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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

Lafayette LA
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...

The Carriage House Hotel & Riverspa

Live It Up in Lafayette, Louisiana By Hope S. Philbrick There’s something special about stepping into a hotel room and feeling right at home. Literally at home. That’s the sensation my husband and I had when we discovered that our “room” at the Carriage House Hotel wasn’t...

NOWFE: 25 Years of Cheer

The 25th Anniversary of the New Orleans Food & Wine Experience will take place May 25-28, 2017, and tickets are on sale now for this highly anticipated, annual four-day event. For more than two decades NOWFE has showcased the culinary excellence in the New Orleans,...

Granbury, Texas

Spirited fun. By Renée S. Gordon Granbury, Texas, in Hood County, is notorious for the number of sites believed to be haunted as well as for the number of famous, quirky residents who have called it home. The earliest of these notable residents were dinosaurs that lived...

San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio TX
Play. Eat. Drink. Stay. By Chris Chamberlain How can a city with the 7th largest population in the U.S. possibly be overlooked? Especially when it also is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the top ten with more than ten percent increase in population between 2010...

Lexington, Kentucky’s Art Infusion

Galleries abound. You can also meet a famous horse. By Renée S. Gordon Lexington is a wonderful place to experience Kentucky’s melding of southern hospitality, luxury and charm with cutting-edge sports, arts, dining and shopping. The city has distinguished itself as a premier location for cutting-edge art and...
2018 Chevy Trax

All-Weather Test Drive [2018 Chevrolet Trax]

We road-tested a 2018 Chevrolet Trax through storms, sun and even frost. The Chevy Trax served us well from Atlanta, Georgia to Covington, Kentucky to...
Murrells Inlet Marshwalk - Hammock Coast

South Carolina’s Hammock Coast Welcomes Vacationers Back

Coastal Communities in Georgetown County Avoided Worst of Hurricane Florence’s Wrath South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, with idyllic fall weather in the forecast and an ever-popular...
Whitewater Rafting West Virginia's New River

Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia’s New River

Find thrills on the water in southern West Virginia. By Rachel Cooper As an experienced flat-water kayaker, I am comfortable on the water. But riding through...

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...
eat in Blowing Rock NC

Where To Eat in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Small town, big flavor. By Hope S. Philbrick Taste buds are the only essential to bring on any trip to Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Blowing Rock has...
Meadowbrook Inn

Meadowbrook Inn

If you’ve always wanted to feel rich without actually forking over too much cash, book a stay at Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. You can sprawl out in a suite at surprisingly affordable rates—plus, if your travel dates are flexible, you can save even more with specials.
Savannah Marriott Riverfront

Savannah Marriott Riverfront

$20-million renovation complete at Savannah Marriott Riverfront!  By Hope S. Philbrick “We have the strangest collection of things in this car,” said my friend Jan, as...

Mixed Case: Forward Tastes

Twelve Tasty Sips Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries by the dozen. Whether you’re perusing a bar...
Paradise Rental Boats

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

2018 UPDATE: Paradise Rental Boats sold its houseboat fleet. This service is no longer available with the company that we reviewed. Rather than delete...
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...

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...
The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn [Update: New Pod]

Dip into relaxation in Asheville, North Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick “This is the best thing ever,” said my husband after emerging from underneath a therapeutic...

How To Show Off Atlanta, Georgia

ATL v NYC. How to show off Atlanta, Georgia for the win. Genuine WOWs in the capital city of the South's Empire State. By Hope S....