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Craddock Terry Hotel

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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

Our resident cycling enthusiast dishes on her recent roll through Canada's famed city. 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...

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...
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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...
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...
The Ghastly Dreadfuls

The Ghastly Dreadfuls [2019 Update]

The Center for Puppetry Arts unearths a Halloween tradition October 9-26, 2019—and it's exclusively for ADULTS! Atlanta, Ga., Halloween tradition awakens from the dead for spooky...
image courtesy Craddock Terry Hotel and Event Center Lynchburg VA

Craddock Terry Hotel

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...

Fat Patties [2019 Update]

Serious yum in Beaufort and Bluffton, South Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick Driving five hours for French fries sounds insane, especially when the place you’re driving...

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...