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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...

Bardstown, Kentucky Revisited

Another look at the “Bourbon Capital of the World” Even if you’ve visited Bardstown before, odds are that you haven’t seen it all. By Hope S. Philbrick In my line of work, I most often visit someplace that I’ve never been before. But there are exceptions that...

Haunted Tour of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc., unveils new haunted tales tour. Just in time for Halloween and Day of the Dead, there's a spooky new way to explore Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit some of the most historically haunted areas of Santa Fe, the oldest capital city...

Netherworld

Scares the yell out of y’all. By Hope S. Philbrick There’s a strange dichotomy of visiting a haunted house for the second time: You want to be scared, but you also want to see some of your favorite things. Can the familiar be scary? Turns out, the answer...

The Dresser-Palmer House Revisited

Historic Bed & Breakfast Inn in Savannah, Georgia By Hope S. Philbrick The first time my husband and I stayed at The Dresser-Palmer House in Savannah, Georgia, we fell in love with the place. It was on a Labor Day weekend several years ago and as...

Jailer’s Inn

“Spend Time” in Bardstown, Kentucky. By Hope S. Philbrick If this Valentine’s Day has you looking for romantic getaway ideas, a bed and breakfast housed in a former jail might seem an odd choice. But nothing is more memorable than the unusual and unexpected.   Forget a greeting...

Haunted New Orleans

By Hope S. Philbrick I don’t see dead people. I never have, actually, though I wasn’t exactly looking for them before. But here at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel, which is located in New Orleans’ French Quarter, there are supposedly several ghosts and it sure would...

Haunted Restaurants in the Southeast

Get a side of BOO with your meal this Halloween season. By Hope S. Philbrick Rumor has it these restaurants are haunted. While we weren’t able to confirm the presence of ghosts, the menus make a persuasive case that these spots are worth a visit even if...

The Dresser Palmer House

Home With A Permanent Guest? By Hope S. Philbrick Savannah, Georgia has been described as "America's Most Haunted City." We've also heard that said about Alton, Illinois and Salem, Massachusetts, but maybe it depends on which sorts of ghosts are included in the census-taker's survey. Savannah's haunted reputation is big...

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...
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,...
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...
exterior of Lord Baltimore Hotel

Lord Baltimore Hotel

By Hope S. Philbrick My personal affection for Lord Baltimore Hotel began while I was sitting behind my desk in my home office. Struggling with...
Aloft Ocean City

Aloft Ocean City

By Hope S. Philbrick In Ocean City, miles of hotel options tower above Maryland’s beach. Choosing where to stay can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t...

21 Point Inspection for Accommodations [NEW]

By Hope S. Philbrick hotel inspection From the day we launched Getaways for Grownups, we’ve consistently featured hotels and resorts. We will continue to do...
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...