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Downton Abbey: We've Been Expecting You The worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event this fall as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of...

Buzz-Worthy Berlin, Germany

Berlin Germany skyline photo by Jill Gleeson
By Jill Gleeson It’s almost impossible not to love Berlin, Germany. It should be disappointing—after all, it’s been the epitome of European cool for at least a couple decades and that’s a hard reputation to live up to! The sprawling capital, which is geographically nine times...

5 Boutique Hotels That Feel Special

Ignacia Guest House Mexico City
Advertorial When it comes to hotels, bigger isn’t always better. Tiny hotels, which can be structured as houses, lodges or camps,  can be packed with big advantages. For starters, they can help it feel like you've arrived at a glamorous second home, not another in...

Bucket List Hikes

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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

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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...
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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...
Botiwalla Indian Street Grill in Alpharetta GA

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It’s always a good sign when an ethnic restaurant counts members of that ethnicity among its dining patrons. On a recent visit to the new...
Johnny's Hideaway in Buckhead Atlanta GA is a hot nightclub

Johnny’s Hideaway

21 Plus Salute! By Hope S. Philbrick There’s no casino attached to Johnny’s Hideaway, but it feels like there should be…or perhaps like a dealer might...
potato tortilla at Barcelona Wine Bar

Barcelona Wine Bar Atlanta Westside Ironworks

One visit to Barcelona Wine Bar makes you eager to return. By Hope S. Philbrick Tortilla de patatas (aka tortilla Española) ranks high on the list...
Antarctic salmon at the Ritz Carlton Atlanta restaurant AG

The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta Restaurant: AG

AG at The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Looking for a dining experience? Head to AG at The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, located in the heart...
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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...

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]

By Hope S. Philbrick “This is the best thing ever,” said my husband after emerging from underneath a therapeutic waterfall. I’d already tried it. He was...