BLUEGRASS, BOURBON AND BACON

The three B’s of an equestrian Kentucky getaway

Stadium jumping puts the full majesty of horses and their riders on display.

STORY: Joanne Hayes
Courtesy 21c Museum Hotels

A true novice to all things equestrian, I jumped at the chance to experience the 40th annual Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington, hosted by the 70-yearold British automaker with a fabled history within the sport. The Three-Day […]

PARKING IT

A weekend respite at Asheville’s Omni Grove Park Inn

The hotel's iconic exterior was constructed from locally hewn granite boulders.

The hotel’s iconic exterior was constructed from locally hewn granite boulders.

STORY: Giannina Smith Bedford

Asheville’s Omni Grove Park Inn was originally established as a secluded mountain getaway. Today, more than a century after it was built, it continues to be sought-after for its picturesque locale in […]

THE FIGHT FOR RIGHTS

Highlighting a few of the historic sites along the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Stops along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail include the Lorraine Motel in Memphis - Courtesy of the National Civil Rights Museum

Stops along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail include the Lorraine Motel in Memphis – Courtesy of the National Civil Rights Museum

STORY: Jan Schroder

A statue of James Meredith that stands in […]

A NORTH CAROLINA CHARMER

True to its tourism slogan, Charlotte’s “got a lot”

Rev your engines during a stay in Charlotte with a drive in a race car simulator at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

STORY: Jill Becker

On lap five, as I was speeding around the Pomona Raceway at more than 150 miles per hour, my crew chief’s voice came through my headset, warning me of a crash on […]

HEAD TO THE HENDERSON

One of Destin’s newest beach resorts is a come-back destination

Crave sunsets on the beach? Consider a stay at The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort

Staying at a fairly new resort has its advantages. Who doesn’t love pristine interiors, crisp linens and a freshly minted staff who’s ready to please? Of course, there’s always the chance of growing pains, but a little more […]

ORLANDO’S RESORT FOR WORK AND PLAY

The ultimate O-Town hotel for mixing business and pleasure

The lavish Orlando World Center Marriott sprawls out over 200 acres.

The lavish Orlando World Center Marriott sprawls out over 200 acres.

A recent visit to the Orlando World Center Marriott, a 200-acre resort just a stone’s throw from Walt Disney World and other top Florida theme parks, proved a perfect way to unwind while still being […]

A PASSION FOR PRIMLAND

The expansive Virginia resort affords the option of doing a lot or a little.

Preserving the beauty of Primland’s 12,000 acres is a priority; the property became LEED certified in 2012.

Preserving the beauty of Primland’s 12,000 acres is a priority; the property became LEED certified in 2012.

I gunned the gas, and we plowed over the bubbling creek and roared up the muddy, rocky bank […]

MYSTERY, MOONSHINE AND MORE

From hiking and hang gliding to barbecue and bourbon, there’s something for everyone in Burke County, North Carolina.

Mountainous Burke County, North Carolina, is an outdoors lover’s playground, boasting Linville Gorge, aka the Grand Canyon of the East, as well as miles of trails that weave through old-growth forests and some of the state’s most remarkable natural landmarks. For more than a century, however, countless people have […]

LAVISHLY ALONE

A solo trip to The Ritz-Carlton, Naples soothes the soul

The hotel’s poolside cabanas beckon you to stay all day.

I’d almost forgotten what it was like to just be responsible for me. No dog to feed. No family dinner to make. No baby bedtime routine to go through. So I packed my bags and headed south to revel in a little “me time.” The […]

MYRTLE BEACH GROWS UP

The family-friendly seaside town has plentiful options for grown-ups, too

A slow spin on the SkyWheel offers panoramic views of sea, sand and sky.

Giant Ferris wheels, cotton candy, roller coasters, fun houses: For folks who grew up in the South, the chances are good they have at least one fond childhood memory of Myrtle Beach, South […]