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

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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Inside the Omni Parker House Boston

Traveling to Boston? Take a peak inside a historic Boston hotel located on the Freedom Trail. The Omni Parker House in Boston is a classic choice for New England travel. Pulling up to the Omni Parker House Boston’s School Street entrance, a valet rushes around to open the car door and sweep the car away. It’s like …

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Inside Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

When it comes to pizza, it’s no secret that I have a massive love affair with New Haven style pizza. The ultra-thin crusts, flavorful sauces and the sometimes-New England-centric toppings (the White Clam Pie, pictured above, from Frank Pepe’s is the perfect example), make it so special. And in recent years, New Haven has started getting …

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Visiting The Culinary Institute of America with Jones Dairy Farm

When I agreed to work with Jones Dairy Farm on a variety of projects last year, it was because I was familiar with their products. Like many people, I grew up eating Jones breakfast sausages. In fact, when I was in high school I discovered the joy that is a fully cooked Jones sausage wrapped …

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Inside Dinner Underground with Chef Plum

Meet Chef Plum, an amazing Connecticut chef who hosts these pop-up dinners around our area called Dinner Underground. Recently, he invited me to check out his latest Dinner Underground event. Let’s rewind a second though. You have to hear how Plum and I actually met for the first time … See, I’ve known who he …

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Inside the Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World

Ever wonder if the resorts at Disney are really worth it? Take an inside look at some of Disney’s best resorts. Today? Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Have you been to Walt Disney World? It’s a truly magical place for kids and adults alike (yes, really). I love exploring all the parks and stepping into …

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10 Things I Learned From Our Family Road Trip to Walt Disney World

Planning a road trip to Disney World? Driving is a great way to cut costs with family travel. Find out what I learned during our trip. Back in February, I formed a plan: I was going to Food Blog Forum and taking the whole family with me. The kids needed it. We all needed it. …

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Connecticut Lobster Roll: Goodies

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. Have you heard …

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Connecticut Lobster Roll: Costello’s Clam Shack

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. Costello’s Clam Shack …

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