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Fonta Flora Brewery

World-class brews produced in Morganton, North Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick If you need only one reason to visit Morganton, North Carolina, this should do the trick: Fonta Flora Brewery. Fonta Flora Brewery has won an impressive roster of awards, has been widely featured in magazines, and...

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...

“Brews and Views” in Prague

New adults-only Czech beer tour. Eating Prague Tours and beer expert and writer Evan Rail teamed up to create a new beer tour, which launched this month in Prague. “When it comes to Czech beer there is nobody more knowledgeable than Evan Rail, which made developing...

Craft Brew Experience

Tap into the 32nd Annual Main Street Fest in Grapevine, Texas, May 20-22, 2016. 21 Plus Salute! Fun is brewing at Grapevine's 32nd Annual Main Street Fest A Craft Brew Experience this May 20, 21 and 22. Tap into the weekend and get your tickets now...

North Carolina Beer, Wine & Moonshine

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One good sip deserves another. By Hope S. Philbrick On a recent media tour in North Carolina, our bus stopped at four adults-oriented destinations: a brewery, a winery and two distilleries. Tasting samples proved all four are producing sophisticated beverages worth purchasing wherever you are. Stop...

Taste of Macon, Georgia

Flavor rocks in this middle Georgia city. By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you live in Macon, are visiting for a day or longer, or even just passing through on I-75—it would be a shame not to stop!—good flavors await in this middle Georgia city. Like the city's...

Quick Stop: Belmont, North Carolina

Make the most of a brief visit in the place “Where Southern Charm Blossoms” By Hope S. Philbrick We spent less than 24 hours in Belmont, North Carolina—eight of them asleep. And yet it was enough to fall head over heels for the place. Though a longer...

Official start to Oktoberfest

Seasonal cheer at the Munich Airport With a deft swing of a mallet, Julia Pfaff (pictured left), the "innkeeper" at Airbräu, the world's only brewery-in-an-airport, cracked open the first barrel to mark the start of this year's Oktoberfest celebrations at Munich Airport today. Watching with...

Highland Brewing Company

Highland Brewing Company
Tour the roots of “Beer City USA." By Hope S. Philbrick Asheville, North Carolina claims the title, “Beer City USA.” And a good argument can be made that it all started with Highland Brewing Company. Highland Brewing Company was Asheville’s first brewery and celebrated its 20th anniversary...

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...
The Beaufort Inn

The Beaufort Inn [Renovated & Expanded]

By Hope S. Philbrick If you want to experience "The South" and you can only go to one place, consider The Beaufort Inn. Whether you're looking...
Arcopédico

Road-Tested Travel Gear: Arcopédico Footwear

Arcopédico Footwear sells shoes it describes as “simple, comfortable, weightless.” Founder Elio Parodi created the iconic knit shoe in 1966. In 2017 the “Easy Walk...

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...
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The DeSoto by Sotherly

By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you prefer to stay where you’ll have easy access to everything the city of Savannah, Georgia, has to offer, or...
Mall of America

Girlfriends Getaway to Twin Cities Gateway

I'm not unbiased: I'm married to a Minnesotan. But on a recent visit I discovered places I wish I would have known about when...
Paradise Rental Boats

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

2019 UPDATE: A new vendor has a new fleet of houseboats  available for overnight rental on Lake Lanier! We will check it out and...

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...