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Greenwich Polo Club, East Coast Gold Cup 2021, Ellipse vs Altaris, Greenwich, CT, USA
Altaris Winners - East Coast Gold Cup 2021 - photo by Luxury Experience
It was another thrilling Sunday afternoon watching high-goal polo at the Greenwich Polo Club located in gorgeous backcountry Greenwich, Connecticut. The East Coast Gold Cup 2021 pitted the team Ellipse (comprised of Lucas Diaz Alberdi, Tolsi Ulloa, Roberto "Robi" Bilbao, and Louis Devaleix) against Altaris (comprised of Jamal Nusselbeh, Milo Dorignac, Lerin Zubiaurre, and Joaquin Panelo) with Altaris ultimately winning the match in a Sudden Death chukker with a score of 12-11 and walking away with the trophy for the East Coast Gold Cup 2021.
High-Flying Adventure at The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT, USA
Debra Argen - Zip Line - The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT - photo by Luxury Experience
The Adventure KidsTM aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta had a high-flying adventure at The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum located in Bridgeport, Connecticut where we tested our agility and skill on their aerial ropes, ladders, and bridges, and zip lines as we flew through the trees for an amazing day of exhilarating adventure.
Greenwich Polo Club, East Coast Bronze Cup R2, Greenwich, CT, USA
White Birch Farm and Palm Beach Equine - photo by Luxury Experience
After much anticipation, the Greenwich Polo Club was back in action for an exciting match on Sunday, June 13, 2021, in Greenwich, Connecticut, where the legendary White Birch Farm: Christopher Brant, Juan Olivera, Jr., Pablo Llorente, Jr., and Mariano Aguerre took on Palm Beach Equine: Scott Swerdlin, Constancio "Costi" Caset, Juan Redlich, and Raul "Gringo" Colombres, as part of the East Coast Bronze Cup 2021. Our adrenaline levels were flying high watching the unparalleled action on the field for a fabulous afternoon of high-goal polo.
The Art and Science of Maple Sugaring in Connecticut
Pure Connecticut Maple Syrup - photo by Luxury Experience
Love maple syrup? Have you thanked a tree today? Maple sugaring in Connecticut is a time-honored and very tasty tradition that depending on the weather runs from early February through late March. We visited two maple sugarhouses, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, and River's Edge Sugarhouse to learn about the art and science of making maple syrup.
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, CT
Shark - The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, CT - photo by Luxury Experience
The Adventure KidsTM aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta had a "fin-tastic" adventure at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk in Connecticut! Jellies, and fish, and seals, and sharks, oh my! The aquarium has so many wonderful exhibits that we happily spent 2.5-hours there and could have stayed longer. As scuba divers, whenever we get to hang out with fish, its always a great time, and our adventure at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk was perfect. 
The Art of Silver Jewelry with Master Jeweler Eric Messin
Debra Argen, Edward Nesta - making silver jewelry - photo by Luxury Experience Throughout the years, The Adventure Kids® aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F.Nesta of Luxury Experience have had exciting and diverse adventures. Our latest adventure involved learning the art of hand-crafting silver jewelry with Master Jeweler Eric Messin in the historic 1686 Pelletreau Silver Shop in Southampton, New York offered in conjunction with the Southampton History Museum. The added reward of this adventure was bringing home our stunning silver jewelry creations!  
The Art of Making Glass at The Hotspot Glass Studio, Fairfield, CT, USA
Hotspost Glass Studio - Fairfield, CT - Finished Products The "Adventure KidsTM" aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta had the ultimate creative adventure blowing glass at The Hotspot Glass Studio in Fairfield, Connecticut. We have always been fascinated by glass art, whether admiring large-scale works by glass artist Dale Chihuly or watching Swedish glass-blowers hand-blowing our wine glasses. The  excitement in transforming liquid sand (aka molten glass) into a beautiful glass art creation has always been high on our "to do" list.  What we learned from our class at The Hot Spot Studio is that the art of making glass is a dual process of transformation, for the art created, and for the artist who created it, and we loved what we created!  
Museum of Illusions, NYC, NY, USA
Edward Nesta, Debra Argen - Museum of Illusion - photo by Luxury Experience The "Adventure KidsTM" aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta had a fantastic adventure discovering the Museum of Illusions (MOI) located in New York City where visitors are encouraged to play with the interactive exhibits and to bring their cameras and take photos! If you love illusions and hands-on museums, this fun and educational museum will captivate your imagination and is perfect for all ages.
Wild Horse Adventure with Sonny Boys Tours, Reno, Nevada, USA
Wild Horse - Sierra Nevada - Sonny Boys Tours - Reno, Nevada - photo by Luxury Experience Seeing the wild mustangs, the iconic symbol of the West, roaming the Sierra Nevada with Sonny Boy Tours in Reno, Nevada,was a life-changing experience! Growing up riding horses, we had heard stories of the wild horses that still roam the West and this was always something that we wanted to witness for ourselves. Finally seeing these amazing creatures running wild in their natural element was almost surreal, their beauty and spirit is one that we will long remember.
Cruising Lake Tahoe with Action Water Sports of Incline Village, Nevada, USA
AWS Incline - Edward Nesta and Debra Argen - photo by Luxury Experience A beautiful blue-sky summer day cruising on pristine Lake Tahoe with Action Water Sports of Incline Village (AWSIncline) located in Incline Village, Nevada on their 55-foot catamaran, Sierra Cloud, was the perfect adventure for the "Adventure KidsTM" aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F.Nesta. For two glorious hours we soaked up the stunning scenery of the snow-capped mountains, the lake, and the lushness of the coastline.
USPA Monty Waterbury 2019 at Greenwich Polo Club, Greenwich, CT, USA
Monty Waterbury  Cup 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience What excitement as the United States Polo Association® (USPA) and Greenwich Polo Club hosted the USPA Monty Waterbury 2019! Two beautiful summer Sundays in Greenwich, Connecticut watching action-packed, fast paced polo, drinking creative cocktails and eating lobster, what could be better than that?
A Fun Day at The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center, Springfield, MA, USA
Max the Dromedary Camel - photo by Luxury Experience We found our "inner child" at The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center in Springfield, Massachusett. Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019, the Zoo and its special "residents" will charm and enrich your lives, they did ours! When the first resident we met was Mikey, a Poitou Donkey, who ran to greet us, we were instantly enchanted, and it just kept getting better and better.
Feeding Fish at Aquario de Bonito, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Aquaario de Bonito - Araia- photo by Luxury Experience If you plan on doing any snorkeling while in Bonito, we highly recommend first visiting the Aquario de Bonito in Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil to learn about and become acquainted with the various freshwater fish that you might see while snorkeling in its many rivers, which will make for a more interesting adventure. The Aquario de Bonito opened in 2007, and it is the first aquarium in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.
Snorkeling at Barra do Sucuri, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Luxury Experience at Barra do Sucuri - photo by Luxury Experience The area around Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil is a paradise for freshwater snorkeling in pristine waters, and The Adventure Kids® aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta had a wonderful snorkeling adventure at Barra do Sucuri (Sucuri Falls) located 10.5 miles /17 km from the center of Bonito, where we not only saw a plethora of fish, we also saw Brown Capuchin Monkeys, Giant Otters, and exotic birds.
Rappelling - Abismo Anhumas, Bonito, Mato Gross do Sul, Brazil
Debra Argen - Abismo Anhumas ascent - photo by Luxury Experience As our name "The Adventure Kids"® aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta of Luxury Experience implies, we love challenging adventures! When we heard about rappelling the Abismo Anhumas located 23 km from Bonito, in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, we knew this was an adventure we had to experience. With the Tom Petty song, "Into the Great Wide Open" playing in our heads, we were ready to experience the ultimate adventure of rappelling 72 meters (236 feet, the equivalent of a 26-story building) to experience the incredible formations in this wet cave. Our adventure involved specialized training, trekking to the site, rappelling, snorkeling, and a boat ride around the inside of the cave to fully experience its majestic wonders. At the end of our experience, we wanted to do it all over again!
Boca da Onca, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil - Waterfalls, Trekking, Swimming and Repelling
Luxury Experience - Boca da Onca - Photo by Luxury ExperienceThe Adventure Kids® aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta spent an enchanted afternoon at Boca da Onça (which means mouth of the jaguar) located in Bodoquena in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil where their mission is to "preserve life and nature with responsibility" and adventures include trekking, rappelling, the highest waterfall in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, and swimming in the waterfall's many natural pools.
Boa Constrictor Experience - Projeto Jiboia, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Edward F. Nesta with Boa Constrictor - Projeto Jiboia - photo by Luxury Experience If anyone had told The Adventure Kids® aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta that we would be intentionally going to see boa constrictors we would have laughed and said, "No, we don't think so!" However, that is exactly what we did by going to Projeto Jibóia during our trip to Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, and we actually enjoyed the experience!  
Nascente Azul, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Debra Argen - Snorkeling - Photo by Luxury ExperienceThe Adventure Kids® aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta had a "triathlon" of an adventure at Nascente Azul in Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil where we spent an enjoyable day trekking, ziplining, and snorkeling in a pristine natural spring. Bonito is an eco-tourism paradise with many wonderful and exciting adventures to experience however be sure to book your adventure well in advance as there is a limit to the number of visitors allowed entrance each day.
Pequi Photographic Safari, Aquidauana, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Pequie - Mato Grosso do Sul Safari - alligator - photo by Luxury Experience The Pantanal in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil is an enormous tropical wetland region where the abundance and diversity of the wildlife there is amazing. The Adventure Kids® aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta went on a photographic animal safari during our stay at Pousada Pequi to "discover" its incredible beauty and fell in love with the area and its flora and fauna.
Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, Maine, USA
Seashore Trolley Museum - Kennbunkport, Maine, USA - photo by Luxury Experience All aboard! One of the most iconic sights in Kennebunkport, Maine is the beloved sightseeing trolley. In keeping with its time-honored tradition, we visited the Seashore Trolley Museum (New England Electric Railway Historical Society), which is the largest and oldest electric railway museum in the world. Experiencing the museum and riding a vintage electric trolley at the Seashore Trolley Museum was the perfect way to experience an electric trolley and learn about the history and how they played a substantialand very important role in changing the lives of many. The Seashore Trolley Museum opened in 1939 to preserve the past and celebrate the age of the trolleys.
Cruising on the Hudson River with Hudson River Cruises, Kingston, NY, USA
Esopus Meadows Lighthouse - Hudson River Cruises - photo by Luxury Experience Experiencing a sightseeing cruise with Hudson River Cruises aboard the Rip Van Winkle down the Hudson River exploring the Hudson Valley of New York and the Catskill Mountains was a breathtaking experience. For the past 35 years, Hudson River Cruises has provided stunning vistas and excellent service. The cruises run from mid-May until the end of October, making them the perfect way to experience the beauty during the summer as well during Autumn's annual "leaf peeping."
The Essex Clipper Dinner Train - 1920's Dinner Romance - Essex, CT, USA
Essex Clipper Dinner Train - CHEERS - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe Essex Clipper Dinner Train in Essex, Connecticut was the perfect setting for the "Adventure Kids" aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta to have a romantic 2.5-hour summer dinner, 1920s style. Comfortably seated in the beautifully restored 1924 Meriden dining car we enjoyed the scenic views and the stunning sunset as the train made its way through picturesque New England scenery. So close your eyes, let 1920s music play, pop the bubbly or enjoy a cocktail, and imagine yourself onboard the Essex Clipper Dinner Train, perfect for couple's, families, or for celebrating life's special occasions.
Off-Road Driving: The Thrill of The Ride at The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV, USA
Off Roading Driving - Greenbrier Hotel - photo by Luxury Experience Over the river and through the woods...Off-Road Driving at The Greenbrier® - America's Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia in a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon; what a fantastically fun and wild ride for The Adventure Kids aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta!
Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, Essex, CT, USA - All Aboard!
Essex Steam Train - Debra C. Argen, Edward F. Nesta - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe Essex Steam Train conductor called "all aboard" and the "Adventure Kids" aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta were off on another adventure. Essex, Connecticut is beautiful anytime of the year but especially so during the fall when the foliage attracts visitors from around the world to experience its beauty. Over the course of our narrated 2 ½ hour journey, we experienced this annual phenomenon by train and by riverboat, as part of the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat experience.
East Coast Open High-Goal Championship Polo 2015
East Coast Open Polo Championship - Kissing Trophy - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe United States Polo Association® (USPA) and Greenwich Polo Club presented the 2015 East Coast Open a high-goal polo championship, held in Greenwich, Connecticut with six teams comprised of polo's top players competing in the 20-goal tournament for the coveted Perry Cup trophy over a two week and three weekend period. Intense, fast-paced action made for an exciting tournament for both the players and the spectators!
Keep the Catch Lobster Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Debra Argen and Captain Wes Penney- photo by Luxury ExperienceBoston, Massachusetts has great lobsters, and while anyone can have a lobster dinner in a restaurant, "The Adventure Kids" aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta opted to get up close and personal by experiencing the Battery Wharf Hotel's "Keep the Catch Lobster Excursion" one of the hotel's unique experiences where we went out on a commercial lobster boat to catch lobsters for our dinner, which Chef Joseph Adamo of Aragosta Bistro + Bar cooked for us. Definitely a thrilling and a very tasty adventure!
Skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, VT, USA
Stowe Mountain, Stowe, VT, USA - Debra C Argen and Edward F Nesta - photo by Luxury Experience"The Adventure Kids" aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta tested their mettle at Stowe Mountain Resort, in Vermont, USA, home of Mount Mansfield the state's highest peak! The 2015 ski season in Vermont is one that will be remembered as the year of abundant snowfall and incredible skiing, and happily we can say that Luxury Experience was there to experience it!
Dog Sledding in Stowe, VT, USA - The Thrill of the Ride
Dog Sledding - Stowe Vermont - Edward Nesta, Rob Farley, Debra Argen -photo by Luxury ExperienceMush called Rob Farley of October Siberians and his team of Siberian Huskies whisked us away on a thrilling dog sled ride at Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa in Stowe, Vermont. A moonlight night, pristine snowy trails, falling snow, a glowing bonfire, and hot chocolate and hot cider waiting for us in the gazebo provided the perfect setting for a romantic and magical ride, one of the many adventures offered by Umiak Outdoor Outfitters.
Shenendoah Golf Club at Turning Stone, Verona, NY, USA
Shenendoah Golf Course at Turning Stone, Verona, NY - -photo by Luxury ExperienceShenendoah Golf Club at Turning Stone in Verona, New York is a dream course to play. "The Adventure Kids" aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta played the stunning 18-hole PGA championship golf course designed by Rick Smith on a beautiful autumn day and look forward to playing there again. Constructed and maintained to TOUR standards at more than 7,000 yards, Shenendoah Golf Club opened in 2000, hosted the PGA National Club Professional Championship in 2006, and since then has earned numerous awards and accolades including: Top 100 Courses You Can Play, Best Golf Resort in the Northeast, Top 100 Best Resort Courses, and Top 50 Courses for Women, to name but a few.
Yankee Clipper Brunch Train, Hyannis, MA, USA
Yankee Clipper Train, Hyannis, MA - Photo by Luxury ExperienceAll aboard! The Adventure Kids aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta experienced Cape Cod, Massachusetts on the Yankee Clipper Brunch Train, one of the many rail offerings from the Cape Cod Central Railroad, where we enjoyed a 2-hour scenic ride and a delicious Sunday brunch. What a perfect way to start the day!
Biking through Old Saybrook, CT
Edward Nesta biking Old Saybrook-Photo by Luxury ExperienceWe experienced Old Saybrook, Connecticut by bicycle on a bright, blue sky sunny summer morning; something that we highly recommend. The Saybrook Point Inn & Spa provides complimentary bicycles for guests wishing to explore the area, thus we decided to avail ourselves of the bicycles, and take a slower means of exploration, and were happy that we did.
Allegra Farm - Carriage Ride Back in Time
Cinderella Carriage Ride - Allegra FarmsWas that Prince Charming and Cinderella in the stunning antique carriage driven by John Allegra owner of Allegra Farm in East Haddam, Connecticut? No, it was "The Adventure Kids" - Edward F. Nesta and Debra C. Argen out for a leisurely Sunday ride around scenic Lake Hayward.
Mesquite ProRodeo, Texas: The Thrill of the 8-Second Ride
Barrel Racing -Mequite Rodeo, Mequite, TexasWe experienced the thrill of the rodeo at Mesquite ProRodeo in Mesquite, Texas, where 8-seconds to a cowboy can mean emerging as a hero or resulting in a heartbreak. While 8-seconds may not seem like a very long time, in rodeo, it can seem like a lifetime for the contestants in bareback, saddle bronc, and bull riding competitions, exhilarating when achieved, yet it is often illusive. Yee-haw!
Paddleboard in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Paddleboarding in Puerto Vallarta -Debra Argen- photo by Luxury Experience"The Adventure Kids" aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta, have another great adventure, learning to paddleboard at Costa Sur Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. After spending a morning learning technique, we can say that the sport of Paddleboard, or Stand-Up Paddleboard, is fun, challenging, a great workout for the "core," and something that we cannot wait to do again.
Prouts Neck, Maine - When a Walk Becomes an Adventure
Adventure Kid - Debra Argen walking the Maine Coastline - photo by Luxury Experience
While we were staying at the Black Point Inn in Prouts Neck, Scarborough, Maine The Adventure Kids Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta explored the famous Cliff Walk where the Atlantic Ocean kisses the breathtakingly beautiful rocky coast. So, when does a 1.75-mile walk become an interesting adventure? When the walk in question is in New England where as the Connecticut author, Mark Twain so aptly stated, "If you don't like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes."
Performance Flight - Flying a Cirrus SR22
Edward Nesta Ready For Take-off - Photo by Luxury ExperienceDid you ever dream of flying? To be more specific, did you ever dream of learning to pilot an aircraft? The Adventure Kids aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta of Luxury Experience experienced the thrill of flying in a Cirrus SR22 with the Westchester, New York based flight school Performance Flight, and we cannot wait to take to the skies again.
Skiing Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Tahoe City, California
Chair Lift Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City, CA - Photo by Luxury ExperienceAlpine Meadows Ski Resort in Tahoe City, California is now owned by the same company as the neighboring Squaw Valley USA, in Olympic Valley, California, which means that skiers and riders have the opportunity to experience two fabulous mountains for the price of one lift ticket or season pass valid at both mountains. The Adventure Kids aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta did exactly that, taking advantage of skiing at both mountains.
Jonny Moseley - Deep Powder Skiing at Squaw Valley USA, California
Jonny Moseley and Debra Argen Skiing Squaw Valley - Photo by Luxury ExperienceDeep powder skiing with Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley at Squaw Valley USA, located in Olympic Valley, California, was about as good as it gets, and the season was still young. Squaw Valley USA is conveniently located 42 miles west of the Reno/Tahoe International Airport, 200 miles east of San Francisco, and 100 miles east of Sacramento.
Driving BRP Powersports Equipment in Montreal, Canada
Edward F Nesta on Can-Am Spyder Roadster RS-S - Photo by Luxury Experience The Adventure Kid (aka Edward F. Nesta) traveled to Montreal, Canada to experience BRP Powersports Equipment as a member of Club BRP (which should stand for Best Ride Possible), where I had the opportunity to drive their Can-Am Spyder Roadster, and All Terrain Vehicles the Side-by-Side and 800cc and 1000cc ATVs.
Snowshoeing and Survival with Yves Kirouac in Mont-Tremblant, Canada
Snowshoeing - Mont-Tremblant - Debra Snowshoeing - Photo by Luxury Experience The Adventure Kids aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta learn The Art of Snowshoeing and Survival in Mont-Tremblant,Canada from Professional Adventure Guide Yves Kirouac who believes that snowshoeing is going to be the next sports craze for all ages, especially Baby Boomers, as you get to use cool, lightweight equipment, is great exercise, has low impact on hips and knees, and has its origins as far back as 6,000 - 8,000 years.
Cross-Country Skiing in Mont-Tremblant, Canada

X-Country, Cross-Country Skiing, Mont-Tremblant - Edward Nesta - Photo By Luxury Experience Downhill skiers by morning, The Adventure Kids aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta learn the art of cross-country skiing, also called Nordic skiing, in the afternoon in Mont-Tremblant, Canada.

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