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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Daytrip to Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill

  The mister and I drove all the way up to Armada for what we heard was the best cider mill around, and we were not disappointed. Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill has been around since 1946 when Gerald and Elisabeth Blake and their thirteen children founded one of the first U-Pick orchards in the country, and is still owned and operated by the…
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Eastern Market Gems

  Every Saturday, I head down to the beating heart of Detroit. It technically is made up of just Sheds 1-5, but the area known as Eastern Market extends for blocks in either direction with restaurants, bars, street performers, food trucks, cafes, and butcher shops – you’ll know when you’ve hit the perimeter when the street art ends. It offers…
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