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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...

Axe-Throwing Bars [21+ Hot Trend]

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By Chris Chamberlain Ever since the Paleolithic age when some unnamed caveman (oh heck, let’s call him “Og”) picked up a broken chunk of flint and flung it at a retreating furry proto-squirrel, humankind has been obsessed with throwing sharp objects for sport as well...

Kaatsbaan Lodge

Kaatsbaan Lodge Main Lodge exterior photo by Michelle Blaakman
By Katie DeTar My best childhood memories center around weeks spent at summer camp. I would meet again with old friends made the year before, enjoy swimming lessons and crafts, and convene for the evening meal in the dining hall. A recent overnight at the...

The Glen House

The Glen House
The Glen House is now open in New Hampshire. 21st Century Design Will Pay Homage to 19th Century New England Advertorial The Glen House, a new 68-room hotel at the base of Mt. Washington, the highest summit in the Northeast, pays respect to the legendary White Mountain...

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Former bank building shines as center-city retreat. By Katie DeTar Everything old is new again in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There’s a revived city center, new museums in the historic district, redesigned parks, and downtown neighborhoods bursting with art, culture, and great food. Within walking distance to these...

Southampton Inn

Southampton Inn
By Katie DeTar The summer season officially kicks off in the resort town of Southampton, New York, this weekend. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Hamptons—as the beach towns on the East End of Long Island are collectively known—bustle with summer activity. Wealthy New...

Autumn Adirondack Getaway

Great Pines
Enjoy leaf peeping season in Upstate New York at Great Pines Resort and the surrounding area. by Katie DeTar October is a glorious month in New York State, and a newly refurbished Adirondack hotel invites you to stay for a weekend of leaf peeping. Great Pines reopened...

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel
Relax at the River in Northern New York By Katie DeTar When I was a kid, family trips to New York state's Thousand Island Region centered around fishing. We’d stay at a simple lakeside motel, spend early mornings on the bass boat, and enjoy cookout lunches...

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort: As seen on ABC’s “The Bachelorette”

Reality. TV. By Hope S. Philbrick Among the entertaining coincidences of my life, this one ranks high: When I recently stayed at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania, the place appeared on ABC’s The Bachelorette. I learned about its impending appearance upon arrival when I was handed...
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Hop-On Hop-Off London Bus Tour

Tour the United Kingdom's capital riding atop a double-decker bus. By Carrie Whitney The image of a double-decker bus is synonymous with London, England, but in...
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...

Mixed Case: Sheltering Sips (1 of ?)

Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries by the dozen. Whether you’re perusing a bar menu while...
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Viking Mississippi Debuts August 2022

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...
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Dolly Parton to Read Bedtime Stories, Starting Tonight

By Hope S. Philbrick Missing travel as a way to enjoy some adult time? If you’ve got kids at home during the stay-at-home orders to...

At-Home Activities, Pantry Recipes, Massage Lessons & More For All Ages From Velas Resorts

The USA has the best neighbors! Our friends at Velas Resorts in Mexico have come up with some great ways to help us all...

Culinary Weekend: Hilton Head Island

By Hope S. Philbrick Nothing satisfies the soul like Lowcountry cuisine. Except, perhaps, the Lowcountry itself. Add them together for a truly satisfying vacation destination....

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....

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...
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Houseboat Rentals 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...
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...