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Founders Brewing Co, Grand Rapids
Jaymie DeGaetano Founders Brewing Co, Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, Michigan is nicknamed “Beer City USA” for good reason — more than 50 breweries and distilleries call the greater area home. The best part? You can try plenty of the region’s finest brews (and spirits, too!) from as little as $4 a pop. Plus, if you book... Read More

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JW Marriott, Grand Rapids
JW Marriott, Grand Rapids

Luxury and Grand Rapids may not seem like an obvious pair. But Michigan’s Second City offers upscale accommodation, an emerging fine dining scene, and cultural attractions that you would expect from a much larger city — all at much more affordable prices. Here, a quick guide to a Grand... Read More

Monticello Wine Trail
Facebook/Monticello Wine Trail

When most people think about a wine tasting getaway, areas like Napa and Santa Barbara spring to mind. But surprisingly, there a number of lesser-known locations worth a look…er, a sip. From Colorado to Pennsylvania, their award-winning wines are plentiful and you’ll want to explore the regions by foot, by bike... Read More

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Isla Holbox/iStock

When it comes to savings, we always have our eye on a bargain. Here are the most value-packed places to travel in 2017. Orlando It’s time to think beyond those expensive Orlando theme park tickets. While three-figure passes at Disney World and Universal Resort are the norm, much of what surrounds... Read More

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Campground at Signal Mountain Lodge in Wyoming
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Taking a late summer or fall road trip? Smart move. Gas is cheap and the countryside is free. Unfortunately, lodging is not, which is why budget road trippers often choose to pitch a tent. Organized campgrounds can be found all across the country, and in most cases, sites can be... Read More

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Frank O’Connor Shipwreck

A century ago, Lake Michigan was a freshwater freeway, connecting major cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, and Wisconsin’s Green Bay. But the notorious storms of the Great Lakes region often made for a tumultuous passage. Today, the lake — the fifth largest in the world — is home to roughly... Read More

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Rooftop space at Gansevoort Park Avenue
Rooftop/Gansevoort Park Avenue

What better way to kick off the summer travel season than with a getaway during Memorial Day weekend? That’s May 27-30, in case you’ve not been dreaming about it as much as we have. From escapes to the city to a lazy beach vacay, we’ve rounded up 12 hotels for... Read More

Harbor Beach Lighthouse in the lower peninsula of Michigan's Lake Huron
Harbor Beach Lighthouse/Connie Hum

In the area surrounding the southern shores of Michigan’s Lake Huron — the second largest of the Great Lakes — numerous lighthouses line the sandy shores, meeting sparkling blue waters as far as the eye can see. With a multitude of activities, plenty of dining options, and an easy... Read More

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charleston, south carolina - one of the best places to travel in october
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What are the best trips to book right now? Our monthly Where to Go column tells you the smartest places to go each month for savings, special events, and all around great experiences. Here’s what’s hot in October. For an Off-Radar Escape: Grand Rapids, MI You might never guess that Grand Rapids — the Rust... Read More

Z Garage, Detroit
Z Garage

Detroit is no stranger to economic downturns, but in true Motor City spirit, Detroit never took it lying down — and it has no plan to start now. If anything, these challenges have only provided a fertile landscape for artists and other creatives to make a splash in Michigan’s... Read More

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Bodysgallen Hall & Spa

It’s not uncommon for hotels to have neatly manicured lawns and winding trails, but some hotel grounds are so grand that they’re essentially botanical gardens. Here, seven stunning estates that actually make you want to leave the room. ... Read More

Winter Getaways: Hotel Savings in Traverse City, MI
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel

During the summer, much of the Midwest flocks to Traverse City, an arts-oriented quaint community in Upper Michigan tucked into an up-and-coming wine region. The city of just 15,000 residents sits on Grand Traverse Bay, which flows into Lake Michigan. Celebrity chef Mario Batali spends summers here, and Madonna’s... Read More

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McAdenville - north carolina - Flickr-Annie Hall

Postcard holiday scenes often involve beautiful blankets of white snow, evoking images of cozy northern towns and ski resort havens. But who would have thought that regions like California’s Newport Beach, or the southern town of Woodstock in Virginia, are teeming with holiday cheer this time of the year... Read More

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If Andrew W.K.’s hits “Party Hard” and “Party Party Party” are any indication, the rock star definitely knows how to have a good time. In true festive fashion, he recently served as Stoli Vodka’s Resident Professor of the Party, celebrating 35 years of nightlife at The Pyramid Club in Manhattan on... Read More

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As Michigan’s supremely serene and car-free getaway, Mackinac Island is characterized by the ubiquitous clip-clop of horse-drawn carriages and a history rich enough to excite any U.S. travel nerd. The island, which is accessed via ferry during the warmer months and snowmobile during the coldest months, offers so much in... Read More