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The 3 Best Spots For A Drink In Newport, Rhode Island

The 3 Best Spots For A Drink In Newport, Rhode Island Sep 2nd, 2012 at 2:00PM: During summer, the city of Newport, Rhode Island, brings in millions of visitors who want to experience history, mansions, sailing, boutique shops, delicious restaurants and relaxing on the water. One facet of Newport worth exploring is the drink scene. To help you enjoy scenic views, historical cocktails and quality craft beer, here are three of the best spots for a drink in Newport. Castle...

Bringing My Love Of Backpacking Home

Bringing My Love Of Backpacking Home Sep 2nd, 2012 at 1:00PM: "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things" - Henry Miller Every year, I spend months saving money for backpacking trips abroad and learning about the foreign cultures I'll be visiting. The farther away from home and the more exotic the destination, the more value I put on the trip. It wasn't that I didn't think cities drivable from my home weren't worthwhile; but I...

Where (Not) To Go To Save Money This Summer

Where (Not) To Go To Save Money This Summer Jul 27th, 2012 at 5:00PM: I unintentionally chose one of most expensive weekends of the year (Memorial Day) to visit the country's most expensive destination. Whoops. According to a new survey from Cheap Hotels, Newport, Rhode Island, is the United States' most expensive destination in terms of hotel costs (one of the famed mansions is shown at right). The survey compared hotel rates for all destinations in the U.S....

Exploring Newport, Rhode Island's Famed Mansions

Exploring Newport, Rhode Island's Famed Mansions Jul 16th, 2012 at 11:00AM: A recent visit to Newport, Rhode Island, allowed ample time to tour the city's famed Gilded Age mansions, palatial summer "cottages" once owned by robber barons and business titans with names like Astor and Vanderbilt. I couldn't get enough of the historic homes – perhaps the product of one too many childhood Saturday mornings spent watching "America's Castles" and dreaming of what...

Hotel News We Noted: July 13, 2012

Hotel News We Noted: July 13, 2012 Jul 13th, 2012 at 5:00PM: It's Friday the 13th! Let's hope nothing too scary happens today. How the time has flown – it seems hard to believe that we're nearly halfway through summer. While July is often a slow month, the hotel world has stayed hot, hot, hot with openings, trends and promotions. Here's what we've got on tap for you this week in "Hotel News We Noted." Hotel Opening: The Nantucket Hotel & Resort...

Visit The Newport Medieval Ship In Wales

Visit The Newport Medieval Ship In Wales May 30th, 2012 at 10:00AM: When the city of Newport, Wales, was building its Riverfront Arts Centre back in 2002, there was an amazing discovery. A large medieval trading vessel was discovered in very good condition. The ship measured about 85 feet in length and was 26 feet wide at its widest point. The timbers of the clinker-built ship survived the centuries thanks to the oxygen-poor conditions in the River Usk where...

Visiting Synagogues Around The World

Visiting Synagogues Around The World Apr 6th, 2012 at 9:00AM: Places of worship have long been points of interest for travelers. Solemn and usually quite ornate, these buildings provide a window onto a community's history and values and often give visitors a much-needed pause while pounding the sightseeing pavement. Cathedrals are typical for this kind of touring. But have you ever thought to pay a visit to a synagogue? My fascination with exploring...

Summer Travel: Seven great luxury beach getaways

Summer Travel: Seven great luxury beach getaways Apr 27th, 2011 at 2:00PM: The weather is warming and we're itching to hit the sand (after a few more weeks in the gym, naturally). Summer travel stories are often full of suggestions for budget and family-friendly getaways ... but what if you just want to splurge? Economy be damned. Play up the "luxe" factor at these great summer beach destinations for those seeking to see and be seen, enjoy world-class restaurants...

Grace Hotels opens first U.S. property, Vanderbilt Grace, in Newport, Rhode Island

Grace Hotels opens first U.S. property, Vanderbilt Grace, in Newport, Rhode Island Apr 15th, 2011 at 4:30PM: This week, Grace Hotels announced the official acquisition of their first U.S. property, The Vanderbilt Grace. The Vanderbilt Grace, formerly known as Vanderbilt Hall, was commissioned in 1909 by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and opened as hotel in 2008 after several years of restoration. The original owner died aboard the ill-fated RMS Lusitania in 1915. Before before its acquisition by Grace...

Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Newport, Rhode Island

Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Newport, Rhode Island May 12th, 2010 at 4:30PM: There's a lot to love about Newport, Rhode Island. The beaches, the boats, the sunsets, the nightlife, the festivals and the quaint downtown district make Newport a New England favorite. Rhode Island's favorite beach town is hopping in the summer months, so if you plan to take part in the adventures you'll need to book ahead. Located just a foot-and-car bridge away from the center of town is Goat...

20 great bike rides

20 great bike rides May 7th, 2010 at 2:00PM: For many travelers, the default mode of transport is a plane or a car, but they're certainly not the only options. Have you ever considered adding a bicycle ride to your next trip? Riding a bike has a number of advantages over other forms of transportation. You'll move slower, no doubt, but with that slowness comes an increased awareness of your surroundings, a chance to get some fresh air and...

Daily Pampering: Get a Running Concierge

Daily Pampering: Get a Running Concierge Apr 13th, 2010 at 4:00PM: It can be hard to keep up with your workout regimen when you're out of town. The Westin Jersey City Newport has an extra special service to help you stay on your game -- one which is likely to be copied all over the world: The Running Concierge. The Running Concierge is a free service for anyone who wants to go for a run during their stay. Yes, there are treadmills in the fitness center at the...

Five Valentine's Day deals in New England

Five Valentine's Day deals in New England Jan 20th, 2010 at 8:00AM: Nothing says "romance" like a roaring fire on a chilly evening on Valentine's Day. Through the windows, you can see snow-laden trees and pure white landscapes. From the warmth of your room, you can enjoy the winter wonderland outside, as you settle down for the perfect evening with the perfect person in your life. If this is how you envision your Valentine's Day this year, turn your thoughts to...

Four Twitter deals for Valentine's Day getaways

Four Twitter deals for Valentine's Day getaways Jan 12th, 2010 at 4:30PM: You may not be able to say how you feel in 140 characters or less, but you sure can get leads on the best Valentine's Day experience that way. So, instead of tweeting a feeling, use the white-hot social media platform to grab the top travel specials for the most romantic day of the year. Several resorts are running Twitter-only Valentine's Day specials this year, so follow the right people, and...

Four New England leaf-peeping deals you won't want to miss

Four New England leaf-peeping deals you won't want to miss Sep 5th, 2009 at 4:00PM: Fall is right around the corner, and in New England, this means the leaves are getting ready to change. If you're planning to be part of the influx of leaf-peepers to the northeast corner of the United States, New England Inns & Resorts has put together some great deals to help you make the most of your experience – without draining your pockets. Whether this is your first trip to New...

Classic road trips: The Oregon Coast

Classic road trips: The Oregon Coast Sep 25th, 2008 at 4:00PM: Summer might be over, but it's never out of season to take a road trip down the Oregon Coast. From summer sunshine to winter storms, following the Oregon's Pacific coastline by way of Highway 101 provides for spectacular views, quirky stops and more fish and chips than you could ever want. Here's your quick and dirty guide to making the best of it. Getting started Before you take off for the...

Haunted Tours for Halloween Fun: East Coast Edition

Haunted Tours for Halloween Fun: East Coast Edition Oct 13th, 2007 at 10:15AM: Want to get spooked this Halloween? If your travels find you in any of these ten East Coast cities, be sure to check out the haunted tours happening on and around Halloween. Alexandria, VA: This Colonial Tour Group runs their original Ghost and Graveyard Tour, as well as a special enhanced Halloween version, several times throughout the autumn months. Atlanta, GA: How about a haunted tour on two...

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