Michigan

    Manistee Michigan's Victorian Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend

    11/11/18 •

    …street is lined with restored buildings featuring splendid architectural facades and housing cute gift shops, antique stores and restaurants. And a lovely 1-1/2-mile riverwalk leads to Lake Michigan; during summer, it’s a great place to watch giant oceangoing tankers pass through town on their way to Lake Michigan. Since our first visit, attending this little…

    Dutch Winter Fest in Holland, Michigan: Celebrations with Old-World Charm

    6/22/16 •

    If you’re looking for a delightful way to usher in the holidays, consider going Dutch — as in Dutch WinterFest. Held each year here in Holland, Michigan, it celebrates the season with colorful pageantry and old-world charm. Holland was founded by Dutch settlers in 1847, and its streetscapes reflect their Netherlands heritage, with stepped gable…

    Charlevoix, Michigan: 26 Mushroom-Shaped Buildings to See

    12/19/17 •

    Each year, our travel plans include a stop in Charlevoix, Michigan, home to art galleries, gift shops, cafes — and mushroom buildings. Yes, you read correctly! Charlevoix features 26 unusual residential and commercial buildings designed and built by Earl Young, a local architect and real estate agent. The cozy-looking structures are built out of stone…

    Michigan's Steamship SS Keewatin: The Last of the Great Lakes Steamships (1)

    1/14/18 •

    The SS Keewatin, the last of the elegant Great Lakes passenger steamships, is now a floating museum docked in Douglas, Michigan, just across the Kalamazoo River from Saugatuck. Built in Scotland in 1907, the 350-foot-long boat was actually cut in half to get it through the Welland Canal, which links Lakes Erie and Ontario. It…

    Money-Saving Tips When Visiting Chicago

    10/21/19 •

    …Chicago is surrounded by water, architectural cruising is one of the famous activities but this can be quite pricey. Rather, you can opt for water taxis which run from Michigan down to Chinatown where cheap souvenirs and eats can be bought. Free attractions in the city include museums, art galleries, Lincoln Park Zoo where kids…

    How to Grow Hemp Legally

    12/15/20 •

    …recommended locations are Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Vermont, Washington and Oregon. Sowing Seeds When growing hemp, it’s important to sow the seeds correctly to make sure that it grows in the right way. You want to make sure you are tilling the soil before planting seeds as there’s no herbicides labeled…

    See Classic Cars at The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, Indiana

    11/10/19 •

    My husband and I usually take the backroads when traveling for pleasure. But after spending a lovely week in Michigan recently, we headed down I-69 to see the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana, the “Home of the Classics”. The museum is housed in the former Auburn Automobile Company headquarters and factory showroom, an…

    Rogers, Arkansas: Admire Turn-of-the-Century Architecture

    7/29/13 •

    …moved to Rogers from Michigan in 1958. The exhibits are fascinating — they serve up a real slice of Americana. The Coffee’s Always on A place that serves up some delicious food is Wesner’s Grill, where the coffee’s always on. This is where the local folks come to eat, so you know the grub is…

    Countries That Legalized the Use of CBD Products

    8/19/20 •

    …are allowed for recreational and medicinal use. Such states include Oregon, Michigan, Colorado, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts, Maine, Washington DC, and Nevada. • Blue states Blue states are the ones in which medicinal CBD and CBD oils are allowed but may require a prescription. Examples of such states include Connecticut, Arizona, Delaware, Arkansas, Florida, Maryland, New…