Return to da U.P: Over the Mighty Mac and Through the Wood

Two years after we made the initial trek to Michigan Tech for Winter Carnival and three nights of general debauchery, it seemed a return trip to the frigid U.P. was in order. So, on a Thursday morning with mostly clear skies, we set out from Mount Pleasant in the heart of the Mitten to do just that.

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5 Travel Websites (Besides This One) That Are Simply Wander-full

Magicians may never reveal how they do their tricks and reporters may not give away their sources, but I don't have too much of an issue revealing the websites that provide me with travel inspiration on the regular.

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Washington, D.C: Cold-Weather Capers in the Capital City

This was January 20, 2009, and I was in Washington, D.C. for the first time. Standing on the National Mall for the first time. Seeing the Lincoln Memorial for the first time. Witnessing the inauguration of the president, a black man sworn into the highest office in the land — for the first time.

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This Tiny Grand Rapids Diner Proves Bigger Isn't Always Better

One establishment you'll notice there where Leonard Street, Plainfield Avenue and the railroad track all come together is a tiny red brick building with black shingles that looks like it couldn't fit more than ten people inside. This would be the Choo Choo Grill.

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The NY Times' 52 Places to Go in 2018: Reaction, Highlights & Other Tidbits

Christmas and New Year's Eve and Day have come and gone, and I bet you thought the holidays were over, didn't you? Well, guess again, because The New York Times just released its list of "52 Places to Go in 2018" and I'm partying like it's 1999 all over again.

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