I embarked on…

As appeared in wnbc30.COM Connecticut Discoveries We spend our time living and working here, but often, we overlook some of the most intriguing and exciting offerings. There are often things that are right under our noses. A rich history, a touch of nature, a vibrant landscape of people and places, all Connecticut, and all discoveries to be made. In this issue of Connecticut Discoveries we’d like to take you on a trip to some interesting…