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15+ Date Night Ideas in Covington, Georgia

Covington Georgia
Covington, Georgia does not suck…despite what you may have heard about its vampires. By Hope S. Philbrick One trip to Covington, Georgia, and my husband and I are binge-watching "The Vampire Diaries" like a couple of teenage girls. Visit and you may get similarly bitten. Covington has hosted...

Hampshire County, West Virginia

Hampshire County WV
Natural wonders, enduring traditions By Hope S. Philbrick Hampshire County, which celebrates its 263rd anniversary this year, is the oldest county in the state of West Virginia. Billed as a “natural, two-lane paradise,” the County borders Virginia and serves as a gateway to the Potomac Highlands. Spend...

5 Fan-tastic Georgia Film Tours

Georgia Film Tours
Atlanta Movie Tours and other Georgia Tours focus on movies and the state's film industry. The state of Georgia is now the No. 1 filming location in the world. Tours have popped up around the state to help fans find the spots where some favorite shows...

Eating Florence

Eating Italy launches evening tour in Florence. 21 Plus Salute! It's an adults only tour! Less than a year after the launch of its first food tour in Florence, Eating Italy is thrilled to introduce a second tour in the Tuscan capital which is best known...

Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens

Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
Bite into history near Charleston, South Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick Charleston, South Carolina is a contemporary city that embraces its past. From culinary traditions to architecture, from the cobblestone streets to the culture, the present and the past mingle. That means as a visitor you might...

Turks and Caicos Islands

Hello, Gorgeous. By Renée S. Gordon Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is renowned for its outdoor and adventure, fine dining and the breathtaking beauty of turquoise water and sandy beaches—it’s credited with having some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world. Water temperature vary just...

Gearhead Moto Tours

Adventure on wheels in Giles County, Virginia. By Hope S. Philbrick Gearhead Junction is a new, small independent motorcycle service center in Pearisburg, Virginia that sells bikes, accessories and parts for v-twin and metric bikes. Owner Terry Rafferty—an upbeat, energetic guy whose enthusiasm for motorcycles is clear...

Autumn Adirondack Getaway

Great Pines
Enjoy leaf peeping season in Upstate New York at Great Pines Resort and the surrounding area. by Katie DeTar October is a glorious month in New York State, and a newly refurbished Adirondack hotel invites you to stay for a weekend of leaf peeping. Great Pines reopened...

Bondfire Restaurant Group

Good eats in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. New culinary tour hits three tasty highlights. By Hope S. Philbrick The Myrtle Beach area, fondly referred to by locals as the Grand Strand, boasts 60 miles of sandy beaches. The beach is the main tourist attraction, but the culinary...

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...