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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

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....

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

rent a houseboat
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...