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Beau Rivage

21 Plus Salute! The 85,000 square foot casino is strictly reserved for adults age 21 and older. By Hope S. Philbrick This resort casino has a nickname: The Beau. If you don’t know Beau Rivage as “The Beau,” odds are you haven’t visited it before. Because one...

Racetrack Casinos

racetrack casinos
Three venues in different states offer horse racing plus casino play. Ladies and Gentlemen, place your bets. No need to choose between hoof-pounding races and the bright lights of modern games at these three venues. Enjoy both.   Harrah’s Louisiana Downs The racetrack at Harrah's Louisiana Downs, which is located in...

Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino Shreveport

Sam's Town Shreveport
Stay & play in northwest Louisiana. By Hope S. Philbrick During my recent first-time visit to Shreveport, Louisiana, I never gambled. But I should have. Because my luck was running high. While most of the other conference attendees were lodged at a nearby national chain hotel...

L’Auberge Casino Resort

Lake Charles, Louisiana, property blurs the line between work and fun. By Hope S. Philbrick Check into L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and you may not leave. All you need for a business or leisure getaway is available on the property, from essentials like...

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...

Beau Rivage

A luxurious adult playground in Biloxi, Mississippi earns our 21 Plus Salute By Hope S. Philbrick The largest resort in the Southeast to receive the AAA Four Diamond award, Beau Rivage is a multifaceted vacation destination under one roof—and it's geared to adults. The tallest and largest...
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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...
potato tortilla at Barcelona Wine Bar

Barcelona Wine Bar Atlanta Westside Ironworks

One visit to Barcelona Wine Bar makes you eager to return. By Hope S. Philbrick Tortilla de patatas (aka tortilla Española) ranks high on the list...
Antarctic salmon at the Ritz Carlton Atlanta restaurant AG

The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta Restaurant: AG

AG at The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Looking for a dining experience? Head to AG at The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, located in the heart...
Courtesy Nikolai’s Roof

Nikolai’s Roof at Hilton Atlanta

By Hope S. Philbrick Nikolai’s Roof is a singular spot known for sophisticated dining and upscale service in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a go-to for special...
rear view of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

By Hope S. Philbrick You might walk around Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s famed home in Charlottesville, Virginia, and think it’s incredibly peaceful and relaxing. The grounds!...
nachos at Nacho Daddy Duluth GA

Nacho Daddy Duluth GA

By Hope S. Philbrick Among the stereotypes about Las Vegas, Nev., is that you can eat for cheap. The first location of Nacho Daddy that’s...

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...
The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn [Update: New Pod]

By Hope S. Philbrick “This is the best thing ever,” said my husband after emerging from underneath a therapeutic waterfall. I’d already tried it. He was...