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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

Los Cabos
Stay and play at Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort. 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...

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...

Tequila

Made in Mexico By Hope S. Philbrick Legend has it that tequila was created when the goddess of agave rode down to earth on a bolt of lightning. The myth has ties to reality: “What really happened is that a lightening bolt hit an agave plant,” says...

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...
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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...
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...
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...

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...