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“Crowded” Doesn’t Begin To Describe This 15-Hour New York City Day

Did you notice? Last December, there were no descriptions of the holiday window decorations at Tiffany’s and Bergdorf Goodman. No tales of commuter train travels to farther-afield destinations with Presidential connections. No accounts of must-see museum exhibitions. No mouth-watering descriptions … Continue reading

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Wanted For Michigan Move: The Heinmillers’ 1920 Model T Ford

I was there for four hours, but it took me about four seconds to decide that I should live on Bagley Avenue, worship on Chapel Lane, work on Burbank Avenue, eat on Main Street, shop on Mill Road, make friends … Continue reading

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If You Seek A Spectacular Mackinac Island View, Climb The Steep Stairs To Anne’s Tablet

“If you would seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you,” Michigan’s motto suggests. If you seek a spectacular Mackinac Island view, climb the steep stairs to Anne’s Tablet. To protect four particularly beautiful panoramas from future development, early-20th-century island cottagers … Continue reading

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“Fun Can Be Found Almost Everywhere” At Alden B. Dow’s Home and Studio

Most people who make the trek to the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods come to admire the world’s second tallest crucifix. I, however, was on a quest to see the church that architect Alden B. Dow (1904-1983) … Continue reading

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Find Peace, Encouragement…And Kindness Rocks…At A Unique Michigan Spot

Northern Michigan is known for its outstanding natural features: rolling hills, abundant forests, inland lakes, numerous rivers and dune formations. But the “fingers” part of the Michigan mitten is also home to the world’s second tallest crucifix. You’ll find it … Continue reading

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O, du Schöne Frankenmuth!

What does a carving bench have to do with a gun, a wagon wheel, a wedding ring, an ox’s bladder, a fat sow, a tall man, a fir tree and a pile of manure? They’re all key words in the … Continue reading

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Sailing On The QE2 With Speed, [Seasickness] And Style

Pigging out on midnight buffets, line-dancing during sailaway parties, and watching fruits and vegetables being carved into edible art at lightning speed: They’re all familiar moments to enjoy aboard a cruise ship. However, only a small minority have experienced the … Continue reading

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