The flotilla of river-goers passed by, carried on the current. Laying on inflated tubes with bright psychedelic shades of blue, pink and orange, they looked like a parade of characters from a Fellini movie. Many tubers grabbed hold of one another, forming thoroughly unsynchronized groups of …

When looking at the satellite images that show night-time light pollution, there is an almost unbroken chain of light along the Northeast corridor, from Washington, D.C. to Boston. Almost. In eastern Connecticut, the map shows one patch of black in the buzz of light — one patch of dark, spar…

In many ways New Haven has long been thought of as the cultural capital of Connecticut. The museums at the center of the city can be enjoyed on so many levels that it would actually take several day trips to take them all in. Two in particular, the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Ce…

Sometimes you need to get away. But if you don’t have time to hit the road for a long trip or jet away to a distant location, there’s always the option of a day trip. Luckily, our state is flush with a variety of trips to suit any taste, all close enough to head out and make it back home in …

Some day trips have a singular focus — attend a baseball game, hike a mountain, go skiing. But what if you want to pack a plethora of activities into that precious time between sunup and sundown? Well, you go to New London.