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Horsing Around in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. By Hope S. Philbrick “I can’t ask customers for their butt size,” said the trail guide about halfway through our route to the beach. “So the saddle you’re in is probably a bit too big.” Her words were the best...

Marsh Tacky Heritage Stables

Marsh Tacky, Credit Dwain D. Snyder, Equestrian Images
Raising South Carolina’s state horse. By Hope S. Philbrick The state horse of South Carolina is small but mighty—some might say like the state itself. The horse and the state share a long history. “The Marsh Tacky breed dates back to the 1500s,” says Marion Broach, owner of...

Cowgirls & Cowboys in the West

Cowgirls & Cowboys in the West - Amarillo TX
Horseback riding in Amarillo, Texas. By Hope S. Philbrick When planning my Texas visit, one thing felt like a “must do”: horseback riding. It’s the quintessential Texan experience, right? Ok, so maybe it’s second to eating Tex-Mex. But still. In Amarillo, I booked a ride with Cowgirls...

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...

Eat & Burn: Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn off the calories. By Hope S. Philbrick EAT When in North Carolina, you can expect to eat local, seasonal fare. And it’s a tasty prospect. Bald Guy Brew 921 Main St Blowing Rock, NC...

Horsing Around in Amelia Island, Florida

By Hope S. Philbrick For my birthday, I planned an escape to one of my favorite places: Amelia Island, Florida. I’m not alone in my adoration of the place: Amelia Island has been named among the Top 10 North American islands by Conde Nast Traveler’s...
lady looks at the camera while riding on a double decker bus in London, England

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...
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Private Tours of the San Diego Zoo

By Sherri Telenko I grew up hearing about the San Diego Zoo on television and watching zoo experts parade interesting species across talk show stages....
Soo Tour Boat in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Outdoors in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

By Sherri Telenko Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is not exactly a tourist town. It’s one of those places I had little desire to visit until...
2020 King of Kentucky bottle

King of Kentucky 3rd Edition

King of Kentucky is returning this year with the release of its third edition. Hitting shelves in September, this will be the third release...
blue bike resting on wood bridge at The Ballantyne in Charlotte NC

Play & Stay The Ballantyne

Change your view by spending a day on the golf course at Ballantyne in Charlotte, North Carolina. By Bill Bauer Recognized with a 4½-star rating by...

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...

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...
rent a houseboat

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...