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Downtown Detroit: Fuel for the Soul

The dazzlingly decorated hotel bar was in full swing when happy hour approached on a brisk December evening. My dear friend Linda, a Michigan-transplant since our days cheerleading together in high school, somehow managed to score four available seats next …

A signature junk food for breakfast

I’ve always called it a “Michigan” but in Michigan, they’ve always called it a “Coney Island”.   Weird, right?  Whatever you call it, America’s iconic hot dog is a must when visiting the midwestern state.

Smothered with seasoned ground meat sauce …

Stay Standout: Spruce Point Inn

Coastal Maine in late Autumn is long shadows on rocky ledges and blue glints on quiet coves.  It’s piles of pumpkins and pots of chrysanthemums at farmer’s markets.  It’s flights of wild geese heading south under a harvest moon.  Try …