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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...
2018 Chevy Trax

All-Weather Test Drive [2018 Chevrolet Trax]

We road-tested a 2018 Chevrolet Trax through storms, sun and even frost. The Chevy Trax served us well from Atlanta, Georgia to Covington, Kentucky to...
Murrells Inlet Marshwalk - Hammock Coast

South Carolina’s Hammock Coast Welcomes Vacationers Back

Coastal Communities in Georgetown County Avoided Worst of Hurricane Florence’s Wrath South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, with idyllic fall weather in the forecast and an ever-popular...
Whitewater Rafting West Virginia's New River

Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia’s New River

Find thrills on the water in southern West Virginia. By Rachel Cooper As an experienced flat-water kayaker, I am comfortable on the water. But riding through...
eat in Blowing Rock NC

Where To Eat in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Small town, big flavor. By Hope S. Philbrick Taste buds are the only essential to bring on any trip to Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Blowing Rock has...
Meadowbrook Inn

Meadowbrook Inn

If you’ve always wanted to feel rich without actually forking over too much cash, book a stay at Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. You can sprawl out in a suite at surprisingly affordable rates—plus, if your travel dates are flexible, you can save even more with specials.
Savannah Marriott Riverfront

Savannah Marriott Riverfront

$20-million renovation complete at Savannah Marriott Riverfront!  By Hope S. Philbrick “We have the strangest collection of things in this car,” said my friend Jan, as...

Mixed Case: Forward Tastes

Twelve Tasty Sips Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries by the dozen. Whether you’re perusing a bar...

Mixed Case: ‘Tis The Season for Wine

Twelve Tasty Sips Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries by the dozen. Whether you’re perusing a bar...
Paradise Rental Boats

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

2018 UPDATE: Paradise Rental Boats sold its houseboat fleet. This service is no longer available with the company that we reviewed. Rather than delete...
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...

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...
The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn [Update: New Pod]

Dip into relaxation in Asheville, North Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick “This is the best thing ever,” said my husband after emerging from underneath a therapeutic...

How To Show Off Atlanta, Georgia

ATL v NYC. How to show off Atlanta, Georgia for the win. Genuine WOWs in the capital city of the South's Empire State. By Hope S....