Here are my best tips for traveling on a gluten free diet in order to stay healthy and safe, while still enjoying all of the best local delicacies. With just a little bit of research, planning, and prep work, all of which takes me less than half an hour before I leave for an adventure, I can be sure that I won’t have any issues traveling with a gluten allergy. I hope these tips help you enjoy your travels more!
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This Photography Q&A will answer all of my most frequently asked questions about my photography work, my process, and how I became a professional photographer. If you have any additional questions for me, please ask away and I’ll do my best to answer them in the next installment.
These 7 gorgeous, clean, and refreshing Michigan beaches are perfect for picnics on the beach, swimming, wake boarding, or walking the shore at sunset. From Northern Michigan to the West Coast of the state, there are dozens of incredible beaches worth visiting, but here are my 7 favorite!
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore contains 72,000 acres of massive, sweeping sand dunes, some as high as 40 a story building, winding sand hiking paths, rivers, streams, gorgeous beaches on Lake Michigan, and unbelievable views. Voted the “Most Beautiful Place in the United States”, this Northern Michigan gem is an iconic nature preserve that reminds visitors how powerful and impressive the transformative powers of nature truly are. We had an exceptional time hiking, swimming, and exploring this beautiful nature preserve, and I’m sharing with you my tips for having a fun and safe time at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
If you ask me, no visit to Mackinac Island is complete without visiting Lakeside Salon & Spa. The largest salon and spa on the island and in the area, this is one of the most iconic and popular destinations on Mackinac Island. I simply cannot say enough good things about the spa itself, the staff, the tranquil atmosphere of the spa, and the quality of the services they offer. If you’re looking for a way to treat yourself on the island, make your stay extra special, relax and unwind, celebrate a special occasion, or if you’re looking for a gift for a loved one, I absolutely recommend a spa day at Lakeside Salon & Spa.
Bay Harbor Golf Club is currently ranked as the 13th most beautiful golf course in the entire world, and with stunning views of sailboats and whitecaps on Little Traverse Bay, as well as the surrounding forest, it’s easy to see why it ranks so highly. Home to three golf courses modeled after famous European golf courses, and designed Bay Harbor Golf Club has some of the best golfing in all of the United States.
My Osaka Luxury Travel Guide will introduce you to the most elegant and meaningful sights, flavors, and sounds of Osaka, Japan during Cherry Blossom Season. From Michelin Star Restaurants, 209 of them to be exact, and one of the world’s best street food scenes, to the mysterious tomb and surrounding forest of Emperor Nintoku and some of the highest rooftops in Japan, you’ll be ready to take on Osaka like a local, without breaking a sweat. Are you ready to explore Osaka with me?
Springtime is the best time of year to explore Michigan’s many beautiful botanical gardens. These 17 public gardens and when to visit them will inspire you to grab your camera, birdwatching binoculars, and hiking boots and get outside (or inside) to enjoy the best of Michigan’s native and imported flora ranging from delicate and extremely rare tropical plants at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids to native habitat preserves around the state. Which garden will you visit first?
Last week, we climbed into, and explored the Eben Ice Caves, which are a series of frozen caves near Lake Superior inside the canyon at Rock River Wilderness area of Hiawatha National Forest. To reach them, we not only had a long, snowy drive to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but we also enjoyed a gorgeous, snowy hike of about 4 hours round trip to reach them. Read on to learn what we packed, how we got there, what there is to do at the caves, and the experience level required to successfully navigated the ice caves.
Pet friendly, with a 24-hour gym, an excellent location near a future People Mover site (Detroit’s elevated tram system), excellent views of Detroit, impeccable customer service, posh rooms, sophisticated dining and drinking options, plus an indescribable “coziness”, make Shinola Hotel the best hotel to stay at in Metro-Detroit. Whether you’re visiting over the weekend for a Lion’s game or in town for business, Shinola Hotel is truly a home away from home for the discerning traveler. Read on to find out why even locals should book a staycation at one of the Midwest’s finest hospitality destinations.
The Kyoto Luxury Travel Guide is full of the best temples, shrines, gardens, museums, and fine dining in Kyoto, as well as useful cultural notes, ideas for day trips to nearly a dozen nearby cities, and advice on what to wear, how to spend rainy days, and much more. Travelers with distinguished tastes will immediately be drawn to Kyoto’s many Michelin Star restaurants, cultural events and learning opportunities, luxury ryokan, and traditional crafts.