Circa 1886, Wentworth Mansion’s restaurant is a Charleston classic that blends traditional Lowcountry cuisine with modern fine dining. We had both breakfast and dinner here, and both were delightful meals I will remember for a lifetime. Everything from the service and atmosphere to the care the staff took in ensuring my dietary needs were respected made this a great dining experience all around. This seasonal restaurant is great for vegetarians, those who cannot eat gluten, or those who simply want a more elegant dining experience.
Swimming and summer go hand in hand. When I visited Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, recently, I spent a glorious afternoon (read: three) swimming and lounging by Grand Hotel’s new pool deck. It had some of the most magnificent views, not to mention how aesthetically pleasing all of the blues and yellows were. This…
Our visit to Atlanta, Georgia, was my first time in the state as an adult. I haven’t spent much time in the Southern United States, but every time I visit, I’m reminded of how friendly everyone is and how incredible the food is. There’s so much to eat, see, and do in Atlanta, particularly for those with more refined palates, which is why I hope my Atlanta luxury travel guide helps you make the most of your visit to Georgia’s capital.
When we visited Tucson, Arizona, last month for my friend’s wedding, we stayed at the nearby El Conquistador Resort in Tucson. The resort is situated in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, which frame the resort in a stunning landscape that’s particularly breathtaking at sunrise or sunset over the mountains. A true resort in every sense of the word, guests could stay on the property the entire time without ever having to leave; this Hilton property is a true escape from the every day and so much fun for couples looking to escape somewhere out of the ordinary.
2020 was certainly a year. The pandemic shut down most of the world back in late February – early March, and nothing has been the same since. In early 2020 I had to indefinitely postpone more than 45 trips, some of which had been in the works for more than a year, I missed out…
Summer is drawing to a close, and fall is nearly here. To make the most of this transitional period, before it becomes too cold, we’ve been trying to spend as much time as possible outside, enjoying the last few warm days here in Michigan. The leaves are already beginning to change colors, and the sun is setting sooner, so I wanted to squeeze in one last visit to a flower field before the end of the season and spend a day picking sunflowers. We took a trip to DeBucks Flower Farm, where they also have a corn maze, hay rides, and other fall themed activities, to pick some gorgeous Sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias, lavender, and other fall flowers.
I’ve written dozens of travel guides, and along with those have come requests for more detailed itineraries to help make planning travel adventures, especially when headed somewhere new for the first time, even easier. I wanted to start this itinerary series by sharing how we spent a long weekend at Mission Point resort on Mackinac Island. Mission Point is a very family-oriented and dog friendly hotel, so even though we travel as a couple, this itinerary can be adjusted to include the whole family – four legged family members included!