Flavor of Fall in Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a summery place for sure, but traveling to and around here is pretty action packed as well. One of the most colorful is the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, with more than 5,000 artistically carved and illuminated pumpkins on display from Oct. 5 to Nov. 5. You can…

A Bitter Affair at Twin River

Bitters are an essential but sometimes unappreciated ingredient in craft cocktails: your average bar likely has a bottle of Angostura bitters to make an Old Fashioned, but there are far more choices of bitters (and far more interesting and innovative ways to use them) out there waiting to be discovered. Today and tonight, the Twin River…

‘Tis Nearly the Season for Polar Express Rides

OK, so it’s not even Halloween yet and here we are talking about Christmas. But when it comes to train rides on The Polar Express, it’s not too early to start planning, these things fill up quickly. In Rhode Island, that’s the popular train ride sponsored by Blackstone Valley Tourism Council USA, a 90-minute excursion…

Where to Go to Pick What You Want

It’s fall, and the living is tasty in Rhode Island. This is the time of year for ample pick-your-own opportunities from the top of the state to the bottom, particularly apples and pumpkins, as well as peaches, raspberries and other sweet treats. Planning a picking day is also a pretty cool adventure for the kids,…

Historic New England Hosting Herb and History Hikes

Historic New England, said to be the oldest and biggest regional heritage organization in the nation, is hosting a pair of “History and Herb Hikes” at Arnold House in Lincoln, Sept. 10 and Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to noon both days.