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Golf Georgia State Parks

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Fore Sure: Golf Georgia State Parks for fun in beautiful settings. By Bill Bauer Georgia is steeped in golf tradition. It is the home of the Masters, the birthplace of the legendary Bobby Jones, and the site of the FedEx Cup Golf Championship. From the mountains...

The Ballantyne: Golf Getaway Trifecta

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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

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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

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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...
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Hop-On Hop-Off London Bus Tour

Tour the United Kingdom's capital riding atop a double-decker bus. By Carrie Whitney The image of a double-decker bus is synonymous with London, England, but in...
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...
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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...
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Fun Things To Do in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

By Hope S. Philbrick Most any time of any year, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, a small community in the Great Smoky Mountains nestled between Sevierville and...
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The Painted Pin [2020 Update]

Coronavirus Era: Same house, new rules! Painted Hospitality has announced that The Painted Pin and its sibling business The Painted Duck will officially reopen on Wednesday,...
Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Cabins

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins

By Hope S. Philbrick There’s no need to choose between relaxing mountain vistas and bustling Dollywood: Enjoy both during one getaway by staying at one...

Mixed Case: Sheltering Sips (2 of ?)

15 Tasty Sips Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries. Let our guide lead to new taste destinations. By...
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Mixed Case: Sheltering Snacks

Tasty Treats Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent taste discoveries. By Hope S. Philbrick This column typically features ‘adult beverages,’ but while...

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....

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...
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Houseboat Rentals 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...
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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...
Dirty Dancing Weekend @ Mountain Lake Lodge

“Dirty Dancing” Weekend at Mountain Lake Lodge

Carry a watermelon. Hold the frame. Shake your maracas. Never let anybody put you in the corner. Most of all, smile and have the...