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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...

Viande Rouge & Trattoria 141

Adult dining is on the menu at two restaurants in Johns Creek, Georgia. Parents: Get a babysitter. Children under age 18 aren’t invited to dine at Viande Rouge Steakhouse or under age 14 at sister restaurant Trattoria 141 (except on Sundays), ensuring a grown-up sanctuary...

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...
bone marrow tacos at Casi Cielo in Sandy Springs GA

Casi Cielo

By Hope S. Philbrick A friend of mine fell in love with her now-husband when she stepped into his shed and saw how well he...
menu items at Tin Drum Asian Kitchen

Tin Drum Asian Kitchen

By Hope S. Philbrick If it’s been awhile since your last meal at Tin Drum Asian Kitchen, time to go again. Haven’t been yet? You’re...
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Pleasant Lane Acres Bed & Breakfast

By Hope S. Philbrick “The bar is always open,” said Barbara Rupert of Pleasant Lane Acres B&B, co-owner and co-innkeeper with her husband Don. Good news,...
B&Bs in SC Old 96 District

Bed & Breakfast Accommodations in South Carolina’s Old 96 District

Story by Hope S. Philbrick Photos courtesy Old 96 District Sponsored by Old 96 District Located in the western part of South Carolina bordering Georgia, South Carolina’s...
cookbook "Deep End of Flavor" by Chef Tenney Flynn

“The Deep End of Flavor”: New Cookbook by Chef Tenney Flynn

By Hope S. Philbrick This year, New Orleans, Louisiana’s GW Fins was ranked #7 in the Top 10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants In the Country...

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...

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...
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...