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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,...

Adult Fun in Giles County, Virginia

By Hope S. Philbrick From angling to zip-lining, there’s much to do in Giles County, Virginia, whether it’s action or relaxation that you seek. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Giles County boasts hundreds of miles of trails, hundreds of years of history, 92 square miles of...

Quick Stop: Shelbyville, Kentucky

Make the most of a brief visit to “The American Saddlebred Capital of the World.” By Hope S. Philbrick We spent less than 24 hours in Shelbyville, Kentucky—eight of them asleep. Though a longer visit is in order to “The American Saddlebred capital of the world,”...

Eat & Burn: Augusta, Georgia

Savor Georgia’s Second City. Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Augusta is Georgia’s second largest city (after Atlanta) and the state’s second oldest city (after Savannah). Add another red ribbon to the lineup: Augusta...

Eat & Burn: Florence, South Carolina

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Southern cuisine meets its energy match. Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn off the calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Lowcountry cuisine is not fussy and pretentious. It’s roll-up-your-sleeves-and-eat fare with quirky names like hoppin’ john, she-crab soup and...

Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District

Boathouse District
By Hope S. Philbrick Looking for some active adventure in Oklahoma City? Head to the Boathouse District. “The Boathouse District in general has several options for adults,” says Elizabeth Laurent. “There are always going to be kids, but you can get away and do things that don’t...

Oklahoma River Cruises

Oklahoma River Cruises
Specialty sailings are reserved exclusively for adults age 21 and older. 21 Plus Salute! By Hope S. Philbrick Operating three 65-foot yachts, Oklahoma River Cruises sails on its namesake waterway through downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. “Our operational season is April through December,” says Che’ Loessberg, CTA, sales, events...

On The River

By Hope S. Philbrick Since childhood, I’ve dreamed of being like Mark Twain. Perhaps writing isn’t the best way for me to mimic him, though. Maybe I should captain a barge down the mighty Mississippi River. Apparently, I’m really good at it. “Wow!” exclaimed my host in...