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“Dirty Dancing” Weekend at Mountain Lake Lodge

Dirty Dancing Weekend @ 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 time of your life. By Hope S. Philbrick Shortly after arriving in Pembroke, Virginia, I was standing at the Mountain Lake Lodge...

Pinehurst’s Chef & Maker Weekends

Pinehurst
Celebrate North Carolina’s culinary leaders. By Hope S. Philbrick With its inaugural Chef & Maker weekend, Pinehurst proved that it really has mastered the art of the hole in one. The famed North Carolina resort and golf haven launched its new Chef & Maker culinary series just...

Fitzgerald Gala

Fitzgerald Gala goes intercontinental at Historic Union Station in Montgomery, Alabama. Dance the Charleston dressed as Flappers and Dappers for the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum Gala in Montgomery’s historic train shed and secret speakeasy. Sequins, gin, jazz, and too much fun fueled the roaring 1920s...

Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens

Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
Bite into history near Charleston, South Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick Charleston, South Carolina is a contemporary city that embraces its past. From culinary traditions to architecture, from the cobblestone streets to the culture, the present and the past mingle. That means as a visitor you might...

11th Annual Chi Chi Miguel Weekend

21 Plus Salute! Adults-only fun presented by the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. What has become one of the biggest exclusively 21+ wine and barbeque bashes along Florida's Emerald Coast all started with a small backyard grilling competition. For the 11th year, Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Chi Chi Miguel...

Pinehurst

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Not just for golfers; foodies love it, too! By Chris Chamberlain If you’re a fan of major tournament golf, you’re certainly familiar with Pinehurst, but a new culinary series launched this year aims to shine the spotlight on North Carolina cuisine and the chefs that are...

Euphoria 2017

Why wait for foodie festival fun? Greenville, South Carolina opts not to. Euphoria is set for September 21-24, 2017. Advance events make the wait easier. By Hope S. Philbrick A friend who lives in Greenville, South Carolina once explained how important the annual Euphoria festival is to...

NOWFE: 25 Years of Cheer

The 25th Anniversary of the New Orleans Food & Wine Experience will take place May 25-28, 2017, and tickets are on sale now for this highly anticipated, annual four-day event. For more than two decades NOWFE has showcased the culinary excellence in the New Orleans,...

EGGtoberfest

EGGtoberfest 2016
An annual celebration of the Big Green Egg in Atlanta, Georgia. Whether you love to grill and smoke or simply love food, plan to join the 20th annual event in October 2017. By Chris Chamberlain Even though chillier weather often signals the end of outdoor cooking season, to...

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...
Baltimore, Maryland

Quick Stop: Baltimore, Maryland

By Hope S. Philbrick At dinner with friends one night, our friends revealed that they’d be going to Baltimore, Maryland in a few days. “Eat dinner...
2019 Chevrolet Equinox FWD LT 2.0T

2019 Chevrolet Equinox [Test-Drive]

By Hope S. Philbrick This trunk holds a ridiculous amount of shoes. As a professional traveler, I pride myself on being able to pack light. When...
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Art in Amsterdam

By Jill Gleeson Sure, Amsterdam may be best known for its more hedonistic, visceral pleasures, like its famed coffee shops, where patrons smoke marijuana legally,...
Sandaway Suites and Beach

Sandaway Suites & Beach

By Hope S. Philbrick “We can’t be all things to all people,” says Wendy Gibson, who owns and operates Sandaway Suites & Beach in Oxford,...
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Rent a Houseboat in the U.S.A. [Investigative Report]

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...
rent a houseboat

Rent a Houseboat in the U.S.A. [Investigative Report]

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...

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...

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...