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Destination Girlfriends’ Getaway: Sevierville, Tennessee

Grab your girlfriends for a shopping getaway to the Smoky Mountains this summer. Escape the heat while cashing in on bargains. Revamp your wardrobe with a little help from your friends. Sponsored Content By Hope S. Philbrick Summer is swimsuit season. For most women, those aren’t happy words. In bedrooms...

Ready, Set, (Winter) Hike in Burke County, North Carolina

Get geared up at CBS Sports then hit the (snowy) trails. Excellent views! No snakes! By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you’re new to hiking or a trail blazer, when hiking in Burke County, North Carolina, take time to visit CBS Sports before stepping on the trails. The...

Hillyer House

Hillyer House
Boutique shopping in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. By Hope S. Philbrick Hillyer House is an award-winning gallery established in 1970 by the Hillyer-Reed family. Owner Paige Riley collects exceptional works of art from over 400 local, regional and national artists. I recently talked by phone with Susannah Snyder,...

Realizations

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art
Shop at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. By Hope S. Philbrick The Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, Mississippi "opened in 1991 and is dedicated to the celebration of the works of Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), an American master, whose...

Emerson Grace

Emerson Grace
Boutique shopping in Nashville, Tennessee's 12South neighborhood. By Hope S. Philbrick Even if you can’t claim fame as a singer/songwriter, you can dress like a star thanks to fashion boutiques like Emerson Grace. The team of stylists at Emerson Grace "helps clients discover and realize their own...

White’s Mercantile

White's Mercantile
Grab some chocolate, a cashmere sweater, locally-made beard oil and more at this store in Nashville, Tennessee's 12South neighborhood. By Hope S. Philbrick White’s Mercantile is a modern general store that stocks clothing, gift and household items, including local/regional foods, soap and beauty products, jewelry, leather goods,...

Draper James

Draper James
Contemporary yet timeless Southern style is for sale at this boutique in Nashville, Tennessee's 12South neighborhood. By Hope S. Philbrick Reese Witherspoon—a Nashville, Tennessee native and Academy Award-winning actress—opened a retail store in her hometown.  Draper James, named to honor her grandparents, is a bright shop bursting with timeless Southern...

General Lewis Inn

General Lewis Inn
Downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia By Hope S. Philbrick The General Lewis Inn is a short walk up the hill from and on the edge of historic downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia. This means you could drive into town and then avoid your car for the remainder of your...

Quick Stop: Morgantown, West Virginia

Make the most of a brief visit to “The best walking city in the U.S.” By Hope S. Philbrick We spent just 19 hours in Morgantown, West Virginia—eight of them asleep. Though a longer visit to this community is in order—Morgantown, situated on the banks of the...

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...
The Beaufort Inn

The Beaufort Inn [Renovated & Expanded]

By Hope S. Philbrick If you want to experience "The South" and you can only go to one place, consider The Beaufort Inn. Whether you're looking...
Arcopédico

Road-Tested Travel Gear: Arcopédico Footwear

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...

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...
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The DeSoto by Sotherly

By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you prefer to stay where you’ll have easy access to everything the city of Savannah, Georgia, has to offer, or...
Mall of America

Girlfriends Getaway to Twin Cities Gateway

I'm not unbiased: I'm married to a Minnesotan. But on a recent visit I discovered places I wish I would have known about when...
Paradise Rental Boats

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

2019 UPDATE: A new vendor has a new fleet of houseboats  available for overnight rental on Lake Lanier! We will check it out and...

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...