Guiding Lights


Before modern technology, captains and sailors could only rely on the light from the lighthouses to guide their vessels to safety. And for centuries, the families that manned these lighthouses were just as important in guiding sailors to safety as were the lighthouses. One of these lights is Nantucket Light, often called the Great Point […]

Restoring the Old State House


  The 1801 Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington that lives in the Newport Colony House was recently covered so it is not clearly visible. With the busy summer season approaching, why cover such an important painting? At the 1739 Colony House, where the portrait resides, Phase Three of vital restoration work is beginning. Located […]

Gracie’s in Full Bloom with May Events

Spring is in full swing at Gracie’s! The Providence restaurant – renowned for its commitment to creating dishes inspired by the seasons – is blossoming with events in May, giving guests a chance to experience fun and unique meals with a twist. On Saturday, May 5, Gracie’s will be participating in the 2nd annual Cinco […]

Preservation Society of Newport County Costume Exhibit Traces Victorian

The Preservation Society of Newport County’s annual costume exhibition at Rosecliff (1902) this year features highlights from its collection of historic clothing, several of them never-before-displayed. The Victorian Wardrobe Revealed: 1840-1900 exemplifies the best of the Preservation Society’s collection-fine materials, expert craftsmanship, and a wealth of interesting stories about the societies in which they were […]

“Picture Yourself in a Park” During National Park Week 2012

“Picture Yourself in a National Park” as the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation present National Park Week 2012. With nearly 400 national parks – and FREE admission all week long – there are thousands of ways to enjoy this highly anticipated annual event. In fact, National Park Week is the perfect opportunity […]

Palace Hotel Tokyo Debut Turns a New Page in Japanese Hospitality

Palace Hotel Tokyo, a 290-room heir to some of the city’s most exclusive real estate, opens May 17th in Marunouchi on a stunning, moat-side setting by the Imperial Palace. As the anchor to a USD $1.2 billion mixed-use development, the hotel’s ten new restaurants and bars include Japanese, Chinese and French dining venues with designs […]


Under the direction of new Executive Chef/Director of Culinary Programming Jonathan Jerusalmy, one of only 350 master French chefs in the world, Sea Island recently rolled out four new additions to its already expansive array of dining options. Having worked at the luxurious St. Regis Atlanta and trained in Michelin-rated restaurants in France, Jerusalmy brings […]


There are many good reasons to spend part of the summer in Maine, but now there’s a compelling one early in the season: The Portland Performing Arts Festival (PPAF), scheduled for June 28 – July 1. This new Festival presents eight large-scale events spanning classical music, jazz, dance, theater and performance art in venues along […]

Red Mangrove Galapagos and Ecuador Lodges Plans Grand Opening of Red Mangrove Dive Academy

Red Mangrove Galapagos and Ecuador Lodges, the region’s leading hospitality company for active adventure and dive vacations, anticipates the opening of the Red Mangrove Dive Academy in the second half of 2012. This will be a full-service, state-of-the-art diver education center and the largest in Ecuador. Hernan Rodas, founder and director of Red Mangrove […]

Motel 6 Celebrates 50-Year Heritage

Motel 6, the most-recognized highway oasis for road-tripping adventurers, celebrates a 50-year legacy in 2012. Founded in Santa Barbara, Calif. in 1962 by two genuine American entrepreneurs, the first location’s clean rooms and unbeatable nightly rates were a hit with budget-conscious travelers. Decades later, Carrollton, Texas-based Motel 6 has welcomed millions of travelers over the […]

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