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The DeSoto by Sotherly

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By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you prefer to stay where you’ll have easy access to everything the city of Savannah, Georgia, has to offer, or you’d rather retreat into a hotel property and never leave, The DeSoto has what you’re looking for. There’s no real need...

The B-Line [B Is For Bourbon]

The B-Line passport
Visit bourbon bars, restaurants and distilleries on The B-Line.  By Hope S. Philbrick Six is your new lucky number. Sure, once upon a time you thought it was 21, when you’d finally be of legal age to drink alcohol, hang out at bars with friends, order that...

Bourbon City: Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville KY
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 distilleries to speakeasies, museums to bars, legendary traditions to innovations yet to be discovered. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center &...

Georgetown, Kentucky

Old Friends local farm in Georgetown KY
Picture-perfect charm in Bluegrass Country. Our guide to Georgetown KY Things To Do. By Hope S. Philbrick Georgetown may be the fastest-growing community in Kentucky, thanks in part to its close proximity to Lexington, but the pace feels as relaxed as you’d expect to find in any...

Old Forester Returns to Whiskey Row

Old Forester Distilling Co.
The "First Bottled Bourbon" returns to the building it once called home after nearly 100 years. New state-of-the-art distillery and bourbon experience joins famed Whiskey Row in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky.  Old Forester is returning home with the opening of the Old Forester Distilling Co. on Whiskey...

Tour the Anheuser-Busch Cartersville Brewery [Special]

Anheuser-Busch Cartersville Brewery
Anheuser-Busch Cartersville Brewery Opens for Limited Tours this Summer. On select weekends June 1-September 2, you can tour the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Cartersville, Georgia. The Anheuser-Busch Cartersville Brewery is open for a special series of brewery tours this summer, offering a rare behind-the-scenes look at the...

Adults-Only Excursion Yachts on Lake Lanier [New]

Margaritaville Lanier Islands - Lake Lanier
Two new excursion boats make Margaritaville at Lanier Islands debut, hosting specialty drink cruises all summer long on Lake Lanier. Raise a Glass on New Margarita Cruises and Wine Cruises, Kicking Off May 5, 2018. 21 Plus Salute! The cruises are exclusive to adults! Margaritaville at Lanier...

Sea Kayak Georgia

Sea Kayak Georgia
Paddle the Lowcountry around Tybee Island, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick “My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get,” Forrest Gump said while sitting on a bench in historic Savannah, Georgia. Had he traveled just 15 minutes...

21+ Awesome Bourbon Experiences in Kentucky Bourbon Country

Kentucky Bourbon Country
Enjoy America’s whiskey on and off the official Kentucky Bourbon Trail in Central Kentucky, a.k.a. "Bourbon Country". Explore Kentucky Bourbon at its Source. By Hope S. Philbrick Years ago, my favorite T-shirt was emblazoned with “I ♥ KY.” Comfortable, soft, and blue, it was my favorite thing...

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...
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...
dog at adults only dog friendly campground in NC

4 Paws Kingdom Campground & Dog Retreat

Welcome to an adults only dog friendly campground in North Carolina. 21 Plus Salute! This childfree retreat offers camping serenity, whether you prefer a tent,...

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...
courtesy of The DeSoto by Sotherly

The DeSoto by Sotherly

By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you prefer to stay where you’ll have easy access to everything the city of Savannah, Georgia, has to offer, or...
Mall of America

Girlfriends Getaway to Twin Cities Gateway

I'm not unbiased: I'm married to a Minnesotan. But on a recent visit I discovered places I wish I would have known about when...
The B-Line passport

The B-Line [B Is For Bourbon]

Visit bourbon bars, restaurants and distilleries on The B-Line.  By Hope S. Philbrick Six is your new lucky number. Sure, once upon a time you thought it...
"A Vanderbilt House Party" at Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC

“A Vanderbilt House Party” at Biltmore Estate

Costume exhibit "A Vanderbilt House Party" showcases fashions of the Gilded Age in America’s largest home. It’s no surprise the people who owned and visited...
Paradise Rental Boats

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

2019 UPDATE: A new vendor has a new fleet of houseboats  available for overnight rental on Lake Lanier! We will check it out and...

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...
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...
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...