Winging it at 3 Midwest butterfly gardens

The little boy holds his hand out and patiently waits for a butterfly to light. Hundreds of blue, white, orange, black, and tan wings flutter all around him, brushing his shirt and then zooming to the next flower for a sip of nectar.

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Inn at Union Pier is romantic getaway, no matter the season

If you’re looking for a B&B for a weekend in the Midwest, here’s one that’s sure to charm you: The Inn at Union Pier. In the Michigan beach town of Union Pier, about 75 miles from Chicago, the 16-room bed and breakfast was originally constructed as a summer resort that at the time was the only kosher hotel in town. The hotel is unique because of its collection of antique Swedish fireplaces known as kakelugns. The inn maintains it has the largest collection of kakelugns in the United States. Most of the inn’s rooms have one. All of the kakelugns were taken from homes in Sweden, disassembled and reconstructed at the inn.

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Stop driving when you get to South Haven, Mich.

There are many reasons to avoid driving your car: a reduced carbon footprint, a healthier transportation alternative like bicycling or walking, reduced stress. But most in the spotlight these days is the cost of driving your car. If you can avoid filling up your tank at $4 plus per gallon, there’s more money in your… Read More

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Grand Rapids is a special Spring Break destination

Museums, gardens and a budget friendly pass make Grand Rapids, Michigan a special Spring Break getaway

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Grand Rapids: In the Midst of a Grand Renaissance

Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second largest city, has been staging a quiet but forceful renaissance during the past decade, resulting in its reputation as the state’s fastest growing tourist destination.

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Ann Arbor Michigan – A real summer experience

Visit Ann Arbor and you will savor the joys of a traditional summer. I found luscious locally grown vegetables, open air cafe’s and a vibrant life only to be found where people value the few months of summer that come each year. There is a special joy in Ann Arbor summer life.

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