May 2019

Sometimes you just want to get away from it all … but maybe you don't want to get away from, you know, all of it all. Luckily for those of us who prefer to not-so-rough it, a growing number of businesses and camping sites offer glamping packages, allowing you to commune with nature but keep the conveniences of modern living at hand. Of course, if you prefer to go it old school we've still got plenty of options for you, from pitching a tent to renting a no-frills cabin at one of our state parks. Closer to home, water gardens ranging from the simple to the elaborate are a great way to enhance and beautify your back yard; and we chat with Westport resident Marysol Castro, the P.A. announcer for the New York Mets and the first Latina in Major League Baseball to hold that job.

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Domes, yurts, tiny houses, safari tents and treehouses. These glamping locations offer the best of both worlds: a hotel-like experience in the splendor of nature.

It might not be glamping, but eight of Connecticut’s state parks and forests have rustic cabins for rent that will put you right in the middle of some of the state’s most beautiful natural settings. 

    Unless you’re a really dedicated cook, you probably won’t bring your 20-piece knife set, double oven, waffle iron and all your other home kitchen toys on your camping trip. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make campfire dishes that taste like home-cooked meals.

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