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As the temperature soars and the humidity rises, residents of the five boroughs sweat it out in a citywide sauna. When you’ve had it up to here with the heat, say bye-bye Big Apple, hello New England seaside getaway. Consider a weekend retreat to coastal Rhode Island, where the Atlantic breeze is as refreshing as […]

Bannisters Wharf Lights Newport

Newport’s 30th annual Winter Festival is set to rock Rhode Island from February 16-25, 2018. It promises plenty of frosty fun with over 150 events and experiences combining food, music, arts and entertainment for all ages. This year, the much-anticipated new Field and Forage events will be held on February 22 and 23, so ditch […]

Stowe by Kevin Jarrett

With Labor Day approaching faster than we’d all like to admit, hotels and resorts at many popular destinations across the country are filling up quick. If you are one of those spontaneous, last-minute vacationers, don’t worry! A new website called Travelwits.com helps travelers plan itineraries with no more information than a starting location, destination, budget, […]

Ocracoke beach by Ole Bendik Kvisberg/Flickr

Summer is here and you’re sure it’s time to get out of the city and onto a beach.  Yet, there’s not one “best beach” near NYC but rather an entire list of beaches we love. To figure it out, we used brand new booking platform TravelWits to search by budget, transit time and most importantly for […]

Awaken your earthly senses in Newport, a picture-perfect Rhode Island town with an abundance of active outdoor options. Hiking, biking, sailing and surfing are just a few of the choices for plein-air enthusiasts. A prominent seaport since colonial times, you’ll feel the ocean’s salty breath wherever you turn. When you crave a more sedate moment, […]

Newport, Rhode Island is justifiably proud of its storied inheritance. The original colony was founded on principles of religious tolerance, so an embracing ethic and open-minded spirit are defining characteristics. In the 19th century, wealthy industrial families with names like Vanderbilt and Astor built magnificent mansions, earning Newport a reputation as an elite coastal playground. But this New […]

Viking Wine Festival

If you’re looking to add some spice to your winter, consider a visit to Newport, Rhode Island for the inaugural edition of the Viking Wine Festival. The Viking Hotel will hold a sequence of winemaker-hosted dinners featuring top personalities from the world of the vine. No need to head to Napa or Sonoma to get […]

Newport Jazz Fest 2015

Blues travelers can rejoice now that the Newport Jazz Festival (one of our nine favorite summer festivals) has announced several hotel packages to make it easier and more affordable to stay and hear the artists play along the waterfront in Fort Adams State Park. Whether you book a package at Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, […]

Richmond fest

The northeast is a hotbed of summer music festivals. The following pitch-perfect events are all easy to reach without a car, so there’s nothing stopping you from enhancing your season with the sound of music. You’ll find a medley of musical styles performed in outdoor settings that range from urban to majestic.