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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

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, horse-drawn carriages, architectural treasures, living...

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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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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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...
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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...