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The Ballantyne: Golf Getaway Trifecta

exterior of The Ballantyne, A Luxury Hotel, Charlotte NC
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 in some upscale restaurants. That being said, it’s less common to find all three experiences in one location that are...

Clearwater, Florida’s Belleview Inn and Sandpearl Resort

Clearwater FL
Sometimes you want the best of both worlds, a full-service resort that offers every amenity under the sun AND an exclusive boutique inn loaded with charm, sophistication, and history.

Eat & Burn: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Spartanburg SC
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 abound in Spartanburg, South Carolina, so it’s easy to plan an itinerary where you can indulge in every tasty temptation...

Forest Hills Golf Club

Forest Hills Golf Club
Golf Augusta, Georgia’s other storied Green. By Bill Bauer Recently, I asked a few golfing buddies if they wanted to join me and play Augusta, Georgia. Needless to say, their heads turned, and in less time than it takes to stick a tee in the ground, they...

Loudmouth Golf Attire: Founder Woody Woodworth Answers 10 Questions [Exclusive]

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Loudmouth helps golfers stand out on the course, whatever their score. By Bill Bauer Y’all must remember Al Czervik (played by Rodney Dangerfield) in the movie Caddyshack—the boisterous golfer in outlandish attire!? Czervik uttered, “Hey, did somebody step on a duck?” “What is this, the dance...

Pursell Farms

Pursell Farms
3,200-acre adult playground in Sylacauga, Alabama. Shoot a shotgun, swing a golf club, and much more. By Hope S. Philbrick Pursell Farms is already impressive, and it’s about to get even better. The owners have lots of projects underway, including construction of a new 40-room boutique inn that...

RBC Heritage Golf Tournament

Inside one of the most coveted tournaments on the PGA tour. By Bill Bauer One could say that The King, a.k.a. Arnold Palmer, began a tradition nearly 50 years ago when he won the first Heritage Classic Golf Tournament in 1969 at Harbour Town on Hilton...

TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club

Our golf enthusiast enjoyed the culminating event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedEx Cup. By Bill Bauer Wine, tiny homes, private jets, and vodka have little in common—unless you just happened to take a stroll, like I did, around Atlanta’s prestigious East Lake Golf...

TopGolf Atlanta Midtown

Give it a shot. By Hope S. Philbrick TopGolf is a high-tech driving range with a lively ambiance that is more “bar” than “golf course.” Whether or not you consider yourself a golfer—heck, even if you’ve never picked up a golf club—you can have fun here whether...
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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...
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...

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...
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Destination Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey: We've Been Expecting You The worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event this fall as the beloved Crawleys and their...
Berlin Germany skyline photo by Jill Gleeson

Buzz-Worthy Berlin, Germany

By Jill Gleeson It’s almost impossible not to love Berlin, Germany. It should be disappointing—after all, it’s been the epitome of European cool for at least...
chicken with peaches at Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails in Black Mountain NC

Monte Vista Boutique Hotel & Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails [Second Location]

By Hope S. Philbrick When you hear that the folks behind one of Atlanta’s best restaurants decide to take over a boutique hotel in a...
avocado at District M in Sandy Springs GA

District M

By Hope S. Philbrick One fast way to get someone to hate you is to go to a sushi restaurant and ask to be served...
bone marrow tacos at Casi Cielo in Sandy Springs GA

Casi Cielo

By Hope S. Philbrick A friend of mine fell in love with her now-husband when she stepped into his shed and saw how well he...

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...
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...

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...