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Q&A with Black River Outdoors

Black River Outdoors
Richard Laurent, the owner of a kayak eco-tour company on South Carolina's Hammock Coast, answers our questions. By Hope S. Philbrick During my first kayak tour with Black River Outdoors, I helped rescue a sea turtle. A few months later, I welcomed the opportunity to again...

Adult Fun in Giles County, Virginia

5 fun finds 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...

Autumn Adirondack Getaway

Great Pines
Enjoy leaf peeping season in Upstate New York at Great Pines Resort and the surrounding area. by Katie DeTar October is a glorious month in New York State, and a newly refurbished Adirondack hotel invites you to stay for a weekend of leaf peeping. Great Pines reopened...

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Rescue with Black River Outdoors

Naturalist-guided kayak eco-tour of the salt marsh near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, leads to an unexpected sea turtle rescue mission. By Hope S. Philbrick Once in a while you recognize what will rank as one of the high points of your life while it’s actually happening,...

Drive, Park, Cruise from New Orleans, Louisiana

Setting sail from the Big Easy is, well, easy. And fun. By Chris Chamberlain Right off the bat, let me acknowledge that I know not everyone is a fan of cruise ships. Much of it depends on your tolerance for crowds and your willingness to accept...

Door County, Wisconsin

Door County WI
Adventure for the unadventurous. By Sherri Telenko There are few activities more decadent than decompressing in a hot tub after a day of outdoor activity. I'm not really an outdoorsy person—unless my dog is with me, but he's not here this trip. Yet somehow I ended...

The Anthem of the Seas

Anthem of the Seas
Sail like a royal on the Anthem of the Seas with Royal Caribbean Cruises. By Renée S. Gordon The Anthem of the Seas is the newest of Royal Caribbean's ships, the second of three ships in the Quantum Class to be placed into service. The Anthem...

Port Antonio, Jamaica

Experience three of the most important anchors of Jamaica’s culture and heritage: the language, the cuisine, and the music. By Renée S. Gordon Jamaica’s Portland Parish is approximately 60 miles from Kingston on the northeastern coast of the island. It is far less urban than most...

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,”...

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...
Louisville KY

Bourbon City: Louisville, Kentucky

Gateway to Bourbon Country. By Hope S. Philbrick Louisville, Kentucky is a must-stop for any bourbon lover. The city is packed with delicious bourbon experiences from...
Spartanburg SC

Eat & Burn: Spartanburg, South Carolina

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...
Aloft Ocean City

Aloft Ocean City

By Hope S. Philbrick In Ocean City, miles of hotel options tower above Maryland’s beach. Choosing where to stay can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t...

21 Point Inspection for Accommodations [NEW]

By Hope S. Philbrick hotel inspection From the day we launched Getaways for Grownups, we’ve consistently featured hotels and resorts. We will continue to do...
Adventure Canada

Cruising the Arctic with 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...
Secret Cincinnati

“Secret Cincinnati”

There are a million stories in Cincinnati, Ohio. Secret Cincinnati, a new book by Kentucky author Kathryn Witt, tells 89 of them—or at least shares...
Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails

Garden Dinners at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

By Hope S. Philbrick Folks who live nearby walk to the garden dinners at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails and seemed surprised by the idea that...
Paradise Rental Boats

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

May 2019 Update: At the Travel South conference, a representative of Lake Lanier told us that a new vendor would once again make it possible...

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...

Bourbon Country [2018 Update]

Savor America’s Native Spirit Loop through Kentucky on a road trip that promises adult fun, picturesque views, learning opportunities, tasty treats and free T-shirts By Hope...

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...