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Boston Marathon Tragedy: Help Keep Boston Strong

Thursday April 17, 2014
Last year's deadly attack at the Boston Marathon finish line--like so many other tragedies--aroused global desire to help, to give, to support those whose lives were shattered. If you're a New Englander, a runner or anyone whose heart will be in Boston as the 118th Boston Marathon is run on Patriots' Day for the first time since the tragedy, here are legitimate ways to provide support for victims, for runners who are supporting charitable causes and for this beautiful, historic city.

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Boston Strongah T-shirt photo © 2014 Kim Knox Beckius.

Boston's Best Breakfast Sandwiches

Wednesday April 16, 2014
Want to taste pure deliciousness while you're in Boston? I'll tell you about a tiny, out-of-the-way place in a neighborhood you've probably never heard of, where the breakfast sandwiches are so scrumptious, they cause people to fall in love. Not just with the sandwiches... with each other!

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Best breakfast sandwich photo © 2014 Kim Knox Beckius.

Red Sox Steals & Deals

Wednesday April 16, 2014
New additions this week to Kim's New England Deal Sheet:
  • At 99 Restaurants, one kid eats free with the purchase of each adult entree on the day following any Red Sox victory;
  • High school and college students can score $9 SRO tickets for any Red Sox home game this season; and
  • The Inn at Longwood Medical makes it easy to steal away from home and see the Sox with overnight packages that include two tickets to Fenway Park.
Details for All Current New England Travel Deals

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99 Restaurant photo 2010 Kim Knox Beckius.

Plan a New England Fishing Trip

Monday April 14, 2014
Fishing PhotoCharter boats, guided fishing trips, fly fishing instruction, fishing lodges, tranquil lakes and ponds, deep sea adventure--New England has it all when it comes to fishing vacations. If you're an avid angler, New England provides a sumptuous buffet of fish to chase--Tuna, Cod, Trout, Bass, Sharks, Salmon and more. Here's your guide to Fishing in New England.

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New Hampshire fishing photo © 2003 Kim Knox Beckius.

Free Parade Sunday Honors NCAA Champs

Thursday April 10, 2014
Hartford doesn't have an NFL team or an MLB team or an NHL team or an NBA team. BUT, Connecticut is home to not one but two national champions in 2014. And the capital city will honor the UConn men's and women's basketball teams for their NCAA tournament victories this Sunday with a parade and rally. If you'd like to join the crowds sure to gather to cheer for Connecticut's dual champions, here are the victory parade and rally details.Connect With Kim: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

UConn Parade photo © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius.

Save on Memorable Experiences

Wednesday April 9, 2014
New additions this week to Kim's New England Deal Sheet:
  • Savor 20 dishes prepared by New England's top coastal chefs, each paired with a beverage, then stay the night in a historic hotel with the Star Chef's VIP package at the Providence Biltmore;
  • Try the Amtrak Downeaster train for just 10 bucks each way this weekend and again May 17-18; and
  • Book two midweek or three weekend summer nights at Berkshire 1802 House and receive two free Tanglewood lawn tickets.
All Current New England Travel Deals

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Tanglewood photo © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius.

April in New England

Saturday April 5, 2014
It sleeted and snowed here in Connecticut on March 31, and then, the next day, it was sunny and in the high 50s, and I went for a walk without a jacket on! It was almost as if Mother Nature finally remembered to flick the spring switch.

After a relentless winter, I know I'm not the only one eager to embrace April. I hope my guide to April's top events and best places to visit will inspire you to plan an April getaway. Don't worry about the weather. Mud washes off!

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Daffodil Days photo © 2009 Kim Knox Beckius.

New England Easter Getaways

Thursday April 3, 2014
New additions this week to Kim's New England Deal Sheet:
  • Meet lambs and bunnies and hunt for eggs during an unforgettable Easter weekend at New Hampshire's Inn at East Hill Farm;
  • Spend Easter by the sea at Maine's Meadowmere Resort with a two-night package including dinner and brunch; and
  • Trade Peeps and egg dye for Prosecco and a massage with a grown-up Easter escape at Maine's Camden Harbour Inn.
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Easter egg hunt photo © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius.

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day is Tuesday, April 8

Tuesday April 1, 2014
It's an annual event I never miss! Tuesday, April 8, is Free Cone Day from noon until 8 p.m. at participating Ben & Jerry's scoop shops not only here in New England but around the world. This is the 36th year that the legendary Vermont ice cream maker will give away free ice cream to thank customers for their support. Head to your favorite scoop shop, and try one of this year's new flavors (like Salted Caramel or Hazed & Confused) or a tried and true favorite (mine is Coconut Seven Layer Bar). Mark your calendar, and don't miss the "most delicious day of the year."

A Walk Through Irish-American History in Boston

Friday March 28, 2014
St. Patrick's Day has come and gone, but it's still Irish-American Heritage Month, and year-round, the Boston Irish Heritage Trail offers a unique way to see America's most Irish city. Composed of 20 attractions that pay homage to people and events, the self-guided walking trail isn't as easy to follow as Boston's Freedom Trail, so I've got tips from my visit to Boston this month to help you find your way. Can't get to Boston? I'll take you to the city's Irish landmarks on a photo tour.

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Photo of Irish Famine Memorial © 2014 Kim Knox Beckius.

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