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Horsing Around in Amelia Island, Florida

If I could, I’d travel the world on horseback. 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...

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...
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...
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...

Mixed Case: ‘Tis The Season for Wine

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...

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....
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...