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10+ Ideas for Adult Fun in Thomson, Georgia

12-String Strut in Thomson GA
By Hope S. Philbrick Thomson is one of our favorite small towns in Georgia, in part because it’s host to some of the state’s best adults-oriented events: the Blind Willie McTell Music Festival and the Belle Meade Hunt Opening Meet. A new event this November promises...

Quick Stop: Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland
By Hope S. Philbrick At dinner with friends one night, our friends revealed that they’d be going to Baltimore, Maryland in a few days. “Eat dinner at Aldo’s!” I said, and then went on and on about the restaurant in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood. Years earlier,...

Rent a Houseboat in the U.S.A. [Exclusive]

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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 learned that only one company in the entire state of Georgia made it possible to rent a houseboat overnight. Here, I...

Cruising the Arctic with Adventure Canada

Adventure Canada
By Jill Gleeson It’s not really accurate to call what passengers experience on a High Arctic crossing with Adventure Canada a cruise. Sure, there’s a small spa on board; the fare, served on white linen tablecloths in a posh dining room, is both well-prepared and...

Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia’s New River

Whitewater Rafting West Virginia's New River
Find thrills on the water in southern West Virginia. By Rachel Cooper As an experienced flat-water kayaker, I am comfortable on the water. But riding through Class IV and V rapids offers an adrenaline rush unlike just about any other outdoor experience. While whitewater rafting the...

Eat & Burn: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Spartanburg SC
Savor Hub City Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Great restaurants and adventures abound in Spartanburg, South Carolina, so it’s easy to plan an itinerary where you can indulge in every tasty temptation...

Adults-Only Excursion Yachts on Lake Lanier [New]

Margaritaville Lanier Islands - Lake Lanier
Two new excursion boats make Margaritaville at Lanier Islands debut, hosting specialty drink cruises all summer long on Lake Lanier. Raise a Glass on New Margarita Cruises and Wine Cruises, Kicking Off May 5, 2018. 21 Plus Salute! The cruises are exclusive to adults! Margaritaville at Lanier...

Sea Kayak Georgia

Sea Kayak Georgia
Paddle the Lowcountry around Tybee Island, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick “My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get,” Forrest Gump said while sitting on a bench in historic Savannah, Georgia. Had he traveled just 15 minutes...

Introduction to Georgia [Itinerary]

Georgia
Two weeks is all it takes to fall in love with the southern state we call home. Wondering what to do in Atlanta? What to do in Georgia? Here are our top picks for a get-to-know-Georgia tour, whether it's your first-ever visit, a deeper exploration...
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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...
tacos at bartaco Chastain Park Atlanta GA

Bartaco

Sometimes, you deserve to just sit back and let people bring you trays of rocking tacos. At such times, head to Bartaco. By Hope S....
Atlanta Bachelorette Party Ideas

Atlanta Bachelorette Party Ideas

By Hope S. Philbrick A reader recently reached out for Atlanta bachelorette party ideas. "The bridesmaids are planning the whole thing, and I’m not supposed...
Botiwalla Indian Street Grill in Alpharetta GA

Botiwalla

It’s always a good sign when an ethnic restaurant counts members of that ethnicity among its dining patrons. On a recent visit to the new...
Johnny's Hideaway in Buckhead Atlanta GA is a hot nightclub

Johnny’s Hideaway

21 Plus Salute! By Hope S. Philbrick There’s no casino attached to Johnny’s Hideaway, but it feels like there should be…or perhaps like a dealer might...
potato tortilla at Barcelona Wine Bar

Barcelona Wine Bar Atlanta Westside Ironworks

One visit to Barcelona Wine Bar makes you eager to return. By Hope S. Philbrick Tortilla de patatas (aka tortilla Española) ranks high on the list...

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...
The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn

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

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...