Award-winning writer & editor: articles, web copy, social media, copywriting. Former editor Conde Nast Traveler, Fodor's, Travel Agent. Been to 64 countries & all US states.Author Secret Connecticut.
A little planning (and bribery) goes a long way.
If your kids have ever lost it in on a crowded city street or lain down on a hotel room floor in protest against visiting a museum, join the club. Follow these tips from a traveling mom to keep the peace on your next trip.
It may be the biggest tourist attraction you’ve never heard of—but it's about to sweep the nation.
How did a 5,000-person rural Vermont town become a famous center for artisanal food and drink? Waterbury seemed to appear on the map in 1986 when two guys named Ben and Jerry expanded their ice cream factory from Burlington to Route 100 in Waterbury. The sweet-toothed pilgrims it attracts now fuel a local industry of gourmet goods. Over the years, a cider mill, barbecue restaurant, and tasting centers for locally made cheese, coffee, chocolate, and spirits have popped up in this Green Mountai...
In the Nutmeg State you can kick back in a lighthouse or treehouse, a water-facing suite steps from the East Coast’s answer to Rodeo Drive or a Relais and Châteaux inn with a world-class spa in the middle of nowhere (sorry, Washington, Connecticut – you’re pretty but not exactly hopping).
It might surprise you to know that Connecticut is home to world-class collections of American and British art and a showstopper museum of Native American culture. The state is king of house museums: You can see where Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which is literally right next to Harriet Beecher Stowe 's home. Don't forget the Philip Johnsom Glass House and the Mecca for all things maritime, Mystic Seaport Museum.
Why travel by ship in Japan: Diversity of sights and regions, ease of travel, access to remote places. Blog for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic.
Profiled Reach Prep, an organization that guides academically motivated underserved youth to fulfill their academic potentials.
An article about Central Park's first statue of real women: Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Celebrities such as Meryl Streep and Rita Moreno are involved. This is the updated URL: https://www.lappthebrand.com/blogs/culture/is-this-really-central-park-s-first-statue-of-women
As a traveler (not a tourist), you want to delve beyond a city’s most popular sights and attractions to get a deeper understanding of place. These surprising attractions take you out of the well-trod tourist areas to neighborhoods you wouldn’t see otherwise. Seek out these interesting spots for a dose of travel discovery.— Anastasia Mills Healy
Where: Nashville, Tennessee
How many people planning a Nashville trip say I think I’ll visit the Parthenon? There is, in fact, a to-scale replica of t...
The United Arab Emirates is no stranger to excess, with the world’s tallest building and a hotel that uses 24 carat gold as wallpaper. Glittering Dubai, the City of Superlatives, is in the spotlight more than Abu Dhabi, but anyone going to the UAE should make a point to spend at least one day in the country’s capital.
The 2019 Experts’ Choice winner for top attraction in Abu Dhabi is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center 92, which Frommer’s describes as having “enough marble, gold, and silver ...
I wrote all the marketing copy on all the website pages about the New Zealand trips organized by Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic. I have done the same for many other destinations as well.
By Anastasia Mills Healy
Walk where thousands of ancient people lived more than a millennium ago; entire villages sheltered in the cliffside alcoves of a steep canyon. Perhaps spot wild horses roaming in the woods, on an 8,500-foot mountaintop. Where would you think this might be? Turkey? Australia? Africa? No: Colorado. The United States doesn’t immediately come to mind when people think about ancient world sites. After all, our country is only 243 years old. But that measurement reflects Eu...
I created from scratch a site guide for a complex nonprofit that expanded with a new building and identity. It's a museum, historic site, educational organization, and community hub called the Greenwich Historical Society.
This is one of the ads that announced the opening day of the Greenwich Historical Society, which reopened after creating a new museum building and reimagining its campus and branding.