Upper Peninsula: Copper Country Roads

  Taking Highway 41 up to the Keewenaw Peninsula through Copper Country is a transcendental experience this time of year. The road to Copper Harbor twists and turns, ducking under canopies of golden leaves one minute and jutting out alongside Lake Superior the next. The Native Ojibwa people called Lake Superior “Big Shining Sea Water”, and on a sunny day nothing seems…
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Upper Peninsula: Finding Paradise

  The first thing to do when you take a road trip to the Upper Peninsula is sleep in. Seriously,  turn off the alarm, have a leisurely breakfast, and don’t even think about getting in the car until at least 10:00. Unless you either sleep in or leave at the crack of dawn like a madman, you’ll be bound to…
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Sunday Stroll in Corktown

  Late on Sunday afternoon my mum and I finally rolled out of bed and headed to Historic Corktown for brunch at the newest market in town.     The walls of Farmer’s Hand are brimming with everything you could ever want. They specialize in artisanal, Michigan-made products ranging from kale to ceramics and postcards.       All of their produce…
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Hot Diggity Dogs

  Hidden inside the UFO Factory is a new subterranean joint called Laika Dog. If you missed the joke, Laika was a Soviet space dog that became the first mammal to orbit the Earth, and it’s in the UFO Factory…geddit?   When you first walk in, your eyes will be blinded by darkness but will quickly adjust. In a word, this…
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Parks & Rec, Downtown

  We walked into this tiny triangle-shaped slice of heaven with the late morning sun streaming into the diner from all directions.     Parks & Rec is one of the most beautifully designed places in the city, straddling the line between quirky and classic with ease. They’ve got Oreo shaped bar stools, a giant painting on driftwood of an antique postcard,…
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