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Tips for Seeing Newport’s Mansions

The mansions are what make Newport, RI, such a special vacation destination. I don’t mean the huge homes on Ocean Drive, although staying in one of those would certainly make for a memorable getaway. I’m talking about the Newport Mansions, 10 magnificent “cottages” held in public trust by The Preservation Society of Newport County. These […]

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18 Easy NYC Getaways With and Without a Car

I love New York City. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. (Except for maybe Barcelona, London or Rome.) But as much as I love New York, there are plenty of weekends when I just want to get away. All New Yorkers do — getting out of town is a sport we take seriously. I’ve […]

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Water Fire: A Little Bit of Venice in Providence, R.I.

(photo by Amanda Lobell) As I wrote in an earlier post, Venice feels magical on a summer night. On certain Saturday nights, Providence, R.I., channels Venice but put its own spin on the theme with WaterFire. At the core of WaterFire is, well, fire on the Providence River (pictured above) although there is also fire […]

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