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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...

Axe-Throwing Bars [21+ Hot Trend]

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By Chris Chamberlain Ever since the Paleolithic age when some unnamed caveman (oh heck, let’s call him “Og”) picked up a broken chunk of flint and flung it at a retreating furry proto-squirrel, humankind has been obsessed with throwing sharp objects for sport as well...

The Whiskey Classic

The Whiskey Classic
The inaugural 2018 event drew a crowd of more than 1,300 attendees. Based on that success, the 2nd annual Whiskey Classic event featuring distilleries, wineries and breweries is set for October 12, 2019 at San Cristobal Movie Ranch in New Mexico. The Whiskey Classic is...

Not Leaving Las Vegas for the Holidays

Seasonal Nevada Bargain By Chris Chamberlain Through the years, Las Vegas, Nevada, has been a little bit schizophrenic when it comes to its projected image. During the ‘90s, there was a period when resorts attempted to attract families with whimsical projects like the Excalibur, the Circus...

Old is New in Las Vegas’ Original Downtown

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When in Nevada’s most famous city, forego the The Strip and check out these five must-sees in Old Vegas. By Craig Distl Old Vegas is new again. Sin City’s original Downtown, long an afterthought to the glitzy, glamorous and more highly-lauded Strip, is roaring back to life....

Sara Eyestone

Meet the artist and art curator at La Posada de Santa Fe. By Hope S. Philbrick Sara Eyestone is an artist celebrated for her elegant floral oil paintings and sensitive family portraits created with unusual color combinations. She has painted exclusively on commission for private collectors...

Chef Todd Hall

By Hope S. Philbrick Chef Todd Hall is now at the helm of the kitchens at La Posada in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A prodigy who was behind the world's first four-star Mexican restaurant—La Hacienda in Scottsdale, Ariz.—he also brought upscale Mexican cuisine to the Boston,...

Fun For Men

Celebrate men's health with a man-cation. Since November is host to Movember, a global campaign to raise awareness about men's health issues including prostate and testicular cancer, several hotels around the world are celebrating men this month with special “bro-cation” experiences. Among the fun options... Explore the...

Spa Sage

Savor me-time at the luxurious La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico. By Hope S. Philbrick La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, nestled on six artfully landscaped acres in the heart of historic downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico,...
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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...

Mixed Case: Sheltering Sips (3 of ?)

Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries by the dozen. Whether you’re perusing a bar menu while traveling...
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Titan Farms Peaches: 2020 Cocktail Creation

There’s a little tradition around my house: Every summer I receive a box of peaches from my friends at Titan Farms and South Carolina’s...
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Brewferm: DIY Belgian Beer

By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you’re an experienced homebrewer or simply hoping to increase your at-home beer supply during the pandemic, look to Brewferm. Brewferm is...
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Mixed Case: Sheltering Snacks 2

Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent taste discoveries. By Hope S. Philbrick This column typically features ‘adult beverages,’ but while sheltering...
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Road Tested Picnic Gear: Mermaid Straw & Rigwa Bowl

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, picnics are climbing up the list of fun things to do. Packing up a lunch or snacks to eat...

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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Houseboat Rentals 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...
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...
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...