Tag Archives: Food & Dining

Thrilling Treetops and Threetops!

By Charlene S. Mixa

Spectacular Golf in Northern Michigan!

View of No. 1 Hole at Threetops

View of No. 1 Hole at Threetops

Seeking a golf resort with multiple courses, good lodging, golf school, and activities other than “just golf”? Treetops Resort in Gaylord, MI has it! Rated the “Best Golf Resort in the Midwest” by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Treetops is a truly a haven for golfers. With bragging rights on five spectacular golf designs by three outstanding golf architects of Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Tom Fazio, and Rick Smith, Treetops offers a challenge for golfers of all levels. Four courses are rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest in 2008! Continue reading

Save Gas! Save Time! Take the S.S. Badger Carferry

By Charlene & Richard Mixa

A Fun Shortcut Across Lake Michigan

S.S. Badger Deck & Tower

S.S. Badger Deck & Tower

Feel the breeze! Relax on a deck! Take a nap! Read a book! Watch a movie! Play BINGO! Hit the jackpot! Be a winner in saving gas, saving time and saving money by taking the carferry. Board the safe, fun, reliable S.S. Badger for an authentic steamship experience across Lake Michigan. Continue reading

Shanty Creek Resort & Spa

By Charlene S. Mixa

Everything you need for a great northern Michigan vacation!

Relaxation, rockers at Legend Cottage

Relaxation, rockers at Legend Cottage

Seeking a great destination resort for golf, for families, relaxation or just for fun! In the search of cooler weather! Wanting a place to get away! Northern Michigan offers this and more! Shanty Creek Resorts, a mountaintop destination, features four challenging golf courses, various types of accommodations and convenience to small quaint towns, blue bays, and stunning lakes of northern Michigan. A Golf Digest Silver Medalist Resort, Shanty Creek is a great destination for golfers, families or anyone wanting to enjoy a relaxing setting. Continue reading

Tybee Island – Georgia’s Beach Retreat

By Charlene S. Mixa

A Place to Kick-back and Relax!

Miles of white sandy beach- Tybee Island

Miles of white sandy beach- Tybee Island

Seeking a laid-back vacation spot with miles of beautiful white sandy beaches? Tybee Island is the ideal spot to get away from it all. Voted “Best Beach” by Georgia Magazine and “Best Beach Retreat” by Creative Loafing, Tybee welcomes visitors. Whether it’s roaming historic forts, climbing a lighthouse, strolling the beach, fishing from the pier, biking, kayaking, or soaking up the sun, Tybee Island has it. Plus, it’s just a few miles from the thriving city of Savannah. Continue reading

Majestic Mohonk Mountain House

By Charlene S. Mixa

New York’s Legendary Castle Specializes in Recreation, Relaxation and Renewal

Mohonk Mountain House from Sky Top Tower

Mohonk Mountain House from Sky Top Tower

An enchanting seven-story castle sits atop a mountain on a deep-blue lake, all surrounded by thousands of acres of unspoiled forest, creating a fairy tale setting. With 141 years of old world charm, Mohonk Mountain House transports guests back in time in this magnificent wonderland. Continue reading

The Captivating Catskill Mountains

By Charlene S. Mixa

A Destination with a Wealth of Activities

Kaatrskill Falls

Kaatrskill Falls

Whether you are seeking outdoor adventure and excitement or inspiration and reflection, New York state’s Catskill Mountains provide the ideal environment. A region with vivid natural beauty and abundant in the fullness of each season, it continues to be a destination of choice. Thousands of acres of forest and breathtaking views beckon visitors to these exciting, scenic mountains. Continue reading

Stunning Sarasota!

By Charlene S. Mixa

“A shining sophisticated city on Sarasota Bay”

Scenic Sarasota Bay and skyline from LeBarge Tropical Cruises

Scenic Sarasota Bay and skyline from LeBarge Tropical Cruises

Tucked on the Gulf coast of Southwest Florida is the vibrant city of Sarasota, abundant with cultural amenities, an exciting downtown, rich history, and islands of pristine white sandy beaches. Traditionally known for its world-renowned beaches, Sarasota is so much more. A mecca for the arts, exquisite dining and leisure activities are all found in this elegant city on the shimmering waters of Sarasota Bay. Continue reading

West Virginia’s Striking Stonewall Resort

  By Charlene S. Mixa

A Spectacular Retreat & the Awesome Palmer Signature Course

The Stonewall Resort

The Stonewall Resort

Among lush rolling hills overlooking Stonewall Lake the Stonewall Resort is among West Virginia’s premier hotels. Named for General Stonewall Jackson, the resort is located in the area of the General’s boyhood home. Set in the 2000-acre Stonewall Resort State Park, the resort offers spacious guest rooms and excellent restaurants along with virtually endless leisure and recreation activities. It’s Arnold Palmer 18-hole championship golf course continues to receive national acclaim since opening in May 2002. Continue reading

The Resorts of Tullymore & St. Ives

By Charlene S. Mixa Top Ranked Golf in Michigan’s Palm

The Tullymore Clubhouse

The Tullymore Clubhouse

Michigan is truly a golf Mecca. Golf courses of every venue abound offering challenge and excitement for all golfers from the low handicapper to seniors and ladies. Many of Michigan’s courses are rated among America’s 100 Greatest Courses by Golf Digest. The state’s ads on “Pure Michigan” could easily be titled “Pure Golf in Michigan”. On the top of our list of courses to play is Tullymore, ranked No. 15 in the Top 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest. Continue reading

Getaway to the Gateway: St. Louis, Missouri

By Charlene S. Mixa

A Vibrant City Offering an Array of Activities

The Gateway Arch and St. Louis Riverfront

The Gateway Arch and St. Louis Riverfront

On the shores of the mighty and muddy Mississippi is a vibrant city that offers a rich past, an active present and an exciting future. St. Louis may have started with the Laclede fur traders, steamers and barges on the remarkable Mississippi River but it quickly grew to a major port city and became the Grand Dame of industry along with Continue reading