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Weekly Link Love

Here we are, at the beginning of a brand new week. Apart from the mundane, the usual, what can we do to make this week special? Here’s a list of things you can read, do, make, or let’s just say, give a damn about. And no, I will not ask you to vote for your favorite Super Bowl commercial. I promise.

Go see a bunch … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – I Miss You, Summer!

Why Travel Writing Matters

Lavinia Spalding‘s TEDx Talk in Park City, Utah:

Movies That Inspire Travel

Ever heard of Forks in Washington? If you are a teenage girl or know one, chances are you have. Forks is a sleepy town in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula, the last place you would have thought of while planning a holiday. But these days you will be hard-pressed to find a hotel room there. If you are wondering why, it is because of … Read the rest

Fun and Festivity in Albany, New York

The 63rd Annual Albany Tulip Festival will be held on May 7 & 8, 2011 at Washington Park in Albany, New York. Glimpses from last year’s festival:

 

 

 

We had been there last year to see the burst of colors in upstate New York. Albany is the oft-overlooked and somewhat ignored capital of the State of New York. Actually it’s a great weekend … Read the rest

The King’s Speech

Today we had plans to go on a literary tour in Hartford, to visit The Mark Twain House & Museum and The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, something that’s been on my list for a long time now. But one thing led to another and we wound up at the local theatre to watch ‘The King’s Speech’ instead.

Set in the early 20th Century, Colin Firth … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – First Night in Danbury

“Hey Shorty,” grinned the man on the stilts and then cheekily added “well, that’s all of you!” Stilt walkers from Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade could be seen walking and cracking jokes near the Palace Theatre in Danbury on New Year’s Eve. Above is a pic of one of the men chatting up the crowd on Main Street.

Ice Ice Baby

Waterbury based ice carving company Ice Matters was part of Danbury’s First Night 2010 -2011 celebrations. Covered from head to toe in rain-proof gear, chef-turned-ice-carver  Matt  sawed away at the  ice with unwavering concentration stopping only to smooth the edges with a steaming hot iron.

The sculptures were part of a wide variety of programs ranging from a 5K run to magic, music, fireworks, crafts … Read the rest

Travel Tidbits from 2010

I have covered quite a few places in 2010 – starting with Lititz in Pennsylvania and finishing it off with a trip to Montana! In between, we have been to Providence, Philadelphia, Lakes Region of New Hampshire, Pittsburgh, Portsmouth, Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Princeton, Albany and Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. We have also explored the … Read the rest