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Culinary Arts Museum Not Just for Foodies

America’s culinary story is the focus at this first-rate museum chock full of artifacts. Nostalgia, too. A must-see for food enthusiasts. Located in Rhode Island, the country’s smallest state garners top and consistent awards for its food scene What better place than the Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales […]

Newport, Rhode Island: Welcome to the Gilded Age
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Rhode Island / United States

Newport, Rhode Island: Welcome to the Gilded Age

I recently had the great good fortune to spend several balmy days in Newport, Rhode Island, once the summer playground of the magnates and robber barons of America’s Gilded Age. The “cottages” were built in an era when no expense was spared, and the nation’s top architects (including Stanford White) and craftsmen from Europe created a heritage that spans some two centuries of architectural and social development.

Mary Ann Esposito: TV Host, Cookbook Author and Tour Guide Puts Any 20-Something to Shame!
Chronological / Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / Rhode Island / United States

Mary Ann Esposito: TV Host, Cookbook Author and Tour Guide Puts Any 20-Something to Shame!

Mary Ann Esposito has had a long, successful career as a TV cooking-show host and author. Read her surprisingly frank, sometimes irreverent comments about her accomplishments, her childhood, Italian culture and her competition.

The Newport Mansions: Welcome to the Gilded Age
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Rhode Island / United States

The Newport Mansions: Welcome to the Gilded Age

Back in the day when America’s social history was being made by names like Vanderbilt and Astor, the epicenter of this Gilded Age was Newport, Rhode Island.