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Mixed Case: Garden Party

Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries by the dozen. Whether you’re perusing a bar menu while traveling or stirring up a cocktail at home, let our guide lead to new taste destinations. By Hope S. Philbrick Late summer...

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. Philbrick Each sip of bourbon awakens the senses and invites new discoveries. The same is true of each day spent touring...

Adams County Pour Tour

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Savor the season in the bountiful Pennsylvania countryside near Gettysburg.  A new craft beverage tour highlights the pints and pours of Adams County, bringing together wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries. A tasty tour option for adults age 21 and older!  By Renee Sklarew Rooted in the heart...

Bourbon City: Louisville, Kentucky

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Gateway to Bourbon Country. By Hope S. Philbrick Louisville, Kentucky is a must-stop for any bourbon lover. The city is packed with delicious bourbon experiences from distilleries to speakeasies, museums to bars, legendary traditions to innovations yet to be discovered. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center &...

Frankfort, Kentucky

Frankfort, Kentucky
Add the capital of the commonwealth to your Bourbon Country itinerary. By Hope S. Philbrick Though I’ve been doing business in the Bluegrass State for decades and it’s a favorite vacation destination—my husband and I have looped around the Kentucky Bourbon Trail multiple times—until a few...

Old Forester Returns to Whiskey Row

Old Forester Distilling Co.
The "First Bottled Bourbon" returns to the building it once called home after nearly 100 years. New state-of-the-art distillery and bourbon experience joins famed Whiskey Row in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky.  Old Forester is returning home with the opening of the Old Forester Distilling Co. on Whiskey...

Kentucky Enacts ‘Bourbon Without Borders’ Bill

Kentucky has further distanced itself from Prohibition with House Bill 400, signed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. The ‘Bourbon Without Borders’ bill now legalizes Bourbon bottle shipping (similar to shipping rights of Napa Valley wineries). The new law allows you to ship up to 4.5 liters...

5+ Grownup Game Spots in Spartanburg, South Carolina

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Game on in Hub City! By Hope S. Philbrick Maybe you carry a deck of cards with you wherever you go. I don’t. No need to BYO games to Spartanburg, South Carolina. Proof that being bored is banished in Spartanburg, several bars and retailers share a common theme:...

21+ Awesome Kentucky Bourbon Experiences

Kentucky Bourbon Country
Explore Kentucky Bourbon at its Source. By Hope S. Philbrick Years ago, my favorite T-shirt was emblazoned with “I ♥ KY.” Comfortable, soft, and blue, it was my favorite thing to wear. My husband got tired of seeing it on me. But then he tagged along...
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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...
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Fun Things To Do in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

By Hope S. Philbrick Most any time of any year, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, a small community in the Great Smoky Mountains nestled between Sevierville and...
The Painted Pin bowling lane

The Painted Pin [2020 Update]

Coronavirus Era: Same house, new rules! Painted Hospitality has announced that The Painted Pin and its sibling business The Painted Duck will officially reopen on Wednesday,...
Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Cabins

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins

By Hope S. Philbrick There’s no need to choose between relaxing mountain vistas and bustling Dollywood: Enjoy both during one getaway by staying at one...

Mixed Case: Sheltering Sips (2 of ?)

15 Tasty Sips Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries. Let our guide lead to new taste destinations. By...
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Mixed Case: Sheltering Snacks

Tasty Treats Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent taste discoveries. By Hope S. Philbrick This column typically features ‘adult beverages,’ but while...

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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Houseboat Rentals 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...
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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...