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Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. Indulge with less guilt? Yes, please!

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...

Eat & Burn: Butler County, Ohio

Butler County Ohio
Sweet spot. Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Butler County is located in the Southwestern region of Ohio; Indiana sits on its western border and Kentucky is less than an hour south. Reaching this...

Autumn Escape to Beech Mountain, North Carolina [Update]

The budget-friendly “Bike & Brew” and “Hike & Wine” packages are tempting lures to make the most of fall. Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Fall is my favorite season. So when a friend...

Eat & Burn: Augusta, Georgia

Savor Georgia’s Second City. Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Augusta is Georgia’s second largest city (after Atlanta) and the state’s second oldest city (after Savannah). Add another red ribbon to the lineup: Augusta...

Eat & Burn: Florence, South Carolina

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Southern cuisine meets its energy match. Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn off the calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Lowcountry cuisine is not fussy and pretentious. It’s roll-up-your-sleeves-and-eat fare with quirky names like hoppin’ john, she-crab soup and...

Eat & Burn: Hot Springs, Arkansas

Modern Americana in a historic city. By Hope S. Philbrick Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn off the calories. EAT… I stopped in Hot Springs, Arkansas, midway through a multi-week road trip that encompassed several cities in multiple states....

Eat & Burn: Roanoke, Virginia

Culinary walking tour of the “Star City” combines eating and exercise for guilt-less yum. By Hope S. Philbrick There are more restaurants per capita in Roanoke, Virginia than any other community in the state. That makes it a prime location for a restaurant-hopping walking tour. Larry Landolt launched...

Eat & Burn: Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn off the calories. By Hope S. Philbrick EAT When in North Carolina, you can expect to eat local, seasonal fare. And it’s a tasty prospect. Bald Guy Brew 921 Main St Blowing Rock, NC...

Eat & Burn: Morganton, North Carolina

Get a Taste of Nature’s Playground Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn off the calories. By Hope S. Philbrick For me, it was love at first sight. My first impression of Morganton, North Carolina, was that I was...
lady looks at the camera while riding on a double decker bus in London, England

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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Private Tours of the San Diego Zoo

By Sherri Telenko I grew up hearing about the San Diego Zoo on television and watching zoo experts parade interesting species across talk show stages....
Soo Tour Boat in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Outdoors in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

By Sherri Telenko Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is not exactly a tourist town. It’s one of those places I had little desire to visit until...
2020 King of Kentucky bottle

King of Kentucky 3rd Edition

King of Kentucky is returning this year with the release of its third edition. Hitting shelves in September, this will be the third release...
blue bike resting on wood bridge at The Ballantyne in Charlotte NC

Play & Stay The Ballantyne

Change your view by spending a day on the golf course at Ballantyne in Charlotte, North Carolina. By Bill Bauer Recognized with a 4½-star rating by...

Mixed Case: Sheltering Sips (3 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 traveling...

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...
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...
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...