This is a small collection of short stories, articles, and city guides I have written for this or that. Most recently, the Gaylord Herald Times.
Fall foliage is coming! Week by week, billions of leaves will change color painting Northern Michigan's already spectacular scenery into something even more breathtaking. It happens every single year, but natural wonder never fails to please and draw crowds. Projected peak color for 2018 is Oct. 14-21. Let us help you plan the perfect trip. Here is the ultimate guide to taking in the fall colors without straying too far from home.Read More
From omnivore to vegan from spicy to mild there is a plate of nachos out there waiting for you.Read More
Downtown Gaylord is no stranger to regular crowds filled with tourists and locals alike. Each venue offers its unique brand of entertainment year round. In such a competitive climate where decent crowds are essential, a couple of places are standing out from the crowd with their signature trivia nights.Read More
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A couple of months ago I visited my mother. I found her fluttering about the kitchen in her particular way. Suddenly, she said” Hey Google, play Meghan Trainor,” in her endearing accented English. To my great surprise, the kitchen filled with the singer’s signature swagginess. The sound was shockingly rich for a device the circumference of a large drink.Read More
Summer may be nearing its end, but the hot sunny days aren't over yet. There is still plenty of time for that last-minute getaway before Gaylord goes into deep freeze.Read More
Over the years Yoga has become a go-to work out with a cultlike following. Yoga has become synonymous with tight abs, firm butts and tight stretchy pants. We hear the term yoga and instantly increased flexibility and strength comes to mind. But, yoga has a little secret — sometimes it makes you cry.Read More
This week we sat down with local comedian, Jr Williams, to discuss fatherhood, and his swiftly thriving career as a stand-up comic. Williams saunters casually into the Blind Squirrel in flip-flops and a big easy grin that just instantly sets you at ease.Read More
It is summer in Gaylord. It's hot. It's humid. You're hungry. While we'd argue that most foods are made better by the sear of flames, the last thing you want to do is fire up your grill. Luckily, this up and coming foodie town is blessed with an assortment of air-conditioned restaurants replete with mouth-watering treats to satisfy the pickiest eater.Read More
The emotions will be true when Gaylord's rising country-pop star Lauren Duski returns home to perform on the Alpenfest stage Friday, July 13.Read More
One of the largest cities in the US, Cleveland is a city full of surprises. Both, gritty and sophisticated it welcomes the seasoned traveler with plenty to see. From the historical homes of Cleveland Heights to the aggressive dilapidation of East Cleveland the city has a culture and charm all it’s own.Read More
New Orleans has been described as so many things: romantic, magical, mysterious, full of ghosts and history, and it is all true. But, New Orleans is more than these words. Years of turmoil, corruption, and multi-cultural influence make New Orleans a city so unique the word unique does it no justice.Read More
New York City has many great neighborhoods, but the once dangerous Lower East Side is a colorful and diverse area that perfectly embodies the spirit of this amazing city. Full of shopping and excellent restaurants the Lower East Side is a must-see on any NYC visit.Read More