Recent Projects

  • “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

  • “Tracking Rob Roy,” Hiking Scotland’s Rob Roy Way

    Two hundred years ago, Sir Walter Scott penned one of the world's great tales, "Rob Roy." Published in 1817, the book heaped fame on a man Scott described as "still remembered in his country as the Robin Hood of Scotland, the dread of the wealthy but the friend of the poor..."

    Chicago Tribune, August 27, 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

  • Luther Country

    Wittenberg, Germany—for the world's roughly 800 million Protestants, a small corner of eastern Germany is their spiritual home, a place that takes on added importance this year: the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

    Chicago Tribune, October 3, 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

  • If the Shoe Fits: Bata Shoe Museum

    Who knew footwear could be so much fun? From furry Arctic knee boots to Asian sandals covered with bells, fom silk ballet slippers to clunky white astronaut boots, the Bata Shoe Museum in downtown Toronto celebrates the form and function of footwear from around the world.

    Long-Weekends.com - March 2017

  • Beer Tour

    It's a good time to drink beer in Michigan. In fact, there may never have been a better time to get acquainted with what's brewing up north.

    Ohio Magazine, May 2016

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