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 →
Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the finer things in life
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.
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 →
Judging by the bitter cold, Mother Nature must not have noticed that the calendar says today is the first day of spring. If that’s not enough to spur an impulsive spring break getaway, maybe this Orbitz offer, good through midnight tonight, is: 15 percent off hotel stays for travel through June 30 when you use … Continue Reading →
Beyond the well-known National Cherry Festival, Traverse City is showing up on travelers’ radar these days for its postcard scenery, outdoor fun and boutique wineries, not to mention the annual film festival founded by Michael Moore.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we witnessed a romantic moment at Be My Guest, the hot new castle restaurant in New Fantasyland, a major Magic Kingdom expansion at Disney World, Orlando.
ORLANDO, FL — Dana and David Curtis have the right idea when it comes to doing Disney World. Even though it was near dusk when they got to Orlando, the Birmingham couple headed straight for the Magic Kingdom with their two young sons and found smaller than expected crowds. “We checked in and came right over. We got … Continue Reading →
I’m so glad I didn’t heed the advice of a hotel clerk who tried to dissuade us from checking out a local attraction in Hartford where we traveled for my niece’s wedding.
The clock is running down for the Society of American Travel Writers’ annual online auction, where dozens of travel getaways are up for grabs.
“Boots on the ground,” Katie prodded as we made our way by train from Rome to Naples to Sorrento, on our way to the Amalfi Coast. Her mantra was meant to encourage me and two other friends to talk to the locals, to rely on our own wits and our own two feet, so to … Continue Reading →