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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Downhill Skiing in Mont-Tremblant, Canada

Downhill Skiing Mont-Tremblant - The Adventure Kids aka Debra Argen, Edward Nesta - Smith Optics Ski Helmets and Ski Goggles - Photo by Luxury Experience The Adventure Kids aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta  "discovered" that downhill skiing at the Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort in the province of Quebec, Canada, voted the #1 ski resort in Eastern North America offers thrills for skiers and snowboarders of all levels of experience.

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Dogsledding with Expedition WOLF, the Thrill of the Ride - Riviere-Rouge, Quebec, Canada

Dog Sledding, Dogsledding - Musher Edward at Expedition Wolf, Quebec, Canada - photo by Annette Faille The Adventure Kids aka Debra C. Argenand Edward F. Nesta experienced the thrill of dogsledding with Expedition WOLF in Rivière-Rouge, Quebec, Canada just outside Mont-Tremblant. "Musher" Edward F.Nesta drove a team of six Siberian Huskies through a beautiful snow-covered Canadian forest while Debra enjoyed the view tucked under a blanket on the sleigh!

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Jet Boating with Saute Moutons Lachine Rapids Jet Boat Tours, Montreal, Canada
Saule Moutons Lachine Rapids Jet Boat Tours, Montreal, Canada on the Lachine Rapids Debra C. Argen aka The Adventure Kid is off on another exciting adventure, this time with Teen Adventurer Steven M. Argen. Join us as we relate the excitement of jet boating the Lachine Rapids with Saute Moutons Lachine Rapids Jet Boat Tours in Montréal, Canada. This is one adventure where staying dry was not an option.
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Discovering Iceland in a Super Jeep with Iceland Rovers

Edward and Debra on the Langjokull Glacier, Iceland - Photo by Luxury ExperienceIceland is a country with many outdoor adventures, which is something that The Adventure Kids aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta thrive on. With help from Iceland Rovers and their Super Jeep Tours we set out to explore lava caves, hot springs, waterfalls, Þingvellir National Park, and the magnificently breathtaking Langjökull Glacier, the second largest glacier in Iceland.

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Riding Segways and Electric Bicycles with M. Cruz Rentals in Fort Lauderdale

Riding Segways at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale, FloridaThe Adventure Kids aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta have another great adventure, riding Segways and Electric Bicycles with M. Cruz Rentals in Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Skiing Mont-Tremblant, Canada

Skiing Mont-Tremblant, Canada - Debra Argen at the PeakThe Adventure Kids, aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta, hit the slopes to ski Mont-Tremblant, Canada in the province of Quebec for an invigorating and breathtakingly beautiful Luxury Experience.

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Maya Zip-Lines - Flying High in Riviera Maya

Debra C. Argen on Maya Zip-Line Adventure, Riviera, Maya, MexicoHave you ever dreamed of flying through the trees for a bird's eye view of life? The Adventure Kids experience flying with Alltournative Off Track Adventures on a Maya Zip-Lines tour soaring through the air and learning more about the intriguing Maya culture in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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Rio Secreto - Exploring the Riviera Maya Cenotes

Rio Secreto, Riviera Maya, MexicoThe Adventure Kids travel to the Riviera Maya, Mexico to go caving and learn about the fascinating cenotes, the underground rivers, and sacred places of the Maya people at Río Secreto.

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Horseback riding at Gut Vorder Bollhagen

Horseback Riding - Debra on Lorecka at Gut Vorder Bollhagen, Heiligendamm, GermanyThe Adventure Kids go horseback riding at Gut Vorder Bollhagen in Vorder Bollhagen, Germany and fall in love with a one-day old foal named Anubia.

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24th Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow in St. Moritz

24th Cartier World Cup on Snow in St. MoritzPolo, the sport of kings, emperors, and princes takes on a new twist when played on snow, as the Adventure Kids experience the 24th Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

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Skiing in St. Moritz, Switzerland

Debra C. Argen at Corviglia, St. Moritz, SwitzerlandThe Adventure Kids travel to St. Moritz, Switzerland to ski the most famous of its slopes, Corviglia.

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Snowshoeing in Arosa, Switzerland

Arosa, Switzerland - Edward F. Nesta and Debra C. Argen ShowshoeingAlways ready to experience a new adventure, the Adventure Kids try the art of snowshoeing in Arosa, Switzerland.

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Skiing in Arosa, Switzerland

Skiing in Arosa, Switzerland - Debra C. Argen and Edward F. NestaThe Arosa Ski Resort in Arosa, Switzerland located in the Canton of Graubünden, offers skiers the possibility of 70 km (44 miles) of downhill skiing, which for the Adventure Kids, proved irresistible, as we tackled the pristine ski slopes.  

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Irish National Stud

Irish National Stud, Kildare, IrelandThe Adventure Kids look at the fascinating and highly lucrative world of thoroughbred breeding at the Irish National Stud in Kildare, Ireland where racing legends are born.

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Golf Lessons in Ireland

Thomas O'Neill showing Debra C. Argen Club PositionHook, slice, and failure to find the sweet spot are familiar problems golfers face. The Adventure Kids take golf lessons at the Brendan McDaid Golf Academy at Rathsallagh Golf Club in Dunlavin, Ireland to help improve our golf game, proving that you can indeed learn a few new tricks.

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Riding ATVs in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Edward F. Nesta and Debra C. Argen on ATVs in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, MexicoRiding ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) with Aventuras en ATV's in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico offers visitors the opportunity to experience the ultimate thrill of the ride!

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Biking, Kayaking, and Snorkeling in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Adventours, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, MexicoIn the mood for adventure and fitness, we contacted Adventours for a day of biking, kayaking, and snorkeling, or what we later playfully referred to as our "triathlon" day in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

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Swimming with Dolphins in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Delfiniti, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, MexicoHave you ever dreamed of swimming with dolphins? As scuba divers we have swum with sharks, turtles, and manta rays around the world, yet we have always wanted to swim with dolphins. The Adventure Kids finally realized a dream at Delfiniti in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

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Waterford Crystal - Behind The Scenes

Waterford Crystal - Edward F. Nesta Cuts a Bowl at WaterfordThe Adventure Kids travel to Ireland and visit the Waterford Visitor Centre where we learned the art and science of blowing and cutting glass from the Waterford Master Craftsmen.

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PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda

PGA Grand Slam of Golf Bermuda 2007The Adventure Kids travel to Bermuda for the 25th PGA Grand Slam of Golf to see what it takes to win a world-class championship!

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Scuba Diving in Bermuda

DIVE Bermuda - Undersea WorldThe Adventure Kids go scuba diving in Bermuda with DIVE Bermuda and felt like we were diving in an exotic aquarium with its rich and diverse sea life and many shipwrecks.

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