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Why Visit Greenwood, Mississippi

Tallahatchie Flats courtesy Visit Greenwood MS
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....

Rent a Houseboat 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 made it possible to rent a houseboat overnight. Here, I...

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...

11+ Tasty Discoveries in Fredericksburg, Texas [from barbecue to wine]

Ideas for a yummy weekend getaway. By Chris Chamberlain The Hill Country region of Central Texas is probably best known for its legendary barbecue, but has also earned acclaim as a wine region. One contributing factor for these achievements is that a large German immigrant population moved to...
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...
Sea Island Forge kettle at Pursell Farms in AL

Sea Island Forge Kettles

By Hope S. Philbrick Sea Island Forge, based in St. Simons Island, Georgia, is sparking new traditions in backyards nationwide with its kettles. Every Sea Island...
shrimp & grits at Rustic Table in Pawleys Island on the SC Hammock Coast

Eat Up the SC Hammock Coast

By Hope S. Philbrick The Lowcountry, the U.S. East Coast ecosystem shared exclusively by South Carolina and Georgia, is home to spectacular scenery (in every...
Gumbo at Lagarde American Eatery in Chamblee GA

Lagarde American Eatery

By Hope S. Philbrick Sometimes, you want a hurricane. Not the destructive storm. The drink. The New Orleans cocktail so famous it can be recognized by its...
seating / dining area in the lobby at TownPlace Suites Marriott Parkersburg WV

TownPlace Suites Marriott Parkersburg WV

By Hope S. Philbrick Rarely does a hotel deliver on a promise almost immediately as you step through the guestroom door for the first time....
taco trio at Rock N Taco in Roswell GA

Rock ‘N’ Taco

By Hope S. Philbrick Feed your fantasy and live out your rock star dreams at Rock ‘N’ Taco in downtown Roswell, Georgia. With a soundtrack of...

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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Rent a Houseboat 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...