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Cuba’s Cienfuegos and Trinidad

Cuba
Dig into Cuban history and culture on a shore excursion with Celestyal Cruises. By Renée S. Gordon Architecture and history aren’t the sort of words that attract young travelers, so when choosing a Celestyal Cruises’ shore excursion in Cuba the terms signal an adults-oriented tour. And what...

St. Ermin’s Hotel Westminster

Where to stay in London, England. By Renée S. Gordon A true traveler savors experiences at every point in the journey. Beyond tours and activities, dining and accommodations—in the best cases—enhance your trip in extraordinary and memorable ways. London, England is so rife with spectacular historic...

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...

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Take a modern look at history. By Renée S. Gordon March 23 to April 4, 2017, the Grand Opening of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (ARMY) will take place. The museum complex, located within America’s Historic Triangle, brilliantly weaves together all aspects of the American Revolution...

Harriet Tubman

Understand, Celebrate Her Story in Maryland. By Renée S. Gordon On the 104th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s death (which was March 10, 1913) Maryland’s Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center opened. She was nearly 95 years old when she died in Auburn, New York and it...

Frederick Douglass in Baltimore, Maryland

Death hasn’t stopped this African-American from making news. By Renée S. Gordon Black History Month began as a week in 1926 and was extended to a month in 1976. Founder, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, specifically chose the month of February because both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick...

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...

Granbury, Texas

Spirited fun. By Renée S. Gordon Granbury, Texas, in Hood County, is notorious for the number of sites believed to be haunted as well as for the number of famous, quirky residents who have called it home. The earliest of these notable residents were dinosaurs that lived...

Lake Geneva Region Winegrowers’ Festival

Fête des Vignerons added to UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage On December 1, 2016, UNESCO named the Winegrowers’ Festival (Fête des Vignerons) to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The decision underscores the social and cultural significance of Switzerland’s canton of Vaud and its...

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...
The Whiskey Classic

The Whiskey Classic

The inaugural 2018 event drew a crowd of more than 1,300 attendees. Based on that success, the 2nd annual Whiskey Classic event featuring distilleries,...
The Hotels at Fager's Island

The Hotels at Fager’s Island

By Hope S. Philbrick When reclining on a zebra-patterned chaise lounge, is it appropriate to pop up one knee in the same way it’s best...
The Beaufort Inn

The Beaufort Inn [Renovated & Expanded]

By Hope S. Philbrick If you want to experience "The South" and you can only go to one place, consider The Beaufort Inn. Whether you're looking...
Arcopédico

Road-Tested Travel Gear: Arcopédico Footwear

Arcopédico Footwear sells shoes it describes as “simple, comfortable, weightless.” Founder Elio Parodi created the iconic knit shoe in 1966. In 2017 the “Easy Walk...

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...
Paradise Rental Boats

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

2019 UPDATE: A new vendor has a new fleet of houseboats  available for overnight rental on Lake Lanier! We will check it out and...

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...