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21 Point Inspection for Accommodations [NEW]

By Hope S. Philbrick hotel inspection From the day we launched Getaways for Grownups, we’ve consistently featured hotels and resorts. We will continue to do so: We know that wherever you go and for whatever reason you’re going there, accommodations can set the mood for...

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 to pop out a pinkie finger whilst holding a delicate teacup? It’s easy to start pondering such etiquette details when staying...

Hotel du Pont

HOTEL DU PONT Wilmington DE
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 that particular hotel organization over any other because its members consistently impress and are rich with stories. Plus, there’s usually a...

Facial at Spa 122 & Salon

Get pampered in Shenandoah County, Virginia. By Hope S. Philbrick “We’re gifting you a facial on your way out of the valley,” my friends said on the morning I was scheduled to drive back home from Shenandoah County, Virginia. I hadn’t told them that I have such...

Adams County Pour Tour

Pour Tour
Savor the season in the bountiful Pennsylvania countryside near Gettysburg.  A new craft beverage tour highlights the pints and pours of Adams County, bringing together wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries. A tasty tour option for adults age 21 and older!  By Renee Sklarew Rooted in the heart...

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington, D.C.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington, D.C.
Q&A with co-author Renee Sklarew. The new book, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington, D.C. Including Suburban and Outlying Areas of Maryland and Virginia, is the result of 12 months of energetic research by hiking enthusiasts Renee Sklarew and Rachel Cooper. The new guidebook includes...

21+ More Adult Travel Stops in Shenandoah County, Virginia

Shenandoah County Artisan Trail
You want it, they got it. By Hope S. Philbrick We’ve already shared two great reasons to visit Shenandoah County, Virginia: It’s packed with 178 miles of hiking trails, which vary in level of difficulty but consistently deliver on spectacular views. And it’s loaded with artists producing hand-crafted...

Shenandoah County Artisan Trail

Shenandoah County Artisan Trail
Explore the creative side of Shenandoah County, Virginia. "Hand-made treasures, locally-grown goodness and breath-taking beauty around every bend." By Hope S. Philbrick Three trails entice adults to explore Shenandoah County, Virginia: an Outdoors Trail, Spirits Trail, and Artisan Trail. The brochure for the last of these promises...

Hike Big Schloss

Big Schloss
One among many great hiking trail options in Shenandoah County, Virginia. By Hope S. Philbrick There are so many compelling hiking trail options in Shenandoah County, Virginia, that it's hard to choose just one, if that's all your schedule permits: The County boasts 178 miles of...

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...
Aloft Ocean City

Aloft Ocean City

By Hope S. Philbrick In Ocean City, miles of hotel options tower above Maryland’s beach. Choosing where to stay can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t...

21 Point Inspection for Accommodations [NEW]

By Hope S. Philbrick hotel inspection From the day we launched Getaways for Grownups, we’ve consistently featured hotels and resorts. We will continue to do...
Adventure Canada

Cruising the Arctic with Adventure Canada

By Jill Gleeson It’s not really accurate to call what passengers experience on a High Arctic crossing with Adventure Canada a cruise. Sure, there’s a...
Secret Cincinnati

“Secret Cincinnati”

There are a million stories in Cincinnati, Ohio. Secret Cincinnati, a new book by Kentucky author Kathryn Witt, tells 89 of them—or at least shares...
Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails

Garden Dinners at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

By Hope S. Philbrick Folks who live nearby walk to the garden dinners at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails and seemed surprised by the idea that...
Paradise Rental Boats

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

May 2019 Update: At the Travel South conference, a representative of Lake Lanier told us that a new vendor would once again make it possible...

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...