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Autumn Escape to Beech Mountain, North Carolina [Update]

The budget-friendly “Bike & Brew” and “Hike & Wine” packages are tempting lures to make the most of fall. Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Fall is my favorite season. So when a friend...

Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Open for Business 2017

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The mountains are calling. You must go. Adults-oriented amusements abound with new additions including “Anakeesta” coming soon. By Hope S. Philbrick Let’s address what may be your first thought: Yes, Gatlinburg, Tennessee suffered wildfires in late 2016. It was devastating, especially to the more than 900 folks...

Ready, Set, (Winter) Hike in Burke County, North Carolina

Get geared up at CBS Sports then hit the (snowy) trails. Excellent views! No snakes! By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you’re new to hiking or a trail blazer, when hiking in Burke County, North Carolina, take time to visit CBS Sports before stepping on the trails. The...

Adult Fun in Giles County, Virginia

By Hope S. Philbrick From angling to zip-lining, there’s much to do in Giles County, Virginia, whether it’s action or relaxation that you seek. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Giles County boasts hundreds of miles of trails, hundreds of years of history, 92 square miles of...

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

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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

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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...
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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...

Mixed Case: Sheltering Sips (3 of ?)

Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries by the dozen. Whether you’re perusing a bar menu while traveling...
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Titan Farms Peaches: 2020 Cocktail Creation

There’s a little tradition around my house: Every summer I receive a box of peaches from my friends at Titan Farms and South Carolina’s...
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Brewferm: DIY Belgian Beer

By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you’re an experienced homebrewer or simply hoping to increase your at-home beer supply during the pandemic, look to Brewferm. Brewferm is...
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Mixed Case: Sheltering Snacks 2

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 sheltering...
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Road Tested Picnic Gear: Mermaid Straw & Rigwa Bowl

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, picnics are climbing up the list of fun things to do. Packing up a lunch or snacks to eat...

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...
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...
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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...