Tracy Lee Karner
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a Winter Day in Providence: Revel in a Scentsory Feast at Providence Perfume Company

We're spending a leisurely, fun winter day in Providence, Rhode Island. This article covers our third stop of the day, Providence Perfume Company on Wickenden Street. We've savored a delicious lunch at Pakorang on South Main Street, and enjoyed art at the RISD museum.  After viewing art, the natural impulse is to make art. So let's… Continue reading a Winter Day in Providence: Revel in a Scentsory Feast at Providence Perfume Company

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a Winter Day in Providence: Thai lunch at Pakarang on South Main

We're spending a leisurely, fun winter day in Providence, Rhode Island: This article covers our second stop of the day, Pakarang Restaurant on South Main Street. We've worked up an appetite playing art gallery games at the RISD museum; let's eat. I favor family owned and staffed restaurants that consistently provide high-quality and delicious-tasting food for… Continue reading a Winter Day in Providence: Thai lunch at Pakarang on South Main

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a Winter Day in Providence: 7 gallery games to play at the RISD (or any art museum)

You're invited to spend a leisurely, fun winter day with me in Providence, Rhode Island: Let's visit 4 of my favorite places. We'll take in some art, eat a yummy lunch, create our own signature (all-natural!) perfume, and then delve into a bit of  early Providence history. This article covers the first stop of the day,… Continue reading a Winter Day in Providence: 7 gallery games to play at the RISD (or any art museum)

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28 Ice-and-Snow Festival Hours in Keene, New Hampshire

Winter World--you're a wonderland! Let's build a snowman. Make a snow angel. Go sledding, skating, snow-shoeing. And on Saturday February 8, 2014, let's get ourselves to downtown Keene, New Hampshire for an off-the-beaten-path Ice & Snow Festival. Make it a cozy couple's date or bring the family. From 10AM to 4PM,  Central Square, Gilbo Avenue,… Continue reading 28 Ice-and-Snow Festival Hours in Keene, New Hampshire

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36 Currier-and-Ives-style-Christmassy hours in the Kearsarge-Sunapee Region of New Hampshire

This idyllic, Christmassy-spirited get-away itinerary takes you on a uniquely beautiful (and relaxing) holiday shopping tour to a quiet corner of New England. Go whenever you need an old-fashioned escape from the bustle and haste of a too-busy season. And this year, on December 7-8, you can also enjoy a tour of holiday homes (in… Continue reading 36 Currier-and-Ives-style-Christmassy hours in the Kearsarge-Sunapee Region of New Hampshire

Tracy Lee Karner
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How to choose the right hotel for YOU in downtown Providence

When you travel to Providence, bring your expectations to the hotel or inn that's right for you. Because after you discover that the place you just checked into simply does not provide what you were looking for, you might experience enough heartbreaking frustration to ruin your trip. So before you book a room, consider your personality and needs, then… Continue reading How to choose the right hotel for YOU in downtown Providence

Tracy Lee Karner
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26 historic-seaport-charming, fall-foliage hours in Essex, Connecticut

Everyone knows about Mystic, which is one reason I'd rather visit Essex. Of course, Mystic is very nice (that's why everyone goes there). But Essex has charm. This small river town is so charming it's nearly intoxicating. Its tree-lined streets dotted with some of New England's finest examples of early colonial and federal architecture, its antique shops, specialty… Continue reading 26 historic-seaport-charming, fall-foliage hours in Essex, Connecticut

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45 off-the-beaten-path hours in Warwick, Rhode Island

Looking for a restful, budget-friendly, down-to-earth, good food & good times New England escape? Consider Warwick, Rhode Island. Warwick, just 6 miles from downtown Providence, is the home of T.F. Greene airport and Revolutionary war hero Nathaneal Greene (who still writes a blog!) The city offers a plethora of accommodations for lower rates than what you'll generally… Continue reading 45 off-the-beaten-path hours in Warwick, Rhode Island

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6 reasons why Crusty’s makes the best pizza in Warwick, Rhode Island

Crusty's at 1331 Warwick Avenue in Warwick, Rhode Island gets my vote for the best pizza in town. And the most fastidious and difficult-to-please pizza critic in the world, my chef-husband, votes it #1, too. But there are six more reasons, in addition to "because-we-say-so," that Crusty's is best: 1) The crust is home made and perfect. Owner… Continue reading 6 reasons why Crusty’s makes the best pizza in Warwick, Rhode Island

Tracy Lee Karner
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3 Royal Waterfront Suites in Warwick: home-away-from home for world-travelers; and, perhaps, for you

Visitors to Rhode Island from Europe and Asia have discovered the hidden gem, 3 Royal Waterfront Suites, while few Warwick residents have yet to notice that for the past 4 years, there's been a sweet little B&B catering to guests on the bay near Conimicut Point. My friend, Kai from Germany, recommended it to me… Continue reading 3 Royal Waterfront Suites in Warwick: home-away-from home for world-travelers; and, perhaps, for you