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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...

Why Visit Greenwood, Mississippi

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Greenwood MS is where "The Help" was filmed. By Chris Chamberlain The Mississippi Delta is a region that often gets overlooked by vacation planners, but it warrants grownups' attention. Bounded by the Mississippi River on the west and Interstate 55 on the east, the Delta may...

“The Deep End of Flavor”: New Cookbook by Chef Tenney Flynn

cookbook "Deep End of Flavor" by Chef Tenney Flynn
By Hope S. Philbrick This year, New Orleans, Louisiana’s GW Fins was ranked #7 in the Top 10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants In the Country in TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Awards, and OpenTable’s 100 Best Restaurants In America. Tenney Flynn, chef and co-owner of GW Fins, is...

The Competitive World of Austin, Texas Barbecue

Franklin Barbecue in Austin TX
By Jill Gleeson Just how heated is the competition amongst purveyors of Austin, Texas barbeque? Heated enough that when I reached out to a certain downtown restaurant’s PR representative for a comment about the city’s BBQ scene, she asked me what others I’d be including....

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

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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...

2019 Chevy Traverse [Test-Drive]

2019 Chevrolet Traverse in Lafayette LA
By Hope S. Philbrick The best work trips combine work and play. Same is true of a vehicle. The Chevrolet Traverse erases the distinction, making every journey pleasant no matter its purpose. On a recent round-trip drive between Atlanta, Georgia, and Lafayette, Louisiana, the Traverse proved...

All-American Road Trip to Memphis, Tennessee

Chevrolet asked if we’d like to drive a Chevy Tahoe to Memphis for the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Of course, we said yes. By Hope S. Philbrick My dad always said that when opportunity knocks you have to answer the door. So when a PR firm...

Can’t Miss Taste Fests [Update]

Love to sample tasty sips and bites? Get these adults-oriented food and drink events on your calendar. By Hope S. Philbrick As any Southerner worth his sweet tea knows food is important and celebrating it is just good sense and good fun. As a food and...
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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...
Viking Mississippi on river

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...