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Lost River Cave

Take a boat tour under Bowling Green, Kentucky By Hope S. Philbrick One of the largest cave entrances east of the Mississippi River leads to a watery passageway 60 feet below Highway 31W.  At Lost River Cave, step into a tour boat, dip your head briefly...

Four Roadside Finds: Florida’s East Coast

By Hope S. Philbrick Five hundred years ago, Spanish explorers led by Juan Ponce de León stepped ashore in Florida. 2013 marks the milestone of that fateful step. Led by the Florida Department of State, the Viva Florida 500 celebration is taking place throughout the...

Horsing Around in Amelia Island, Florida

By Hope S. Philbrick For my birthday, I planned an escape to one of my favorite places: Amelia Island, Florida. I’m not alone in my adoration of the place: Amelia Island has been named among the Top 10 North American islands by Conde Nast Traveler’s...

Arkansas State Park Lodges

Spectacular sunrises, sunsets and views to admire all day long at three great escapes into nature. By Hope S. Philbrick On a recent trip through Arkansas, a busload of travel writers checked into lodges at three Arkansas state parks: Mount Magazine, DeGray Lake Resort and Petit...

Eat & Burn: Alabama Gulf Coast

Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn off the calories. By Hope S. Philbrick The Alabama Coast can pack a whole lot into a little. It’s just 53 miles long, but inlets and juts stretch the measured shoreline to...

Historic Jalbert Camps

Traditions, legends live on in the heart of the Maine woods Text and Photos By Julia Bayly It was a scene straight out of Disney: The months-old calf bravely crossed a river channel to catch up with the cow moose vanishing into the thick brush on...

South African Safari

Ngala Private Game Reserve in Kruger National Park By Hope S. Philbrick Leopard urine smells like popcorn. Or so field guide Mark Shaw insists. But I can’t smell it—maybe because my nose is overwhelmed by all the aromas of the South African bush or maybe because...

Wildlife Watch: Québec Maritime

Meet creatures of the air, sea and land in the regions of Gaspésie and Manicouagan By Hope S. Philbrick If, like me, you prefer feeling warm to cold and thus go to some lengths to avoid shivering, few destinations that require wearing a coat in June...

Coastal Georgia: Play Hard

100 Miles of Spectacular Fun By Hope S. Philbrick If the word 'coast' brings to mind only the image of blue waves tumbling onto white sand, a visit to the Georgia Coast will expand your understanding. While the Atlantic Ocean does hit sandy beaches at several...
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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...
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Red Phone Booth Atlanta Re-Opening

Red Phone Booth, the popular speakeasy in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, will reopen its doors on Monday, June 1, 2020, after acquiring the latest in...

Mixed Case: Sheltering Sips (1 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...
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Viking Mississippi Debuts August 2022

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...
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Dolly Parton to Read Bedtime Stories, Starting Tonight

By Hope S. Philbrick Missing travel as a way to enjoy some adult time? If you’ve got kids at home during the stay-at-home orders to...

At-Home Activities, Pantry Recipes, Massage Lessons & More For All Ages From Velas Resorts

The USA has the best neighbors! Our friends at Velas Resorts in Mexico have come up with some great ways to help us all...

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...
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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...
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...