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One Family, Two Coasts

Mother-Daughter Travel Adventurers: Exploring the U.S. Together.

Who Are We?

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Separate Coasts but Traveling Together

We're mother-daughter travel adventurers - Kathleen Hesketh, Ali Patton and Taryn Hesketh-Bingham. Welcome to our coast-to-coast travel site covering the U.S.

As travel agents, we love to travel and to explore new places, but we're also excited to find unique adventures close to home.

The problem is, Kathleen lives in Connecticut, Ali resides in Oregon, and Taryn resides in Utah. 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.

We'll give you a sense for 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.

And, as Disney travel planners we can't help but share our knowledge and experience visiting the world's best theme parks. If you have a Disney travel question, you'll probably find the answer on our site. If you can't find what you're looking, drop us a line at in**@se*********.net. We'll provide you an aswer as soon as we can.

So, now that you know who we are, why not use the site and follow our motto: Get Out. Explore.

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Separate Coasts but Traveling Together

We're mother-daughter travel adventurers - Kathleen Hesketh, Ali Patton and Taryn Hesketh-Bingham. Welcome to our coast-to-coast travel site covering the U.S.

As travel agents, we love to travel and to explore new places, but we're also excited to find unique adventures close to home.

The problem is, Kathleen lives in Connecticut, Ali resides in Oregon, and Taryn resides in Utah. 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.

We'll give you a sense for 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.

And, as Disney travel planners we can't help but share our knowledge and experience visiting the world's best theme parks. If you have a Disney travel question, you'll probably find the answer on our site. If you can't find what you're looking, drop us a line at in**@se*********.net. We'll provide you an aswer as soon as we can.

So, now that you know who we are, why not use the site and follow our motto: Get Out. Explore.

Travel Inspiration | Travel Tips | Travel Destinations

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Meet the Seconds to Go 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. Be sure to watch for their adventures on our social media channels.

We hope you enjoy Seconds to Go. Get out and explore somewhere new today.

Mini Aussie, Kimber, the Oregon canine representatives for Seconds to Go, poses in front of the Painted Hills.
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Watch for Wren and Klancy

Wren and Klancy love joining our Utah adventures and other destinations across the western U.S.!

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Welcome Finley!

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!

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Some Trips You Might Enjoy

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Should You Use Uber in Disney World? The Answer May Surprise You

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 14, 2024

Using either Lyft or Uber in Disney World is an easy way to travel from your resort to the parks or other destinations, but like anything when visiting the mouse, a little information can go a long way. What Is Ridesharing and Why Would You Want to Use It at Disney? Lyft and Uber are … Read more

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Oregon’s Mosier Twin Tunnels Hike, Mother-Daughter Trek into History

By Ali Patton | May 14, 2024

During our mother daughter excursion into the Columbia River Gorge, we sought to avoid the crowds. While we did do the more touristy things such as Multnomah Falls, we also tried to stick to lesser known adventures such as the hike to Ponytail Falls and the Mosier Twin Tunnels hike. I’m sharing my adventure into … Read more

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The Very Best Disney Animal Kingdom Restaurants Ranked

By Ali Patton | May 14, 2024

Besides the World Showcase in EPCOT, the best Disney food can be found inside Animal Kingdom. Food options range from exotic to well-known and delicious. Here are the best Animal Kingdom restaurants ranked. What Type of Food Will You Find at Animal Kingdom? When it comes to Walt Disney World Dining in Animal Kingdom, you … Read more

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Are You Asking the RIGHT Disney World Questions? Critical Things to Know When Planning a Trip

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 11, 2024

We recently took a look at reams of search engine data to determine what sort of Disney World questions were being researched on the internet. We were surprised to find that some of the least searched queries were related to vital information that anyone planning a trip to Disney World would want to know. So, … Read more

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What It’s Really Like to Ride the Disney World Buses

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 10, 2024

When Walt Disney first envisioned the premier theme park experience, Disney World buses were not part of the vision. Instead, he saw a vast highway in the sky, gliding off to interconnected resorts and the magical city of tomorrow. While not as mythical as Walt’s original idea, the Walt Disney World bus system does fulfill … Read more

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Best Connecticut Hiking Trails: 7 Hikes that Will Knock Your Socks off

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 9, 2024

You don’t have to search long to come up with dozens of Connecticut hiking trails, but narrowing in on the best hikes in Connecticut often requires a little determination. Many are short, flat jaunts with little to pique your curiosity, while others dig deep into history or the ecological wonders of the state. These are … Read more

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Spooktacular Fun Is Back: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2024

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 8, 2024

Boo! It’s that time of the year again – and what better way to celebrate than by attending the Walt Disney World Halloween Party in 2024, also known as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? If you’re looking for a frightfully good time, look no further than this must-attend event at the happiest place on … Read more

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Disney in August, Is It a Good Time to Go?

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 7, 2024

As Disney travel bloggers (and now agents) we’re often asked when is the best time to take a Disney vacation. Frequently, travelers want to know about Disney in August and whether it is a good time to visit Disney World. As with any other month of the year, there are pros and cons about a … Read more

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15 Essential Tips for Your First Time at Disney World: Harness the Magic Now

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 5, 2024

After our first time at Disney World, I lamented to a friend who lived in Utah that a four-day trip hadn’t been nearly long enough. As a long-time veteran of Disneyland in California, she was puzzled by this. How could I possibly spend more than four days at Disney parks? Her first misconception was that … Read more

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Expert Tips for Navigating the Disney World Monorail System: Top Questions Answered

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 5, 2024

The Disney World monorail system is a quintessential part of a Disney vacation and one aspect that sets the resort apart from other theme park experiences. As such, guests planning a trip to Disney World have a lot of questions about using the Disney World monorail. So, we’re answering the most common questions, based on … Read more

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The Walt Disney World Monorail- What It Is and Why You’d Use It

By Ali Patton | May 2, 2024

Is it a vital piece of Disney World transportation, or just a futuristic novelty? The Walt Disney World monorail is a bit of both. History of the Disney World Monorail The Walt Disney World monorail is part of the complimentary internal transportation. This futuristic vision of Walt Disney incorporates train-like vehicles into a raised track … Read more

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50+ Unbelievable Disney World Secrets Uncovered

By Ali Patton | April 29, 2024

Disney World Secrets are something every Disney fan wonders and even dreams about. The house of Mouse is known for keeping more than a few. From new and abandoned projects to affordable dining, secret clubs and more, we’ve got the dirt on the secrets of Disney World. Disney World Secret Places 1.  Tri-Circle-D Ranch It’s … Read more

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The Ultimate Checklist for Walt Disney World Vacation Planning Success

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 29, 2024

You’ve finally decided to take the most magical of family vacations and have started your Walt Disney World vacation planning. Suddenly, the enormity of the task becomes real as you begin encountering tips for everything from finding the best airfare, to purchasing park tickets and making dining reservations. There is even a new language to … Read more

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Beyond Fantasy: A Practical Guide to Disney World’s Deluxe Resorts

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 29, 2024

Disney World’s deluxe resorts grace the upper tier of the resort list, offering first-class amenities inside graceful theming. If you like the idea of swimming with a magically cascading teapot, watching animals on an African savannah from your room, or riding the Disney monorail, a deluxe resort might be the sprinkling of Disney magic you’re … Read more

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Packing for Disney World: Disney Vacation Planning Essentials

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 28, 2024

Packing for Disney World may be the last step in your vacation planning process, but it is by no means the least important.  When it comes to creating your Disney World packing list, you’ll need to think about what you need in the parks as well as during your journey. Of course, there are the … Read more

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