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Mountain Lake Lodge [a.k.a., the “Dirty Dancing” resort]

Stay and play in Giles County, Virginia…you might have the time of your life. By Hope S. Philbrick Mountain Lake Lodge feels familiar, even if you’ve never been there before. There’s good reason for that: It played the part of Kellerman’s Resort in the movie Dirty...

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 one of my grandest personal accomplishments. Before I took one step I was confident that I’d be able to do...

Eat & Burn: Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis TN
Savor Elvis’ City. Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Memphis, Tennessee holds many titles: Home of Blues, Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Home of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, which just...

Pine Mountain Recreation Area

Hiking near Atlanta, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Fall in Georgia is sublime. The best way to appreciate the season is to get outdoors. If you're looking for a place to hike, the Pine Mountain Recreation Area in Cartersville, Georgia, (about an hour north of Atlanta) is one...

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...

Ijams Nature Center

Enjoy the great outdoors near downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. By Hope S. Philbrick Outdoor recreational options abound in Knoxville, Tennessee: A local “Get Out And Play” guide boasts the city has “222 parks, trails and greenways to enjoy year-round!” As just one example, the “Urban Wilderness,” a...

Hiking: The Appalachian Trail & Me

Walking memoir, of sorts. By Hope S. Philbrick I decided to go on a multi-day 30-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. The trip is set for later this year. Why? There’s never really just one reason for doing something—not for me, anyway—and the motivating factors...

Hike Elkin, North Carolina [Update]

Elkin, NC
Get here from there. By Hope S. Philbrick A Yadkin Valley, North Carolina tourist need not thrive on wineries alone: Get moving and hit the trails in and around Elkin. The Elkin Valley Trails Association is a volunteer group focused on building and promoting walking, hiking, biking,...

Tails on Trails: Georgia State Parks’ New Dog-Walking Club

Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites just launched its newest dog walking club, “Tails on Trails." Hikers and their four-legged companions are challenged to hike seven trails at Georgia State Parks and upon completion, dogs earn a bandana and people earn a t-shirt for...

New Amalfi Coast Hiking Culinary Tour

hiking culinary tour
Ciclismo Classico announces a new hiking culinary tour of Italy's Amalfi Coast with Chef Dante de Magistris. Along one of the world's most beautiful coastlines hike peaceful trails and coastal roads, past silvery olive trees, secluded fishing inlets, sandy beach resorts, and aromatic citrus groves....
2018 Chevy Trax

All-Weather Test Drive [2018 Chevrolet Trax]

We road-tested a 2018 Chevrolet Trax through storms, sun and even frost. The Chevy Trax served us well from Atlanta, Georgia to Covington, Kentucky to...
Murrells Inlet Marshwalk - Hammock Coast

South Carolina’s Hammock Coast Welcomes Vacationers Back

Coastal Communities in Georgetown County Avoided Worst of Hurricane Florence’s Wrath South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, with idyllic fall weather in the forecast and an ever-popular...
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...

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...
eat in Blowing Rock NC

Where To Eat in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Small town, big flavor. By Hope S. Philbrick Taste buds are the only essential to bring on any trip to Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Blowing Rock has...
Meadowbrook Inn

Meadowbrook Inn

If you’ve always wanted to feel rich without actually forking over too much cash, book a stay at Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. You can sprawl out in a suite at surprisingly affordable rates—plus, if your travel dates are flexible, you can save even more with specials.
Savannah Marriott Riverfront

Savannah Marriott Riverfront

$20-million renovation complete at Savannah Marriott Riverfront!  By Hope S. Philbrick “We have the strangest collection of things in this car,” said my friend Jan, as...

Mixed Case: Forward Tastes

Twelve Tasty Sips Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries by the dozen. Whether you’re perusing a bar...
Paradise Rental Boats

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

2018 UPDATE: Paradise Rental Boats sold its houseboat fleet. This service is no longer available with the company that we reviewed. Rather than delete...

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...
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...

How To Show Off Atlanta, Georgia

ATL v NYC. How to show off Atlanta, Georgia for the win. Genuine WOWs in the capital city of the South's Empire State. By Hope S....