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Adults-Only CHIC Punta Cana

Four-Night “December to Remember” package at CHIC Punta Cana is priced at $833 per person (taxes included), valid December 21, 2015 through January 9, 2016. 21 Plus Salute! The adults-only CHIC Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has just lifted its blackout dates, celebrating the season with...

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...

Fun For Men

Celebrate men's health with a man-cation. Since November is host to Movember, a global campaign to raise awareness about men's health issues including prostate and testicular cancer, several hotels around the world are celebrating men this month with special “bro-cation” experiences. Among the fun options... Explore the...

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...

Bob Marley’s Jamaica

Kingston was the famed musician's home. By Renée S. Gordon The most famous Jamaican and Rastafarian is Robert Nesta Marley, OM. He was born in 1945 in Nine Mile, Jamaica, but his life is well interpreted in Kingston, the country's capital, where he spent the majority of...

60th Anniversary of the Piña Colada

Caribe Hilton, Birthplace of the Piña Colada, Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Puerto Rico’s Official Drink Beachfront Resort in San Juan Welcomes Guests with Special $60 Offer Hilton is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Piña Colada and its place in history as the island resort...

Top Ten: Barbados

Ten things to love about this Caribbean island. By Hope S. Philbrick What kind of vacationer are you? Do you prefer to lounge on a sandy beach? Tackle an adventure that’s a physical challenge? Savor gourmet meals? Eat local fare out of a carryout paper bag?...

Barbados, West Indies

Sip rum. Set sail. Golf. Do you really need another excuse to go? By Hope S. Philbrick Someone must have burped—how else to explain the sudden strong whiff of rum as we begin our descent to Barbados? I can’t possibly detect the stuff that’s produced below...

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Ten reasons to choose this resort for your next getaway. By Hope S. Philbrick When knotted up with stress, you need to make the most of what little vacation time you have available. To get the most value for your dollar, choosing the right destination is...
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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...
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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...
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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...