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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...

The Ghastly Dreadfuls [2017 Update]

The Ghastly Dreadfuls
The Center for Puppetry Arts unearths a Halloween tradition October 11-28, 2017—and it's exclusively for ADULTS! Atlanta, Ga., Halloween tradition awakens from the dead for spooky delights. The Ghastly Dreadfuls return from the afterlife at Center for Puppetry Arts, October 11-28, 2017, for another season of supernatural storytelling...

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...
Whitewater Rafting West Virginia's New River

Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia’s New River

Find thrills on the water in southern West Virginia. By Rachel Cooper As an experienced flat-water kayaker, I am comfortable on the water. But riding through...
dog at adults only dog friendly campground in NC

4 Paws Kingdom Campground & Dog Retreat

Welcome to an adults only dog friendly campground in North Carolina. 21 Plus Salute! This childfree retreat offers camping serenity, whether you prefer a tent,...
Turri, Finland

Kyläkauppa Veljekset Keskinen: Finland’s Largest Shopping Mall

Shopping Therapy in Tuuri, Finland By Hans Egefalk In central Finland, just east of the town of Alavus, in between Vasa at the coast and Jyväskylä...
The B-Line passport

The B-Line [B Is For Bourbon]

Visit bourbon bars, restaurants and distilleries on The B-Line.  By Hope S. Philbrick Six is your new lucky number. Sure, once upon a time you thought it...
"A Vanderbilt House Party" at Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC

“A Vanderbilt House Party” at Biltmore Estate

Costume exhibit "A Vanderbilt House Party" showcases fashions of the Gilded Age in America’s largest home. It’s no surprise the people who owned and visited...
2018 Mountain Soul Winner, Kelsey Keith of Murfreesboro, TN

Mountain Soul Vocal Competition

The 15th annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition is calling for entries. This unique competition honors the songwriting of Sevierville native Dolly Parton by encouraging contestants...
HOTEL DU PONT Wilmington DE

Hotel du Pont

By Hope S. Philbrick Show me a Historic Hotel of America, and I’m eager to book a stay. Whenever possible, I’ll pick a member of...
Kaatsbaan Lodge Main Lodge exterior photo by Michelle Blaakman

Kaatsbaan Lodge

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,...
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...
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...

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...