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 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 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 […]
Navigating the water and woods of Sault Ste. Marie and beyond in the Upper Peninsula (The following story, “Locked Into Sault Ste. Marie,” was published by Journal & Topics Media Group on June 26, 2017. The photos also are mine.) By Pamela Dittmer McKuen The Roger Blough wasn’t due for an hour, but spectators had […]
Les Cheneaux Culinary School serves up elegant cuisine and chef education. On the eastern edge of the Upper Peninsula is the tranquil waterfront village of Hessel. The year-round population of 200 swells to 10,000 during the summer, due in no small part to the annual Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of the Arts each […]
Throughout the Upper Peninsula, eateries offer hearty and delicious fare. They often shop from local purveyors, with freshwater fish and cherry-something-or-others commonplace on menus. After all, Michigan is the Number One cherry-producing state in the country. Another regional favorite is the pasty, a hand-held meat-and-potato pie popularized by Cornish miners who immigrated to the area […]
Throughout the Upper Peninsula, eateries offer hearty and delicious fare. They often shop from local purveyors, with freshwater fish and cherry-somethings commonplace on menus. After all, Michigan is the Number One cherry-producing state in the country. Another regional favorite is the pasty, a hand-held meat-and-potato pie popularized by Cornish miners who immigrated to the area […]
As far back as he can remember, Dean Oswald has had an affinity for bears. Specifically, Black Bears, a common North American species. In 1984, Dean got himself a bear, and he took good care of it. People heard about his bear, so they brought him THEIR bears. Dean then had a whole bunch of […]
A delightful place to anchor your stay in Sault Ste. Marie is the Adoba Lockview Motel. It’s a comfortable motel with affordable prices and a friendly 24-hour staff. The key advantage to staying at the Adoba Lockview Motel is its downtown location on historic Portage Avenue. Just across the street is Soo Locks Park. Visitors […]