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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...

Paradisus Paradise

Matured Luxury in the Dominican Republic By Sherri Telenko There's something a little surreal about being in the perfect resort, on the perfect beach setting, in a perfect climate. All the quality food I want (and more) including lamb shanks, sea bass and lobster tails, all...

Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro

Pamper yourself at an adults-only resort that earns our top honors, 21 Plus Salute By Hope S. Philbrick The last time someone drew a bath for me I’d guess I was five years old. But when the butler introduced me to room 7208 at the Iberostar...
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...
dog at adults only dog friendly campground in NC

4 Paws Kingdom Campground & Dog Retreat

Welcome to an adults only dog friendly campground in North Carolina. 21 Plus Salute! This childfree retreat offers camping serenity, whether you prefer a tent,...
Turri, Finland

Kyläkauppa Veljekset Keskinen: Finland’s Largest Shopping Mall

Shopping Therapy in Tuuri, Finland By Hans Egefalk In central Finland, just east of the town of Alavus, in between Vasa at the coast and Jyväskylä...
The B-Line passport

The B-Line [B Is For Bourbon]

Visit bourbon bars, restaurants and distilleries on The B-Line.  By Hope S. Philbrick Six is your new lucky number. Sure, once upon a time you thought it...
"A Vanderbilt House Party" at Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC

“A Vanderbilt House Party” at Biltmore Estate

Costume exhibit "A Vanderbilt House Party" showcases fashions of the Gilded Age in America’s largest home. It’s no surprise the people who owned and visited...
2018 Mountain Soul Winner, Kelsey Keith of Murfreesboro, TN

Mountain Soul Vocal Competition

The 15th annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition is calling for entries. This unique competition honors the songwriting of Sevierville native Dolly Parton by encouraging contestants...
HOTEL DU PONT Wilmington DE

Hotel du Pont

By Hope S. Philbrick Show me a Historic Hotel of America, and I’m eager to book a stay. Whenever possible, I’ll pick a member of...
Kaatsbaan Lodge Main Lodge exterior photo by Michelle Blaakman

Kaatsbaan Lodge

By Katie DeTar My best childhood memories center around weeks spent at summer camp. I would meet again with old friends made the year before,...
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...
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...

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...