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Nevada’s Valley of Fire

Walk the path of dinosaurs. By Julia Bayly Once in Las Vegas, Nevada, turns out it can pretty hard to find a reason for leaving that city. A dizzying array of food, entertainment, gambling, art and shopping options compete for a traveler’s attention pretty much 24-7. But...

Eat & Burn: Morganton, North Carolina

Get a Taste of Nature’s Playground Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn off the calories. By Hope S. Philbrick For me, it was love at first sight. My first impression of Morganton, North Carolina, was that I was...

Mammoth Cave National Park

Kentucky is home to the world’s longest cave—by more than 100 miles and counting! By Hope S. Philbrick The longest known cave system in the world, Mammoth Cave is currently measured at 400 miles—and some areas remain to be explored! (It's more than 100 miles longer...

Lost River Cave

Take a boat tour under Bowling Green, Kentucky By Hope S. Philbrick One of the largest cave entrances east of the Mississippi River leads to a watery passageway 60 feet below Highway 31W.  At Lost River Cave, step into a tour boat, dip your head briefly...

Arkansas State Park Lodges

Spectacular sunrises, sunsets and views to admire all day long at three great escapes into nature. By Hope S. Philbrick On a recent trip through Arkansas, a busload of travel writers checked into lodges at three Arkansas state parks: Mount Magazine, DeGray Lake Resort and Petit...

Eat & Burn: Alabama Gulf Coast

Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn off the calories. By Hope S. Philbrick The Alabama Coast can pack a whole lot into a little. It’s just 53 miles long, but inlets and juts stretch the measured shoreline to...

Orienteering in Portugal

By Hans Egefalk There are many ways of seeing the world. One is to go for a long orienteering weekend. Spend the days on eternal treasure hunts with a new treasure map every day. Roam unknown countryside or amazing villages, carrying a compass and searching for the...

Amicalola Falls State Park

By Hope S. Philbrick “Bring lots of water!” That advice was readily doled out by anyone who knew my husband and I were planning to hike to the top of Springer Mountain. And so into each of our backpacks I packed two large water bottles...
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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...