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Quick Stop: Morgantown, West Virginia

Make the most of a brief visit to “The best walking city in the U.S.” By Hope S. Philbrick We spent just 19 hours in Morgantown, West Virginia—eight of them asleep. Though a longer visit to this community is in order—Morgantown, situated on the banks of the...

Quick Stop: Lebanon, Kentucky

Make the most of a brief visit to “The Heart of Kentucky.” A quick stop here is like taking a single shot of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. By Hope S. Philbrick Whether it’s to explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Urban Bourbon Trail or Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft...

Quick Stop: Shelbyville, Kentucky

Make the most of a brief visit to “The American Saddlebred Capital of the World.” By Hope S. Philbrick We spent less than 24 hours in Shelbyville, Kentucky—eight of them asleep. Though a longer visit is in order to “The American Saddlebred capital of the world,”...

Quick Stop: Belmont, North Carolina

Make the most of a brief visit in the place “Where Southern Charm Blossoms” By Hope S. Philbrick We spent less than 24 hours in Belmont, North Carolina—eight of them asleep. And yet it was enough to fall head over heels for the place. Though a longer...

Quick Stop: Paducah, Kentucky

Make the most of a brief visit to this UNESCO creative city. Spacious overnight accommodations at Fox Briar Inn earn our top honor, 21 Plus Salute! By Hope S. Philbrick We spent just 18-1/2 hours in Paducah, Kentucky—eight of them asleep. Though a longer visit to this historic...

Quick Stop: Rockford, Illinois

Make the most of a brief visit. By Hope S. Philbrick We spent just 20 hours in Rockford, Illinois—eight of them asleep. Though a longer visit to this community is in order—Rockford is one of Illinois’ largest cities; it's smaller than Chicago, but bigger than Peoria or...

Quick Stop: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Make the most of a brief visit. By Hope S. Philbrick We spent 22 hours in Sioux Falls, South Dakota—eight of them asleep. Though a longer visit is in order, if your road trip from Point A to Point B passes through Sioux Falls, heed our advice...

Quick Stop: Clarksville, Tennessee

Make the most of a brief visit. By Hope S. Philbrick We spent just 17 hours in Clarksville, Tennessee—eight of them asleep. Though a longer visit to the state’s fifth-largest city is in order, if your road trip from Point A to Point B passes through Clarksville,...

Quick Stop: Madison, Wisconsin

One brief visit has us eager to return. By Hope S. Philbrick Our first trip to Madison, Wisconsin was a two-night layover during a recent month-long road trip. That quick stop only whet our appetite to return. Here are just a few of the things we...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Buzz-Worthy Berlin, Germany

By Jill Gleeson It’s almost impossible not to love Berlin, Germany. It should be disappointing—after all, it’s been the epitome of European cool for at least...
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Monte Vista Boutique Hotel & Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails [Second Location]

By Hope S. Philbrick When you hear that the folks behind one of Atlanta’s best restaurants decide to take over a boutique hotel in a...
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District M

By Hope S. Philbrick One fast way to get someone to hate you is to go to a sushi restaurant and ask to be served...
bone marrow tacos at Casi Cielo in Sandy Springs GA

Casi Cielo

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...

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...
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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...