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Sea Island Forge Kettles

Sea Island Forge kettle at Pursell Farms in AL
By Hope S. Philbrick Sea Island Forge, based in St. Simons Island, Georgia, is sparking new traditions in backyards nationwide with its kettles. Every Sea Island Forge kettle can be used as a both a fire pit and an open-fire cooking system—and it’s easy to switch...

Augusta Boucherie

morning pig slaughter at Augusta Boucherie
By Hope S. Philbrick In support of sustainable eating that’s healthy for people as well as the planet, foodies are eager to know exactly where food originates and how it’s processed. Visit McDuffie County, Georgia in the fall to watch chefs at work, taste fresh...

Cocktail-Making Classes at Grain

Three new classes will be offered from Saturday, November 19 2016 through January 21, 2017. Looking for a creative date option, friends' night out, or simply want to learn how to make cocktails like a pro? Grain, a neighborhood drink shop located in the heart...

Learn the Secrets of Artisanal Charcuterie Making

Chef Kevin Ouzts of The Spotted Trotter & The Cockentrice hosts a special class with tastings and wine pairings at Bellina Alimentari at Ponce City Market Executive Chef Kevin Ouzts of The Spotted Trotter and The Cockentrice is hosting a class at Bellina Alimentari at...

Taste of Macon, Georgia

By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you live in Macon, are visiting for a day or longer, or even just passing through on I-75—it would be a shame not to stop!—good flavors await in this middle Georgia city. Like the city's music scene, it rocks. Among our recent...

Big Green Egg Culinary Center

Spark your culinary creativity in Atlanta, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Big Green Egg is billed as “the ultimate cooking experience,” and once one of the cute green pods is sitting on your deck, it’s hard not to look at it and dream of all the...

Learn French Language & Cooking in France

Cooking School in France Escole des Trois Ponts specializes in short-term French language immersion courses for adults; some classes combine French language with cooking instruction. French immersion courses are offered in general, intensive, private and holiday formats for all skill levels. During select weeks, hands-on cooking...

Vino Venue

By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you consider yourself to be a wine novice or connoisseur, Vino Venue can quench your thirst for more of the fruits of Bacchus. Whether you want to sit down and sip from a glass with pinkie elegantly extended or run in...

Learn to Cook

Pick up tools and tricks of the trade at cooking classes across Atlanta, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick When you opt to dine at home, it shouldn’t mean you’re left digging cereal out of a box. Don’t fear the stove. Help is readily available at cooking...
lady looks at the camera while riding on a double decker bus in London, England

Hop-On Hop-Off London Bus Tour

Tour the United Kingdom's capital riding atop a double-decker bus. By Carrie Whitney The image of a double-decker bus is synonymous with London, England, but in...
B&Bs in SC Old 96 District

Bed & Breakfast Accommodations in South Carolina’s Old 96 District

Story by Hope S. Philbrick Photos courtesy Old 96 District Sponsored by Old 96 District Located in the western part of South Carolina bordering Georgia, South Carolina’s...
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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...

Culinary Weekend: Hilton Head Island

By Hope S. Philbrick Nothing satisfies the soul like Lowcountry cuisine. Except, perhaps, the Lowcountry itself. Add them together for a truly satisfying vacation destination....
king guestroom at The Burgess Hotel in Atlanta GA

The Burgess Hotel

By Hope S. Philbrick If you're looking for more than a place to lie your head and rather someplace that will also touch your heart,...
Fab Slabs go from counter to table

Product Tested: Fab Slabs

Australian cutting boards now available in the United States Fab Slabs is a family-owned and -operated business that hails from the Sunshine Coast of Australia....
Sea Island Forge kettle at Pursell Farms in AL

Sea Island Forge Kettles

By Hope S. Philbrick Sea Island Forge, based in St. Simons Island, Georgia, is sparking new traditions in backyards nationwide with its kettles. Every Sea Island...
shrimp & grits at Rustic Table in Pawleys Island on the SC Hammock Coast

Eat Up the SC Hammock Coast

By Hope S. Philbrick The Lowcountry, the U.S. East Coast ecosystem shared exclusively by South Carolina and Georgia, is home to spectacular scenery (in every...

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....

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...
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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...
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...
Dirty Dancing Weekend @ Mountain Lake Lodge

“Dirty Dancing” Weekend at Mountain Lake Lodge

Carry a watermelon. Hold the frame. Shake your maracas. Never let anybody put you in the corner. Most of all, smile and have the...