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Race To Taste Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Cabarrus County
21 Plus Salute! Adult beverage options abound in the home of NASCAR. By Hope S. Philbrick If there’s one comment I hear most as a travel writer, it’s “What a fun job!” I’m not going to lie: It beats every other job I’ve ever had. But it...

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

Adult travelers can visit the famed Gatlinburg Distillery, “The Holler”, as well as the new Barrelhouse just down the street plus the new Barn in nearby Pigeon Forge. By Hope S. Philbrick The history of making moonshine in the mountains of Tennessee is ripe with legends and...

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

15th Annual release coming soon. This September, Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky will introduce its 15th Anniversary release of Birthday Bourbon, the annual limited-edition expression was created to pay homage to founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday on September 2nd. The 2016 Birthday Bourbon expression is...

Cognac, France

Cognac, France
The spirit of the location flavors its infamous liquor. By Hope S. Philbrick This cognac smells and tastes like almond blossoms, orange zest and porcini mushrooms. I'm standing in a paradis—what the French call the storage room found in most cognac houses where the oldest eaux-de-vie sit...

North Carolina Beer, Wine & Moonshine

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One good sip deserves another. By Hope S. Philbrick On a recent media tour in North Carolina, our bus stopped at four adults-oriented destinations: a brewery, a winery and two distilleries. Tasting samples proved all four are producing sophisticated beverages worth purchasing wherever you are. Stop...

Quick Stop: Lebanon, Kentucky

Make the most of a brief visit to “The Heart of Kentucky.” A quick stop here is like taking a single shot of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. By Hope S. Philbrick Whether it’s to explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Urban Bourbon Trail or Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft...

Roadside Find: Bourbon Water Tower in Lebanon, Kentucky

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Maker’s Mark mural covers Lebanon, Kentucky's water tower. New bourbon photo op stop on Kentucky Bourbon Trail. A new landmark and photo op stop is in Lebanon, Kentucky. Any Maker’s Mark fan or Kentucky Bourbon Trail enthusiast will not want to miss it. The City of Lebanon’s water...

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Find Your Bliss By Renée S. Gordon Mexico’s Banderas Bay is 26 miles from north to south with Puerto Vallarta situated in the center. The Bay culminates at the quiet, scenic 46-mile stretch of beaches in the area known as Cabo Corrientes in the foothills south...

Quick Stop: Belmont, North Carolina

By Hope S. Philbrick We spent less than 24 hours in Belmont, North Carolina—eight of them asleep. And yet it was enough to fall head over heels for the place. Though a longer visit is in order, if your road trip from Point A to Point...
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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...
Red Phone Booth Atlanta GA speakeasy

Red Phone Booth Atlanta Re-Opening

Red Phone Booth, the popular speakeasy in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, will reopen its doors on Monday, June 1, 2020, after acquiring the latest in...

Mixed Case: Sheltering Sips (1 of ?)

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...
Viking Mississippi on river

Viking Mississippi Debuts August 2022

By Chris Chamberlain Book future fun! For the first time, Viking is accepting reservations for cruises along the Mississippi River aboard the Viking Mississippi, a...
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Dolly Parton to Read Bedtime Stories, Starting Tonight

By Hope S. Philbrick Missing travel as a way to enjoy some adult time? If you’ve got kids at home during the stay-at-home orders to...

At-Home Activities, Pantry Recipes, Massage Lessons & More For All Ages From Velas Resorts

The USA has the best neighbors! Our friends at Velas Resorts in Mexico have come up with some great ways to help us all...

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...
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...