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Moon Spotlight Providence

By and
First Edition, May 2011
Pages: 70

Price: $7.99 USD
ISBN: 9781598808292

Price: $4.99 USD
ISBN: 9781598809497

Moon Spotlight Providence is a 70-page compact guide covering the best of Providence, including Waterplace Park and Riverwalk, Kennedy Plaza, Jackson-Gardner Park, and the Cranston Street Armory. Authors Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall offer their seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and include maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, recreations, accommodations, food, and transportation, as well as easy-to-read maps, making navigating Rhode Island’s capital city uncomplicated and enjoyable.

This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Rhode Island.

Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall met working five feet from each other as editors at Boston Magazine, where Alexandra covered food and fashion and Michael wrote about politics and crime. Native New Englanders at heart, Michael and Alexandra pride themselves on having driven, hiked, canoed, or sailed every inch of the six-state region, ferreting out underrated restaurants, backwoods museums, and hidden storybook villages along the way.

Alexandra grew up on Boston’s South Shore and studied at Wheaton College and the Cordon Bleu Institute in Paris. She is now the Boston editor of Daily Candy, a website divulging the newest finds in food, fashion, and culture. Michael grew up west of Boston and attended Williams College. He has won several awards for his writing, including twice being named a finalist for the prestigious Livingston Awards for Young Journalists; he now teaches magazine writing at Emerson College and Tufts University. Together, Alexandra and Michael have written for publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appetit, Elle Decor, Continental, Delta Sky, Business Traveler, Nation, New York Times, Boston Globe, and AlterNet. They now live in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain with their cat named Dog and their son Zachary Martin Hall Blanding, who has fast become the best-traveled baby in the world.