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Dollywood [2020 Update]

Adult-oriented amusements abound at Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. By Hope S. Philbrick A few years ago, before I'd ever set foot in the place, if you'd told me that after going to Dollywood I'd be eager to return, I'd have thought...

The Ghastly Dreadfuls [Seasonal]

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...

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
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 series—and you’ll...

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...

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction

Dixie Stampede
It’s the North Pole versus the South Pole during Christmas season performances. By Hope S. Philbrick As the lights dim throughout the 35,000 square foot arena, signaling the show is about to begin, my host dining companion leans over and whispers into my ear: “Some people...
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...
B&Bs in SC Old 96 District

Bed & Breakfast Accommodations in South Carolina’s Old 96 District

Story by Hope S. Philbrick Photos courtesy Old 96 District Sponsored by Old 96 District Located in the western part of South Carolina bordering Georgia, South Carolina’s...
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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...
Artisan Beauté view into windows from sidewalk

Artisan Beauté

By Hope S. Philbrick There are facials that feel good. Relaxing, even. You lie back while an esthetician slathers lotions and potions on your face...
cocktail at Clues and Cocktails in Atlanta GA

Clues and Cocktails: What To Do In Sweet Auburn After Hours

By Hope S. Philbrick Clues and Cocktails is a new venue in Atlanta’s historic Martin Luther King Jr. District—and because it’s part bar, it’s strictly...
3 bloody marys representing The Bloody Mary Festival Atlanta 2020

2nd Annual Bloody Mary Festival

The second annual Bloody Mary Festival Atlanta will take place at The Fairmont on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Atlanta is one of 12 cities nationwide...
exterior view of Greystone Miami Beach

Greystone Miami Beach [NEW Adults-Only Hotel]

Greystone Miami Beach to open its doors January 2020. Historic 1930’s boutique adults-only hotel has undergone a complete revitalization. The property's culinary outlets are...

Dollywood [2020 Update]

Adult-oriented amusements abound at Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. By Hope S. Philbrick A few years ago, before I'd ever set foot...

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...
Dirty Dancing Weekend @ Mountain Lake Lodge

“Dirty Dancing” Weekend at Mountain Lake Lodge

Carry a watermelon. Hold the frame. Shake your maracas. Never let anybody put you in the corner. Most of all, smile and have the...