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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...

4+ Adults-Oriented Must-Dos in Winchester, Virginia

Winchester VA
Discover Winchester-Frederick County in the Shenandoah Valley. By Hope S. Philbrick My first impression of Winchester, Virginia: Don’t wait for a conference as an excuse to visit. You can’t really get to know a place while sitting in a meeting room. Fortunately, when I visited Winchester, Virginia for...

October is Virginia Wine Month

virginia wine month
Visit a winery—or, better yet, several of them—in Virginia to toast in fall. In addition to lip-smacking yummy adult beverages, enjoy autumn color and pleasant temperatures. By Chris Chamberlain We’re big fans of wine here at Getaways for Grownups, and discovering wine regions beyond traditional favorites...

Hampshire County, West Virginia

Hampshire County WV
Natural wonders, enduring traditions By Hope S. Philbrick Hampshire County, which celebrates its 263rd anniversary this year, is the oldest county in the state of West Virginia. Billed as a “natural, two-lane paradise,” the County borders Virginia and serves as a gateway to the Potomac Highlands. Spend...

The George Washington Grand Hotel

The George Washington Grand Hotel
Wyndham Grand Hotel in Winchester, Virginia Hotel Review by Hope S. Philbrick Spa Review by Renée S. Gordon Travel often and you quickly learn there’s no guarantee that a hotel will be as “grand” as it claims to be. The George Washington Grand Hotel in Winchester, Virginia,...

Capon Springs & Farms

Capon Springs & Farms
All-American family-owned resort in Capon Springs, West Virginia, is a retro wonder. By Hope S. Philbrick More than ever, the idea of riding a time machine back to a simpler time and place sounds wonderful. But you don’t need a souped-up DeLorean. Just head to Capon...

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...
Baltimore, Maryland

Quick Stop: Baltimore, Maryland

By Hope S. Philbrick At dinner with friends one night, our friends revealed that they’d be going to Baltimore, Maryland in a few days. “Eat dinner...
2019 Chevrolet Equinox FWD LT 2.0T

2019 Chevrolet Equinox [Test-Drive]

By Hope S. Philbrick This trunk holds a ridiculous amount of shoes. As a professional traveler, I pride myself on being able to pack light. When...
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Art in Amsterdam

By Jill Gleeson Sure, Amsterdam may be best known for its more hedonistic, visceral pleasures, like its famed coffee shops, where patrons smoke marijuana legally,...
Sandaway Suites and Beach

Sandaway Suites & Beach

By Hope S. Philbrick “We can’t be all things to all people,” says Wendy Gibson, who owns and operates Sandaway Suites & Beach in Oxford,...
rent a houseboat

Rent a Houseboat in the U.S.A. [Investigative Report]

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...
rent a houseboat

Rent a Houseboat in the U.S.A. [Investigative Report]

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...

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...