My Blog

Hooray for the Grand Hotel!

T. Jensen Lacey - Friday, March 02, 2012
  Some people say, "Write what you know." I say, "Write what you want to learn." Recently I had the pleasure of researching Marriott's Grand Hotel at Point Clear. This was for an article I was writing for a digital magazine called Elite Professionals (based in Philadelphia).
  The result? I learned a great deal of interesting information about a beautiful four-diamond hotel that's just about at my doorstep, broke into a new publication, and have several ideas for more stories stemming from this one.
  The article, with pictures, can be viewed online by clicking here (and thanks to the staff at the Grand Hotel for helping me with information):
 Also, writing this story made me realize how much I love travel-writing. Even though this one was close to home, for a while at the Grand, I felt like a princess in some exotic locale.
 Thanks for reading! T.
 ...Read More

Recent Posts


verdict U.S. politicians creativity Jennifer Hudson Mobile, AL Oprah Winfrey dog-breeders pilgrims self-reflection Alabama Dogs proverbs readers a foundation for a better life Madagascar Dauphin Island Regatta W.E.B. Griffin Sweden relationships travel-writing questions gardening poetry Pope John Sledge, R. Elbow Obama Charles McNair nature post-operative amnesia Wedding mother of the bride self-help Larry King crises Crooked Hillary Scandinavia veterans Cowardly Obama Independence Day Labor Day worship C. S. Lewis 2014 St. Patrick's Day nurturing Paula Francis anti-terrorism HENRY THE PELICAN selling Steven Covey Dusseldorf stress Pierce Brosnan Olympics books website designers religious war fall Star Spangled Banner, hope Zimmerman Father Mohr Independence Day, Francis Scott Key life events Point Clear, Alabama Sandy Hook Elementary School Styleboarding food stamps Election father's day cancer, wellness fruit of the vine dog days love story Native Americans self-improvement writing life skills persuasion American history Philadelphia book-signings puppies Mollie Tibbetts IRS Ketie Freiling Taps Beryl Markham Prince George weather mourning surgery hope Mother's Day Nic Cage depression homelessness gifts success stars self-love New Orleans Jazz Fest Mitt Romney Brian Jud Ivan Neville tragedies life achievements disrespect bear encounters book signings Thomas Paine Pastor Ken Hutcherson blueberry picking graduation Yahoo Amazing stories humor travel free books China life-changing experiences murder mystery parents film industry writing prompts goals Point Clear, AL Hawaii July 4th OBITS AND DEADLINES God pearls patriotism Fairhope Tokarev solutions Miller Wood Trade Publications USA Paco Cabezas gardens teenagers luck selling books Mt. Everest Trump dolphins survivors sacrifice tourism secret Paris passive income becoming a better writer Louisiana romance escape Norway Obama, Bill Oreilly, MLK Jr., Republican National Committee, Democratic National Committee NFL Alabama Department of Tourism dove-hunting Andy Andrews Delta Airlines shopaholics Silent Night New York Times Bestseller bears fiction breast cancer survivors ICE history hunting Happiness Walk high school sending your child to school calendars Good Morning America economics winter solstice Jesse Jackson support ICE Massachusetts Sochi Texas, Tennessee, copyright writers' tips staying engaged Nicholas Cage dog-lovers wedding budget Rotary Club Planned Parenthood Charles Barkley Sixteen Stories to Brighten Your Day and Lift Your Spirits clips lawn care love tomato pie virtues John O'Melveny Woods listening growing readers Baldwin County Tourism muse U.S. history national anthem spirituality writing tips breast cancer metaphors inspiration sympathy bread taxation without representation college floods heaven Martin dealing with stress United Kingdom Led Zepplin Labrador Retrievers marketing book-signing tips Robert Bruce earth Coincidences grief perseverance change Earnest Hemingway boats Revolutionary War abortion fetus rights independence Chicken Soup for the Soul Deplorables Marriott Grand Hotel Phil Valentine Germanywings jazz writer's tips Veteran's Day comfort zone The Butterfly Effect Wounded Warrior Project helping others Denmark writers Barcelona Steve Harrison attracting love dreams Mark Levine obama the idiot rainbows, ice-breakers, personalities New Year how-to blog positive change anti-Hillary Clinton Blogging free e-book self-renewal songs holidays write what you know Valentine's Day Philippines American Express animal stories red snapper Marriott's Grand Hotel at Point Clear January baby showers cherishing time wedding planning weddings memoir-writing funerals Grand Hotel guest bloggers needed Dumpstaphunk Compassion counting the stars setting goals' hysterectomy disclaimers Thanksgiving Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Alabama Tourism revelry Al Sharpton Hope Reigns gratitude international aid adjusting Ben Harper' Charlie Musselwhite New York Times Bestsellers goal-setting Great Smoky Mountains National Park empty nest protecting the unborn legality issues Hillary Clinton spring philosophy authors time planning adventure Irish Mark Twain Civil War Star Spangled Banner Veterans' Day Cajun Navy Christmas breathing techniques retreats birthdays duck-hunting nirvana' writing' Hope Clark Donald Trump perceptions heroes breaking in Franc Gruber veterinarians appreciation vacation fishing Bonerama Sylvester Stallone Rocky writing believable characters typhoon Francis Scott Key Bahamas Nancy Pelosi Ghandi hiking diving life Memorial Day MLK Jr. American Indian Education Foundation outdoors planning projects Cassie Hewlett Boykin Spaniels Country economics Newtown, CT Austria IT questions friends Nepal Susan B. Komen plane crash' depression Richard Adams Stephen Covey Nashville loyalty