America’s Cup Charters (Newport)

America's Cup Charters

Did you know that Newport Harbor is the home base for the yachts that race in the America's Cup?  I thought it would be incredibly cool to sail on one  and after doing some research, found America's Cup Charters based in Newport Harbor. They are just simply amazing!!!  All their boats have at some time raced in the America's Cup and some have even won.  What's great is that you do as much or as little "helping" … [Read more...]

Sprinkles Ice Cream (Newport)

Sprinkles Ice Cream

Not to be confused with Sprinkles in California, this place was just beyond fantastic!  Sprinkles Ice Cream is homemade ice cream that is smooth and creamy and sold from a little stand on the pier at Bowen's Wharf. The have hard and soft serve which I am sure are both equally great, but we tried the hard serve.  We sampled some really unusual flavors like Moose Track, Maine Deer Tracks, and Maine Black Bear.  I … [Read more...]

Touro Synagogue (Newport)

Touro Synagogue

You don't have to be Jewish to find this place fascinating.  Besides being the oldest continuously active Jewish congregation in the United States, the Touro Synagogue is notable for a few other reasons.  The building is significant because it's one of the best and well preserved examples architecture of the period having been completed in 1763 and meticulously maintained ever since. Many fled persecution for … [Read more...]