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The Competitive World of Austin, Texas Barbecue

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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...

Beau Rivage

Stay with a friend on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Biloxi. 21 Plus Salute! The 85,000 square foot casino is strictly reserved for adults age 21 and older. By Hope S. Philbrick This resort casino has a nickname: The Beau. If you don’t know Beau Rivage as “The...

Taste of Lafayette, Louisiana

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Give your taste buds a kick in the heart of Cajun Country. By Hope S. Philbrick Lafayette, Louisiana is known as the hub of all things Cajun—culture, history, festivals, Zydeco music, and cuisine can all be savored here. While traditional Cajun dishes will always have a place...

5 Reasons to Visit Wilmington, Delaware Right Now

By Hope S. Philbrick If you’re like me, the mere fact that you’ve never before visited Wilmington, Delaware, is reason enough to book a trip. While...
Louisville KY

Bourbon City: Louisville, Kentucky

Gateway to Bourbon Country. By Hope S. Philbrick Louisville, Kentucky is a must-stop for any bourbon lover. The city is packed with delicious bourbon experiences from...
Spartanburg SC

Eat & Burn: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Savor Hub City Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Great restaurants and adventures...

Panama City Beach, Florida

By Chris Chamberlain It’s been close to a year since Hurricane Michael laid waste to a stretch of the Florida Panhandle, but the images of...
Franklin Barbecue in Austin TX

The Competitive World of Austin, Texas Barbecue

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...

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....
Hobnober Burger @ Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern

Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern [New Menu]

By Hope S. Philbrick Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern is welcoming summer with a new menu. New seasonal dinner items include crab and corn chowder, Charleston salmon, and...
Dressing Downton

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Editor's Note: In 2015, Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina exhibited "Dressing Downton." A new Downton Abbey-focused exhibit, "Downton Abbey: The Exhibition" was announced today...

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....
rent a houseboat

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...

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...

Chimney Rock State Park

By Hope S. Philbrick In addition to how it seems to defy the laws of gravity, one of the most amazing things about Chimney Rock...
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...