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Presque Isle

Lighthouses and more in Erie, Pennsylvania’s Quiet Star By Renée S. Gordon Presque Isle is located west of Erie’s downtown. In actuality it is not an island but rather a 3,200-acre sandy peninsula that forms Presque Isle Bay, the deep harbor port that made Erie a...

Mirbeau Inn and Spa Skaneateles

By Katie DeTar Retreating to Mirbeau Inn and Spa in Skaneateles, New York is more than a simple getaway. It is an immersive, luxurious experience that floods your senses and eases your mind. The intimate 34-room resort, inspired by the paintings of Monet and the architecture...

Erie, PA

Pennsylvania’s Quiet Star By Renée S. Gordon Erie, Pennsylvania, located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, is the state’s fourth largest city, the state’s only major city on the lakeshore, and has played a significant role in historic events that impacted the entire nation. Visitors...

Morey’s Piers

Morey's Piers
Get Wild in New Jersey By Renée S. Gordon Alexander Boardman was a train conductor who grew weary of extracting sand residue from his cars. His solution, a wooden path, was first put into operation in Atlantic City in 1870. In 1900 the City of Wildwood,...

The Franklin Institute

Franklin Institute
“Genghis Kahn: Bring the Legend to Life” special exhibit comes to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By Renée S. Gordon Genghis Kahn, considered to have been one of the world's greatest leaders, is the subject of a special exhibit that will make the first northeastern stop on an international...

New York’s Craziest New Suite

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Luxury multi-floor penthouse suite recently completed million dollar redesign boasts expansive terrace, glass-bottom Jacuzzi and exclusive VIP Amenities. Dream Downtown today announces the debut of its newly completed GuestHouse, a luxurious 2,500-square-foot duplex penthouse suite set atop the iconic hotel’s south tower. Distinctive features include...

Stowe Mountain Lodge

Ski Stowe! Winter luxury in Vermont. By Renée S. Gordon Stowe, Vermont is one of the top three ski destinations in the country and it is renowned for the number and variety of lodgings, dining and entertainment options. Stowe Mountain Lodge is an opulent destination resort distinctive...

Trapp Family Lodge

Ski Stowe! The Mountains of Vermont are alive with music, history. By Renée S. Gordon Stowe, Vermont is one of the top three ski destinations in the country and it is renowned for the number and variety of lodgings, dining and entertainment options. Trapp Family Lodge is a...

Sliding for Glory

By Katie DeTar The commentator on the loudspeaker blared through the crisp, 13-degree morning air, “she’s coming down through the labyrinth, through curve 14 and into the heart.” Cowbells rang out and excitement filled the air. This was no ordinary sporting event. This was the...
lady looks at the camera while riding on a double decker bus in London, England

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...
Eastern Standard Provisions

Mixed Case: Sheltering Snacks 2

Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent taste discoveries. By Hope S. Philbrick This column typically features ‘adult beverages,’ but while sheltering...
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Road Tested Picnic Gear: Mermaid Straw & Rigwa Bowl

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, picnics are climbing up the list of fun things to do. Packing up a lunch or snacks to eat...
Lake Lanier Boat Rental

Lake Lanier Boat Rental

No boat? No problem! Get on the water with a Lake Lanier boat rental! From in-depth insiders' tips to a quick reference guide, we've...
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Fun Things To Do in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

By Hope S. Philbrick Most any time of any year, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, a small community in the Great Smoky Mountains nestled between Sevierville and...
The Painted Pin bowling lane

The Painted Pin [2020 Update]

Coronavirus Era: Same house, new rules! Painted Hospitality has announced that The Painted Pin and its sibling business The Painted Duck will officially reopen on Wednesday,...

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...