Rhode Island Club:

Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Rhode Island!

Travel Guide To Rhode Island

Rhode Island Travel Guide Book

From the quaint splendor of the town of Little Compton in southeastern Rhode Island to the great ocean beaches of Charlestown & Westerly that dot the southwestern shoreline, to the western & northwestern forests and parks, to the seaside towns on Narragansett Bay, to the bustling city of Providence with varied ethnic restaurants,  parks and museums, travel and history author Martin “Marty” Podskoch is hoping to give Rhode Island residents a chance to explore every municipality with his new book, Rhode Island 39 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Rhode Island.

“It doesn’t matter what age people are or what means of transportation people use to get there,” the 77-year-old author said. “The whole idea is to get people to see the many beautiful places in their state.”

How To Purchase Online

The new hard cover travel book has 104 pages, is 8.5″ X 11″ and has approx. 110 photos & maps. The $21.95 book is available at local book and gift stores, Amazon, Barnes and Noble or by mail:

Purchase the RI 39 Club Book Directly from the Author:

Marty Podskoch

43 O’Neill Lane

East Hampton, CT 06424

Rhody Red Award Patch

Now RI residents and visitors will experience what people in the Adirondacks and Connecticut have been experiencing for years. They will have a guide to each town and city containing some history, annual events, interesting places to visit, and also great places to eat.

All members and friends will be able to attend an annual dinner where they can share their stories and adventures. Those members that have visited all the towns and cities and have had their book signed and stamped in each town will be honored with the Rhody Red Award patch that is named after the RI Red chickens that were bred in Little Compton.

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More About The Author

As a published author who has written seven books on the history of the Catskill and Adirondacks fire towers and lore and NY, CT, & RI Civilian Conservation Corps camps, Podskoch decided to write a book about all 102 Adirondack towns  The Adirondack 102 Club  based on the “Vermont 251 Club formed in the 1950s. Professor Arthur W. Peach wrote an article in a Vermont magazine in 1954 where he encouraged people to “take the road less traveled and get to know all of Vermont.”

Calling the book the “Adirondack 102 Club,” Podskoch included a space for journaling and a place where readers could get it stamped, stickered or signed from a business or location indicating they had been at a particular town. “The whole thing is to make sure people visit and talk to people and not just drive through,” he said. 

The reward for visiting all 102 towns was the “Vagabond” patch. By 2015, five people had received their “Vagabond” patch during a dinner organized by ladies from the Brant Lake area who liked the idea of the club. Podskoch replicated his idea of traveling to every town, city and village with the Connecticut 169 Club. Podskoch recruited writers, historians, and officials from each town and asked them to write a short description about their town’s history, interesting places to visit, and good places to eat.

The reward for visiting all 169 CT towns, cities and villages is a “Leatherman” patch which commemorates this legendary vagabond, who during the late 1800s wore leather clothes and travelled a 365-mile circuit in approx. 34 days between the Hudson and Connecticut Rivers while camping out in caves.

After Podskoch finished and published his Rhode Island CCC Camps Book in December 2020, he began searching for volunteer writers in Rhode Island to write about their town’s history and interesting places to visit. He was able to gather 45 writers in all walks of life: librarians, historians, historical society members, free-lance writers, public officials, college professors, town citizens, and Chamber of Commerce officers. Four months later all the stories and photos were sent to the graphic artist to be printed.

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