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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

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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....

Door County, Wisconsin

Door County WI
Adventure for the unadventurous. By Sherri Telenko There are few activities more decadent than decompressing in a hot tub after a day of outdoor activity. I'm not really an outdoorsy person—unless my dog is with me, but he's not here this trip. Yet somehow I ended...

Mountain Cove Farms

Retreat to Chickamauga, Georgia By Hope S. Philbrick The night skies are dark and silent in Walker County, Georgia. It can be a shock if your eyes are accustomed to city lights and ears used to the constant hum of traffic. This is a peace you can...

Snowbird Mountain Lodge

Serene Retreat in North Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick If your home life is filled with deadlines, chores and the struggle to balance what you need to do (work, clean, cook, etc.) and what you want to do (sleep, relax, play, etc.), then there’s one thing...

Eat & Burn: Hot Springs, Arkansas

Modern Americana in a historic city. By Hope S. Philbrick Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn off the calories. EAT… I stopped in Hot Springs, Arkansas, midway through a multi-week road trip that encompassed several cities in multiple states....
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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...
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...