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.
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 […]
I’ll soon be packing for another trip, and here’s the big question: How can I keep up with my fitness program on the road? There’s barely enough space in my carryon for camera, laptop and toiletries without adding a pile of active wear! Well, during a recent media tour, the nice folks at Fashion Outlets […]
Skies are gray, but winter doesn’t dim the City of Light. Paris is brilliant any time of year, January included. The difference is, it’s a little colder and much less crowded. Lines at the Eiffel Tower are short and the plaza in front of the Palace of Versailles is empty. During another season, these attractions […]
Las Vegas is known more for casinos, stage performers and mobsters than for antiques and second-hand treasures. But as older hotels have been renovated or replaced with new ones, and as aging performers and retirees pass on, a rich and diverse assortment of cast-offs is to be found. The inventory is unique to Sin City, […]
I hadn’t shopped a full-fledged all-Vera-Bradley-all-the-time store since, well, never. I knew it as an accessories brand, having seen the perky prints in boutiques and gift shops, but I generally associated it with sorority girls and soccer moms. As a Baby Boomer, I don’t fit either of those demographics. Then the nice corporate folks invited […]
Highway 30A is a scenic 26-mile byway through a diverse collection of coastal villages along the Emerald Coast in Northwest Florida. You might call it the “panhandle,” but “Emerald Coast” is much more intriguing. The highway runs along the Gulf of Mexico, from Inlet Beach on the east to Beach Highlands on the west. We […]