Susan R. Pollack

Susan R. Pollack

Globetrotting journalist and former Detroit News staff writer Susan R. Pollack has covered travel since 1985, visiting scores of countries on five continents, 48 states, six Canadian provinces and hundreds of cities, islands and outposts along the way. From Alaska, the Galapagos and New Zealand to South Africa, Thailand and Wales, she has suffered the occasional lost luggage, jetlag and Montezuma’s revenge but still delights in sharing travel adventures with readers. In addition to The Detroit News, her award-winning stories and photos have appeared in major newspapers including the Dallas News, Toronto Star, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Chicago Sun Times; and magazines including Delta Sky, Midwest Living, Long Weekends, Experience Michigan, Jetsetter, Home & Away, Hour Detroit, Prevue Meetings and Group Tour. She has contributed to several books including "Rand McNally 2008 Ultimate NASCAR Road Trip Guide," and is the copy editor for secondchancetravels.com. She also has written for websites including gardendestinations.com and travelingmom.com.

Heart Mountain internment site marks 5th anniversary as historic landmark and museum

George Takei, the “Star Trek” actor turned social activist and Internet celebrity, paid a poignant visit this month to Wyoming’s Heart Mountain, site of a confinement center for Japanese-Americans rounded up by the United States government during World War II. Though the site is located near Cody, just 65 miles from Yellowstone National Park, it was … Continue Reading →

Palm Springs salutes Frank Sinatra on 100th anniversary of his birth in December

Tributes to Ol’ Blue Eyes can be found around nearly every corner in Greater Palm Springs.     Whether it’s the Frank Sinatra “Star Suite” at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa or his original Twin Palms Estate in the Movie Colony neighborhood, the legendary crooner is never far from mind. And, now, as Dec. 12 — the 100th … Continue Reading →

ArtPrize phone app makes a convenient guide and ballot box

Art is everywhere in Grand Rapids. From coffee bars, candy shops and comic stores to hotel lobbies, restaurants, bridges and plazas, ArtPrize Seven — the world’s largest art competition — has engulfed the city. It’s like a giant strolling art gallery, concentrated primarily in three square miles of downtown. A bit farther afield, Frederik Meijer Gardens & … Continue Reading →