Lisa Saunders & Mystic Seafarer's Trail

Lisa Saunders

Author, TV talk show host, and CMV fighter

Welcome to Mystic and my newsletter!

My newletter features ongoing seafaring and adventure news and gives tips on how to share  yours!

 


About Mystic:

Are you visiting Mystic, Connecticut, or did you just move here?

To make the most of your trip to Mystic (there is more to Mystic than pizza!), make preparations to follow the Mystic Seafarer's Trail, a journey that sprang from my "7 Wonders of Mystic” article published by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.

Watch the interview on News 8, Connecitcut Stye, and read my monthly newsletter, a continuation of my travel memoir, Mystic Seafarer's Trail, which begins with my first question from a tourist:

Shortly after stepping out of my new home with my hound for our first stroll through the historic seacoast village of Mystic, Connecticut, a woman pulled over in her van and yelled, "Excuse me."

Assuming she was a tourist wanting directions to Mystic Pizza or some other attraction, I wasn't prepared for what she really wanted to know: "Do you realize the back of your skirt is tucked into your underwear?" What a debut in my new hometown! I don’t think this is what National Geographic meant when they named Mystic one of the top 100 adventure towns in the United States…

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More to Mystic than just Pizza!

When most people think of the tiny seacoast village of Mystic, Connecticut, they think of the movie, “Mystic Pizza,” starring Julia Roberts (and debuting Matt Damon). Yet when they visit this maritime community located half-way between New York and Boston, they find a lot more than pizza!

Included in National Geographic’s 100 “America’s Best Adventure Town” list, this historic shipbuilding district straddles both sides of the Mystic River and took its name from an Indian word, “river running to the sea.”

Mystic, with its scenic views of tall ships, islands, lighthouses, and secluded coves, has attracted such legendary honeymooners as Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and continues to attract tourists from all over the world. It is a place where those who cross the oceans gather to swap stories and repair their boats. It is also where famous explorers are born, visit, get married, or sadly, embark from on their way to becoming lost at sea.

Aside from the picturesque Mystic River lined with the Greek revival homes of noted sea captains and Mystic Seaport’s 19th century village, exhibits and ships, visitors can experience quaint shops, nationally reviewed restaurants, and the Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, where the discoverer of the grave of the R.M.S. Titanic, keeps his home office.

Like the ancient Greek historians who compiled "The Seven Wonders of the World," I too, with the help of locals, compiled a list of seven, awe-inspiring “must-sees” in Mystic.

See excerpts from my book, Mystic Seafarer's Trail, by clicking on the "LOOK INSIDE" feature. My book begins with:

1. Wanted: Epic Adventure

 

Shortly after stepping out of my new home with my hound for our first stroll through the historic seacoast village of Mystic, Connecticut, a woman pulled over in her van and yelled, "Excuse me."

Assuming she was a tourist wanting directions to Mystic Pizza or some other attraction, I wasn't prepared for what she really wanted to know: "Do you realize the back of your skirt is tucked into your underwear?"

What a debut in my new hometown—I don’t think this is what National Geographic meant when they named Mystic one of the top 100 adventure towns in the United States...

Continue reading more from Mystic Seafarer's Trail by clicking on the "LOOK INSIDE" feature.

Get Mystic's latest news by subscribing to the Seafarer's Trail Newsletter (it only comes about twice a month).

Some of my others news:

  1. New Englanders Own Most Important Equipment for Brewing Beer

  2. Lazy Person's Guide to Home Management
  3. "Indiana Jones of the Sea" shares shipwreck-finding secrets

  4. Insurrectionist's Descendent Suffers Agonizing Defeat at Samuel Adams Brewery--includes videos

  5. More Shipwrecks, Famous Dead People and Ernie the Ledge Light Ghost  in REVISED Mystic Seafarer's Trail memoir. Author to present at free Stongington event

  6. Beer, Scurvy and the Mayflower Pilgrims

  7. Civil War Love Letters Presented in Jan & Feb 

  8. Hound Bailey & Cindy Modzelewski's White Wine Chicken Chili