March Articles

Seven Reasons to Love CW Lanes

The managers of CW Lanes consider their venue to be a restaurant with bowling lanes, but the CW Lanes can’t be tagged simply as a restaurant or bowling alley. They’ve put a lot of things to do in one up-tempo, millennial-friendly entertainment center, with bowling, an excellent restaurant, bar, a large game room, laser tag, […]

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Lighting the Way

Historic Lighthouses of Newport Harbor

On a balmy summer afternoon the harbor is filled with pleasure craft of all types and sizes. The flow of traffic streams in and out of small inlets and coves creating a texture of waves for those to navigate their vessels. Sailboats showing all the colors of a rainbow move slowly across the waters only […]

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Weddings In The Woods

More couples saying “I Do” at URI’s Alton Jones

Brooks murmur, birds chirp, and even the chipmunks sit up and take notice when brides and grooms exchange vows at the Whispering Pines Conference Center, which is nestled among 2,300 acres of secluded forest at our W. Alton Jones Campus. Weddings are generally held in the lodge or at lakeside late in the afternoon. “Most […]

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Ireland In Bristol, RI

A Visit to Aidan's Pub

Linda’s family is partly Irish, and we visited Ireland on our honeymoon. So while Irish pubs might seem like the perfect party atmosphere, to us, it’s romantic. Wherever we go in Rhode Island, we keep an eye out for Irish pubs to remind us of Ireland. We love the Celtic music, the cozy warm feeling […]

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Delicious Gourmet Burgers

Luxe Burger, Providence RI

  What really makes a good burger? Is it the cheese? The bun? The quality of meat?  To most of us, a gourmet burger is when Wendy’s releases a new sauce or when dad puts bacon on his burger during a family cook out. Living In Rhode Island, our burger choices are really limited.  If […]

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Getting There For Less

Cheap Airfares Still Abound

Despite the anguish being felt because of ultra high fuel prices, many airlines are still offering deep discounts on flights as the busy holiday travel season approaches. This is good news for consumers, but bad news for struggling carriers who absolutely cannot sustain this practice permanently. Consumers should take care how they book and pay […]

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And Beyond RI

Getting Away to the Inn by the Sea

We love traveling in the off season, when we have the place to ourselves, time is spent getting to know places and people, and the only restaurants open are the ones that the locals eat at. We recently had a weekend getaway to Cape Elizabeth Maine in the dead of winter as the guests of […]

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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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