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Girlfriends Getaway to Twin Cities Gateway

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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 I was single. Consider this solid advice.  By Hope S. Philbrick When you’re tired of swiping through online profiles and ready to...

Kaatsbaan Lodge

Kaatsbaan Lodge Main Lodge exterior photo by Michelle Blaakman
By Katie DeTar My best childhood memories center around weeks spent at summer camp. I would meet again with old friends made the year before, enjoy swimming lessons and crafts, and convene for the evening meal in the dining hall. A recent overnight at the...

Colorado Ski Country

New Lifts, Terrain Expansions and New Dining Experiences Will Debut for Colorado Ski Country's 2018-19 Season. Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member ski areas have been working on projects to elevate the guest experience with new capital improvements, investments in infrastructure and new programs that...

The Hotel Saugatuck [Adults Only]

The Hotel Saugatuck
Plan an adults-only getaway at this hotel anytime, because kids aren't allowed. Ever. A new package this June includes vintage baseball. The Hotel Saugatuck is an 18-room luxury bed and breakfast with stunning views of Lake Kalamazoo in Saugatuck, Michigan. It offers modern amenities mere blocks from...

Forest Hills Golf Club

Forest Hills Golf Club
Golf Augusta, Georgia’s other storied Green. By Bill Bauer Recently, I asked a few golfing buddies if they wanted to join me and play Augusta, Georgia. Needless to say, their heads turned, and in less time than it takes to stick a tee in the ground, they...

5+ Grownup Game Spots in Spartanburg, South Carolina

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Game on in Hub City! By Hope S. Philbrick Maybe you carry a deck of cards with you wherever you go. I don’t. No need to BYO games to Spartanburg, South Carolina. Proof that being bored is banished in Spartanburg, several bars and retailers share a common theme:...

12+ Secrets to Winter Fun for Grownups Near the Twin Cities

All work and no play is boring. Being an adult doesn’t have to be dull. Not even in winter, when the temptation to stick with familiarity is strongest. Break free from routine and treat yourself to grown-up amusements. Whether you prefer a romantic outing...

Racing Against the Track in Cabarrus County, North Carolina

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Visit the home of NASCAR By Renée S. Gordon NASCAR’s history is as colorful as the sport. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) grew out of the illegal whiskey trade since bootlegging during Prohibition required superior driving skills and nerves of steel. Illegal stills...

Jennifer Smith Yoga

Jennifer Smith Yoga
Madonna sings, "Strike a pose, there's nothing to it." With yoga, there actually is something to the poses. By Hope S. Philbrick I had never practiced or even tried to strike a yoga pose before agreeing to attend three foundation classes led by Jennifer Smith. I decided...
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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...