Colleen Stout

According to the National Meteor Society, several meteors are visible every night. Of course, there are many other things to see in the night sky, like the Milky Way, constellations, planets, and even the Northern Lights. There are some important factors to consider that ensure you have the best...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

Hello, there fellow Michiganders! How well do you know your state? Let's test your knowledge with some Michigan trivia questions! The answers are below but don't cheat! We hope you find this quiz fun, and we'd love to hear how you do. Leave us a comment below! Michigan Trivia Questions 1. What i...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Travel

The snow finally came to Michigan! Now that we have some white stuff covering the ground the Ski resorts are open and buzzing with activity, the kids are out sledding on their favorite hills, and snowmobilers are hitting the trails. Now that winter finally showed up, children have a renewed hope of ...
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Living in Michigan year-round isn't for the faint of heart, but a lot of us do, and we wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Adapting and being flexible is key to making the most out of life in The Mitten State. 1. Half an inch of snow may shut down schools a few states to the south and west, but...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Travel

If you visit Northern Michigan, you can’t leave without taking home a Petoskey Stone souvenir. The stones, fossilized coral, which experts say were deposited by glaciers eons ago, are found only in Northern Michigan. You can identify the Petoskey Stone by the hexagon pattern that covers them. Each...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Petoskey, Travel

Of course, we love Petoskey, our beautiful Northern Michigan city, nestled on gorgeous Little Traverse Bay. Here are ten reasons we think you'll enjoy Petoskey too! 10 Reasons to Visit Petoskey 1. Petoskey stones - Let's get this obvious one out-of-the-way first. Petoskey stones! Petoskey stones ...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Petoskey, Travel

So maybe you know what a Petoskey Stone looks like, but how much do you really know about Michigan's popular state stone that’s made into everything from paperweights to jewelry? Read on to learn some Petoskey Stone trivia. 1. Where did the name Petoskey come from? Petoskey is the English form of...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Petoskey

Fish hatcheries are great day trips for families. They provide an educational opportunity to learn about fisheries and how vital they are to the Great Lakes. At some hatcheries you can fish without a license and even keep the fish to eat for dinner. Here are some great Michigan fish hatcheries to vi...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Travel

First things first, let’s get the pronunciation correct. It’s not pa-stee, as in, "My legs are always pasty white after a long Michigan winter." It’s pah-stee. Like pasta, but with a long E sound on the end. Got it? Good. We Michiganders are passionate about our pasties, and we want to make su...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Travel

Ernest Hemingway was one of America’s most influential 20th-century writers. A novelist, short story writer, and journalist, he won both Pulitzer and Nobel Literature prizes for his novel The Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway’s writing style is economical and understated, yet he lived a life abunda...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Travel
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