This is a series of travel articles reviewing various attractions and activities across the state of Connecticut. Destinations include a pick-your-own fruit orchard, visit to The Maritime Aquarium and tour of the historic Gillette Castle. These feature stories, describing indoor and outdoor attractions, are based the reporter's observations and conversations on locale. Pictures aid in "transporting" the reader into moments of the story itself.
"Five of Connecticut's Finest: Surprisingly Close to Home" is a journalistic collection of five travel features, each reviewing a different activity or attraction located in Connecticut. Reviews include both indoor and outdoor activities that are appropriate for all ages.
Become acquainted with life under the sea at The Maritime Aquarium.
Enjoy tours of the Connecticut River Valley aboard an authentic 19th century steam engine and a Mississippi-style riverboat.
Walk through the towering corn stalks of Larson's Farm Market corn maze in search of the elusive exit.
Tour a fairy tale castle and learn about the man who lived there, William Gillette.
Pick delicious fruit from the orchard at Starberry Farm.