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.

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 →

World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine spotlights Charlie Sifford; TPC Sawgrass readies for The Players Championship in May

Actor Samuel L. Jackson had it right in his tweet about Charlie Sifford, the trailblazing professional golfer who died this week at age 92 in Cleveland. Jackson described Sifford as “the greatest African American Golfer most of you never heard of.” I’ve golfed for some 35 years but I was unaware until recently of the … Continue Reading →

'I do, I do!': Free Valentine's Day promotion invites couples to renew their wedding vows deep down in Missouri's Bridal Cave

         This was a highlight of my 2014 travel year and a similar experience could be yours in 2015:          Last April, in Lake of the Ozarks, MO, my husband and I descended into Bridal Cave where we celebrated our 41st anniversary by saying “I do,” once again, before a small group of friends. … Continue Reading →