Category: Michigan

The 9 best bacon festivals across the US

The 9 best bacon festivals across the US

Pure bacon madness. Bacon Sundaes, Miso Bacon Steamed Buns, Chicken Bacon Apple Sausage Sliders and Thai Style Curried Coconut and Bacon Paella all washed down with a Maple Bacon Old Fashion. That’s just the tip of the bacon iceberg when you attend bacon festivals like the first festival on our list, the annual Bacon & […]

8 great reasons to visit the Great Lakes region this Summer

8 great reasons to visit the Great Lakes region this Summer

This year is set to be an exciting year for the Great Lakes region. From major anniversaries that will firmly put the region on the map, to some weird and wonderful attractions and exhibitions that will appeal to many an inner fandom. There really is something for everyone… here are 10 events to put in […]

Michigan weekend getaway package from Marriott

Michigan weekend getaway package from Marriott

Whether for a lively weekend escape or pure leisure, a Michigan weekend getaway has something to offer everyone. With the advantageous CAD/USD exchange rate, Canadian travellers get that  bit more when they travel across the border. Catering to Canadians, select Michigan Marriott hotel properties are offering a special Getaway to Michigan Package. It includes two […]

Detroit's latest addition: MotorCity Casino Hotel

Detroit’s latest addition: MotorCity Casino Hotel

A new hotel in Detroit opened this week – MotorCity Casino Hotel.  It was designed in part with Chip Foose, the celebrity automotive  restorer, and has some pretty cool features and rooms.   They have things like a pillow library, in-room Martini service, 24-hour in-room dining from a full menu, Molton Brown bath amenities, iPod […]

In video: last night's lavish opening of the MGM Grand Detroit

In video: last night’s lavish opening of the MGM Grand Detroit

MGM Grand Detroit have issued a multimedia news release with a Windows Media download, information and a variety of hi-res images from the evening.   Looks like it was quite a spectacle with plenty of celebrities in attendance, including Kid Rock, Ashanti and Anita Baker, not to mention celebrity chefs and local dignitaries.

MGM Grand Detroit debuts tonight

MGM Grand Detroit debuts tonight

The MGM Grand Detroit opens tonight amid a display of fireworks at the luxury casino.   The Vegas-style resort has 400 rooms and suites, a full-service spa and three restaurants operated by celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Michael Mina. It is the first of three major casinos in the city, with Greektown Casino and MotorCity […]

Interview with Bruce Shugart of The Porches in Steamboat Springs

Interview with Bruce Shugart of The Porches in Steamboat Springs

As one of the co-developers of The Porches in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Bruce Shugart brings more than 40 years of custom home building and commercial development experience to the project. Bruce serves as co-principal and manager of Structural Associates, where he oversees all aspects of The Porches as well as projects in a variety of […]

Top 20 US restaurants

I sometimes find myself dwelling on hotels and accommodation too much on A Luxury Travel Blog, and don’t pay enough attention to others such as bars, restaurants and the like.   To make up for that, I’m listing the first 20 of Zagat’s current top 100 restaurants (even if they are mostly situated in hotels […]

Culinary packages at the newly renovated Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Michigan

Culinary packages at the newly renovated Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Michigan

To celebrate the completion of $11m in renovations, Grand Traverse Resort near Traverse City, Michigan, is expanding its packages by offering new culinary vacations featuring hands-on cooking classes with the resort’s award-winning chefs. Ideal for food lovers of all levels of experience, three Culinary Escapes are planned for 2006 with Executive Chef Richard Beichner and […]

Most romantic cross-country ski resorts

Most romantic cross-country ski resorts

In true  Valentines spirit, MSNBC has published their list of the top 10 cross-country ski resorts for lovers. Making the  very US-biased  list are: Callaghan Country at Whistler, British Columbia Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, in Alberta Garland Resort in Lewiston, Michigan Lone Mountain Ranch at Big Sky, Montana Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New […]

Watch the Super Bowl XL from a luxury suite

Watch the Super Bowl XL from a luxury suite

Super Bowl XL is just 10 days away! The game is being played in Detroit, Michigan and will be between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks. Instead of watching on ABC, you could be there.  TicketsNow is advertising a 40-person luxury suite on the 40-yard line.   And the price for the suite?   […]

2006 Top 10 Romantic Inns

2006 Top 10 Romantic Inns

You can tell Valentines is around the corner.   iLoveInns has joined the ‘top ten bandwaggon’ and released its own ‘Top Ten Most Romantic Bed & Breakfasts’. Making the US-centric list, in no particular order, are: Inn at Bowman’s Hill, New Hope, PA Sea Crest by the Sea, Spring Lake, NJ Santa Ynez Inn, Santa […]