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Day Trips to Save America: Cat Tales Press Debuts New Guide to One-of-a-kind Consummate Connecticut

Day Trips to Save America: Cat Tales Press Debuts New Guide to One-of-a-kind Consummate Connecticut

New book, "Consummate Connecticut: Day Trips with Panache," called the “Prairie Home Companion” in book form for the northeast!

Greens Farms, CT (PRWEB) September 6, 2006

Stacy Lytwyn Maxwell is a travel writer who’s always kept an eye out for America’s quirky, irreplaceable mom-and-pop shops. “It used to be that each new place had its own unique businesses, creating a dynamic landscape of freethinking individuals,” says longtime Connecticut resident. “But now our businesses and restaurants are becoming carbon copies. It’s boring. It’s stagnant.” Consummate Connecticut: Day Trips with Panache (Cat Tales Press, 2006, www. cattalespress. com) is one way to help draw attention to small businesses.

The author says, “My mission is to preserve free enterprise and all the things that have made America great like the mom-and-pop shops, the farms that sell goat’s milk on the honor system and so on. When you go into a restaurant, if the owner is on the premises, chances are—you’re going to have a great meal and service. These places will thrive if people frequent them. And in Connecticut, where we can drive anywhere within two hours, there’s no excuse not to check out the local pleasures that make us proud!”

In the future, Lytwyn Maxwell plans to conduct area tours to illustrate the point. “I would like to lead behind-the-scenes pilgrimages to well-known and lesser-know places in the state, narrated by people who are the heartbeat behind them, to show us where we have come from, where we are today and where we are going—hopefully not to retire in one big homogenized super-sized box!”

Consummate Connecticut: Day Trips with Panache, $19.95, is available on-line (credit cards accepted) at www. cattalespress. com (sign up for a FREE newsletter for additional travel and inspirational living tips). It is also available on www. Amazon. com. Or send $19.95, CT residents add 6% sales tax ($1.20); plus $2.00 for shipping and handling, totaling $23.15, to: P. O. Box 382, Greens Farms, CT 06838. Contact cattalespress @ snet. net to book signings, speaking engagements and “To know Connecticut is to love it!” scouting and school presentations.

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