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Honor & Folly

Food & Wine, June issue
Soul food for hungry city: a group of young urban pioneers is bringing the community together around excellent barbecue and fabulous coffee and cocktails. Plus, innkeeper Meghan McEwen reveals her haunts.

Bon Appetit, June issue
“Five spots to hit in Corktown… Snag a room at the two-bedroom inn.” 

Tasting Table, February 28, 2012
“With the opening of a stylish new inn with a serious food bent, Honor & Folly, the timing for a visit has never been better.”

The Globe and Mail, February 10, 2012
“One of the city’s most historic districts is now home to Honor and Folly, a tiny inn that charms guests with its homey vibe, cool location and no-nonsense hospitality approach.”

Afar, a Q&A, February 1, 2012
“Meghan McEwen is a peculiar type of blogger: she really took her subject to heart. After spending a year writing about unique, carefully crafted lodgings around the world for her blog, Designtripper, she decided to open her own.”

Daily Candy Goes to Motor City, January 30, 2012

The Scout, January 9, 2012
“Detroit has been revving up for some time, with the hum of young, creative entrepreneurs finding opportunity amidst the much lamented urban decay. On a recent day trip there, we just scratched the surface of Detroit’s sprawling neighborhoods, museums, and public art — but we did stumble on a particular block in the Corktown neighborhood that’s been rebuilt with a serious dose of local pride.”

Design*Sponge, December 2012

Model D Media, December 2012

Designtripper Seen In:

The New York Times, May 23, 2012
“A site that features 200 or so beautifully photographed small hotels, inns and houses — a slim roster of properties, which appeared to be so breathtakingly designed that the destination seemed secondary.” 


Said about:

Glossed and Found, January 2012
“It’s a lucky few people who can turn their passions into a genuine career, but Meghan McEwen has done just that, snowballing her nomadic nature and love for writing into Designtripper, a travel blog that unearths some of the most under-the-radar, uber-unique B&B’s, cottages, inns and even tepees across the globe.”

Anthology Magazine Gift Guide, December 2011
For the worldly wanderer…

Travel + Leisure, August 2011
Best Travel Websites and Apps: “I can’t get enough of designtripper. The reviews and photos of beautifully designed hotels, inns, and houses around the world have inspired me to hit the road and rethink my aesthetic back home.” T+L news editor Amy Farley

The Independent, April 2011
Named one of the 50 best travel websites in the world. “This aptly titled website provides a one-stop shop for design-loving travellers in search of inspiration.”

Daily Candy Kids, May 2011
“Things we’re obsessed with: travel, design, and Meghan McEwen’s blog that covers both. Her curatorial eye, editorial finesse, and extensive design knowledge make the posts feel like mini vacations.”

The William Brown Project, March 2011
“Plan your next stay, adventure or find the perfect getaway with the help of the well edited eye of Designtripper.”

Elle Decor, March 2011
Design Insider’s Weekly Finds

Lobster and Swan, December 2010
“…my new favourite blog for unusual and utterly inspiring travel combined with design. All the locations featured have great stories of how they came to be and why they were chosen.”

A Bloomsbury Life, November 2010
“What if the world of travel met “The World of Interiors”? Designtripper is Meghan’s mouthwatering compendium of places to stay around the globe that fulfill her stringent credo of being authentic, thoughtfully designed and rich in character.”

Design Milk, October 2010
Friday Five with Meghan McEwen

Travels With Clara, October 2010
“I love this new site… They have a great eye, and even though it isn’t officially a parenting travel site, there’s a lot of information for families.”

The Vitrine, September 2010
“Tempted by a tweet a couple of weeks ago I linked onto the launch of Designtripper and was immediately hooked.

Apartment Therapy, September 2010
“Brand new travel-meets-design site, Designtripper, launched last week and to celebrate, is giving away a two-night visit to Camp Wandawega.”