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“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...

Taste Grapevine, Texas

Winewood Grill - Grapevine TX
Uncork the flavor. By Hope S. Philbrick What came first: the name of the city or its becoming the headquarters of the Texas wine industry? Doesn’t matter, since either way it’s a perfect pairing. Raise a glass and say Cheers! to Grapevine’s abundant restaurants, wineries and wine-related activities...

The Big Texan

The Big Texan
Amarillo’s iconic restaurant. The huge yellow venue serves up a touristy ambiance, a notorious eating challenge, generous portions, and jovial good times—plus an on-site brewery that earns serious cred. By Hope S. Philbrick If you need proof that women have more self-awareness than men, look to The...

April is Beer Month in North Carolina

The state's third annual beer month will take place April 2015. Presented by Visit North Carolina and the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild, NC Beer Month showcases the state’s thriving beer scene, inspiring travelers to explore the craftsmanship of 125 breweries and brewpubs...
2018 Chevy Trax

All-Weather Test Drive [2018 Chevrolet Trax]

We road-tested a 2018 Chevrolet Trax through storms, sun and even frost. The Chevy Trax served us well from Atlanta, Georgia to Covington, Kentucky to...
Murrells Inlet Marshwalk - Hammock Coast

South Carolina’s Hammock Coast Welcomes Vacationers Back

Coastal Communities in Georgetown County Avoided Worst of Hurricane Florence’s Wrath South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, with idyllic fall weather in the forecast and an ever-popular...
Whitewater Rafting West Virginia's New River

Whitewater Rafting in 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...

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...
eat in Blowing Rock NC

Where To Eat in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Small town, big flavor. By Hope S. Philbrick Taste buds are the only essential to bring on any trip to Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Blowing Rock has...
Meadowbrook Inn

Meadowbrook Inn

If you’ve always wanted to feel rich without actually forking over too much cash, book a stay at Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. You can sprawl out in a suite at surprisingly affordable rates—plus, if your travel dates are flexible, you can save even more with specials.
Savannah Marriott Riverfront

Savannah Marriott Riverfront

$20-million renovation complete at Savannah Marriott Riverfront!  By Hope S. Philbrick “We have the strangest collection of things in this car,” said my friend Jan, as...

Mixed Case: Forward Tastes

Twelve Tasty Sips Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries by the dozen. Whether you’re perusing a bar...
Paradise Rental Boats

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

2018 UPDATE: Paradise Rental Boats sold its houseboat fleet. This service is no longer available with the company that we reviewed. Rather than delete...

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]

Dip into relaxation in Asheville, North Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick “This is the best thing ever,” said my husband after emerging from underneath a therapeutic...

How To Show Off Atlanta, Georgia

ATL v NYC. How to show off Atlanta, Georgia for the win. Genuine WOWs in the capital city of the South's Empire State. By Hope S....