Luxury tents make for fine campout at The Fields in South Haven, Michigan

In South Haven, Michigan, my home away from home during summer, there’s a new Glamping resort that makes camping out far from roughing it. Set in a blueberry field outside of this Michigan tourist hotspot, 10 luxury tents offer visitors a chance to commune with nature and listen to the birds and bull frogs sing. … More Luxury tents make for fine campout at The Fields in South Haven, Michigan

Dreaming of dark skies

I traveled many miles and spent many months working on this story that showed up in print in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, Dec. 16. Furthest location: the Atacama desert in Chile. Closet: Beverly Shores, Indiana. Hope you enjoy it. Take a look here.

The Oregon wine country contest I almost want to keep a secret

Late last summer I had a chance to spend some time in the Willamette Valley, Oregon’s fabulous wine country. We had a great trip, visiting a few vineyards, a few more tasting rooms, and spending a couple of nights at the new Atticus hotel in McMinnville. So,¬† I was excited when today’s email contained a … More The Oregon wine country contest I almost want to keep a secret