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Cruising the Arctic with Adventure Canada

Adventure Canada
By Jill Gleeson It’s not really accurate to call what passengers experience on a High Arctic crossing with Adventure Canada a cruise. Sure, there’s a small spa on board; the fare, served on white linen tablecloths in a posh dining room, is both well-prepared and...

Cuba’s Cienfuegos and Trinidad

Cuba
Dig into Cuban history and culture on a shore excursion with Celestyal Cruises. By Renée S. Gordon Architecture and history aren’t the sort of words that attract young travelers, so when choosing a Celestyal Cruises’ shore excursion in Cuba the terms signal an adults-oriented tour. And what...

Cruise from New Orleans, Louisiana [Part 2]

Where to eat, drink and sleep in the Big Easy before going on a cruise. By Chris Chamberlain In my last piece, I shared the reasons why you should consider taking a 'Drive, Park and Cruise' vacation out of the port of New Orleans. To sum...

Drive, Park, Cruise from New Orleans, Louisiana

Setting sail from the Big Easy is, well, easy. And fun. By Chris Chamberlain Right off the bat, let me acknowledge that I know not everyone is a fan of cruise ships. Much of it depends on your tolerance for crowds and your willingness to accept...

Finland

Finland
Exotic, Friendly. By Hope S. Philbrick “Finland seems so exotic,” said my Swedish friend Hans while escorting me to the terminal in Stockholm where I was to board a ferry to Helsinki. He envied my trip. It seemed remarkable to me that he’d never been to...

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...

CroisiEurope Adds Three New Ships

CroisiEurope
CroisiEurope inaugurates three new ships for the 2015 season. The MS Camargue and MS Loire Princesse were christened on April 1st and 2nd, while the MS Gil Eanes will be christened April 17th. CroisiEurope, the leader of European river cruises, continues to flourish and expand its...
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...
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...
Gumbo at Lagarde American Eatery in Chamblee GA

Lagarde American Eatery

By Hope S. Philbrick Sometimes, you want a hurricane. Not the destructive storm. The drink. The New Orleans cocktail so famous it can be recognized by its...
seating / dining area in the lobby at TownPlace Suites Marriott Parkersburg WV

TownPlace Suites Marriott Parkersburg WV

By Hope S. Philbrick Rarely does a hotel deliver on a promise almost immediately as you step through the guestroom door for the first time....
taco trio at Rock N Taco in Roswell GA

Rock ‘N’ Taco

By Hope S. Philbrick Feed your fantasy and live out your rock star dreams at Rock ‘N’ Taco in downtown Roswell, Georgia. With a soundtrack of...

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...