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Olas Verdes First LEED-certified boutique surf hotel in Costa Rica

Experience adventure, culture, sanctuary, and pura vida. Olas Verdes, a Costa Rican boutique hotel in Playa Guiones, Nosara is thrilled to announce its opening as the world’s first LEED-certified surf hotel. Nestled away from the coastline alongside a jungle forever preserved, Olas Verdes provides immediate access...

TopGolf Atlanta Midtown

Give it a shot. By Hope S. Philbrick TopGolf is a high-tech driving range with a lively ambiance that is more “bar” than “golf course.” Whether or not you consider yourself a golfer—heck, even if you’ve never picked up a golf club—you can have fun here whether...

Waves Village Resort

kiteboarding - Outer Banks NC
By Hope S. Philbrick Though you need not be a water sports enthusiast to enjoy Waves Village Resort—you could simply soak in a hot tub on the private porch of your luxury condo staring at the horizon, contemplating life—it’s the perfect place to get your...

Colorado Ski Country

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Colorado ski resorts entice with competitions, concerts, scavenger hunts and more this spring. As ski season in Colorado enters what is typically the state’s snowiest month, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts have full calendars of events, deals, promotions, and activities. Between now and...

Stowe Mountain Lodge

Ski Stowe! Winter luxury in Vermont. By Renée S. Gordon Stowe, Vermont is one of the top three ski destinations in the country and it is renowned for the number and variety of lodgings, dining and entertainment options. Stowe Mountain Lodge is an opulent destination resort distinctive...

Trapp Family Lodge

Ski Stowe! The Mountains of Vermont are alive with music, history. By Renée S. Gordon Stowe, Vermont is one of the top three ski destinations in the country and it is renowned for the number and variety of lodgings, dining and entertainment options. Trapp Family Lodge is a...

Sliding for Glory

Team USA’s Lake Placid Lugers By Katie DeTar The commentator on the loudspeaker blared through the crisp, 13-degree morning air, “she’s coming down through the labyrinth, through curve 14 and into the heart.” Cowbells rang out and excitement filled the air. This was no ordinary sporting...

Old Edwards Club

High Tee By Hope S. Philbrick During a recent visit to Old Edwards Inn & Spa in Highlands, North Carolina, I met with Jordan Kenter, director of golf for Old Edwards Club. While escorting me on a golf cart tour of all 18 holes, Kenter talked about...

Lake Placid, New York

Adirondack Adventure By Katie DeTar History, nature and culture come together in northern New York’s Adirondack Mountains, and one small town’s serendipitous mix of these three essential destination elements creates a magical vacation setting. Lake Placid’s charming alpine-esque Main Street is the central hub for activities that...

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 Whiskey Classic

The Whiskey Classic

The inaugural 2018 event drew a crowd of more than 1,300 attendees. Based on that success, the 2nd annual Whiskey Classic event featuring distilleries,...
The Hotels at Fager's Island

The Hotels at Fager’s Island

By Hope S. Philbrick When reclining on a zebra-patterned chaise lounge, is it appropriate to pop up one knee in the same way it’s best...
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...
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...