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At Seconds to Go, we're mother-daughter travel bloggers, offering you inspiration to plan your next travel adventure. Focused on low-hassle travel, we've put our experiences into a series of "trips". Pick one to get out and go today, or string them together to create a fantastic vacation experience.

It's our goal to travel the U.S. state by state, so check back often for more trips.

We're also sharing our experiences in a series of travel tip articles, to provide you with inside information to help you find the best ways to travel.

So, look below to start planning your next getaway, day trip or excursion.

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Three Off-the-Beaten Path Vacations for Summer Travel

By Kathleen Hesketh | January 24, 2023

According to recent research, 95% of Americans plan to travel this year. Over 65% will travel domestically, hitting popular summer destinations within the good old U.S. of A. No matter how you do the math, it adds up to a lot of travelers hitting the top destinations, such as Las Vegas, Orlando and Disney World. … Read more

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Sad Tales, Historic Remains: Lovers Leap State Park in Connecticut

By Kathleen Hesketh | January 16, 2023 | 2 Comments

Many of New England’s hikes blend history with the modern day, but few do it as seamlessly as the trails at Lovers Leap State Park in Connecticut. Explore history against the modern backdrop of the state’s rural New Milford countryside and learn a thing or two about local legends. It’s up to you to decide … Read more

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8 of the Best New England Day Trips to Take This Spring

By Kathleen Hesketh | February 27, 2022

DISCLAIMER: Our posts may contain affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, you won’t pay a penny more, but we’ll get a small commission, which helps to keep the lights on. Thanks! Spring is fickle in the Northeast, but this list of the 8 best New England day trips will reward you … Read more

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New England Fall Color, Incredible Ways to Enjoy the Season

By Kathleen Hesketh | September 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

When it comes to autumn spectacles, New England fall color is unbeatable. While many areas of the country sport their most dazzling displays in autumn, few come close to creating the same majesty as the tiny northeastern states. However, if you think we’re just being biased, why not put our claim to the test, and … Read more

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Travel Trends: New England Getaways You Have to See to Believe

By Kathleen Hesketh | September 22, 2021

If you’re looking for New England Getaways, you have a lot of choices. New England isn’t a single state, but a travel destination, comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. In fact, one of the best things about New England is the close proximity of the states and the easy driving … Read more

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New England Fall Activities, Planning Your Bucket List Destination

By Kathleen Hesketh | September 15, 2021 | 2 Comments

Riotous color, historical surprises, and dark night skies and some not-so-traditional sights and sounds of the season—New England fall activities are a delight that you’ll want to add to your travel bucket list. We’ve curated a list of the best activities across the region to get you on your way and help you enjoy the … Read more

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Connecticut Fall in 2021: 7 Ways to Enjoy Autumn This Year

By Kathleen Hesketh | September 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

A Connecticut fall is usually full of activities. Even with Covid-19 related restrictions once again in effect across some Connecticut towns, this autumn promises to serve up plenty of excitement. So, here are our top 7 picks for enjoying the beauty of the season this fall. Continue a Connecticut Fall Tradition Apple picking has long … Read more

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Fun Things to Do in New England: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

By Ali Patton | August 25, 2021 | 5 Comments

With all the fun things to do in New England, it can be almost impossible to narrow down the options. This can make planning a New England trip feel daunting. New England is located in the Northeast of the United States and is comprised of Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. New … Read more

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Why You Should Start Thinking About New England Travel

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

New England travel bloggers are a rare breed. We don’t jet of to exotic locations and rhapsodize about far-off places. Instead, we write about a little-known piece of the U.S. that most people don’t really understand. New England States List Connectictut Maine Massachusetts Rhode Island New Hampshire Vermont What state is New England in? It’s … Read more

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Hiking McLean Game Refuge: 2 Trails That Will Make You Want to Visit This Small Connecticut Town

By Kathleen Hesketh | June 21, 2020 | 2 Comments

“I want the [McClean] game refuge to be a place where some of the things God made may be seen by those who love them, as I loved them, and who may find in them the peace of mind and body that I have found.” From the will of Sen. George McLean.   The small Connecticut town … Read more

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Explore the rich and varied experiences that Oregon has to offer.

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Philomath Delivery Robot DAX Expands Philomath Territory

By Ali Patton | January 30, 2019

Philomath Oregon, a small pass through town on the way to Newport, is not the place you’d expect to see robots roaming the streets. But, as you drive through, don’t be surprised to see DAX rolling along the sidewalks. DAX is Philomath’s delivery robot that is semi-autonomous, but hard working. The Origins of DAX: Philomath’s … Read more

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Aussie dog standing in front of the Painted Hills
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Painted Hills- Created by Mother Nature’s Paintbrush

By Ali Patton | January 29, 2019

Rolling Hills in sunset colors spread across the desert landscape of the Painted Hills State Park, part of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. They offer a beautiful photo opportunity, but if you look closer, you’ll see much more than that. Painted Hills State Park History The Painted Hills, with their almost alien-like quality, … Read more

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exterior of living rock museum, Oregon's museum dedicated to stone art.
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Outside Corvallis, an Artist Chiseled Oregon Art from Stone

By Kathleen Hesketh | January 23, 2019

Chipping, shoveling, hauling and reassembling 800 tons of rock, Howard B. Taylor created a unique work of Oregon art in his living museum not far from Corvallis. From Volcanoes to Art The state of Oregon is rich in geologic history, making it a leading producer of gemstones. Volcanos that once dotted parts of the state … Read more

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Carver working his magic at Albany Carousel in Oregon
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Albany Carousel: Riding the Winds of Change

By Kathleen Hesketh | January 22, 2019

Riding the Winds of Change at Albany Carousel DISCLAIMER: Our posts may contain affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, you won’t pay a penny more, but we’ll get a small commission, which helps to keep the lights on. Thanks! Albany isn’t far from major cities in Oregon, such as Portland, but … Read more

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Tillamook Air Museum- the Almost Forgotten War History

By Ali Patton | January 3, 2019

DISCLAIMER: Our posts may contain affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, you won’t pay a penny more, but we’ll get a small commission, which helps to keep the lights on. Thanks! Tillamook Air Museum houses the almost forgotten secret of Oregon’s crucial contribution to World War II. Tillamook Air Musuem: Where … Read more

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U.S. Destinations

Exploring the U.S. coast to coast.

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Yellowstone in a Weekend – Complete Guide

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 11, 2023

If you’re wondering how to visit Yellowstone in a weekend, here is our Yellowstone 3-day itinerary. We’ve made this trip more than once, so we’ve gotten it down to a bit of a science. When to Go to Yellowstone if You Only Have a Weekend to Visit Our most recent trip took place on what … Read more

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Oregon in Summer, a Paradise You Won’t Want to Leave

By Kathleen Hesketh | July 4, 2021

With over 1,100 moderate hiking trails, miles of back country wilderness and opportunities for biking, paddling and rock climbing, just to name a few, there aren’t many other warm weather destinations as friendly to outdoor enthusiasts as Oregon in summer. Add in a host of activities, a penchant for historical fare and a coastline filled … Read more

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Sanibel Island is one of the great things to do at Fort Myers
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Things to Do at Fort Myers Beach When You Get Tired of the Sand And Sun

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 31, 2020

Fort Myers Beach glistens like a jewel and beckons to all the world. “Come play in the sand and sun,” it says, and so the people do, lining the long causeway bumper to bumper and filling vacation rentals, hotels and condos.  Surprisingly, it’s the beaches at Fort Myers that don’t see the crowds. Maybe it’s because … Read more

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Lens ball on a bed of shells reflecting the ocean off Sanibel Island
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What to Do on Sanibel Island Beyond Shelling

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 4, 2020

NOTE: On September 28, 2022, Sanibel Island was hit by Hurricane Ian, decimating much of the causeway that connects the island to the mainland and causing wide scale destruction. Travel will be restricted for many months, and some of the experiences covered in this article may be impacted. If you’re wondering what to do on … Read more

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