• “Isle Royale Sojourn,” backpacking the Greenstone Ridge Trail

    One thousand feet below us, Isle Royale National Park was all we could see. Bruce and I had visited Isle Royale before. But previous visits had been weekend treks centered on day hikes. This time, we would thru-hike the Greenstone Ridge, a 43-mile trail that traces the length of the park's largest island, Isle Royale.

    Michigan Blue, July/August 2019

  • “A Superior Trail,” Backpacking Isle Royale National Park’s Greenstone Ridge Trail

    The morning sun fills our tent with light, and the warm rays have never been more welcome.

    Backpacker, September 2018

  • “Into Africa,” Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Forty-five minutes after takeoff we bumped back to Earth amid a herd of curious wildebeest and zebras at the northwestern edge of the Mara Triangle that stretches between Kenya and Tanzania. In these parts, each lodge lays claim to a private red gravel airstrip and the safari begins before your plane touches down.

    Long Island Pulse, March 2018

  • “City by the Sea,” Cape Town, South Africa

    How to build an exciting waterfront district around a core historic landmark? Carve a cluster of abandoned grain silos inch-by-inch to create the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.

    Long Island Pulse, February 2018

  • “Luge Your Mind,” Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

    "Track clear. Track clear." The call sounded tinny through the speaker overhead. I swallowed hard, leaned back and tightened my grip on the 30-pound steel sled.

    Midwest Living, November/December 2017

  • “Handmade Holidays,” German Christmas Markets

    Across Germany, visitors and locals alike flock to Christmas markets--and for good reason.

    AAA Texas Journey, November/December 2017

  • Heartland Getaways

    These mid-American cities, perfect for a quick escape, are sizzling with new energy and cultural excitement. We toured the towns, talked to the locals and got the lowdown on what's going on. Trust us, it's plenty.

    AARP The Magazine, October/November 2017

  • Family Fun in Detroit

    "Tell me again, Grandma, " 4-year-old Madelyn says to me as we walk hand in hand into Detroit's Outdoor Advanture Center (OAC). "Are we playing outdoors inside, or are we playing inside outdoors?"

    Alaska Beyond - July, 2017

  • Holland’s Secret Season

    If you time it just right, you can catch this Lake Michigan hot spot with no worries about finding parking spots, hotel rooms, tables or sandy picnic spots. But you'd better get there right about... now.

    Out & About - May/June 2017

  • The District Detroit

    For nearly two decades, Blackhawks fans have filed into Detroit's Joe Louis Arena to watch their team take on the Red Wings. That period is about to end; the Hawks play their last regular season game at "The Joe" on March 10.

    Chicago Tribune - March 5, 2017