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Viking Mississippi Debuts August 2022

Viking Mississippi on river
By Chris Chamberlain Book future fun! For the first time, Viking is accepting reservations for cruises along the Mississippi River aboard the Viking Mississippi, a new ship that will start sailing in August 2022. America has its share of river cruising options, but most revolve...

Houseboat Rentals in the U.S.A. [Exclusive]

rent a houseboat
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 learned that only one company in the entire state of Georgia offered overnight houseboat rentals. Here, I posted an inside scoop...

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...

“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 enough about each of these “weird, wonderful and obscure” places to entice visitors to come see them in person. Is it...

Girlfriends Getaway to Twin Cities Gateway

Mall of America
I'm not unbiased: I'm married to a Minnesotan. But on a recent visit I discovered places I wish I would have known about when I was single. Consider this solid advice.  By Hope S. Philbrick When you’re tired of swiping through online profiles and ready to...

The Hotel Saugatuck [Adults Only]

The Hotel Saugatuck
Plan an adults-only getaway at this hotel anytime, because kids aren't allowed. Ever. A new package this June includes vintage baseball. The Hotel Saugatuck is an 18-room luxury bed and breakfast with stunning views of Lake Kalamazoo in Saugatuck, Michigan. It offers modern amenities mere blocks from...

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Bloomington at Mall of America

Convenient hotel located across the street from Mall of America... The No. 1 tourist destination in the United States! By Hope S. Philbrick Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Bloomington at Mall of America is located in Bloomington, Minnesota, just across the street from Mall of America...

Solimar Spa at Radisson Blu Mall of America

Radisson Blu MOA
Blissful retreat inside Mall of America, the No. 1 tourist destination in the United States. By Hope S. Philbrick It’s hard to believe, but the wondrous splendor that is Mall of America (MOA), an all-ages playground and the nation’s No. 1 tourist destination, actually was missing...

Radisson Blu Mall of America [UPDATE]

By Hope S. Philbrick If your destination is Mall of America (MOA), Radisson Blu Mall of America is a super convenient option for overnight accommodations. Even if you have no intention of stepping inside MOA—the largest indoor entertainment and shopping mall in the United States—Radisson Blu Mall...