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The Ghastly Dreadfuls [2019 Update]

The Ghastly Dreadfuls
The Center for Puppetry Arts unearths a Halloween tradition October 9-26, 2019—and it's exclusively for ADULTS! Atlanta, Ga., Halloween tradition awakens from the dead for spooky delights. The Ghastly Dreadfuls rises from the grave once again to haunt the Center for Puppetry Arts, October 9-26, 2019, with...

Center for Puppetry Arts [New Works for Adults]

XPT Process 4 -Center for Puppetry Arts
XPT to showcase original, innovative puppetry works for adults at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. Artists come together to create new pieces for annual Xperimental Puppetry Theater. The Center for Puppetry Arts will soon present a series of original puppetry pieces during...

In Season: Dollywood [2017 Christmas Update]

“If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.” —Dolly Parton Adults-oriented amusements abound, from thrill rides to seasonal performances. Smoky Mountain Christmas features 4 million lights, a colorful parade, and other themed treats. By Hope S. Philbrick   'Tis the season for Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. The seasonal...

In Season: Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner & Show

New Christmas show debuts at Dolly’s newest attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. By Hope S. Philbrick Don’t fret about which seat you get at the new Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner & Show theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: A smaller and more intimate space than...

9+ Warm Fuzzy Reasons to Visit Banner Elk, North Carolina

Banner Elk NC
Small Town, Big Heart. By Hope S. Philbrick Banner Elk, North Carolina is a one-stoplight town. If you’re arriving from some bigger community where traffic lights are commonplace, you may not personally register the fact that there’s only one here. But spend any time talking to...

Don Gibson Theatre

Don Gibson Theatre
Shelby, North Carolina celebrates music legend, hosts nationally touring acts. By Hope S. Philbrick The Don Gibson Theatre is housed in a historic Art Deco movie house that was built in 1939. It now stages performances by nationally touring jazz, country, blues, rock & roll, bluegrass...

Mount Airy, North Carolina

Mount Airy, NC
Andy Griffith’s Hometown By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you’re a diehard fan of The Andy Griffith Show or have only caught snippets of reruns while channel surfing, visit actor Andy Griffith’s birthplace and childhood home town—which served as the basis for Mayberry on the popular television...

The Full Monty

Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s production of "The Full Monty" hits the stage February 12-28, 2016. Get a discount on tickets! It may be cold outside but things are heating up for Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s new production of "The Full Monty," playing from February 12-28 at the Jennie...

Dollywood

Dollywood
Dolly Parton’s theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. By Hope S. Philbrick “Are you a Dolly Parton fan?” asks the therapist massaging my back at The Spa at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort. I answer: “How could you not be?” Because, seriously, whether you love her music or not, her...
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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...
rear view of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

By Hope S. Philbrick You might walk around Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s famed home in Charlottesville, Virginia, and think it’s incredibly peaceful and relaxing. The grounds!...
nachos at Nacho Daddy Duluth GA

Nacho Daddy Duluth GA

By Hope S. Philbrick Among the stereotypes about Las Vegas, Nev., is that you can eat for cheap. The first location of Nacho Daddy that’s...
The Ghastly Dreadfuls

The Ghastly Dreadfuls [2019 Update]

The Center for Puppetry Arts unearths a Halloween tradition October 9-26, 2019—and it's exclusively for ADULTS! Atlanta, Ga., Halloween tradition awakens from the dead for spooky...
image courtesy Craddock Terry Hotel and Event Center Lynchburg VA

Craddock Terry Hotel

By Hope S. Philbrick When searching for hotels in Lynchburg, Virginia, discerning grownups need look no further than the Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center. Step...

Fat Patties [2019 Update]

Serious yum in Beaufort and Bluffton, South Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick Driving five hours for French fries sounds insane, especially when the place you’re driving...

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....
rent a houseboat

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...
The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn [Update: New Pod]

Dip into relaxation in Asheville, North Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick “This is the best thing ever,” said my husband after emerging from underneath a therapeutic...