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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 we pulled out of the Tanger Outlets Savannah and headed to Savannah Marriott Riverfront. By that point, we’d been on...

Clearwater, Florida’s Belleview Inn and Sandpearl Resort

Clearwater FL
Sometimes you want the best of both worlds, a full-service resort that offers every amenity under the sun AND an exclusive boutique inn loaded with charm, sophistication, and history.

Red Phone Booth [UPDATE: 2nd location coming soon!]

Red Phone Booth
Swanky speakeasy in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. 21 Plus Salute! Adults only, guaranteed. By Hope S. Philbrick If you really want to impress a date, this might do it: Walk into a phone booth and come out looking like Superman. Okay, so maybe you can’t quite pull that off...

South Carolina’s Hammock Coast Welcomes Vacationers Back

Murrells Inlet Marshwalk - Hammock Coast
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 schedule of events on the horizon, is reawakening after Hurricane Florence. The Hammock Coast made up of five coastal communities (Garden...

4 Paws Kingdom Campground & Dog Retreat

dog at adults only dog friendly campground in NC
Welcome to an adults only dog friendly campground in North Carolina. 21 Plus Salute! This childfree retreat offers camping serenity, whether you prefer a tent, RV, yurt or cottage. And of course, bring your furry best friend. By Sherri Telenko Sitting on the deck of the tiny...

The Georgian Terrace

The Georgian Terrace exterior side night
This grand classic hotel is an Atlanta landmark. Another great answer to the question of where to stay in Atlanta GA. By Hope S. Philbrick The oldest operating hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, has hosted presidents, iconic writers and movie stars, housed a dance studio and provided a...

Kentucky Road Trip [Chevy Equinox]

Chevy Equinox
We test-drove a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV through picturesque Kentucky. All business, still fun. By Hope S. Philbrick When driving the sharpest-looking car in the lot, it’s easy to find even if you forget where you parked. I learned that lesson recently, while test-driving a 2018 Chevrolet...

Garden & Gun Club

Garden & Gun Club
Now open at The Battery in Cobb County, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Sometimes, I play a little game in my head: If I were to open a restaurant, what would I include on the menu? In case you haven’t guessed by now, I adore food and...

Grand Lux Café

Grand Lux Cafe
Now open at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia. “This place reminds me of The Cheesecake Factory,” my husband says once we’re alone at the table. Before stepping away, our server explains that the full menu has over 200 options, but since this is a special...
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...

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...
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...
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....