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
If you read that title, thought of the spring break crowds and said, “no way!”, then let me reassure you. Once the spring breakers head home–usually by mid-April–and before the schools let out for the summer—is a beautifully tranquil time, where you can enjoy the delights of spring as well as the parks in relative … Read more
We’ve found some of the best places to eat in Disney World and thought we’d share them. You’ll find a variety of dining choices across the four theme parks to meet a range of food preferences. Some are better than others, so keep reading for our top picks. Best Table Service Restaurants Animal Kingdom’s Asia … Read more
If you’re ready to visit Disney World and looking for Disney World discounts in 2023, you’re in luck. Some Disney World deals have been released to help you make the most of your Disney World budget this year. What you’ll find in this article: First, Let’s Understand What a Disney World Discount in 2023 or … Read more
The Holy Grail of garden shows, EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival offers up extraordinary fare for gardeners and home improvement enthusiasts, with stunning landscape displays and advice from top gardeners, but it’s the character topiaries who take center stage. And no wonder. This is Disney after all. EPCOT FLOWER AND GARDEN FESTIVAL: TOPIARIES ON DISPLAY … Read more
A Disney World spring break is a popular vacation for many families. Spring breaks typically occur in March or April, and are the first taste of warm weather, as well as the first break after the holidays. It’s the perfect excuse to take the kids to even warmer weather, visit Mickey and Minnie, and not … Read more
While many people like to experience as much as they can on a vacation, traveling from place to place like a whirling dervish, there is an advantage to slowing things down and embracing the beauty of an extended stay. Extending your visit by weeks or even months, gives you more time to relax and avoid … Read more
Are you contemplating the ideal time for your next magical getaway? Look no further than Disney World in Spring. As February wanes, the Disney theme parks come alive with vibrant blooms, pleasant weather, and a myriad of unforgettable experiences. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the myriad reasons why spring is the perfect time … Read more
EPCOT’s World Showcase serves as a gateway to cultures, cuisines, architecture and people from around the world, helping us understand our worldly neighbors through immersion and fun. The World Showcase takes up half of Epcot and is broken down into smaller sections known as pavilions. Each “pavilion” showcases one country and serves to transport you … Read more
So, you’ve heard that January at Disney World has everything you crave: lower crowds, discounted prices and a more carefree easy vibe. Before you book your trip and pack your bags for a winter trip, why not take a moment to learn the ins and outs of a Disney World January vacation. There are certainly … Read more
Located in the heart of Southern Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is a true natural wonder. Known for its unique and stunning landscapes, it’s a place worth staying a few days. However, if you only have one day to explore, we’ve got you covered. From sunrise to sunset, we’ll guide you through a day packed … Read more
The best dining in Magic Kingdom echoes the magic, wonder, and detail found throughout this flagship Florida park. Magic Kingdom food keeps getting better and better, and the options are endless. But, before you set your eyes on Cinderella’s Castle, you need to have a plan on where you’d like to eat, especially if your … Read more
There’s more to New York State than the skyscrapers and the gridlocked streets of NYC. In fact, the state has many natural wonders for those that want a break from the city buzz. Many residents of New York City don’t realize such attractions are on their doorstep. Below are just some of the best natural … Read more