A newbie walks into Newport...

A newbie walks into Newport...

So, Newport! Land of the wealthy. Mansions. Cliff Walk. Yachts. Red pants. The city makes for a pleasant weekend getaway from New York β€” hop the train a couple hours to Kingston, then rent a car for a half-hour drive, and *cue the big reveal* you've stepped over the threshold and into the land of the Vanderbilts. First thing's first, though: they are big on boats. During a recent weekend, I had a crash course in all things boat, and although my healthy ego chafes at the headline, I'm not going to shy away from the fact that I wrote a story for Gothamist called Sailing in Newport for Dummies. Because if I can sail, so can you. Well, maybe not you. Go buy some deck shoes first, you ragamuffin.

The passions of Padma

The passions of Padma

Strangers on a train

Strangers on a train