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Eat & Burn: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Spartanburg SC
Savor Hub City Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Great restaurants and adventures abound in Spartanburg, South Carolina, so it’s easy to plan an itinerary where you can indulge in every tasty temptation...

Polaris [Revisited]

Polaris
Soar above Atlanta, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick A job moved me to Atlanta in 1997, and I blame my former coworkers for never telling me about Polaris. It was open back then, and I wish I'd seen the place in those days—if only to appreciate...

Eat & Burn: Butler County, Ohio

Butler County Ohio
Sweet spot. Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Butler County is located in the Southwestern region of Ohio; Indiana sits on its western border and Kentucky is less than an hour south. Reaching this...

Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville [BONUS: Hemingway’s Cuba]

Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville
New spot to sleep, eat, sip and stare at the mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick The newest hotel in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina, is officially open. Boasting 136 guestrooms—all with mountain views!—Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville is part of the fast-growing Cambria Hotels brand....

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...

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...
Louisville KY

Bourbon City: Louisville, Kentucky

Gateway to Bourbon Country. By Hope S. Philbrick Louisville, Kentucky is a must-stop for any bourbon lover. The city is packed with delicious bourbon experiences from...
Spartanburg SC

Eat & Burn: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Savor Hub City Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Great restaurants and adventures...
Moxy Atlanta Midtown

Moxy Atlanta Midtown

By Hope S. Philbrick Park in what may be Atlanta, Georgia’s most spacious, best-lit parking deck, then stroll into Moxy Midtown Atlanta—half of the new...
entrance @ AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown

AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown

By Hope S. Philbrick Parking lots rarely impress me, but I was gobsmacked by the deck at the new AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown: It’s arguably...
Ignacia Guest House Mexico City

5 Boutique Hotels That Feel Special

Advertorial When it comes to hotels, bigger isn’t always better. Tiny hotels, which can be structured as houses, lodges or camps,  can be packed with...
Baltimore, Maryland

Quick Stop: Baltimore, Maryland

By Hope S. Philbrick At dinner with friends one night, our friends revealed that they’d be going to Baltimore, Maryland in a few days. “Eat dinner...
2019 Chevrolet Equinox FWD LT 2.0T

2019 Chevrolet Equinox [Test-Drive]

By Hope S. Philbrick This trunk holds a ridiculous amount of shoes. As a professional traveler, I pride myself on being able to pack light. When...
rent a houseboat

Rent a Houseboat in the U.S.A. [Investigative Report]

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...

Bourbon Country [2018 Update]

Savor America’s Native Spirit Loop through Kentucky on a road trip that promises adult fun, picturesque views, learning opportunities, tasty treats and free T-shirts By Hope...

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...
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...