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Titan Farms Peaches: 2019 Cocktail [+ BONUS]

peach cocktail recipe with cayenne pepper
By Hope S. Philbrick There’s a little tradition around my house: Every summer I receive a box of peaches from my friends at Titan Farms and South Carolina’s Old 96 District and head to the kitchen to experiment. I use the fresh fruit to prepare past...

Titan Peaches: 2018 [Cocktail Recipe]

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Don’t Worry, Be Peachy Sip our annual cocktail creation featuring peaches from Titan Farms. By Hope S. Philbrick There’s a little tradition around my house: Every summer I receive a box of peaches from my friends at Titan Farms and South Carolina’s Old 96 District and head...

Mixed Case: Grab Bag

Twelve (+5) Tasty Sips Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries by the dozen... ...and sometimes a few extra bottles since, yes, we can count, but we can also carry a handled bag and a big box at the...

Mixed Case: Milky Edition

Twelve Six Tasty Sips Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries. Whether you’re perusing a bar menu while traveling or stirring up a cocktail at home, let our guide lead to new taste destinations. By Hope S. Philbrick Into every...

21+ Awesome Kentucky Bourbon Experiences

Kentucky Bourbon Country
Explore Kentucky Bourbon at its Source. By Hope S. Philbrick Years ago, my favorite T-shirt was emblazoned with “I ♥ KY.” Comfortable, soft, and blue, it was my favorite thing to wear. My husband got tired of seeing it on me. But then he tagged along...

“Morning in the Mountains”

"Morning in the Mountains"
New cookbook from the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association. Here’s a gift idea for the breakfast lover on your list: “Morning in the Mountains” shares recipes from all 15 members of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association (ABBA). Based on the tasty preview that was served...

South Carolina Peach Season: Titan Time!

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Our summer tradition: A new cocktail recipe inspired by Titan Peaches. By Hope S. Philbrick There’s a little tradition around my house: Every summer I receive a box of peaches from my friends at Titan Farms and then I head to the kitchen to experiment. I use the fresh...

Taste of Lafayette, Louisiana

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By Hope S. Philbrick Lafayette, Louisiana is known as the hub of all things Cajun—culture, history, festivals, Zydeco music, and cuisine can all be savored here. While traditional Cajun dishes will always have a place on local menus, innovative chefs are giving Cajun flavor creative new...

Titan Peaches: 2016

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How we celebrated annual Peach Week. By Hope S. Philbrick When you’re a travel writer, you don’t get to have many traditions. You’re going to miss holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and sometimes whole seasons of your former routines. You are definitely going to lose friends…though you will...
Berlin Germany skyline photo by Jill Gleeson

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...
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...
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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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Artisan Beauté

By Hope S. Philbrick There are facials that feel good. Relaxing, even. You lie back while an esthetician slathers lotions and potions on your face...
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Clues and Cocktails: What To Do In Sweet Auburn After Hours

By Hope S. Philbrick Clues and Cocktails is a new venue in Atlanta’s historic Martin Luther King Jr. District—and because it’s part bar, it’s strictly...
3 bloody marys representing The Bloody Mary Festival Atlanta 2020

2nd Annual Bloody Mary Festival

The second annual Bloody Mary Festival Atlanta will take place at The Fairmont on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Atlanta is one of 12 cities nationwide...
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Greystone Miami Beach [NEW Adults-Only Hotel]

Greystone Miami Beach to open its doors January 2020. Historic 1930’s boutique adults-only hotel has undergone a complete revitalization. The property's culinary outlets are...

Dollywood [2020 Update]

Adult-oriented amusements abound at Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. By Hope S. Philbrick A few years ago, before I'd ever set foot...

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...
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...
Dirty Dancing Weekend @ Mountain Lake Lodge

“Dirty Dancing” Weekend at 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...