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Mall of America [UPDATE]

Mall of America
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 don’t (gasp!) like to shop. By Hope S. Philbrick When the Mall of America opened in 1992 it had its share of...

Introduction to Georgia [Itinerary]

Georgia
Two weeks is all it takes to fall in love with the southern state we call home. Wondering what to do in Atlanta? What to do in Georgia? Here are our top picks for a get-to-know-Georgia tour, whether it's your first-ever visit, a deeper exploration...

5 Fan-tastic Georgia Film Tours

Georgia Film Tours
Atlanta Movie Tours and other Georgia Tours focus on movies and the state's film industry. The state of Georgia is now the No. 1 filming location in the world. Tours have popped up around the state to help fans find the spots where some favorite shows...

“Dirty Dancing” Weekend at Mountain Lake Lodge

Dirty Dancing Weekend @ 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 time of your life. By Hope S. Philbrick Shortly after arriving in Pembroke, Virginia, I was standing at the Mountain Lake Lodge...

Mountain Lake Lodge [a.k.a., the “Dirty Dancing” resort]

Stay and play in Giles County, Virginia…you might have the time of your life. By Hope S. Philbrick Mountain Lake Lodge feels familiar, even if you’ve never been there before. There’s good reason for that: It played the part of Kellerman’s Resort in the movie Dirty...

Don Gibson Theatre

Don Gibson Theatre
Shelby, North Carolina celebrates music legend, hosts nationally touring acts. By Hope S. Philbrick The Don Gibson Theatre is housed in a historic Art Deco movie house that was built in 1939. It now stages performances by nationally touring jazz, country, blues, rock & roll, bluegrass...

CinéBistro

A movie theater in Atlanta's Brookhaven neighborhood earns our top honors: 21 Plus Salute! By Hope S. Philbrick CinéBistro at Town Brookhaven offers an adult-oriented cinematic experience with luxurious amenities such as reserved seating in plush and over-sized leather seats and full-service in-theater dining. Why settle for...

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...
Louisville KY

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...
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...

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....
Hobnober Burger @ Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern

Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern [New Menu]

By Hope S. Philbrick Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern is welcoming summer with a new menu. New seasonal dinner items include crab and corn chowder, Charleston salmon, and...
Dressing Downton

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Editor's Note: In 2015, Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina exhibited "Dressing Downton." A new Downton Abbey-focused exhibit, "Downton Abbey: The Exhibition" was announced today...
Moxy Atlanta Midtown

Moxy Atlanta Midtown

By Hope S. Philbrick Park in what may be Atlanta, Georgia’s most spacious, best-lit parking deck, then stroll into Moxy Midtown Atlanta—half of the new...

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....
rent a houseboat

Rent a Houseboat in the U.S.A. [Investigative Report]

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...