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Mall of America [UPDATE]

Mall of America
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 don’t (gasp!) like to shop. By Hope S. Philbrick When the Mall of America opened in 1992 it had its share of...

The Best $100 I’ve Ever Spent on Travel

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
Get wowed by Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch What a deal in Missouri! By Hope S. Philbrick On a multi-day road trip between Minnesota and Georgia, I recently chose to drive a route passing through St. Louis, Missouri. On the way North, I drove through St....

Muhammad Ali Legacy Tour

Louisville KY
Louisville, Kentucky is home of a legend. By Renée S. Gordon On January 17, 1942 Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born to Odessa O’Grady and Cassius Clay Sr. He was their firstborn; 18 months later his brother Rudolph Clay was born. At that time, in a...

Museum Hopping in Kansas City, Missouri

“Here I Come” By Renée S. Gordon Visit a museum to get immersed in the events and individuals of another era that changed our way of life. Kansas City, Missouri boasts several museums that should not be missed. The National World War I Museum and Memorial is...

Black History Month in Kansas City, Missouri

By Renée S. Gordon Kansas City, Missouri is so filled with history and culture that there is no time when a visit is not wonderful. But the city has really “kicked it out” for Black History Month’s recognition and celebration of nearly 300 years of black...

President’s Day in Abraham Lincoln’s Hometown

Abraham Lincoln
Spend President’s Day weekend, February 12-15, 2016, visiting a place steeped in presidential history: Abraham Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln called Springfield home for about 30 years. Visit and you’ll get to know him as a father, husband and neighbor, as well as a...

Door County, Wisconsin

Door County WI
Adventure for the unadventurous. By Sherri Telenko There are few activities more decadent than decompressing in a hot tub after a day of outdoor activity. I'm not really an outdoorsy person—unless my dog is with me, but he's not here this trip. Yet somehow I ended...

Madison Craft Beer Week

Three Cheers to Five Years! 5th annual Madison Craft Beer Week set for May 1-10, 2015 Ten-day, two weekend long festival highlights craft beer culture in Dane County, Wisconsin. Madison Craft Beer Week will celebrate its 5th anniversary this May 1-10, 2015. Over 80 different Greater Madison area...

Hamilton County, Indiana

Hamilton County IN
Culinary travel for grownups By Kate Burkhardt Hamilton County, Indiana invites grownups to grab a plate on the Prairie and take a guided taste tour through Hamilton County. Conner Prairie’s adults-only culinary series returns Conner Prairie Interactive History Park isn’t just for kids. Prairie Plates, a series of adults-only events, explores...

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...