A native New Yorker, Rachel Lutzker first came to Connecticut to attend the University of Hartford. While there she began interning at KISS 95.7 and decided to make a career in media. You can hear her each morning on iHeartMedia Connecticut stations providing up-to-date traffic reports AND on the drive home each workday on The River 105.9.
Rachel’s career has included stops at WCBS New York as traffic reporter, WFSB-TV and now WTIC-TV.
Rachel has three children, a beautiful daughter and two rambunctious little boys. She enjoys spending her free time with her family. She also enjoys Bikram Yoga, skiing, running, traveling , shopping and entertaining at home.
EAST GRANBY — Brignole vineyards is a wine getaway in the heart of East Granby. “When we opened we said we wanted to be friendly to families so we asked that you bring your children, you can bring your food, you can bring your dogs and puppies as long as on a leash and well behaved, everyone is welcome” says Owner Tim Brignole. There is plenty to choose from, with a tasting for $10 for six wines including: 10 red […]
ROCKY HILL — it’s like Jurassic Park in our own backyard. This Daytripper takes you back in time. 200 million years back, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, here in Rocky Hill. “Dinosaur State park was discovered in 1966. it was actually a complete accident when they found fossil footprints as they were digging to put in a building foundation. They dug down to this layer of bedrock and found the footprints” said Dr. Allison Goff. Inside the dome, they have […]
Sip…savor…and start your adventure in winemaking, at the wine press in North Haven…where this Daytripper can actually become a recurring daytrip for you and your wine loving friends throughout the year. It starts by people coming in and trying our wine and seeing what they like to make and when they come back in we have their grapes ready to crush. At The Wine Press, they have two seasons. A California season which starts in September and a Chilean season […]
Getting outdoors and enjoying what our state has to offer is easy in the northwest corner of Connecticut, thanks to a pair of distinguished Litchfield residents, brother and sister Alain and May White, who preserved nearly 9,000 acres of land back in the early 1900’s. “It’s the largest wildlife sanctuary privately held in the state of Connecticut 4000 acres of open space 40 miles of hiking trails campgrounds” says Gerri Griswold. The White Memorial Conservation Center Museum is full of […]
Imagine Nation Museum in Bristol is a place where creativity soars. “The hope is that they get a share joyful experience I hope that they find here something that they can do together that really sparks a Kids imagination that really gets them thinking about how things work” says Karen Pac. Here you’ll find a unique feature, one of the only 3-D interactive sandboxes in the whole East Coast, allowing kids to really get hands on. Children of all ages will […]
BRIDGEPORT — Looking for a carnival atmosphere? It’s here, a shrine to the greatest showman, the Pt Barnum Museum in Bridgeport. “To come in really hear Barnum story which is controversial and some ways and really not at all in a lot of ways. Come and learn the truth behind it” says Kathleen Maher You’ll even find a bit of Capital City history here too. “This is actually the top hat we believe that Barnum wore the day of his […]
Welcome to Kids Play! The children’s museum located in Torrington, and they say their mission is to provide children with an environment that fosters ‘imagination and creativity’. To do so, the museum uses interactive exhibits and play that will help them understand more of science, art, and the world around them. You’ll find exhibits that are interesting and interactive for children between toddler age to 10 years old. The museum also says they are accessible to children and families across […]
A place where you can dive into your favorite novel and make the pages come to life: Storytellers Cottage in Simsbury! “Readers read to be immersed in another world and when you walk through the doors here, you find that world and each room is a little bit different. So, whatever genre you like, you can find that world in here,” says owner Lisa Natcharian. They started off with hosting just literary events and grew from there. “We’ve got creative […]
WEST HARTFORD — This just might be the most relaxing Daytripper on record, since all you need to do is sit back, unwind and breathe in at the Salt Cave at Spa Soli right in the center of West Hartford. “Salt helps improve air quality by removing mold, dust and any pollutants so that helps purify the air. That’s really good when you breathe it in and then it releases negative ions so that’s really good for stress relief,” according […]