Rhode Island


What do you think of when wines from the United States come to mind? Our first guess is Napa Valley. But the North American wine industry is much more than just Northern California (some spots on our list even have more history). From New England, all the way south... Read More

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We go to the movies (or sit at home on the couch), in hopes that they will transport us somewhere else. Sometimes they succeed and create a believable 2-D world that we can immerse ourselves in for a few hours. Movies have the remarkable power to take us to... Read More

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By: Mike Barish and Liz Webber You probably have your July 4th plans locked down already – the barbecue, the fireworks, maybe a community parade. But what about the rest of the summer? That’s where we come in. There are plenty of free festivals and events taking place across the... Read More

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What's Great About I-95

Making sure the kids (and adults) are entertained while on a summer road trip can really make or break your vacation. The new book What’s Great About . . . I-95 by road trip expert Barbara Barnes offers a fun and educational way to pass the time while cruising... Read More

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Stay at The Attwater (formerly the Attwater Villa) in Newport, Rhode Island, and enjoy 20 percent off a chic boutique stay in New England. The hotel is currently closed for renovations, but to celebrate its June 1 reopening you can enjoy the redesigned rooms at 20 percent off from... Read More

The Breakers

Remembered as a Gilded Age getaway for New York’s elite, today Newport, R.I., is an easy escape for anyone from the Big Apple or Boston. We’ve put together the perfect 1-2-3 Weekend – 1 hotel, 2 restaurants, and 3 things to do – that will show the best of... Read More

Mill Street Inn

Don’t let the Mill Street Inn’s National Register of Historic Places status fool you – the hotel’s interiors are completely modern, with spacious suites and marble bathrooms, along with amenities like flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Even the word “inn” is a bit of a misnomer, given that the... Read More

Hyatt Regency Newport

Following up on a $35-million overhaul in 2010, Hyatt Regency Newport rolled out the next phase of renovations last week with the debut of the new Pineapples by the Bay outdoor seasonal restaurant (open every day starting June 10). What was once a small grilling shack is now a... Read More


Those in need of a quick, romantic getaway can head to picturesque Providence, Rhode Island for a night to relax in quiet comfort. The 4-star Renaissance Downtown Hotel’s romance package starts at just $159 per night and includes a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to the... Read More

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Lobsters in Belize near Ambergris Caye

If lobster is one of your favorite foods (and you enjoy sharing it with someone special) mark your summer travel calendars for these four very different opportunities – from romantic to rowdy – to indulge in all the tender, buttery crustaceans you can eat. Lobster Lovers Itinerary from Absolute Belize:... Read More

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The thought of Newport, Rhode Island, in the summer conjures all kinds of timeless seaside images – sailboats, surfers, bathing beauties, and flip-flop-chic couture. A few of its iconic establishments have recently undergone face-lifts and are giving travelers a fresh reason to visit the city and nearby Watch Hill. Vanderbilt... Read More


Tapas, the little plates served with sample-size morsels, aren’t just popular on the dining scene. They’re all the rage in the spa world, too. That’s probably because the recession-friendly mini treatments, called Spa Tapas, appeal to two main concerns of spa-goers or those who want to be: lack of... Read More

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Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the union, but its picturesque maze of bays, inlets and islands gives it more than 400 miles of coastline. And this summer, there are several new or noteworthy ways for couples to enjoy the Ocean’s State’s abundant access to, well, the... Read More

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Location, location, location—if that’s your mantra when booking a romantic seaside getaway consider The Chanler at Cliff Walk, a 20-room luxury inn with an enviable position at the start of Newport, RI’s stunning coastal walkway. And if you can escape to this historic city for a few nights before... Read More