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Road-Tested Travel Gear: Arcopédico Footwear [UPDATE]

Arcopédico
Arcopédico Footwear sells shoes it describes as “simple, comfortable, weightless.” Founder Elio Parodi created the iconic knit shoe in 1966. In 2017 the “Easy Walk Experience Line” was introduced with the Lolita walking flats as the line’s first style. Recently, Getaways for Grownups was asked to...

All-Weather Test Drive [2018 Chevrolet Trax]

2018 Chevy 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 Shenandoah County, Virginia and back again, from highways to gravel roads, city streets to mountain switchbacks. By Hope S. Philbrick When I...

Kentucky Road Trip [Chevy Equinox]

Chevy Equinox
We test-drove a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV through picturesque Kentucky. All business, still fun. By Hope S. Philbrick When driving the sharpest-looking car in the lot, it’s easy to find even if you forget where you parked. I learned that lesson recently, while test-driving a 2018 Chevrolet...

Goodnight Brothers Country Ham

Goodnight Brothers
All natural, dry cured ham made in Boone, North Carolina. Since 1948, Goodnight Brothers has been producing all natural, dry cured ham in the North Carolina High Country. The production process takes about a year to complete. Starting with pigs that are raised on family farms where...

Edwards Virginia Smokehouse

S. Wallace Edwards & Sons; Producers of Virginia’s finest smoked meats & specialty foods since 1926. Upgrade your grilling game, year round. By Hope S. Philbrick This year, I’ll be cooking two Thanksgiving dinners, one for a friend visiting the week before the holiday (the date he...

Vinturi Aerator

Add air to get more flavor out of your alcohol. By Hope S. Philbrick Due to our fondness for libations, we @21plusTravel were asked to road-test two Vinturi aerators. We agreed knowing that Vinturi products are popular gifts during the holidays. We tested two designs in the...

Aquaviz & Sportviz

Don’t let the fact that you wear glasses stop you from playing sports. If you wear glasses, or have figured out that contacts and water don’t easily mix, Anglo Italian Optical makes it easy to see while swimming or skiing. The company launched the Aquaviz and...

WIFH

Laser hair removal means you won’t have to pack a razor. Located in Atlanta, Ga., WIFH is one of the nation’s first concierge medical practices specializing in laser treatments. Dr. Jay Kulkin and his staff of medical professionals have performed over 250,000 laser procedures. The Claim: Smooth...

Road-Tested Travel Gear: UV Skinz

Protection from harmful rays. UV Skinz sells clothing that offers peace of mind from the sun’s damaging rays. The company was launched after the owner Rhonda Sparks lost her 32-year-old husband to melanoma; she was determined to bring products to the market that can help people...
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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...
Franklin Barbecue in Austin TX

The Competitive World of Austin, Texas Barbecue

By Jill Gleeson Just how heated is the competition amongst purveyors of Austin, Texas barbeque? Heated enough that when I reached out to a certain...

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...
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Destination Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey: We've Been Expecting You The worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event this fall as the beloved Crawleys and their...
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...
chicken with peaches at Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails in Black Mountain NC

Monte Vista Boutique Hotel & Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails [Second Location]

By Hope S. Philbrick When you hear that the folks behind one of Atlanta’s best restaurants decide to take over a boutique hotel in a...
avocado at District M in Sandy Springs GA

District M

By Hope S. Philbrick One fast way to get someone to hate you is to go to a sushi restaurant and ask to be served...
bone marrow tacos at Casi Cielo in Sandy Springs GA

Casi Cielo

By Hope S. Philbrick A friend of mine fell in love with her now-husband when she stepped into his shed and saw how well he...

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...

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...