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The Burgess Hotel

king guestroom at The Burgess Hotel in Atlanta GA
By Hope S. Philbrick If you're looking for more than a place to lie your head and rather someplace that will also touch your heart, stay at The Burgess Hotel. This special place will sweep you off your feet. If you’re visiting Atlanta, Georgia, be sure to...

Lagarde American Eatery

Gumbo at Lagarde American Eatery in Chamblee GA
By Hope S. Philbrick Sometimes, you want a hurricane. Not the destructive storm. The drink. The New Orleans cocktail so famous it can be recognized by its glass alone may be hard to find in the Atlanta area. Next time you’ve got a hankering for a hurricane—or...

Rock ‘N’ Taco

taco trio at Rock N Taco in Roswell GA
By Hope S. Philbrick Feed your fantasy and live out your rock star dreams at Rock ‘N’ Taco in downtown Roswell, Georgia. With a soundtrack of what my dad would call “head banging music," what my husband calls "rock," the volume cranked up to 11, the...

Romantic Things To Do in Beaufort SC

columned house with US flag in Beaufort SC
By Hope S. Philbrick Beaufort, South Carolina is inherently romantic. Its historic downtown district is dotted with antebellum architecture as well as live oaks draped with Spanish moss that sway in the salty air. There’s a photogenic waterfront, a laid-back vibe, and genuine Southern hospitality. Located...

By George

Chef Hugh Acheson talks to guests at By George
By Chris Chamberlain Downtown Atlanta, Georgia's hotel options received a major upgrade with the recent opening of The Candler Hotel, a member of Hilton’s Curio Collection of boutique properties in elegant historic buildings and the city's second member of Historic Hotels of America. The attractive...

Himitsu Atlanta

coasters at Himitsu Atlanta secret speakeasy
We’ve got the scoop on how to get in to Himitsu Atlanta speakeasy! By Hope S. Philbrick Himitsu is Japanese for “secret.” This craft cocktail lounge in Atlanta, Georgia, is a secret that I learned when a reader asked me how to get inside. He hoped to...

5Church Atlanta

crispy gator bites at 5Church Atlanta
By Hope S. Philbrick Good alligator is hard to find. Usually. But while the crispy gator bites are on the menu at 5Church Atlanta, look no further. “Alligator is hard to cook,” I was told by a James Beard Award-winning chef while we sat in a...

Bartaco

tacos at bartaco Chastain Park Atlanta GA
Sometimes, you deserve to just sit back and let people bring you trays of rocking tacos. At such times, head to Bartaco. By Hope S. Philbrick “The tacos are small,” our server warned, “so start with two or three.” Solid advice. In addition to squashing hunger, ordering a...

Botiwalla

Botiwalla Indian Street Grill in Alpharetta GA
It’s always a good sign when an ethnic restaurant counts members of that ethnicity among its dining patrons. On a recent visit to the new Botiwalla location in Alpharetta (which is north of Atlanta, Georgia), both the indoor and outdoor dining areas were populated by...
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Hop-On Hop-Off London Bus Tour

Tour the United Kingdom's capital riding atop a double-decker bus. By Carrie Whitney The image of a double-decker bus is synonymous with London, England, but in...
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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Dolly Parton to Read Bedtime Stories, Starting Tonight

By Hope S. Philbrick Missing travel as a way to enjoy some adult time? If you’ve got kids at home during the stay-at-home orders to...

At-Home Activities, Pantry Recipes, Massage Lessons & More For All Ages From Velas Resorts

The USA has the best neighbors! Our friends at Velas Resorts in Mexico have come up with some great ways to help us all...

Culinary Weekend: Hilton Head Island

By Hope S. Philbrick Nothing satisfies the soul like Lowcountry cuisine. Except, perhaps, the Lowcountry itself. Add them together for a truly satisfying vacation destination....
king guestroom at The Burgess Hotel in Atlanta GA

The Burgess Hotel

By Hope S. Philbrick If you're looking for more than a place to lie your head and rather someplace that will also touch your heart,...
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Product Tested: Fab Slabs

Australian cutting boards now available in the United States Fab Slabs is a family-owned and -operated business that hails from the Sunshine Coast of Australia....

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....

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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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...
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...