Who Are We?
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Separate Coasts but Traveling Together
We're mother-daughter travel bloggers - Kathleen Hesketh and Ali Patton. Welcome to our coast-to-coast blog covering the U.S.
We've always loved to travel and explore new places. We're especially excited to find new and unique adventures close to home.
The problem is, Kathleen lives in Connecticut and Ali resides in Oregon. We're on opposite coasts with an entire country between us!
Travel brings us together and let's us explore new destinations and experiences.
When planning our excursions, we like to know what to expect, but it's hard to find that level of detail when researching new places to go and things to do. Travel guides and tourism sites are no substitute for personal experience.
That's why we started Seconds to Go. We thought if we could chronicle all of our adventures in an easy to search format, we could save others time.
To make it easy and quick to find things to do, we've broken each outing into a "trip". On each trip page we'll provide you with a detailed write up on where to go and what to expect when you get there.
In the sidebar, we'll tell you how long each outing will take. Trips can be tackled singly or put together to create a longer excursion. We'll even tell you what's nearby.
We've been playing a lot with the structure of the site and the information we provide, so if there is something you'd like to see, let us know.
We're currently cover a lot of New England and Oregon, but our plans are expanding so watch for new additions in our coast-to-coast blog. We also provide a travel tips section to help you prepare for any outing.
So, now that you know who we are, why not use the site and follow our motto: Get Out. Explore.
Meet our Mascots
Occasionally, you might see a special tip from Nemo. He's a wily, athletic and active Golden Retriever. He's also our New England mascot at Seconds to Go. He and his BFF Kimber, a Mini Aussie and our Oregon mascot, are frequent sidekicks on our adventures. They'll bring a unique perspective to a trip or offer special tips as they each play a part in our coast-to-coast blogging adventures.
We hope you enjoy Seconds to Go. Get out and explore somewhere new today.
Finley the Connecticut Corgi joined our family in December of 2019. He'll be doing his part in our coast-to-coast blogging adventures as we start heading out across New England and the East Coast!
Some Trips You Might Enjoy
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Home Comforts for the Foreign Traveler Visiting the U.S.
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Magical Holidays at Disney World: Useful Guide to Festivities and Events
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Thrills and Chills Await at Disney World Halloween 2023
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Spooktacular Fun Is Back: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2023
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30 Epic Disney World Activities to Explore Beyond the Parks
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Things to Do in Disneyland Now that Disney World Can’t Match
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Onsite Hotels at Disney World, Why Stay Anywhere Else?
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Disneyland Early Entry: Unlock the Gates to Shorter Lines
If there’s one thing that can make or break a trip to Disneyland, it’s the crowds. With millions of visitors each year, it’s no surprise that the lines for popular attractions can get overwhelming. But what if there was a way to beat the crowds and experience the magic of Disneyland with fewer people around? … Read more
How to Afford Disney World in 2023: Insider Secrets for Doing Disney Cheap
According to a survey conducted late last year, over 90% of respondents feel that a Disney vacation is too pricey for the average family to afford. In fact, half have postponed a trip after being surprised by the cost of tickets or food and beverage. Unfortunately, these travelers don’t understand how to afford Disney World … Read more
How Does FastPass Work At Walt Disney World (Genie+)
How Does FastPass Work At Walt Disney World (Genie+) When we work with clients planning Disney World vacations, one of the first things we’re asked is how FastPass works at Disney World. Since you’ve landed on this page, you’re probably wondering the same thing. The first thing you’ll need to know is that the Disney … Read more
Using Disney World Genie Plus, the Magic Is in the Details
The new Disney World Genie Plus service was rolled out in October of 2021 with little fanfare, a few glitches and a whole lot of grumbling from past guests who were well accustomed to the former FastPass service. Similar to FastPass, Genie Plus allows you to skip the queue on popular attractions in favor of … Read more