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15+ Date Night Ideas in Covington, Georgia

Covington Georgia
Covington, Georgia does not suck…despite what you may have heard about its vampires. By Hope S. Philbrick One trip to Covington, Georgia, and my husband and I are binge-watching "The Vampire Diaries" like a couple of teenage girls. Visit and you may get similarly bitten. Covington has hosted...

Mixed Case: Willamette Valley, Oregon

Twelve 13 Tasty Sips Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries. Whether you’re perusing a bar menu while traveling or stirring up a cocktail at home, let our guide lead to new taste destinations. By Hope S. Philbrick This Mixed...

The Ghastly Dreadfuls [2017 Update]

The Ghastly Dreadfuls
The Center for Puppetry Arts unearths a Halloween tradition October 11-28, 2017—and it's exclusively for ADULTS! Atlanta, Ga., Halloween tradition awakens from the dead for spooky delights. The Ghastly Dreadfuls return from the afterlife at Center for Puppetry Arts, October 11-28, 2017, for another season of supernatural storytelling...

Granbury, Texas

Spirited fun. By Renée S. Gordon Granbury, Texas, in Hood County, is notorious for the number of sites believed to be haunted as well as for the number of famous, quirky residents who have called it home. The earliest of these notable residents were dinosaurs that lived...

Little Bohemia, Wisconsin

Plan a Northern crime-history themed getaway with your gang. Escape to a hideaway that once harbored notorious bad guys. By Renée S. Gordon Wisconsin's Northwoods are filled with hundreds of picturesque lakes, wetlands and forests. Opt for serenity and tranquility or discover unique shopping opportunities, great food and...

Netherworld

20th anniversary of Atlanta, Georgia’s great haunted warehouse. By Hope S. Philbrick If you’re lucky, you’ll never actually have to endure circumstances to reveal or confirm whether, when faced with danger, your natural instinct is fight or flight. But around Halloween, you can immerse yourself in...

Uncork Yadkin Valley, North Carolina

Yadkin Valley NC
Six Surry County Wineries By Hope S. Philbrick The Yadkin Valley is a picturesque wine region located in northwestern North Carolina just west of Winston-Salem. It sprawls 1.4 million acres across the Yadkin River valley from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains eastward into the Piedmont. “Our...

Netherworld Haunted House

Get spooked in Atlanta, Georgia, nightly through November 1, 2015. Discerning grownups opt for the Speedpass. Same boos, less teens. By Hope S. Philbrick Netherworld Haunted House is now open nightly through November 1, with bonus dates November 6 & 7 and November 13 & 14 to...

Erie, PA

Pennsylvania’s Quiet Star By Renée S. Gordon Erie, Pennsylvania, located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, is the state’s fourth largest city, the state’s only major city on the lakeshore, and has played a significant role in historic events that impacted the entire nation. Visitors...

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...
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...
cookbook "Deep End of Flavor" by Chef Tenney Flynn

“The Deep End of Flavor”: New Cookbook by Chef Tenney Flynn

By Hope S. Philbrick This year, New Orleans, Louisiana’s GW Fins was ranked #7 in the Top 10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants In the Country...
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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...
exterior of The Ballantyne, A Luxury Hotel, Charlotte NC

The Ballantyne: Golf Getaway Trifecta

By Bill Bauer In the Southeastern U.S., it’s not hard to find and play some great golf courses, stay in some classy hotels, and dine...
12-String Strut in Thomson GA

10+ Ideas for Adult Fun in Thomson, Georgia

By Hope S. Philbrick Thomson is one of our favorite small towns in Georgia, in part because it’s host to some of the state’s best...

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...

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...