Long Live Michigan’s Comeback Cities

Long Live Michigan’s Comeback Cities

DETROIT The declining auto industry, corrupt leadership, high unemployment, poverty, a failing economy, plunging property values – all played a part in what some feared might be the final curtain for the drama that was Detroit. The fifth largest city in the United States in 1950. A twist in the plot brought Detroit to bankruptcy and emergency management in 2013. Now the scene is changing. In 2010 billionaire Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures, moved his headquarters

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Small Towns Bring Big Pure Michigan Fun

Small Towns Bring Big Pure Michigan Fun

I think I say it in my sleep: You could vacation in Pure Michigan your whole life and never see everything our great state has to offer! From Chelsea to Calumet, meet five small towns (population under 6,000) that serve up big portions of history, intrigue, Great-Lakes fun and fury, foodie favorites, cruises, dramatic draws and more. Remember your getaways to these iconic locales with ornaments from Bronner’s! FIRST STOP – CHELSEA. Actor Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre makes its

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Vienna: Classical Music, Royal Lipizzaners & Cauliflower Cream Soup Recipe

Vienna: Classical Music, Royal Lipizzaners & Cauliflower Cream Soup Recipe

#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 4 We arrived in Vienna mid-morning Wednesday via train from Budapest. The Friedensbrücke metro station landed us just a few blocks from our hotel.

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Budapest: Christmas, Culture & Cuisine

Budapest: Christmas, Culture & Cuisine

#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 3 We landed in Budapest early on Sunday afternoon

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London: The Libka Girls’ Cup of Tea!

London: The Libka Girls’ Cup of Tea!

#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 2 After meeting Kristen in New York, we boarded a Virgin Atlantic night flight for London. If we were going to have to sleep somewhere en route to the city of Shakespeare, we had decided to do it on a plane. We considered it a “cracking” (excellent) way to multitask. After all, “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” (The Tempest)

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