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Even in the snow, Newport remains one of the prettiest towns on the New England coastline. The historic destination remains a magnet for east coast... Read More

As a touring comedian, I ate terribly on the road for years. Pre-show dinners at university mess halls regularly consisted of frozen veggie burgers,... Read More

I first saw the Rhode Island shore as a child, up from Virginia to visit my father's New England family. I remember playing on the beach at Little... Read More

Watching my husband venture into nesting territory, I experience a Hitchcockian tingle. We've been warned about the birds by Charlotte Johnson,... Read More

Each one of the million of us who live in little old Rhode Island has our own cherished idea of what makes this place enchanting. For me, it is the... Read More

See our list of 20 Great American Beaches. ... Read More

There are certain buildings that loom as large in memory as they do in real life, and the Ocean House is one of them. Built in 1868 on a windswept... Read More

Michael Fagnoni and Molly Hawks, now co-chefs at Hawks Restaurant in Granite Bay, California, remember the first time they worked together to perfect a... Read More

Your attention, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—it's time for today's trivia question! Exactly how awesome is minor-league baseball?Is it (a)... Read More

Take a detour from your vacation to check out what the rest of the world is doing: working. Behind-the-scenes factory tours are the perfect wake-up call... Read More

high style, few francs A new Paris hotel, the Libertel Quartier Latin, takes its decorative cues from its location at the crossroads of the city's... Read More

One hundred years ago, America's first zoos were built in Philadelphia and New York, with extra-thick bars to assure the public that wild lions,... Read More

Occupation Actors, writers, and all-around funny girls as cast members of Saturday Night Live (whose 28th season starts October 5 on NBC). ... Read More

Block Island is an anachronism. As you bike or walk its narrow roads, past lemonade stands and beach roses, you feel jarred by the occasional passing of... Read More

The ritual of brunch at Bailey's Beach, a private club where the oldest Newport families still come to be rich and thin together, is an ancestral and... Read More

Before Al Forno (577 S. Main St.; 401/273-9767; dinner for two $85) introduced its haute grilled pizza to Providence, R.I., 23 years ago, the city's... Read More

Food lovers who once fetishized obscure French Camemberts have found another obsession: chocolate, the new cheese. But what explains the cheese in the... Read More

Summer is on its way out the door, ushering in the brisk, fresh fall weather. To answer the questions of where to go and what to do, we’ve found six... Read More

Wintertime beaches are the stuff of romance—both the tempestuous, passionate kind of romance and the sitting-snug-by-a-crackling-fire kind. The vast... Read More

It's the kind of scene that's usually reserved for dreams: You're up to your chest in clear, azure water. On the right, a Mayan ruin towers above the... Read More

The first time I saw Providence was September 1992. I was a nervous high-school senior with a desperate crush on Brown, the college on the hill. My... Read More

Legend has it that George Ives, the eccentric Civil War—era bandleader and father of the modern composer Charles Ives, used to have groups of musicians... Read More

It’s almost impossible to deny the appeal of a classic New England inn, especially in winter—when fires in guest rooms are actually encouraged, hearty... Read More

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