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Our top honors, bestowed upon destinations that are truly adult-oriented as well as programs, services or venues exclusive to adults.

Girl’s Getaway: Columbus, Ohio

Adult-oriented Amusements in the American Heartland By Hope S. Philbrick What do you do when your friend moves to Columbus, Ohio? You visit, of course. And discover some adult-oriented hot spots within that family-friendly state—some compelling enough to warrant a trip to Columbus even if you...

Il Campo Cucina

Cooking school in Tuscany is all about food, friends and sharing. Text and Photos By Julia Bayly Embarking on a new experience in the Tuscan countryside is a bit like opening a gift from a favorite aunt: The outcome is a mystery, but you know it’s going...

Private Island Escape

Want absolute privacy? There's no better destination than a private island. By Hope S. Philbrick If your ideal getaway involves lots of private time, the great outdoors (without giving up access to modern conveniences) and quiet togetherness, make that dream a reality on Eagle Island,...

CinéBistro

A movie theater in Atlanta's Brookhaven neighborhood earns our top honors: 21 Plus Salute! By Hope S. Philbrick CinéBistro at Town Brookhaven offers an adult-oriented cinematic experience with luxurious amenities such as reserved seating in plush and over-sized leather seats and full-service in-theater dining. Why settle for...

Villa La Tanelle

Few things say relaxation like your own private villa on a Tuscan hillside. Toss in a million-dollar view of vineyards, olive groves, oak trees and a castle or two; total privacy and a private infinity pool and it’s not a far stretch to say...

The Spa at Château Élan

A recent $3 million renovation to celebrate the resort’s 20th anniversary sets the stage for luxurious relaxation at the Spa at Château Élan in Braselton, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Château Élan Winery & Resort recently completed a renovation of its spa, making over all 14...

Coastal Georgia: Sleep Easy

Choose among a wide variety of accommodations along the 100-mile Georgia Coast, from rustic to luxurious, city-central to remote. By Hope S. Philbrick From the state’s oldest city to its secluded islands, the Georgia Coast offers a diverse range of tourism experiences: historic sites to outdoor...
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Come Find Bourbon

There’s a fresh, new answer to the common question of where to stay when exploring Kentucky Bourbon Country, thanks to the tourism commissions of...
Franklin Barbecue in Austin TX

The Competitive World of Austin, Texas Barbecue

By Jill Gleeson Just how heated is the competition amongst purveyors of Austin, Texas barbeque? Heated enough that when I reached out to a certain...

5 Reasons to Visit Wilmington, Delaware Right Now

By Hope S. Philbrick If you’re like me, the mere fact that you’ve never before visited Wilmington, Delaware, is reason enough to book a trip. While...
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Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

By Hope S. Philbrick You might walk around Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s famed home in Charlottesville, Virginia, and think it’s incredibly peaceful and relaxing. The grounds!...
nachos at Nacho Daddy Duluth GA

Nacho Daddy Duluth GA

By Hope S. Philbrick Among the stereotypes about Las Vegas, Nev., is that you can eat for cheap. The first location of Nacho Daddy that’s...
The Ghastly Dreadfuls

The Ghastly Dreadfuls [2019 Update]

The Center for Puppetry Arts unearths a Halloween tradition October 9-26, 2019—and it's exclusively for ADULTS! Atlanta, Ga., Halloween tradition awakens from the dead for spooky...
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Craddock Terry Hotel

By Hope S. Philbrick When searching for hotels in Lynchburg, Virginia, discerning grownups need look no further than the Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center. Step...

Fat Patties [2019 Update]

Serious yum in Beaufort and Bluffton, South Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick Driving five hours for French fries sounds insane, especially when the place you’re driving...

Bourbon Country [2019 Update]

Savor America’s Native Spirit Loop through Kentucky on a road trip that promises adult fun, picturesque views, learning opportunities, tasty treats, and freebies By Hope S....
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Rent a Houseboat in the U.S.A. [Exclusive]

By Hope S. Philbrick with additional reporting by Katie DeTar Two years ago, in the course of researching this story for Simply Buckhead magazine, I...

Inn to Inn to Inn: Hiking in Shenandoah National Park

One luxurious way to hike part of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. By Hope S. Philbrick Recently, I hiked 30 miles in three days. It ranks as...
Mall of America

Mall of America [UPDATE]

Bloomington, Minnesota is home to the No. 1 tourism attraction in the United States. The shopping mecca offers plenty of grownup fun even if you...

Chimney Rock State Park

By Hope S. Philbrick In addition to how it seems to defy the laws of gravity, one of the most amazing things about Chimney Rock...