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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...

Axe-Throwing Bars [21+ Hot Trend]

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By Chris Chamberlain Ever since the Paleolithic age when some unnamed caveman (oh heck, let’s call him “Og”) picked up a broken chunk of flint and flung it at a retreating furry proto-squirrel, humankind has been obsessed with throwing sharp objects for sport as well...

The Art of Banksy

See a collection of the famous British artist's works on exhibit in Toronto. By Sherri Telenko Want to feel cool? Stand on the unfinished cement floors of a former industrial building in an ‘up and coming’ neighborhood looking at art. Want to be cool? Be the first...

Romantic Getaway to Burlington, Ontario

Burlington, Ontario
Escape to this lakeside jewel bursting with art, gardens, waterfalls and more. By Cheryl Rodewig I’ll admit I was planning a trip to Toronto when my mouse first hovered over Burlington, Ontario, on the map. My curiosity was piqued. Of course, I ultimately decided to go....

The Junction neighborhood in Toronto, Canada

The Junction
Toronto’s Up-and-Coming Home Décor Hub. By Sherri Telenko It’s the end of prohibition. The 21st century marked a milestone in the history of Toronto, Canada’s west-end Junction neighborhood: Restaurants such as Vesuvio Pizzeria & Spaghetti House, established in 1957, at 3010 Dundas Street West can now...

The Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain

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Nordic Nuance in Ontario, Canada By Sherri Telenko Despite the cooler temperatures, I’m outside in a bathing suit submerged up to my neck in warm bubbly water. Staring ahead, I haven’t been this still, mentally or physically, in a long time. I have three hours here...

Intercontinental Toronto Centre

Intercontinental Toronto Centre
By Sherri Telenko Sometimes a romantic weekend sounds like a great idea. But sometimes it’s punctuated by moments that leave a couple wondering why they ever left home. It happens to everyone (or so I learned watching The Amazing Race). But all that disappeared when...

Montreal, Quebec on Two Wheels

Our resident cycling enthusiast dishes on her recent roll through Canada's famed city. By Julia M. Bayly Montrealers love their city. Spend any time there and it’s pretty easy to see why. Food, culture, entertainment, the arts—take your pick. Did I mention the food? As an outsider looking...

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Luxury hotel with a tie to music history By Julia M. Bayly When it comes to a visit to Montreal, getting there can be half the fun. On a recent trip with my friend Kim, getting to that city from Fort Kent, Maine, meant a drive to Quebec...
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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...
Mr. Carson Downton Abbey film

Destination Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey: We've Been Expecting You The worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event this fall as the beloved Crawleys and their...
Berlin Germany skyline photo by Jill Gleeson

Buzz-Worthy Berlin, Germany

By Jill Gleeson It’s almost impossible not to love Berlin, Germany. It should be disappointing—after all, it’s been the epitome of European cool for at least...
chicken with peaches at Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails in Black Mountain NC

Monte Vista Boutique Hotel & Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails [Second Location]

By Hope S. Philbrick When you hear that the folks behind one of Atlanta’s best restaurants decide to take over a boutique hotel in a...
avocado at District M in Sandy Springs GA

District M

By Hope S. Philbrick One fast way to get someone to hate you is to go to a sushi restaurant and ask to be served...
bone marrow tacos at Casi Cielo in Sandy Springs GA

Casi Cielo

By Hope S. Philbrick A friend of mine fell in love with her now-husband when she stepped into his shed and saw how well he...

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...

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...