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.
If you should go on any vacation, it should be during the upcoming Labor Day weekend from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. The holiday is, after all, dedicated to American workers and their contributions to the country.
I do know one thing. I need to trust my instincts. If he looks like Woody Allen, he is Woody Allen.
In the late 1700s there were about 427 free black men and 48 slaves living in Providence, the capital of Rhode Island. By 1825, Providence had 1,414 free black men and four slaves.
Don't get us wrong -- the beach will always hold a special place in our hearts. But when sandy toes and sunburn get to be too much, here are ten great alternatives to the typical beach getaway.
This year may see some progress on legalization, but it will be limited. But there are five state-level efforts where news is being made on the legalization front.
Newport, Rhode Island has long been one of the most fashionable escapes for America's über wealthy.
I believe that schools can make a contribution to reducing overall inequality of opportunity in our society and economy but in what might appear a contrary way: by actually creating inequality in schools.
For many Americans, July Fourth is a family holiday -- it involves backyard barbecues, maybe a parade through town, and a local fireworks show. Some people, however, have grander dreams of celebrating the nation's birthday with more pizzazz.
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.
As a travel writer whose inbox is always jam-packed with profound and deeply moving press releases, it started me thinking. Wasn't it high time that the finest of these works earned the recognition they deserve?
I received an email this afternoon from Christina Paxson, the President of Brown University explaining that she would not comment about why Brown allowed a rapist to return to college after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a female student.
New York is a given, but where else in America can claim to have the best pizza?
Kids who have a head start stay ahead of the game throughout their academic careers. Parents can contribute to bridging the word gap by actively engaging their infants and toddlers in literacy-boosting interactions.
Today, we are able to exercise our religious beliefs because of the courageous women and men who came before us. Let's learn about some of the women who strove for religious freedom.
Stuffed clams are a classic, but they have to be done right to truly hit the spot. You need that combination of juicy brine from the clam, vegetable richness from the stuffing and crisp bread crumbs on top. It's an easy dish that home cooks can shine with.