Michigan

Tips and Articles in Michigan

Britain's bright young thing Over the past decade, Brighton has been gaining a reputation as one of England's coolest cities. With the recent debut of the 18-room Hotel Pelirocco, the seaside town finally has a hotel that fits its new image. In a ...
Take a detour from your vacation to check out what the rest of the world is doing: working. Behind-the-scenes factory tours are the perfect wake-up call after the lullaby of historic house visits, shopping, and sightseeing. There's lots to choose ...
Feasting on Crete What a joy it was to read Anya von Bremzen's article [Food, September] on the tavernas of Crete. It brought back a vivid memory. Nine years ago, after a long ride from Herákleion to Mátala, I dismounted from a rented motorbike ...
Only a few years ago, bicycle touring was the domain of the athletic and adventurous, people who were willing to load up their bikes with 40 pounds of camping gear and set forth on their own. It has since entered the mainstream; there are now hund...
todd takes on miamiFashion designer Todd Oldham has dressed up Miami Beach's Tiffany, a 1939 glam pad. Now called the Hotel (love the simple name), it's pure Oldham, from the crush-dyed robes to the bath tiles, all individually painted with stripe...
Going my way Kevin McCollum, New York-based theater producer (shows include Rent and De La Guarda's Villa Villa); president and CEO of Ordway Music Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota. Bonus points: I always stay in nice hotels -- Ritz-Carlton or the F...
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, UTAH The trail: Fairyland Loop. Known for: Unparalleled views of hoodoos—brightly colored stone spires and pinnacles jutting upward like a throng of Giacometti sculptures—from the trail. Trip tip: Off the beaten path, t...
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ernest Hemingway, Otto Preminger, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Jim Harrison have all found inspiration and amusement in the Upper Peninsula, but most Americans couldn't locate it if you handed them a map. That's why t...
Price Hike in Motor City Detroit Metro Airport's $1.2 billion Northwest Airlines terminal opened this winter to the usual gush over convenient parking, easy check-in, and abundant shopping and dining. But one feature seems more throwback than sta...
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are willing to go anywhere for something good to eat, and those whose last supper would consist of whatever's in the fridge. As a food critic, my job is to uncover the best kielbasa, the fluffi...
Ask a Michigan native where he's from and he'll usually show you the palm of his right hand. Having grown up on the Lower Peninsula, the part of the state that looks like a raggedy mitten, I always point to the fleshy part under my thumb to indica...
Washington, D.C. | 14th Street Always a magnet for the pinstripes-and-pearls set, the District is now attracting a fashion-forward faction rather than just the usual Capitol Hill conservatives. Instead of working for the government, they're o...
If there is soil to be tilled, a flower bed to be mulched, a chicken coop to be cleaned out, sheep to be sheared, honey to be extracted from a hive, a Muscovy duck to be fed or slaughtered, a drip irrigation system to be installed, pigweed to be p...
Say nice things about Detroit! was long the city's earnest slogan. But until recently, there was little to get excited about beyond cars and music. With the opening of diminutive department store Julian Scott (151 W. Fort St.; 313/965-5200), howev...
See our slideshow of 10 Unexpected U.S. Wine Trails. Cool air envelops you as you step into the underground winemaker’s cave and stroll past hand-hewn oak barrels. The jovial owner of the family-run vineyard hands you a glass of his award-winni...