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The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

Cedar Rapids, Iowa is home to nation’s largest, most comprehensive teaching hotel at a community college. Stay for full-service pampering with heart. By Hope S. Philbrick This is no dorm. The Hotel at Kirkwood Center is a teaching facility, where community college students work alongside professionals as part...

The Saint Paul Hotel

Luxury accommodations in Minnesota’s state capital city. By Hope S. Philbrick If you mention to a Minnesotan that you’ll be staying at the Saint Paul Hotel, be prepared to hear some envious oohs and ahhs. “That’s the best hotel in the state,” a family friend told me. Doesn’t...

Greenland’s First Luxury Expedition Camp

“Base Camp Greenland” Showcases Arctic Coastal Wilderness First luxury expedition ecolodge on the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet Natural Habitat Adventures is proud to introduce a new way to explore the Arctic wilderness of Greenland in surprising luxury: Natural Habitat’s Base Camp Greenland, coming in...

Hotel Floyd

Go Green in Floyd, Virginia. By Hope S. Philbrick If you tell people that you’re going to visit Floyd, Virginia, if they’ve heard of the place at all they might tell you it’s full of hippies. Don’t believe them: The small town is populated (and visited)...

Hotel Ignacio

Stylish stay in St. Louis, Missouri By Hope S. Philbrick When you’ve been on the road for 10 hours, just one leg of a month-long journey, you deserve more than just a place to sleep. Pampering is what you crave. Staffers who complete check-in in a flash...

The Shores Resort & Spa

Luxury in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida By Hope S. Philbrick There’s no escaping the simple fact that the beach is the main attraction: It’s as wide as a 33-lane highway (shifting with the tides), composed of clean khaki sand streaked with intriguing coral hues, and splashed...

Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa

Luxury in Point Clear, Alabama By Hope S. Philbrick Ever wonder how loud a cannon-shot is? Unexpectedly, you can hear the answer for yourself at a luxury hotel on 600 acres overlooking Mobile Bay in Point Clear, Alabama. With a nod to its military past—the historic hotel...

Where To Eat: Nashville, Tennessee

Eight Great Dining Options in Music City By Hope S. Philbrick Culinary styles grow out of the foods available in a region and the people who live there. In land-locked Tennessee, there’s a long tradition of barbecued and deep-fried beef, chicken, pork and even vegetables. In...

Go Green: Asheville, North Carolina

Our Go Green series showcases destinations working to protect the environment. By Hope S. Philbrick Asheville, North Carolina is a grownup playground. The quirky downtown boasts an eclectic assortment of shops, restaurants and other amusements. There are dozens of art galleries, many conveniently congregated in the...

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...
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...

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 free T-shirts By Hope...
Hobnober Burger @ Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern

Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern [New Menu]

By Hope S. Philbrick Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern is welcoming summer with a new menu. New seasonal dinner items include crab and corn chowder, Charleston salmon, and...
Dressing Downton

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Editor's Note: In 2015, Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina exhibited "Dressing Downton." A new Downton Abbey-focused exhibit, "Downton Abbey: The Exhibition" was announced today...
Moxy Atlanta Midtown

Moxy Atlanta Midtown

By Hope S. Philbrick Park in what may be Atlanta, Georgia’s most spacious, best-lit parking deck, then stroll into Moxy Midtown Atlanta—half of the new...
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 [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 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...