Smith-Appleby House Hosts “What’s Cooking in Colonial RI?” on Sept. 29th

Learn about, and enjoy samples of, 18th century Colonial cooking during a special open house, demonstrations, and tours at the historic Smith-Appleby House Museum in Smithfield, RI, on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. At “What’s Cooking in Colonial RI?,” volunteers depicting 18th century characters will demonstrate Colonial cooking techniques — including […]

Final Watercolor Workshop of the Season

Historic New England’s Watson Farm will hold its final Watercolor Workshop of the season on Saturday September 8, with a rain date on Sunday, September 9..  The workshop, lead by Natalie Pfanstiehl, will run from 9:30 to 3:00 pm. Natalie will give a one-hour demonstration of landscape painting and spend the rest of the day […]

Lunch or Dinner?


  By Matthew Johnson and Paul Pence This month, we have had the unusual privilege of enjoying Capital Grille at both lunch and dinner.  Capital Grille, a fine-dining restaurant right in the heart of Providence, is known for their excellent food, top-notch service, a dark wood upscale atmosphere, and a first-class wine list.  With these […]

Glamping This Summer Inside Yellowstone National Park

Reports have it that prime week / weekend access to summer accommodations at Yellowstone National Park may already be close to sold out, thanks to the ever-growing popularity of visiting this iconic destination. However, summer vacation procrastinators need not panic, Far and Away Adventures reports summer/fall 2012 availability is still good for its Deluxe […]


To truly prepare for a sun-soaked glam holiday on the Côte d’Azur, some indulgent spa therapy is a must. The newly opened Spa by Cinq Mondes at the Five Hotel & Spa, just upped the ante by not only offering truly top-of-the-line treatments but also taking you on an exotic tour at the same time. […]


Roots Cultural Center and Providence Inner City Arts (PICA) have announced plans for Sound Session 2012 (website:, July 12-15, 2011. This multi-genre music festival is entering its eighth year, with music, dance and a multitude of exciting entertainment for everyone. This year, a new segment for children and their parents, “KID CITY,” has been […]


Originally designed in 1988 by landscape designer Louis Raymond and with the 2012 annuals display designed and generously donated by Golden Gate Studios in Cranston, RI, the abundant gardens at Theatre By The Sea have been meticulously maintained by Dana Designs for the past four years. Dana Millar of Dana Designs, West Kingston, RI, the […]

Papua New Guinea’s Mt Hagen Sing Sing Dates Announced for 2012 and 2013

There’s no doubt that at the top of any intrepid traveler’s bucket list is an opportunity to experience the world’s most unique and remote cultures. In Papua New Guinea, visitors have the chance to do just that. With over 800 different languages and tribes, the Mt Hagen Cultural Show, or Sing Sing as referred to […]

Smith-Appleby House


The special events at the Smith-Appleby House Museum presents the 1696 farmhouse in a fun and entertaining way. Among the events include a Colonial militia & military encampment weekend in September, a Gingerbread Baking Day in October, Colonial Dinners in November, and Holiday Celebrations with Santa and Ms. Claus in December. Junes feature the popular […]

Guardian of the Bay


By Florence Chartier Frandsen Standing guard over Narragansett Bay for over 200 years, Fort Adams watches silently as ships and boats pass by its fortified stone walls. Joined by the lighthouses dotting Newport and Jamestown, the Fort keeps a watchful eye over Newport’s Pell Bridge and Narragansett Bay, the city of Providence and all towns […]

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