January Articles


Sandwich Heaven

Meeting Street Cafe

There are a huge number of delis throughout Rhode Island, and therefore many places to get sandwiches. But while deli sandwiches are usually good, there are only a few sandwich shops that I go out of my way to eat at, and foremost among them is Meeting Street Cafe. First, let’s establish the setting — […]

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Strolling through Time

An Architectural Tour of Newport Doorways

The Newport Landmark Historic District has more restored homes than any other city in Colonial America. With well over two hundred period homes of the 18th century, half along the waterfront in the Point area, and the balance throughout Historic Hill. Newport showcases one of the most diverse displays of architectural doorways. Early Colonial designs […]

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In With The New

New Year, New Beginnings and New Places to See

When a new year begins, we all promise ourselves that we are going to change. We promise that we will loose weight, or get a new job, or start a new relationship. Maybe we will promise ourselves that we will finally start to save some money, or go out less, or visit old friends. Or […]

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Ice Age in Rhode Island

Loving Rhodey in the Winter

Sometimes, walking outside in Rhode Island’s blistery cold winter weather can feel like we’ve entered another ice age, especially if you’re not prepared for it. Maybe putting on a hat and mittens might help, but even that doesn’t inspire some people to take advantage of the cold weather in Rhode Island. And yes, I do mean […]

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Perks and Corks

A bit of laidback fun waiting to be discovered…

When I visit Westerly, I feel like I am entering another state all together. Westerly has its own eccentric qualities that aren’t like any other city or town in Rhode Island. Being an artist, I love to visit Westerly, filled with all of its art galleries, coffee shops, boutiques, along with it’s Five and Dime […]

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Fishing for Business in RI

An Ocean State Business Lets You Show Your Passions

With its two nearest neighbors boasting as much as more than four times the amount of coastline and many more times the number of lakes, streams and rivers, the casual observer may think that Rhode Island is easily outpaced in the number of avid sport fishermen and women. By the sheer geographic size and the […]

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Budget Travel

And Having Fun While Doing It

Traveling can be expensive. Sometimes there is just no other choice but to travel and it may not be something that you want to spend a lot of money on. There are some ways that you can save money while traveling and still have a comfortable and enjoyable trip. How to save money by flying […]

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Own a Piece of the Hilton

Timeshare Concept Adopted by Hotel Industry

 With lower occupancy rates, a sagging economy, and the changing demographics of travelers, hotel industry officials are constantly searching for ways to fill rooms. One hot topic is timesharing. Long considered the bad boy of the hospitality business, timesharing is coming of age in both size and stature. The entrance of companies like Disney, Marriott, […]

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And Beyond RI

Ice Skating – Boston’s Favorite Winter Sport

When the first frosty winter air arrives, thoughts of ice skating –  Boston’s favorite winter outdoor sport – inspire everyone to seek out the  closest rink.  Fortunately, great places to ice skate can be found all over the  city. When you visit Boston or nearby Cambridge during the winter months, you can  have a lot […]

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World Class Skiing In A Classic New England Village

  White-mantled fields with occasional patches of tall grass poking through the snow grace Route 100 as it winds its way into Vermont’s Green Mountains. White-flocked trees, still clinging to the last snowfall, stand like frosted sentries along the edges of the fields and riverbanks. It’s not wilderness, not with restaurants and stores, but the […]

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Travel Product Reviews


A Boot To Keep Our Men Dry

Testing LL Bean's waterproof Bean Boots

During the wintertime’s frigid temperatures and heaping mounds of snow, our feet sit comfortably in super insulated, knee high boots. In the summer, our feet are adorned with sandals, sneakers or just going barefoot. Autumn, with a chill in the air and leaves cascading to the grown, our feet are covered in different footwear, from […]

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Extraordinary Gift Ideas for Christmas

Being a Product Reviewer, I get sent some really unique items to look at that would be sure to ‘wow’ that special someone for Christmas. Or, maybe even ‘wow’ yourself! Check them out and see for yourself what they could inspire in someone. Speedy Plus Instant Marinator Ever try to marinate something with just a […]

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Keeping our valuables safe in a “small” way

Spibelt for Travel Safety

Whether I am taking a walk with my dog, going out for a hike or working out at the gym, I am always worried about how to keep my money (and valuables) safe. I don’t want to have to tote around a pocket book or backpack all day, which can be very annoying when I […]

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A Leisurely Walk with your Dog Made Easier!

A look at the inventive "Leisure Leash"

I love to walk with my dog into the deep woods — “off leash”. Yes, I walk my dog around the neighborhood with a leash because you never know about the maniacs in our neighborhood, but I prefer letting my dog run free and enjoy the outdoors as much as I do. However, when I […]

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Traveling with your kids just got a little better

Thanks to the National Geographic Almanac

Going on a family vacation is one of the best part of being a parent. All that planning and packing and who’s going to watch the cat and what about the mail and did will fill up the car yet and… well, it can get a little hectic at times but in the end, it’s […]

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Pure Water with Every Sip

Testing the Zerowater self-filtering tumbler

Water is essential for the human body to survive. Considering that the body is made up of approximately 65% water, drinking water on a daily basis helps the body function better. More and more people are drinking water daily and they do so in a number of different ways. Bottled water, water filtration systems in […]

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Feasting at the Big Game with Chipotle Mexican Grill Catering

Even if your team isn’t playing this year, you can throw the best Super Bowl party on the block with the catering options from Chipotle Mexican Grill. Whether you’re hosting a large gathering or a small group of friends, Chipotle has several choices for football fans everywhere. The Chipotle folks catered last year’s Superbowl party. […]

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Cute as a Bee

I am always fascinated with new inventions, especially those that really make sense. There are so many creative products that I am across in my reviews that I wonder why this hadn’t been invented before. Recently, I had a chance to review a really cute and innovative product that I need to mention to my […]

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Teaching the Kids to Grow

Soilless planting with DuneCraft

There’s a special joy in growing a plant from seed. Starting with a tiny dry pellet, with a bit of nurturing, and growing into a beautiful flower or perhaps even a plant that provides food gives that unique blessing of being a provider of life, no matter who you are. The folks at DuneCraft have […]

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A Brush For Wet Hair

Packing the Wet Brush for a weekend getaway

While traveling is one of the greatest joys in life, there is always the dreaded chore of what to pack.  Besides the clothes and cosmetics that have to be packed there are other items that I don’t normally think of until there is the need for it.  The excitement of discovering a new place turns nerve-jangling when I […]

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