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Domaine du Vieux Couvent

A picturesque place to savor daily bread and lay down to sleep. Text and Photos by Julia Bayly As a product of a parochial education, I have to admit the idea of staying in a converted convent while on vacation was a bit, well, daunting. Would I...

Quebec Underground

There’s a reason spelunking rhymes with clunking. By Julia Bayly In hindsight, I’m kind of glad no one told me about the spiders. Small openings, enclosed spaces, tight corners, slippery ground and muck are fine. Subterranean arachnids? Not so much. But when you deliberately go underground, it’s best...

Cycling in Quebec

Fun — Even When You Get Lost Text and Photos By Julia Bayly We were on a mission. After reading several accounts listing Quebec as a bicycle-friendly destination, the time had come to find out. So a couple of weeks ago my cycling friend Penny McHatten of...

Eat & Burn: Cycling in Temiscouta

Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and unique ways to burn off the calories. Québec offers spectacular cycling and fine dining. Text and Photos By Julia Bayly It’s all about the descents. At least, that’s what I kept telling myself as I cycled...

Hôtel Tadoussac

Classy accommodations in Tadoussac, Canada’s oldest village and North America’s first official member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club. Since 1864, Hôtel Tadoussac has welcomed guests to its well-appointed property overlooking Tadoussac Bay and the St. Lawrence River. With its whitewashed walls,...

Wildlife Watch: Québec Maritime

Meet creatures of the air, sea and land in the regions of Gaspésie and Manicouagan By Hope S. Philbrick If, like me, you prefer feeling warm to cold and thus go to some lengths to avoid shivering, few destinations that require wearing a coat in June...

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 Whiskey Classic

The Whiskey Classic

The inaugural 2018 event drew a crowd of more than 1,300 attendees. Based on that success, the 2nd annual Whiskey Classic event featuring distilleries,...
The Hotels at Fager's Island

The Hotels at Fager’s Island

By Hope S. Philbrick When reclining on a zebra-patterned chaise lounge, is it appropriate to pop up one knee in the same way it’s best...
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...
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...