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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

Grownup fun, times four. 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...

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...

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...
Louisville KY

Bourbon City: Louisville, Kentucky

Gateway to Bourbon Country. By Hope S. Philbrick Louisville, Kentucky is a must-stop for any bourbon lover. The city is packed with delicious bourbon experiences from...
Spartanburg SC

Eat & Burn: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Savor Hub City Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Great restaurants and adventures...
Aloft Ocean City

Aloft Ocean City

By Hope S. Philbrick In Ocean City, miles of hotel options tower above Maryland’s beach. Choosing where to stay can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t...

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...
Adventure Canada

Cruising the Arctic with Adventure Canada

By Jill Gleeson It’s not really accurate to call what passengers experience on a High Arctic crossing with Adventure Canada a cruise. Sure, there’s a...
Secret Cincinnati

“Secret Cincinnati”

There are a million stories in Cincinnati, Ohio. Secret Cincinnati, a new book by Kentucky author Kathryn Witt, tells 89 of them—or at least shares...
Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails

Garden Dinners at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

By Hope S. Philbrick Folks who live nearby walk to the garden dinners at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails and seemed surprised by the idea that...
Paradise Rental Boats

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

May 2019 Update: At the Travel South conference, a representative of Lake Lanier told us that a new vendor would once again make it possible...

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...

Bourbon Country [2018 Update]

Savor America’s Native Spirit Loop through Kentucky on a road trip that promises adult fun, picturesque views, learning opportunities, tasty treats and free T-shirts By Hope...

Chimney Rock State Park

By Hope S. Philbrick In addition to how it seems to defy the laws of gravity, one of the most amazing things about Chimney Rock...
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...