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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...

Barcelona Wine Bar Atlanta Westside Ironworks

potato tortilla at Barcelona Wine Bar
One visit to Barcelona Wine Bar makes you eager to return. By Hope S. Philbrick Tortilla de patatas (aka tortilla Española) ranks high on the list of foods I love. First introduced to the dish in Barcelona during the 1980s, my adoration proved to be no...

The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta Restaurant: AG

Antarctic salmon at the Ritz Carlton Atlanta restaurant AG
AG at The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Looking for a dining experience? Head to AG at The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, located in the heart of downtown. However you score a restaurant, AG wins. “We’re so glad you’re dining with us,” says the hostess with uncommon warmth...

Nikolai’s Roof at Hilton Atlanta

Courtesy Nikolai’s Roof
By Hope S. Philbrick Nikolai’s Roof is a singular spot known for sophisticated dining and upscale service in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a go-to for special occasions—though it’s equally suited to honoring life’s simple pleasures (like the fact that you finally remembered to pick up your...

Nacho Daddy Duluth GA

nachos at Nacho Daddy Duluth GA
By Hope S. Philbrick Among the stereotypes about Las Vegas, Nev., is that you can eat for cheap. The first location of Nacho Daddy that’s outside of Las Vegas (where there are three locations) is in Duluth, Ga., and it upholds that notion. “A couple can...

Craddock Terry Hotel

image courtesy Craddock Terry Hotel and Event Center Lynchburg VA
By Hope S. Philbrick When searching for hotels in Lynchburg, Virginia, discerning grownups need look no further than the Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center. Step into a spacious hotel that feels swanky yet welcoming and offers everything you need to enjoy an overnight getaway, from...
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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Twelve 22 Tasty Sips Whether you’re perusing a bar menu while traveling or stirring up a cocktail at home, let our guide lead to new taste...
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Why Visit Greenwood, Mississippi

Greenwood MS is where "The Help" was filmed. By Chris Chamberlain The Mississippi Delta is a region that often gets overlooked by vacation planners, but it...
coasters at Himitsu Atlanta secret speakeasy

Himitsu Atlanta

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...
crispy gator bites at 5Church Atlanta

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...
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Golf Georgia State Parks

Fore Sure: Golf Georgia State Parks for fun in beautiful settings. By Bill Bauer Georgia is steeped in golf tradition. It is the home of the...

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...
The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn [Update: New Pod]

By Hope S. Philbrick “This is the best thing ever,” said my husband after emerging from underneath a therapeutic waterfall. I’d already tried it. He was...