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 […]
Element Bozeman is a new contemporary hotel two blocks off bustling Main Street action. With its high technology and well-equipped kitchenettes, you’re sure to feel at home, whether for a couple of nights or for an extended stay in Montana’s Yellowstone Country. Add to that the complimentary daily hot breakfast and evening wine-and-beer reception during […]
Whether you’re anchoring your Yellowstone stay in Bozeman or just soaking up the local vibe, The Lark is a cool retro hotel central to the Main Street buzz. Formerly a derelict motel, it was totally gutted a couple of years ago and packed with loads of extras. Hotel staffers call themselves “guides,” and they […]