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South Dakota’s I-29 Cultural Corridor

Drive this route for easy access to the state's art, nature, history and Native American heritage. By Renée S. Gordon South Dakota is replete with sites that are on bucket lists of people around the world. The 244,000-acre Badlands, Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore are...

A1A Cocktail Trail

A1A cocktail trail
Florida's New Spirited Trail Taking the scenic route is the best way to travel along the coast of Florida, and now a stretch of A1A from Atlantic Beach to the north to historic St. Augustine to the south is even more enjoyable with the launch...

West Virginia’s Country Roads

Road Tripping Through West Virginia By Hope S. Philbrick On Saturday, June 4, 2016, after a quick but delicious lunch at South Main Kitchen in Alpharetta, Ga., I starting driving toward Nemacolin. To break up the drive, I’d scheduled an overnight at Country Road Cabins in...

In Season: Belmont & McAdenville

Christmas lights
Christmas lights galore!  By Hope S. Philbrick If there’s one drawback to being a grownup it’s that it’s too easy to get caught up in all the must-dos that build up this time of year that you forget to have a jolly good time. An overnight escape...

Roadside Find: Bourbon Water Tower in Lebanon, Kentucky

bourbon water tower
Maker’s Mark mural covers Lebanon, Kentucky's water tower. New bourbon photo op stop on Kentucky Bourbon Trail. A new landmark and photo op stop is in Lebanon, Kentucky. Any Maker’s Mark fan or Kentucky Bourbon Trail enthusiast will not want to miss it. The City of Lebanon’s water...

Discount Travel With AARP

The holiday season is one of the busiest travel seasons. Before you pack your bags, Matt Phillips with AARP Services, shares some holiday travel essentials for grownups 50 and older. What are you learning about Americans’ 2015 holiday travel plans? We know many AARP members will be...

The Outer Banks

Outer Banks NC
10 reasons to pack your bags for the North Carolina coast. By Hope S. Philbrick A 130-mile stretch of barrier islands off the North Carolina coast, the Outer Banks—or OBX for short—is a place of inspiration, quiet reflection, adventure, isolation, community, history and discovery. It feels like...

Virginia Cider

Virginia Cider
Rediscover a traditional libation. By Hope S. Philbrick When filling up their mugs, which beverage did John Adams and Thomas Jefferson prefer? According to Virginia Cider, Adams drank a tankard of cider each day before breakfast—a habit he credited with his health and long life—while...

Mississippi Delta Blues Trail, Part 2

juke joint on Mississippi Delta Blues Trail
An American Pilgrimage, Part 2 How history and culture gave rise to the blues. By Renée S. Gordon We have been exploring the Mississippi Delta Blues Trail, following the footsteps of the bluesmen. They were born, formed and developed their distinctive styles here based on the musical...