Michigan

Artist of the Month: Crystal Shaulis, Lake Michigan Book Press

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Aug 02, 2018 / 0 comments

There is nothing more intriguing - and beautiful - than a handmade book. Created with care and skill, it invites endless possibilities...poems, stories, musings, sketches, watercolors - things that capture a moment. 

Imagine my pure delight at finding a bookbinding artist, Crystal Shaulis, here in Kalamazoo - through Instagram! I immediately fell in love with her work, vision, and dedication to her art.

Photographer of the Month: Nic Sagodic

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Jul 15, 2018 / 0 comments

Nic Sagodic has been running his own landscaping business for about 5 years now. In his free time, Nic likes to skateboard, hike, hammock, and anything that has to do with the outdoors. Photography has given Nic many opportunities to meet new people, explore our beautiful country, and to make a living, too. 

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We Just Can't Wait...Why You Need to See the Lion King On Tour

We shouldn’t have to convince you to go to this musical. The Lion King has been on Broadway for over 20 years. If you haven’t seen it yet, WOW. Just...wow. To top all of the talent off, it has the most stunning costuming – things you can’t have imagined that will stick with you for life.

7 Fun Things to Do during the Harsh Michigan Winters

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Jan 16, 2018 / 0 comments

This month at the Travel Blog Mob, the theme is Stupid Questions (although we all KNOW that there are no stupid questions, right?). It's all a matter of perspective.

So, our Stupid Question to answer this month: What is there to do in Michigan during the long cold winter months?

 

Photographer of the Month: Dan Price

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Oct 16, 2017 / 0 comments

Dan Price is a Midwest-based freelance photographer whose aim is to capture the mood of a given moment.  

He got his start when a doctor prescribed daily walks as a part of his treatment in battling Lyme disease. Shooting surroundings that he was presented, like his backyard or a nearby field, became an important part of his recovery.  

6 Foodie Finds in Detroit

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Aug 28, 2017 / 0 comments

Detroit doesn’t tend to make headlines as a foodie destination.
 
It should.
 
Before moving to Detroit, Michigan, I had a grocery list of misconceptions about the Motor City, including an expectation it would be a food desert in the Midwest.
 
Instead, what I found was that Detroit holds a diverse mix of different cultures and people. And food.
 

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Foodie Finds: The Definitive Guide to Where to Eat in Port Austin, Michigan

One would think that a town located on the shoreline of Lake Huron would have restaurants upon restaurants serving up fresh fish. This is not true for Port Austin, Michigan.

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Mackinac Island with the Ghost of Magdelaine La Framboise

“Welcome to 1816.” Magdelaine La Framboise’s spirit greeted our arrival to the island she had loved. The Odawa-French fur trader, who had fascinated me for years, invited my husband, Bob, and me to stay at the Harbour View Inn. In its prior life, the current B&B had been her home. Its construction was overseen by her son-in-law, Captain Benjamin Pierce, brother to future President Franklin Pierce. The gentle breezes whispered Magdelaine's words, “I apologize that I can’t spend more time with you.

Five Favorite Places for Kids on the Sunset Coast, Michigan

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Jul 12, 2017 / 4 comments

Kids and water go together - it's a natural fit. And what better place to play, than along Michigan's Sunset Coast?

Foodie Finds: Best Place to Eat Near Sleeping Bear Dunes

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Jul 06, 2017 / 0 comments

Sleeping Bear Dunes - voted the most beautiful place in the US! And it is definitely worth the title - we've written extensively about this gorgeous place, since it is almost in our own backyard.

 

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