Archive for Hotels & Resorts

The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn [Update: New Pod]

Dip into relaxation in Asheville, North Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick “This is the best thing ever,” said my husband after emerging from underneath a therapeutic waterfall. I’d already tried it. He was not wrong. The [...]

The Best $100 I’ve Ever Spent on Travel

Get wowed by Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch What a deal in Missouri! By Hope S. Philbrick On a multi-day road trip between Minnesota and Georgia, I recently chose to drive a route passing [...]

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Former bank building shines as center-city retreat. By Katie DeTar Everything old is new again in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There’s a revived city center, new museums in the historic district, redesigned parks, and downtown neighborhoods bursting with [...]

New All-Inclusive, Adults-Only Package

Adults-Only = 21 Plus Salute! Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Goes “All In” with New All-Inclusive, Adults-Only Package. WHO: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa: Northwest Florida’s largest full-service beachfront resort hotel and [...]

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island [AAA Four Diamond]

Live it up at this Lowcountry resort on the South Carolina Coast that has won the AAA Four Diamond Award for 23 straight years. By Hope S. Philbrick When rain dampens your beach vacation plans, it [...]

Francis Marion Hotel

Stay on King Street in Historic Downtown Charleston, South Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick Though I’ve never lived in an apartment in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, my most recent visit gave me a glimpse at [...]

Westin Jekyll Island

Stay in luxury in the heart of Jekyll Island, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick There are many reasons to adore Georgia’s Jekyll Island. Westin Jekyll Island is just one of them. One of the state’s Golden [...]

CreekFire Motor Ranch

New upscale campground in Savannah, Georgia. Don’t own a camper or a tent? No problem! CreekFire has cabins, too. By Hope S. Philbrick To haul his product samples around, my dad drove a Winnebago for many [...]

Solis Two Porsche Drive

Sleep, Eat & Drive. Upscale destination near the Atlanta airport. By Hope S. Philbrick “Lots of flights have been cancelled,” said the woman while pouring ice water into my glass. Though Atlanta, Georgia, is home to the [...]

Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta

North of Atlanta, South of Charlotte, Center of Southern Hospitality. By Hope S. Philbrick Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta, recently treated to a $2.6 million renovation makeover, brings several initiatives and innovations to the Atlanta area that were [...]

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