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The Amateur Traveler talks to Jen Russell about the 3rd smallest state in the U.S. Connecticut.
Connecticut, the Constitution State, is located halfway between New York and Boston. It has a coastline sheltered by Long Island so more suitable for family frolicking than for surfing.
Connecticut also has a long maritime tradition which is celebrated at Mystic Seaport. Its forested rolling hills are popular with people who come to New England in the Fall to see the Fall colors.
Connecticut is rich in U.S. history producing people such as Revolutionary War patriot Nathan Hale (“My only regret is that I have but one life to give to my country”).
It is rich in natural history as evidenced by Dinosaur State Park.
Long Island Sound
Dinosaur State Park
Connecticut State Capitol Tours
Mark Twain House and Museum
Mark Twain House
Harriet Beecher Stowe
National Park Service – Connecticut Freedom Trail
New Haven, Connecticut
Yale University on Wikipedia
Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration
Mystic Pizza (film)
You’ve Got Mail
Abbott’s Lobster in Noank CT
New London, Connecticut
Taste of Hartford
Allergic to Meat: Lone Star Tick May Make Vegetarians of Some
The only state that doesn’t have a national park wants one
Saudi princess tried to dodge $7 million Paris hotel bill
Bruce from TravelBlogger.com commented on Travel to Catalina Island off California – Episode 316:
Listened to your Catalina Island Podcast… FYI: The vast majority of arrivals to Catalina are by multi-hull high speed catamarans via Catalina Express A “slow” single hull boat serves San Pedro and Dana Point. I suspect your guest was on the slow boat. I’ve been to Catalina dozens of times and since the multi-hulls have started running I have never seen someone get sick. Actually, I now go by helicopter….it is fast and fun.
I got married on the island at the Wrigley Mansion, AKA: Inn on Mt Ada.
Your guest missed the biggest operation on the Island, the extensive bus tours that run from 1hr to a full day offered by Santa Catalina Island Company.
She also didn’t mention to avoid Tuesdays. That is when the Carnival Inspiration makes it’s call.
Jeremy comment on Travel to Savannah, Georgia – Episode 329