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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...

Europe’s Newest River Cruise Line

Emerald Waterways Takes Delivery of First of Four New “Star Ships”; Revolutionary New Design Emerald Waterways, Europe’s first new river cruise line in six years, has taken delivery of the first of four revolutionary new "Star Ships" it ordered for 2014 and 2015. The Emerald...
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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...
Berlin Germany skyline photo by Jill Gleeson

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...