Aquidneck Island and Newport is becoming a popular spot for HGTV to film.

For at least the third time,  Newport will be featured in an episode of “Island Life”, the show that “follows everyday families in search of their own slice of paradise, and prove that fantasy can be reality”.

On Thursday, the crew was spotted filming a portion of the episode downtown at The Mooring.

What’sUpNewp has learned  HGTV is in town through Saturday shooting the episode that will include Newport real estate and some iconic and scenic locations.

The episode is scheduled to air in approximately 6 months.

In January of 2017, two couples from Aquidneck Island were featured on “Island Life”.

About HGTV’s Island Life

Most people only fantasize about living on an island, but we’ll prove that an Island Life is possible for anyone. Tropical dreamers will be shown island properties that fit into any budget, from ultra-affordable to totally outrageous. We’ll follow everyday families is search of their own slice of paradise, and prove that fantasy can be reality.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.