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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island [AAA Four Diamond]

Live it up at this Lowcountry resort on the South Carolina Coast that has won the AAA Four Diamond Award for 23 straight years. By Hope S. Philbrick When rain dampens your beach vacation plans, it can be a real bummer. But if skies darken at...

Charleston, South Carolina

The capital of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. By Hope S. Philbrick Charleston, South Carolina, is hard to resist. It charms with its sheer beauty, rich 300-year history, distinctive personality and satisfying flavor. Stroll its cobblestone streets and discover colorful homes, distinctive ironwork, copious markets and boutiques, art galleries,...

Eat & Burn in Beaufort, South Carolina

Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn off the calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Beaufort, South Carolina, boasts a photogenic waterfront and South Carolina’s largest National Historic Landmark District, with buildings representing a variety of architectural styles over...

The Rhett House Inn

Fall in love. Or at least watch sparks fly in Beaufort, South Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick Lots of places claim to represent “true Southern hospitality.” At The Rhett House Inn in Beaufort, South Carolina, it’s no mere boast. On the day we were scheduled to arrive...

Savannah, Georgia

The capital of Georgia’s Lowcountry. By Hope S. Philbrick Savannah, Georgia is a place like no other. Magnificent live oak trees draped in Spanish moss bow and curtsey over streets to greet visitors. Historic architecture shoulders up to trendy boutiques, celebrated restaurants and contemporary hotels. Ornate ironwork,...

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...

Elberta Hotel

Sleep in this historic hotel in Lyons, Georgia. Let the name-dropping begin. By Hope S. Philbrick When standing in the middle of the street outside the Elberta Hotel in Lyons, Ga., to take a photo of the building, it pays to look both ways before walking...
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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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Nikolai’s Roof at Hilton Atlanta

By Hope S. Philbrick Nikolai’s Roof is a singular spot known for sophisticated dining and upscale service in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a go-to for special...
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...

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...
The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn [Update: New Pod]

Dip into relaxation in Asheville, North Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick “This is the best thing ever,” said my husband after emerging from underneath a therapeutic...