Jeremiah Kirven Detroit Free Press Published 3:04 PM EDT Jul 21, 2019 It didn’t matter that it was almost midnight, Doug McCready couldn’t wait. He knew his brother, Mark, was waiting to hear from him. And if he stayed silent, it would only make things worse. But as Mark’s fingers pressed together a text, he knew he had to save face. He needed an excuse. “You know you basically beat a Double-A team, right?” the text to his older brother Mark read. Doug used humor to hide his embarrassment following the Detroit Tigers' 12-1 loss on Friday night to the Toronto Blue Jays — Mark’s favorite team. It was another chapter in a rivalry more appreciated by fans than the actual teams. Doug, 49, became a Tigers superfan after watching Mark (The Bird) Fidrych dominate the Yankees on ABC 43 summers ago. Mark, 52, went against the family status quo and rooted for the Blue Jays after seeing the expansion team's logo in … [Read more...] about To some fans, the Detroit vs. Toronto rivalry will never die
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Accommodation : Hotels What is the best Marriott Bonvoy hotel in Dubai with a beach for a family? Le Royal Meridien Vs Grosvenor House Vs Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Vs St. Regis Saadiyat Island? Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending In Dubai, there are loads of Marriott Bonvoy and Sheraton SPG hotels but which is best? None of the Bonvoy properties is purely family-oriented, but some are more appropriate for children and families than others. Le Meridien on the beach is probably your best bet within Dubai, but St Regis Saadiyat Island is worth considering even though it is an hour from the centre of Dubai and on Saadiyat Island 500 metres off the coast of Abu Dhabi island. Whichever hotel you choose, book via our luxury travel conciergefor extra benefits or a better deal. For example, if you book the Grosvenor House hotel with our concierge, you will get the following FREE benefits* as well as your usual Marriott Bonvoy points and status benefits: Le Royal Méridien Beach … [Read more...] about Best Marriott Bonvoy Hotel In Dubai With A Beach For Families
Ideally, if you are visiting Disneyland Resort, you’d have at least two days to spend time in both of the parks. Otherwise, you need to know how to divide your time. Disneyland has a lot in common with Disneyland Paris in that each park’s general layouts presented to guests is similar. But, if you have ever been to Disneyland Paris, you know that the second gate, Walt Disney Studios, doesn’t have a whole lot to offer. At Disneyland Resort, it’s not so simple. Disney’s California Adventure has come a long way in almost 20 years, and it continues to evolve more than any other Disney park. On the other hand, Disneyland is the original Disney theme park, and there is so much to discover, both old and new. So, in the question of Disneyland vs. Disney’s California Adventure, who wins? Shortcut to the Most Popular Ticket Discount Disneyland 3-Day Park Hopper Ticket (with Magic Morning) Table of Contents Pros and Cons of Disneyland vs. … [Read more...] about Disneyland vs. Disney’s California Adventure: Pros and Cons
France offers ski resorts with chocolate-box charm and severe modernism in equal measure, and values both highly. This perhaps says a lot about our nearest and dearest neighbours: if it is French, and in France, it can only be good, whatever the material, modern concrete or traditional wood and stone. But this is no mere chauvinism: the avant garde does look delightful in the Alps. Consider high-rise, purpose-built Les Arcs, the heart of the giant Paradiski area. Prince Charles might dismiss it as a high-altitude slum - the Windsors favour picturesque Klosters, in Switzerland, and it can’t be for the slopes, which are average at best. But the French Ministry of Culture crowned Les Arcs a 20th Century landmark in 2006. This was quite a coup; usually the award only applies to individual buildings, but the villages of Arcs 1600, 1800, and the lift stations of the Aiguille Rouge cable-car up to Arc 2000 share the honour jointly. For those preferring a smaller, more traditional base, … [Read more...] about Modern vs medieval: two types of French ski resort, but which is better?
I tossed food in the fridge, washed my travel mug in the sink, plopped on the sofa to page through a magazine and finally tested the bed, the ultimate barometer of any overnight accommodation. It was cushy with just the right amount of underlying firmness. I’d sleep well — plus be well-fed, thanks to the microwave, stovetop and dishwasher. I could expect a gleaming stainless-steel kitchen from the homes I’ve rented through Airbnb. But this time I hadn’t rented an apartment or home. I’d checked into a $120-per-night hotel near a shopping mall in suburban West Des Moines, Iowa, for a weekend soccer tournament. The homey touches surprised me, but they shouldn’t have. As Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and other short-term home-sharing companies lure vacationers with kitchens, backyards and the chance to mingle with locals, hotels are competing with amenities of their own. Some, like Marriott’s Element brand, bring a home kitchen to your hotel room. Others … [Read more...] about Home vs. Hotel