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The Splendor of Newport, RI: Things to Do & Travel Guide

Newport is one of my absolute favourite places in the United States, and it’s also a bit of a hidden gem. Located on an island on the shore of Rhode Island, Newport is a summer town known for its historic gilded-age mansions and historic charm dating to the 17th century. It’s a wonderful destination to put on your USA itinerary, especially if you’re here for the summer.

Newport History

Aquidneck Island, Newport’s location, had been settled on for thousands of years by the Pokanoket tribe. Actually, current downtown Newport had been an important Pokanoket settlement that the European settlers took … Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, August 7, 2022 in Destinations
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The Site of a Murder? Exploring Rough Point in Newport, RI

I love, love, love Newport. On our last trip, we got to visit one of the mansions there, Rough Point. Rough Point was the home of Doris Duke, an incredibly wealthy heiress and socialite during the mid-20th century. You may know her more famous home, Shangri-La in Hawaii. We came in expecting a beautiful home but there was a little surprise in store for us.

Exploring Rough Point Mansion

Rough Point is owned by the Newport Restoration Foundation rather than the Newport Mansions, but it’s still a mansion in Newport. It was built by the Vanderbilts in 1892 as a … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2022 in Destinations
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10 Cute New England Towns on the Coast (Perfect for a Road Trip)

New England towns are some of my favorite places to explore in the United States. While their winters are cold, their summers are (generally) a nice escape from the extreme heat of the south. Combined with the historic charm and natural beauty of New England, it makes an amazing road trip.

10 Towns to Explore on New England's Shore

Here are ten of my favourite places we got to visit when we were visiting up and down New England’s coast, many of which are great places to go to the beach!

Kennebunkport, ME

Kennebunkport has a colonial history dating back to the 17th century and has been a … Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, April 24, 2022 in Destinations
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The Opulent Newport Mansions: Visiting The Breakers & Marble House

Newport, Rhode Island is filled with mansions, and the first two I visited were The Breakers and Marble House. Unfortunately the COVID pandemic shut a lot of the mansions down for a long time, but I hope to visit and write about them all one day.

A lot of times I wish I could live an extravagant lifestyle with endless money. Don’t you? I have a huge wishlist of material items and among them would be my beautiful dream home, completely at my design and taste. That’s why, for me, it was super exciting to go to Newport, Rhode Island … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, August 31, 2018 in Destinations
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