Greg Tasker

Greg Tasker

Greg Tasker is Detroit News Arts and Entertainment Editor and has been writing about travel for more than a decade. His travel stories have appeared in AAA Living, Frommer's Budget Travel, Scouting, AMC Outdoors, Vermont Life and Island Life.

Michigan's beer of choice? Vanilla Stout

For a sudsy taste of Pure Michigan, seek a pint of Founders Vanilla Stout. That’s the favorite among the 1,200 fans who voted in a contest to choose a beer style that best represents Pure Michigan. The choices were Vanilla Stout, Apple Ale and Wheat IPA. It was a close race between Vanilla Stout and Apple Ale, according … Continue Reading →

Save with Cedar Point season pass

Cedar Point opens this weekend, and my friend Will is already planning several trips to the Ohio amusement park throughout the summer and fall. He not only wants to ride Cedar Point’s new rollercoaster, the Gatekeeper, located near the entrance of the park, but he plans on returning to enjoy the water park and HalloWeekends. Will could save $10 each time … Continue Reading →

Help choose a Pure Michigan beer

 If Pure Michigan were a beer, what would it be? Vanilla Stout? Apple Ale? Wheat IPA? It’s a question beer aficionados can help decide. Founders Brewing Co. and Pure Michigan, the state’s award-winning tourism brand, are asking beer fans to select a brew that best represents Pure Michigan. Through May 3, beer fans may choose from … Continue Reading →

Greenfield Village reopens for the season

 One of the sure signs of spring in Southeast Michigan is the reopening of Greenfield Village for the season.  The village sprang back to life this week, and this summer visitors will see a few new things, including a pair of actors impersonating Henry Ford at different times in his life. Look for a young, curious Henry Ford at the Miller … Continue Reading →

AAA Michigan honors hotels, restaurants

 They’re not the Oscars or the Grammys, but the AAA Four Diamond Awards do create some buzz, at least in the tourism industry and among armchair travelers.  AAA Michigan bestowed its highest honors Tuesday on 15 hotels and five restaurants. The awards were presented as the grand finale of the Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on … Continue Reading →

Better the second time around

The swanky Miami Beach neighborhood was not at the top of my list for a long weekend, but friends — not to mention Michigan’s lingering winter-like weather — persuaded me to seize the chance to escape.

In Chicago: Donuts worth the wait

I never thought I’d wait an hour for a donut. But there I was early Saturday, standing in line outside The Doughnut Vault in Chicago, eager to get my hands on one of the freshly made pastries I’ve heard so much about. Tucked into a corner building at Franklin and Kinzie streets – in the … Continue Reading →