Mackinac Island: Finding Turn-of-the-Century Luxury in the Midwest

Oct 27, 2017  |   Contributor: Kristen Slizgi

The shoulder season is known to be one of the best times to visit some of the more popular and overly-crowded destinations that, in their peak, are quite often busy and chaotic.

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The Cultural Rebirth of America’s Ghost Town

Mar 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Shirine Saad

Walk around Detroit on a sunny day and you’ll see hipster cafés, tattoo parlors, Art Déco towers, Neo-Gothic churches, Industrial skylines, deserted Victorian mansions and glistening in the sun, the majestic river that rushes through the city. The place once known as America’s ghost town is pulsating with culture and ideas, and tourists are gathering to rediscover the city’s history and the new trendy spots that have established it as the ‘new Brooklyn.’ 

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Ghosts of Presidents Past: Grand Hotel’s Halloween Weekend May Include More Than Just Treats

Oct 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Michigan’s Grand Hotel on scenic Mackinac Island is one of the grandest and most historic hotels in the country. Mysteriously, this National Historic Landmark has always closed its doors for Halloween, until this year. For the first time in its 129-year history, the iconic property will lengthen its season to include a final celebration for Halloween weekend concluding on November 2

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Detroit Daredevil: Sir Richard Branson Rolls into Motown With New Virgin Atlantic Routes, Bold Ideas and Big Smile

Jun 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

Sir Richard Branson, like a merry pied piper, pedaled his way on a bicycle through gritty, urban Detroit on a gray summer day. With his shoulder-length, white locks flowing behind him, the 64-year-old eccentric entrepreneur wore a black t-shirt emblazoned with white letters reading “Detroit Hustles Harder.” Cycling through the edgy Motor City might not be for the faint of heart, but Branson, who founded Virgin Atlantic Airways, has always been the lionhearted sort.

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Detroit's Royal Park Hotel Named Worldhotels' Latest Deluxe Affiliate

Aug 29, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Royal Park Hotel is the newest member of the Deluxe Collection of Worldhotels. The largest association for independent hoteliers added the Royal Park due to the excellent service it provides for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel located in Rochester, a suburb of the Detroit area, is a staple for providing accommodations for professional sports events, Fortune 500-company conventions, and entertainment events.... Read More

7 Top Wine Regions to Watch

Aug 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

Nearly everywhere we turn we find another great area to tour, taste, and stay! Here are our seven top regions to watch — and visit — in the summer and fall of 2011.... Read More

$2 Million Dollar Lottery Winner Gets Food Stamps

May 20, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Leroy Fick, a $2 million dollar lottery winner from last year is apparently eligible and receiving food stamps due to a loophole in the system. Many state officials have been trying to fix this loophole for some time now.... Read More

The Landmark Inn: Gem of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Apr 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson  |  2 Comments

Fragrant balsam forests, a virtual zoo of road-crossing wildlife, and majestic views of Lake Superior had me believing my visit to the western half of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was going to be all about the natural world. How wrong I was! My stay at Marquette, Michigan's Landmark Inn would give me a whole new perspective.... Read More

Mackinac Island: A Romantic Getaway Somewhere in Another Time

Mar 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Ruth Mitchell

Mackinac Island lies perfectly between the two land masses of the State of Michigan. Its natural beauty is certainly compelling, but it is the total ban of automobiles that lends itself to an idyllic setting for a romantic getaway.... Read More

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