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5 Family-Owned Hotels to Consider This Fall

Greg Archer | Posted 10.27.2015 | Travel
Greg Archer

At a time when the world seems more disconnected -- ironic, considering how much more connected to each other our technology strives to make us -- there's growing popularity in family-owned properties; places that offer more attention to the needs of individuals or groups, and make a rare connection to travelers that stand out and remain memorable long after a guest's stay.

Battle of the Falls: Is the N.Y. Side of Niagara Better Than Canada?

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Big-time fun. Small-city charm. Whichever you choose, reserve early. And keep an eye out for falling fish.

Retiring Teacher Moved To Tears By Surprise Flash Mob On Her Last Day

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.23.2015 | Good News

A beloved teacher had one last unforgettable experience at her school, courtesy of her students and colleagues.  Margaret Gabica, a tea...

4 Ways to Relive American History in Newport, RI

Hipmunk | Posted 07.09.2015 | Travel

With more than 300 pre-Revolutionary War buildings still standing, Newport offers a glimpse into the early days of American history. We've put together 4 unforgettable outings that will make you feel like you've stepped into the past.

The Nine Secret Cities of Newport, R.I.

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Getting to know Newport, Rhode Island, is -- how should I put this? -- just a bit different from touring around other famous resorts. You were thinking a quick walk-through of The Breakers or another summer mansion? Think again.

Woody Allen's 'Irrational Man' Premieres at Cannes: The Director Speaks About the Meaninglessness of Existence

Karin Badt | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Any film that begins with a philosophy professor, played by Joaquin Phoenix, cruising in the bright sunlight musing to himself about Kant's "unanswerable" questions is going to charm me immediately. Indeed, Woody Allen's Irrational Man, which just premiered at Cannes, is a sunny joy to watch, despite its sinister subject:

Missing Michigan Woman's Skeletal Remains Found

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.28.2015 | Crime

Authorities in Michigan have positively identified skeletal remains found in a rural area as those of Chelsea Bruck, a 22-year-old Michigan woman who ...

The 10 Coziest New England Inns For Fall

Oyster | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel

If you're conjuring up images of historic mansions, elegant antiques, thick oriental rugs, and cozy fireplaces for those crisp fall nights -- well, you're right on the money.

Southern Comfort: Saying Hello to Fall in South Carolina

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

When it comes to the mechanically cooled contemporary American South, this may be close to blasphemy. But here goes: Some of us do not like central air. Indoor breezes are indoor breezes, if you ask me. You might be in a mall, or at the movies, or driving around in your car.

The Prettiest Newport Mansions You Can Now Stay In

Melanie Nayer | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

Once private residences of the rich and worldly, some of the Newport mansions have opened their doors to the public, some becoming full-service hotels for those who want to capture a few moments of a Gilded Age gone by.

The 10 Best Small Cities In America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

By David Jefferys, Instead of planning a trip to New York City or Los Angeles, explore some of America's quainter cities. These spots,...

Nautical Stripes and Boat Shoes: 5 Great New England Beach Towns | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel

New England's seasonal climate only allows residents and tourists a small window of time to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf, and they savor every minute of it.

Gilded Newport: Monuments to America's Fortunes

Duane Wells | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Duane Wells

Newport, Rhode Island has long been one of the most fashionable escapes for America's über wealthy.

Gilded Glamour Galore: A Whimsical Weekend In Newport, Rhode Island

Erica Swallow | Posted 08.17.2014 | Travel
Erica Swallow

Newport feels halfway like a field trip to the past and halfway like being a part of a museum of what once existed. Its mansions stay intact, though mostly open for public tourism, giving the town a stately appearance.

The Tides of March

Tracy Christoph | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Tracy Christoph

I'd like to share some of my favorite East Coast beach towns with you, with some warm thoughts for the season ahead. These award-winning destinations are sure to warm not only your body but also your spirit!

The Right Way to Winter in Newport, RI

John Mariani | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
John Mariani

It is no wonder that New England's rippling shoreline, gouged out with inlets and bays, was a sensible stop and haven for mariners and colonists from Europe to stop and settle, offering safe harbors and a seemingly bottomless supply of seafood.

5 Free Things To Do In Rhode Island

AP | MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 08.01.2013 | Travel

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- It only takes about an hour to drive across Rhode Island, which is wedged between Massachusetts and Connecticut and straddles pict...

Newport Jazz Festival Is On Its Way

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Roger Lewis has hauled his baritone saxophone to gigs in far-flung places, from England to Japan to New Guinea. He's played s...

On the Trail of the Whales: Navigating a Storm

Doreen Walton | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

I wonder if the whales find comfortable places to wait out storms. Are they helped and cheered by creatures on the way, as we have been, at every step, by the kindest people?

Getting Outdoors In The East

Oyster | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel

From the tip of Maine to the Florida Keys, America's Eastern region is a diverse area filled with just about every type of terrain an active traveler could want: mountains, marshes, lakes, cliffs, forests and so much more.

David Lohr

Body Of Missing North Carolina Woman Found | David Lohr | Posted 06.03.2013 | Crime

Authorities have recovered the body of Holly Fischer, a missing North Carolina woman whose car was found at the bottom on an 800-foot embankment Sunda...

David Lohr

Missing Woman's Friends Plead For Safe Return | David Lohr | Posted 06.03.2013 | Crime

Friends of a 39-year-old woman who has been missing since earlier this week are appealing for help locating her. Family members last saw Holly Fisc...

PHOTOS: 8 Unexpected Island Getaways On The Cheap

Oyster | Posted 05.30.2013 | Travel

An "island getaway" doesn't necessarily translate into washing up on the shores of the Caribbean. Plenty of other islands in the U.S. boast the same laid-back, secluded feel that you can find in Barbados or Jamaica, but often come at a fraction of those sky-high all-inclusive rates.

PHOTOS: Where The Old Money Is

Oyster | Posted 04.22.2013 | Travel

Want to live like a Rockefeller on your next vacation? Want a voyeuristic peek into the world of the rich and powerful? These iconic resorts across ...

Americans Have Easier Access to Semi-automatic Weapons Than to French Cheese

Layla Demay | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Layla Demay

Securing schools is a minuscule part of the solution. Ultimately, it will only serve the security gates makers.