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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...
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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...
Franklin Barbecue in Austin TX

The Competitive World of Austin, Texas Barbecue

By Jill Gleeson Just how heated is the competition amongst purveyors of Austin, Texas barbeque? Heated enough that when I reached out to a certain...

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...
nachos at Nacho Daddy Duluth GA

Nacho Daddy Duluth GA

By Hope S. Philbrick Among the stereotypes about Las Vegas, Nev., is that you can eat for cheap. The first location of Nacho Daddy that’s...
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Craddock Terry Hotel

By Hope S. Philbrick When searching for hotels in Lynchburg, Virginia, discerning grownups need look no further than the Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center. Step...

Fat Patties [2019 Update]

Serious yum in Beaufort and Bluffton, South Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick Driving five hours for French fries sounds insane, especially when the place you’re driving...

Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Taste South Carolina's Lowcountry at the annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival. By Hope S. Philbrick For the third time, I joined the judges panel at the...
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Destination Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey: We've Been Expecting You The worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event this fall as the beloved Crawleys and their...

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...
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...

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...