March is National Cherry Month and it's time to celebrate these decadent little fruits! Did you know the largest cherry crop in the United States comes from Michigan? In fact, my hometown of Traverse City, calls itself the Cherry Capitol of the World. There is even a cherry festival every year in July. Here are some interesting facts about cherries: Michigan produces 75% of the nation's tart cherries. Tart cherries have fewer calories and more beta-carotene than sweet cherries. It ... Continue Reading
Learn about Mackinac Island, an island between the upper and lower peninsula of Michigan.
Nestled between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas, surrounded by the crystal clear waters of Lake Huron, lies Mackinac Island, one of the prettiest and most charming islands in the U.S. Known for its breathtaking scenery, car-free streets, historic sights and fudge, Mackinac island is quite simply a little piece of paradise. Getting There Mackinac Island is a short ferry ride from Mackinac City on the mainland. Take your pick from the three ferry boat operators in the main port: ... Continue Reading
Here are ten don’t miss to-dos for a long weekend in Ann Arbor with the family.
Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan, offers families a funky Midwestern vibe, a wealth of tree-filled parks and a pedestrian-friendly downtown. This college town par excellence makes for a fun long weekend away with kids. Here are ten don’t miss to-dos for a long weekend in tree town with the family. Open the fairy doors. Amazingly, Ann Arbor is home to several fairies. And these urban fairies have taken up residence in many of the boutiques, galleries and cafes in downtown Ann ... Continue Reading