Fashion

Eating + Drinking in Charleston

Just got back from a killer trip to Charleston, SC (Southwest now flies there, so it’s a reasonable getaway — though, sadly, no non-stop flights). The purpose of our trip was three-fold: R&R (the beaches are gorgeous and not crowded in May), family (namely one adorable little niece) and F-O-O-D. The white-hot food — and drink — scene in Charleston…

How Many Bottles of Beer on the Wall?

A couple of weeks ago I went on a road trip through Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Burlington, Vermont and Portland, Maine. I visited four beer breweries while I was there: Portsmouth Brewery, Magic Hat, Vermont Pub & Brewery and Sea Dog (Every stop was worth it, if you’re so inclined to make the trip yourself.) Of course, I had a few…

Bundle packing: Learn it, love it.

Earlier this year, I took off for an eleven-day trip to Japan with only a small carry-on, which is impressive solely for the fact that I packed four pairs of pants, sweaters, a dress, shirts and socks and warm pajamas, boots, sneakers, more shoes, two coats, books, a hair dryer, travel iron, adapters and an extra backpack. By the end…

Facebook in the Car?

Remember when the most important thing to do while driving was actually driving? Yesterday CNNMoney ran an article about General Motors contemplating to include a mobile version of Facebook with OnStar that would let users record audio Facebook updates from behind the wheel and listen to a computerized voice read their friends’ Facebook statuses.While its design is meant to keep…

Love, Travel and Leisure

Yesterday, Yahoo posted on its front page Travel + Leisure's recent list of top cities for singles, ranking Providence as number 10. Our lovely city has been on such a head-spinning number of Best and Worst for Singles lists in recent years, it's clear that nobody has any idea what on earth goes on in Providence. It reminded me of…

Call For Beaches and Lakes

For both personal and professional reasons, I’d really love to hear from readers about their favorite places to get wet. We’re starting work on a water guide for next year, and we’d like to document the different characters and special spots along Rhode Island’s coast and waterways. Oh, and in Massachusetts and Connecticut too – just as long as it’s…

I Heart Portland

Words can’t quite adequately describe how much I love Portland. The coastal Maine city is perfectly compact enough for ditching the car and walking everywhere, the people are warm and welcoming (imagine that?) and the dining scene is second to none. Seriously, you wouldn’t think it, but walk a block in any direction, pick a restaurant and you’re guaranteed a…

Looking for License Plates

It’s a fact of life that when Rhode Islanders travel, whether it’s to New Hampshire, or New Guinea, they inevitably run into…other Rhode Islanders. In my case, I’m not finding other Rhode Islanders while I’m on vaca; I’m encountering their license plates. Turns out many of them have fetched up in the Florida Keys as a different kind of colorful…