Rain or shine, the First Friday Art Walk fills the streets in Portland, Maine. I know this because it was raining the day I ventured out on the self-guided tour. As I found, a little precipitation was no deterrent for the seacoast city’s art lovers. The First Friday Art Walk is a free monthly event […]
A travel writer finds tranquility and renewal at a Chicagoland day spa Eaglewood Resort & Spa is a bucolic Midwestern destination that promises romantic getaways, family fun, top-flight golf, and sanctuary from city clamor. Sprawling over 106 gently rolling acres in Itasca, the resort was designed in concert with its natural surroundings. Sleek horizontal lines […]
To celebrate the launch of Swissôtel Chicago’s new Vitality Suite, I participated in a deep relaxation experience called a “Sound Bath.” It’s a little like savasana at the end of a yoga class but longer. There are sounds going on that are music-ish but not really music. You don’t have to hold still in Corpse […]
Travel can be exhausting. Swissotel Chicago unveils its new Vitality Suite, the first in North America.
A whole museum devoted to bright, shiny objects? That’s my kind of place. I was thrilled to visit to the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, Wisconsin. The museum, first opened in 1959, houses two world-prominent collections among its 3,500-plus pieces: Antique and contemporary glass paperweights, and Germanic glass drinking vessels. The museum also holds […]
The thing about visiting small towns and cities is they often have the same big-time amenities and sites as their urban counterparts. But the pace is a little slower, and the ambiance can be more cheerful. Take Appleton, Wisconsin, for example. I mean, “Hamilton” is coming to this charming community on the Fox River! Read […]
Of the 8 species of sea turtle, all are either endangered or threatened. Sea Turtle Inc. on South Padre Island, Texas, rescues, rehabs and protects.