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Craddock Terry Hotel

image courtesy Craddock Terry Hotel and Event Center Lynchburg VA
By Hope S. Philbrick When searching for hotels in Lynchburg, Virginia, discerning grownups need look no further than the Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center. Step into a spacious hotel that feels swanky yet welcoming and offers everything you need to enjoy an overnight getaway, from...

Eat & Burn: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Spartanburg SC
Savor Hub City Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Great restaurants and adventures abound in Spartanburg, South Carolina, so it’s easy to plan an itinerary where you can indulge in every tasty temptation...

“Untouched Vietnam” Ha Giang Cycling Tour

Cycling Ha Giang in the Northeast region of Vietnam offers a glimpse into a bygone age. Until recently, the Vietnamese government restricted travel to this area, so it has escaped the impacts associated with mass tourism. During the past two decades, as Vietnam’s lowlands and...

Cycling Flanders

Flanders, Belgium
Belgium on wheels. By Renée S. Gordon “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need…roads.” —Back to the Future II Modern Flanders, a region in north Belgium, is one of the most historic, beautiful, architecturally distinctive and intriguing regions in Europe. The name is derived from the County of...

Bike Active Volcanoes

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H+I Adventures launches new bike tour to Chile and Patagonia. Sweep down active volcanoes, crest high Andean passes and scale the granite in Torres del Paine. Award-winning mountain biking experts H+I Adventures have launched a new two-wheel odyssey along the trail of southern giants in Chile...

Ebbtide on Tybee Island, Georgia

Stay in a beach house owned by a best-selling author. By Hope S. Philbrick Parts of the movie Forrest Gump were filmed in Beaufort, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia; Erin Bass of Deep South Magazine and I heard that often while traveling in the lowcountry on...

Death Valley Days, Nevada Nights

Riding the Loneliest Roads in America. By Glen Abbott “I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” Henry David Thoreau: Walden (1854) It feels like I’m in the middle of freaking nowhere: terrain so remote, so inhospitable, at one time the government set off above-ground...

Montreal, Quebec on Two Wheels

By Julia M. Bayly Montrealers love their city. Spend any time there and it’s pretty easy to see why. Food, culture, entertainment, the arts—take your pick. Did I mention the food? As an outsider looking in, it appeared this city on the shores of the St. Lawrence...

A Gourmet Weekend in Myrtle Beach

Insider tips from the Grand Strand's dining authority, who kindly also offers tips on where to burn off some calories. Text and Food Photos By Becky Billingsley Now that our sons are adults, my husband and I get to see our hometown of Myrtle Beach with...
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,...
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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...