Travel to Rhode Island – Episode 105

categories: USA Travel

The Amateur Traveler talks to Seth Brown author of the book “Rhode Island Curiosities” about his home state.

The smallest of the 50 states is still filled with characters some of whom eat bugs, tell stories and try and obtain low numbered license plates. We talk about places to see in Rhode Island that are both on and off of the beaten path including a museum that we can’t even tell you where it is located.

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Show Notes

Visit Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Newport, Rhode Island
Newport Mansions
Johnson & Wales Providence
Don Bosquet
Brown University
Rhode Island Philharmonic
Providence Performing Arts Center
Rory Raven – Ghost Walks
Big Nazo Puppets
The New England Wireless and Steam Museum
Musée Pataméchanique
Sunrise Land Shrimp (about eating bugs)
Len Cabral
Matt the Knife
Six Things You Don’t Know About Rhode Island

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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

2 Responses to “Travel to Rhode Island – Episode 105”



re: Rhode Island podcast…I looked forward to listening to this one since I was born and raised in RI (and Mass) until I moved to Michigan in the late 70s…that said…I believe one of the things that most people probably don’t know about the smallest state in the union is that it has the longest name…the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is its official name…also, I think Mr. Brown meant to say clamcakes instead of crabcakes…fried dough balls stuffed with clams (or quahogs if you wish) dunked in Rhode Island Chowder (broth)…not to be confused with Manhattan (red) or Cape Cod (white)…two foods I miss most living here in Michigan – chowda and clamcakes (counts as one) and fried clams (with stomachs not just strips)…probably one of the best known ways to enjoy quahogs is stuffies – just what it sounds like – a quahog shell stuffed with a mixture of chopped clam, bread crumbs, herbs, butter, etc, and baked…from David Steinbrick, a producer at Cox Communications: “Over the years, I have heard the best way to describe a ‘stuffie’ to an outsider. A stuffie is ‘a clam meatloaf in an ashtray.’…and lastly, everyone in RI knows Del’s Frozen Lemonade…a summer favorite!



Oops! Yeah, I totally meant clamcakes. You’d think I’d say it right given the number I’ve eaten over the years, but go figure.

And thanks a lot, now I have a craving for stuffies.

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