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Ten Thousand Waves

Ten Thousand Waves - Santa Fe NM
Japanese-style spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico. By Hope S. Philbrick Ten Thousand Waves, located ten minutes from downtown Santa Fe and near a national forest, is inspired by the hot springs resorts found on Japan’s mountainsides. The feeling that this is indeed someplace different starts with...

Eloisa

Eloisa - Santa Fe NM
Chef John Sedlar returns home to Santa Fe, New Mexico. By Hope S. Philbrick Locals in Santa Fe, New Mexico seemed more than the usual amount of excited about the newest restaurant in town, Eloisa. So naturally, I had to check it out. Lucky me, I ate...

Sadie’s of New Mexico

Sadie's of New Mexico
Authentic regional flavor is on the menu at this Albuquerque, New Mexico restaurant. Plus, Sadie’s salsas and chile sauces are sold nationwide so you can relish the taste of New Mexico at home. By Hope S. Philbrick “In New Mexico, we’re defined by our cuisine,” says Jim...

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
One of the nation’s oldest natural health resorts is in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico. It celebrates its 147th anniversary in 2015. And earns our pick for the best $45 you can spend. By Hope S. Philbrick As if the drive getting to Ojo Caliente weren’t relaxing enough—from Taos...

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
Landmark hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico’s most historic neighborhood. By Hope S. Philbrick My most recent visit to Hotel Albuquerque was not my first visit. And it will surely not to be my last. Hotel Albuquerque serves as an ideal home base when visiting New Mexico's largest...

Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe

Hotel Chimayo
Living history in Santa Fe, New Mexico. By Hope S. Philbrick Rustic yet elegant, historic yet loaded with modern upscale amenities, Hotel Chimayó in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a distinctive boutique hotel that gets you close to the action of the Plaza while transporting you...

Nativo Lodge

Nativo Lodge
Living art in Albuquerque, New Mexico. By Hope S. Philbrick Native American art is one compelling reason to visit New Mexico: opportunities abound to see it, buy it, learn about its history and role in native culture. But once you’ve seen/bought/visited a few museums devoted to turquoise,...

Palacio de Marquesa Taos

Palacio de Marquesa Taos
Spanish-inspired retreat in Taos, New Mexico honors remarkable women. By Hope S. Philbrick Part boutique hotel, part bed and breakfast, Palacio de Marquesa Taos is the newest member of the Heritage Hotels & Resorts portfolio. Opened August 29, 2014 in historic Taos, New Mexico, Palacio de Marquesa...

Heritage Hotels & Resorts

Heritage Hotels and Resorts
New Mexico True. By Hope S. Philbrick Despite what you might have heard on ABC’s The Bachelor, New Mexico is, in fact, one of the 50 United States of America. But its beauty, history, cuisine, culture, art and people are specific in a distinctive way that...

The Big Texan

The Big Texan
Amarillo’s iconic restaurant. The huge yellow venue serves up a touristy ambiance, a notorious eating challenge, generous portions, and jovial good times—plus an on-site brewery that earns serious cred. By Hope S. Philbrick If you need proof that women have more self-awareness than men, look to The...
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....