I started The Size of Connecticut in 2009 when I moved back to the state where I grew up (something I once swore I’d never do) and began to really explore it for the first time.
The blog’s name came from something I realized over the many years I lived outside Connecticut: in the rest of the country, no one ever talked about Connecticut except to use its small size to illustrate the size of something else. European nations, African nature preserves, California counties, icebergs, and forest fires were said to be “the size of Connecticut,” but few people outside the Nutmeg State seemed to care what was in the real Connecticut, or that it contained much more than they could imagine.
At first, the blog was mainly about myself: how I dealt with moving back here, and the interesting (to me) places I discovered around the state. Though I was writing about travel for newspapers and websites, I didn’t blog much about Connecticut as a destination.
But the feedback I got came almost entirely from readers in other states or countries who had never been to Connecticut and thought it looked beautiful, and those who had lived in Connecticut for ages but had never ventured outside their immediate area. People in both groups were surprised that there was so much here to see and do.
That’s why I decided, beginning in 2015, to concentrate less on my own random finds and more on providing inspiration for travelers to Connecticut from Connecticut and beyond. (If you liked the random finds, don’t worry – all my old posts are still here on the blog, and I’ll continue to post that type of content on Instagram.)
I trust that anyone reading this is fully capable of finding information about the state’s most popular tourist attractions and events. My goal is to share some of my favorite smaller, quirkier spots, as well as to showcase some of the major attractions in a different light.
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