Each spring, more than half a million sandhill cranes swoop into the Big Bend region of Nebraska’s Platte River. They spend several weeks here, resting and feasting before heading to their northern breeding grounds in Canada, Alaska and Siberia. Watching them fill the skies is an enthralling experience I was fortunate to experience. Read my […]
Ann Arbor is home to the prestigious University of Michigan, a fierce Big 10 Conference athletics competitor. But it’s also rich in cultural attractions, boutique shopping and fine arts. The dining possibilities are outstanding–from local favorites to international cuisine.
Ann Arbor is renowned as the home of prestigious University of Michigan and its rich athletics tradition as a fierce Big Ten competitor. But the city also deserves accolades as a big-deal culinary destination. Read my story as published in RealFoodTraveler.com here.
I felt as though I’d been invited to join the most prestigious fraternity on campus. That’s what the guest experience at the Graduate Ann Arbor hotel is like. A cozy club ambiance welcomes you to the lobby, which is richly attired in re-imagined classics. Handsome millwork, wide planked wood floors layered with worn Persian rugs, […]
TRUE STORY: It was the morning of the day the young woman was to fly home to America after a most pleasing week in Paris. She wrestled her enormous suitcase into the hotel’s minuscule elevator and onto the street, where her taxi and traveling companion awaited. “I’ll be right back,” she told the driver, and […]
“Unique” is a word writers learn to use sparingly if ever, but then, I’d never slept in an art gallery before. You can, too, at the Elk River Art Gallery, Studio and Lodge in Gardiner, Montana. Owners Shirl Ireland and John Stacy have been artists for more than 20 years. John creates bronze wildlife […]
Just outside the western entrance of Yellowstone National Park is the new 1872 Inn in West Yellowstone. The outside resembles a weathered barn, but that’s both deceiving and deliberate. On the inside is a handsome adults-exclusive lodge rich in luxurious appointments and sophisticated flair. The hotel was named in honor of the year the city […]