When I head up to Saugatuck in Michigan, it’s to stay and photograph at B&B, the Maplewood Hotel. Saugatuck is both literally and figuratively in a different time. A relaxing, slower paced one where the town streets are filled with art galleries and ice cream shops. My sons enjoyed the pool at the Maplewood so much that we never made it to the beach. There is also a playground next door for the children. The hotel is a short 3hr drive from Chicago area but it feels worlds away. In the busy season a short mid-week working vacation to the Maplewood was just what the doctor ordered.