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17 Reasons to Visit Cartersville, Georgia

Cartersville GA
Need a reason to visit Cartersville, Georgia? We've got 17. By Hope S. Philbrick From art to volleyball, there’s much to see and do in Cartersville, Georgia. Here are 17 compelling reasons to visit the community located about 90 minutes north of Atlanta. We're sure you'll discover more. Historic...

The Chattanoogan Hotel’s New Southside Experience Package

Southside Chattanooga TN
Hand your car keys to the valet and walk to everything you need for a getaway focused on adult fun in Chattanooga, Tennessee. By Hope S. Philbrick Chattanooga, Tennessee locals are loving the city’s Southside District: The neighborhood is a hub for trendy restaurants, coffee shops,...

Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Open for Business 2017

Gatlinburg TN
The mountains are calling. You must go. Adults-oriented amusements abound with new additions including “Anakeesta” coming soon. By Hope S. Philbrick Let’s address what may be your first thought: Yes, Gatlinburg, Tennessee suffered wildfires in late 2016. It was devastating, especially to the more than 900 folks...

South Carolina’s Hammock Coast

Hammock Coast SC
The Lowcountry’s best-kept secret. By Hope S. Philbrick Sincere yet playful, beautiful yet authentic, loaded with everything a vacationer needs yet not overrun with tourist attractions: This is South Carolina’s Hammock Coast. Located between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, the Hammock Coast is comprised of five communities: Garden...

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Take a modern look at history. By Renée S. Gordon March 23 to April 4, 2017, the Grand Opening of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (ARMY) will take place. The museum complex, located within America’s Historic Triangle, brilliantly weaves together all aspects of the American Revolution...

Harriet Tubman

Understand, Celebrate Her Story in Maryland. By Renée S. Gordon On the 104th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s death (which was March 10, 1913) Maryland’s Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center opened. She was nearly 95 years old when she died in Auburn, New York and it...

Muhammad Ali Legacy Tour

Louisville KY
Louisville, Kentucky is home of a legend. By Renée S. Gordon On January 17, 1942 Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born to Odessa O’Grady and Cassius Clay Sr. He was their firstborn; 18 months later his brother Rudolph Clay was born. At that time, in a...

Sea Turtle Rescue: Meet Anna Hyatt [Update]

Follow a recent rescued loggerhead to the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, South Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick Since I recently helped rescue a loggerhead sea turtle, it seemed fitting to go visit her in the hospital. In South Carolina, all rescued sea turtles are routed...

Old is New in Las Vegas’ Original Downtown

Las Vegas
When in Nevada’s most famous city, forego the The Strip and check out these five must-sees in Old Vegas. By Craig Distl Old Vegas is new again. Sin City’s original Downtown, long an afterthought to the glitzy, glamorous and more highly-lauded Strip, is roaring back to life....

Lake Allatoona Inn

Bed & Breakfast, stables and events in Cartersville, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick An orange tabby cat greeted me at the front door of Lake Allatoona Inn. I adore cats, especially friendly orange ones, and bent down to rub his head. “He’s not supposed to be here,” said...
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...

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....
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...