Author: Ann Yungmeyer

Heidelberg: Higher Education

Best known as home to Germany’s oldest university, founded in 1386, Heidelberg has many other historic attractions. Chief among them is its Castle, perched on a hillside and overlooking the Neckar River Valley. A partially destroyed medieval fortress, it’s touted…

Ann Arbor: Always Artful

Home to the University of Michigan, this city of 114,000 residents offers an abundance of high caliber museums and galleries.

Scottsdale: Desert Spa Sensations

  Scottsdale offers more than 50 resort and day spas, but its Sonoran Desert setting has been thought of as an oasis of well-being ever since Native American tribes began using the desert clay and botanicals for therapeutic and restorative…

Galway: Golly “G” Whiz

In picturesque Galway, one boutique hotel holds its own with shocking pink accents and fanciful details, courtesy of a real “fascinator,” milliner Philip Treacey.

Montreal: By Bicyclette

“I live on the island,” my tour guide says to me.  Seeing skyscrapers all around, I think my mind was playing tricks, but indeed, from the local perspective,  ‘the island’ is how les citoyens de Montreal identify with the boot-shaped city…