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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...

Shadows of Federal Hill

New ghost tour experience at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown, Kentucky. Ghosts of Halloweens past return to My Old Kentucky Home when the Stephen Foster Drama Association and My Old Kentucky Home State Park present “Shadows of Federal Hill” on Friday and Saturday, October...
2018 Chevy Trax

All-Weather Test Drive [2018 Chevrolet Trax]

We road-tested a 2018 Chevrolet Trax through storms, sun and even frost. The Chevy Trax served us well from Atlanta, Georgia to Covington, Kentucky to...
Murrells Inlet Marshwalk - Hammock Coast

South Carolina’s Hammock Coast Welcomes Vacationers Back

Coastal Communities in Georgetown County Avoided Worst of Hurricane Florence’s Wrath South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, with idyllic fall weather in the forecast and an ever-popular...
Whitewater Rafting West Virginia's New River

Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia’s New River

Find thrills on the water in southern West Virginia. By Rachel Cooper As an experienced flat-water kayaker, I am comfortable on the water. But riding through...
eat in Blowing Rock NC

Where To Eat in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Small town, big flavor. By Hope S. Philbrick Taste buds are the only essential to bring on any trip to Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Blowing Rock has...
Meadowbrook Inn

Meadowbrook Inn

If you’ve always wanted to feel rich without actually forking over too much cash, book a stay at Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. You can sprawl out in a suite at surprisingly affordable rates—plus, if your travel dates are flexible, you can save even more with specials.
Savannah Marriott Riverfront

Savannah Marriott Riverfront

$20-million renovation complete at Savannah Marriott Riverfront!  By Hope S. Philbrick “We have the strangest collection of things in this car,” said my friend Jan, as...

Mixed Case: Forward Tastes

Twelve Tasty Sips Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries by the dozen. Whether you’re perusing a bar...

Mixed Case: ‘Tis The Season for Wine

Twelve Tasty Sips Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries by the dozen. Whether you’re perusing a bar...
Paradise Rental Boats

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

2018 UPDATE: Paradise Rental Boats sold its houseboat fleet. This service is no longer available with the company that we reviewed. Rather than delete...

How To Show Off Atlanta, Georgia

ATL v NYC. How to show off Atlanta, Georgia for the win. Genuine WOWs in the capital city of the South's Empire State. By Hope S....
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...

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...
The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn [Update: New Pod]

Dip into relaxation in Asheville, North Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick “This is the best thing ever,” said my husband after emerging from underneath a therapeutic...