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What’s New at the Omni Grove Park Inn

Even more reasons to visit this great resort in Asheville, North Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick Before I ever visited the Omni Grove Park Inn, which is located in Asheville, North Carolina, I was told that the historic hotel looks like an artist’s rendering of a...

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. Philbrick A reader recently reached out with a challenge: "I'm soon hosting very New Yorkers and I want to one-up them...

Radisson Blu Mall of America [UPDATE]

This upscale hotel is connected by skyway to Mall of America, the No. 1 tourist destination in the United States. By Hope S. Philbrick If your destination is Mall of America (MOA), Radisson Blu Mall of America is a super convenient option for overnight accommodations. Even if you...

Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar

Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar
"Flavor by Loews Hotels" culinary initiative in Atlanta, Georgia and beyond. By Hope S. Philbrick Guests at Loews Atlanta Hotel have an enviable commute to one of the city’s best restaurants. They can simply ride the elevator down. Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar is a contemporary Southern restaurant...

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

The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn
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 waterfall. I’d already tried it. He was not wrong. The surprise: This guy is rarely persuaded to get into a pool. We’d already...

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails [Second Location Announced]

Garden fresh ingredients. By Hope S. Philbrick NEW: Locations in both Georgia and North Carolina... Southern Proper Hospitality announced on May 8, 2018 that the Atlanta-based restaurant group acquired The Monte Vista Hotel, located just outside of Asheville in Black Mountain, North Carolina, which was named “Prettiest Small...

The Junction neighborhood in Toronto, Canada

The Junction
Toronto’s Up-and-Coming Home Décor Hub. By Sherri Telenko It’s the end of prohibition. The 21st century marked a milestone in the history of Toronto, Canada’s west-end Junction neighborhood: Restaurants such as Vesuvio Pizzeria & Spaghetti House, established in 1957, at 3010 Dundas Street West can now...

The Sound Table [Exclusive]

The Sound Table
Groovy eats and sips in Atlanta, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick While researching a review of The Sound Table for 17th South Magazine, I interviewed the chef and restaurateur. The magazine opted not to run these Q&As, which means you grownups get the scoop. Click the link above...

Introduction to Georgia [Itinerary]

Georgia
Two weeks is all it takes to fall in love with the southern state we call home. Wondering what to do in Atlanta? What to do in Georgia? Here are our top picks for a get-to-know-Georgia tour, whether it's your first-ever visit, a deeper exploration...

Taste Alpharetta Georgia [Update]

Alpharetta GA
Eat, Drink & Bring Home the Yum. By Hope S. Philbrick The closer you live to downtown Atlanta, Georgia, the easier it is to ignore the suburbs. Conversely, if you live in a suburb, unless you work downtown, you may only visit the city when you’re...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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...

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....