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Casi Cielo

bone marrow tacos at Casi Cielo in Sandy Springs GA
By Hope S. Philbrick A friend of mine fell in love with her now-husband when she stepped into his shed and saw how well he organized his tools (labels were involved and she swooned). Hard not to imagine things might have turned out differently if...

Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Hyatt Zilara Cancun
Hyatt Zilara is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort located on the widest stretch of beach in Cancun’s hotel zone. 21 Plus Salute! By Chris Chamberlain When trying to get away from it all, I’m a big fan of adults-only all-inclusive resorts—by banishing kids they make for a perfect adult...

Los Cabos, Mexico’s Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort

Los Cabos
By Renée S. Gordon Los Cabos, Mexico is as close to perfect as a travel destination can possibly get. The weather and scenery are ideal companions and there’s so much to do to enjoy both! For starters, you might try camel and horseback riding, cruising, deep-sea...

Adults-Only Casa Velas Boutique Hotel in Puerto Vallarta

New Mexican-influenced vegan and vegetarian menu complements duplex wellness suites. Casa Velas, an adults-only boutique hotel and ocean club in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, introduces a new vegan/vegetarian menu heavily-influenced by its Mexican location this month to complement its wellness suites. Melding healthy eating with high...

Beloved Playa Mujeres Excellence Resort in Mexico

21 Plus Salute! Adults-Only policy makes this a true getaway for grownups. By Renée S. Gordon Cancun is Mexico’s No. 1 tourist destination. It wasn’t always: Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula could only be reached by sea until a road, rail system and eventually airports were constructed in the mid-20th...

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Find Your Bliss By Renée S. Gordon Mexico’s Banderas Bay is 26 miles from north to south with Puerto Vallarta situated in the center. The Bay culminates at the quiet, scenic 46-mile stretch of beaches in the area known as Cabo Corrientes in the foothills south...

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Pick Your Pleasure By Renée S. Gordon A stunning series of events took place in Puerto Vallerta, Mexico in the 1960s that would catapult the city onto the international tourism stage. The tale begins with the meeting of director John Huston and PV architect Guillermo Wulff. Huston...

Secrets Aura Cozumel

Aura Sunset Cozumel - swim up rooms
All-inclusive luxury with peace and quiet, or fun and games–whatever suits your mood. Adults-only exclusivity earns our top honors: 21 Plus Salute! By Chris Chamberlain Tropical weather and ocean breezes: Two reasons why Secrets Aura Cozumel is one of my personal favorite vacation destinations. Another reason: It's for adults...

El Día de los Muertos

While Halloween is about silly costumes and candy, the Latin community prepares for one of its biggest holidays, El Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead—which, despite its name and proximity to Halloween is not about jack-o-lanterns, candy and ghouls. In honor of...
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...
Sea Island Forge kettle at Pursell Farms in AL

Sea Island Forge Kettles

By Hope S. Philbrick Sea Island Forge, based in St. Simons Island, Georgia, is sparking new traditions in backyards nationwide with its kettles. Every Sea Island...
shrimp & grits at Rustic Table in Pawleys Island on the SC Hammock Coast

Eat Up the SC Hammock Coast

By Hope S. Philbrick The Lowcountry, the U.S. East Coast ecosystem shared exclusively by South Carolina and Georgia, is home to spectacular scenery (in every...
Gumbo at Lagarde American Eatery in Chamblee GA

Lagarde American Eatery

By Hope S. Philbrick Sometimes, you want a hurricane. Not the destructive storm. The drink. The New Orleans cocktail so famous it can be recognized by its...
seating / dining area in the lobby at TownPlace Suites Marriott Parkersburg WV

TownPlace Suites Marriott Parkersburg WV

By Hope S. Philbrick Rarely does a hotel deliver on a promise almost immediately as you step through the guestroom door for the first time....
taco trio at Rock N Taco in Roswell GA

Rock ‘N’ Taco

By Hope S. Philbrick Feed your fantasy and live out your rock star dreams at Rock ‘N’ Taco in downtown Roswell, Georgia. With a soundtrack of...

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

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...
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...
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...