When writer Bob Curley moved to Rhode Island from his home state of New York about 25 years ago, he looked around and liked what he saw: a lovely, quirky, somewhat tiny place packed with cool stops. Now, Curley celebrates all he has discovered while also, he hopes, opening up the idea of Rhode Island adventures to all with his new book 100 Things to Do in Rhode Island Before You Die ( In it he shares secret food spots, breathtaking beaches, ways to find extra fun in famed places like Newport and Providence, and more.