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Georgetown, Kentucky

Old Friends local farm in Georgetown KY
Picture-perfect charm in Bluegrass Country. Our guide to Georgetown KY Things To Do. By Hope S. Philbrick Georgetown may be the fastest-growing community in Kentucky, thanks in part to its close proximity to Lexington, but the pace feels as relaxed as you’d expect to find in any...

Hockensmith Fine Art Editions Gallery & Press

Visit famed photographer John Stephen Hockensmith’s studio in Historic Downtown Georgetown, Kentucky. Plus, while in Georgetown, check out more art stops. By Hope S. Philbrick “I think we are a burgeoning art destination,” says photographer John Stephen Hockensmith. We’re enjoying lunch at Galvin’s on Main in Historic...

Adults-Only Experiences in Colorado

adults-only Colorado
21 Plus Salute!  Colorado bursts with experiences for grownups. Leave the kids (if you've got any) at home and head to Colorado. Seize the chance to reconnect, enjoy some peace and quiet, and indulge in adults-only experiences at ranches, B&Bs, hot springs, 18-and-older events and more. Colorado is...

4+ Adults-Oriented Must-Dos in Winchester, Virginia

Winchester VA
Discover Winchester-Frederick County in the Shenandoah Valley. By Hope S. Philbrick My first impression of Winchester, Virginia: Don’t wait for a conference as an excuse to visit. You can’t really get to know a place while sitting in a meeting room. Fortunately, when I visited Winchester, Virginia for...

Roping and Ranch Skills

Red Reflet Ranch
Red Reflet Ranch offers new “Roping and Ranch Skills” luxury retreat. Red Reflet Ranch in Ten Sleep, Wyoming is offering its inaugural “Roping and Ranch Skills” retreat September 23-28, 2016. Guests will spend five days learning roping fundamentals, cattle work techniques, and western horsemanship from expert...

Southern Cross Guest Ranch

Haven for horses and humans near Madison, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Owned and operated by Inge Hartley Wendling and her family since 1991, Southern Cross Ranch in Madison, Ga., is a horse breeding and sales farm combined with a 16-room bed and breakfast.   Horse Encounters Home to nearly...

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...

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction

Dixie Stampede
It’s the North Pole versus the South Pole during Christmas season performances. By Hope S. Philbrick As the lights dim throughout the 35,000 square foot arena, signaling the show is about to begin, my host dining companion leans over and whispers into my ear: “Some people...

Quick Stop: Shelbyville, Kentucky

Make the most of a brief visit to “The American Saddlebred Capital of the World.” By Hope S. Philbrick We spent less than 24 hours in Shelbyville, Kentucky—eight of them asleep. Though a longer visit is in order to “The American Saddlebred capital of the world,”...

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...
cookbook "Deep End of Flavor" by Chef Tenney Flynn

“The Deep End of Flavor”: New Cookbook by Chef Tenney Flynn

By Hope S. Philbrick This year, New Orleans, Louisiana’s GW Fins was ranked #7 in the Top 10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants In the Country...
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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...
exterior of The Ballantyne, A Luxury Hotel, Charlotte NC

The Ballantyne: Golf Getaway Trifecta

By Bill Bauer In the Southeastern U.S., it’s not hard to find and play some great golf courses, stay in some classy hotels, and dine...
12-String Strut in Thomson GA

10+ Ideas for Adult Fun in Thomson, Georgia

By Hope S. Philbrick Thomson is one of our favorite small towns in Georgia, in part because it’s host to some of the state’s best...
lobby at The Whitley Hotel in Buckhead Atlanta Georgia

The Whitley Hotel

By Hope S. Philbrick Once upon a time in Atlanta, Georgia’s Buckhead neighborhood, a hotel called The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead was a destination for well-to-do overnight...

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....
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Rent a Houseboat 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...

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...

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...