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Bucket List Hikes

hikes around the world
It's hard to beat the exhilaration of reaching a mountain peak. After a challenging climb the breathtaking views are the sweet reward. Here are a few spectacular hikes worth adding to your bucket list. Peru Trek above and beyond the Inca Trail. This epic seven-day lodge-to-lodge trekking...

Kyläkauppa Veljekset Keskinen: Finland’s Largest Shopping Mall

Turri, Finland
Shopping Therapy in Tuuri, Finland By Hans Egefalk In central Finland, just east of the town of Alavus, in between Vasa at the coast and Jyväskylä inland, sits the tiny village of Tuuri where a giant department store, Kyläkauppa Veljekset Keskinen, is carved out of the Finnish...

Lodz, Poland

Lodz, Poland
Discover this European city's rich history, modern ways.  By Hans Egefalk I recently escaped my work in Sweden for a week and went to Poland. There was time for simply meeting people, to be a tourist and wander the streets of Lodz. Absolutely wonderful. In Polish it’s...

Orienteering in Reykjavik, Iceland

orienteering
Explore other-worldly landscapes. By Hans Egefalk My mum always ranked Iceland as her dream destination. When she turned 50, more than 30 years ago now, a group of seven friends including my mum and dad took the boat from Sweden to Iceland then drove around the...

Fife Coastal Path: Hike from Kincardine to Leuchars

Fife Coastal Path
Our European correspondent walked 138 km (86 miles) along the Scottish coast in six days. By Hans Egefalk This past July I was planning a trip to Scotland for a week to participate in a six-day orienteering event. I planned to camp in my tent, which gave...

Get a Taste of the English Countryside with the New Gardens & Gourmet Pass

English Countryside
Great news for frugal adults. A new pass is available to help you discover the beautiful gardens and gourmet offerings of the English countryside—while saving money. The Gardens & Gourmet pass offers free entry to a huge range of gardens as well as food and...

Loen Skylift

Travel from fjord to sky in 5 in Loen, Norway. On May 20 the new cable car in Loen in the Nordfjord area in Norway will welcome travelers from all over the world. Loen Skylift will carry visitors on the world’s steepest aerial ropeway, more...

St. Ermin’s Hotel Westminster

Where to stay in London, England. By Renée S. Gordon A true traveler savors experiences at every point in the journey. Beyond tours and activities, dining and accommodations—in the best cases—enhance your trip in extraordinary and memorable ways. London, England is so rife with spectacular historic...

Eating Florence

Eating Italy launches evening tour in Florence. 21 Plus Salute! It's an adults only tour! Less than a year after the launch of its first food tour in Florence, Eating Italy is thrilled to introduce a second tour in the Tuscan capital which is best known...

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...
Louisville KY

Bourbon City: Louisville, Kentucky

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...
Spartanburg SC

Eat & Burn: Spartanburg, South Carolina

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...
hikes around the world

Bucket List Hikes

It's hard to beat the exhilaration of reaching a mountain peak. After a challenging climb the breathtaking views are the sweet reward. Here are...
axe-throwing bar

Axe-Throwing Bars [21+ Hot Trend]

By Chris Chamberlain Ever since the Paleolithic age when some unnamed caveman (oh heck, let’s call him “Og”) picked up a broken chunk of flint...
The Whiskey Classic

The Whiskey Classic

The inaugural 2018 event drew a crowd of more than 1,300 attendees. Based on that success, the 2nd annual Whiskey Classic event featuring distilleries,...
The Hotels at Fager's Island

The Hotels at Fager’s Island

By Hope S. Philbrick When reclining on a zebra-patterned chaise lounge, is it appropriate to pop up one knee in the same way it’s best...
The Beaufort Inn

The Beaufort Inn [Renovated & Expanded]

By Hope S. Philbrick If you want to experience "The South" and you can only go to one place, consider The Beaufort Inn. Whether you're looking...
Paradise Rental Boats

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

2019 UPDATE: A new vendor has a new fleet of houseboats  available for overnight rental on Lake Lanier! We will check it out and...

Bourbon Country [2018 Update]

Savor America’s Native Spirit Loop through Kentucky on a road trip that promises adult fun, picturesque views, learning opportunities, tasty treats and free T-shirts By Hope...

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...

Chimney Rock State Park

By Hope S. Philbrick In addition to how it seems to defy the laws of gravity, one of the most amazing things about Chimney Rock...
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...