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Boost Your Happiness: Start Planning for Restaurant Week Now!

There's a research study famous now in the travel industry that came to an interesting conclusion: Much of the happiness boost given by travel comes in the anticipation. First discussed in the journal, “Applied Research in Quality of Life,” found that planning a trip can, in some cases, even make…

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Winter Birdwatching

Wintertime in Michigan can present certain challenges, but it also brings a powerful beauty to the landscape of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; rolling ice features transform each stretch of shoreline into frontiers of alien planets; glistening snow lays heavy on boughs of white pines…

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Winter Whiteout

It’s wintertime in northern Michigan wine country, and though you might be fooled into thinking that the wine scene hibernates for the season, au contraire! By Erin Rose | Libation Lover While the vines keep warm under freshly fallen snow, things stay pretty toasty in the tasting rooms as well, where…

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Winter Recreation at Sleeping Bear Dunes

Sledding. Hiking. Snowshoeing. Stunning natural scenery. Warmer temperatures and sunshine draw visitors to the snowy dune climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes in the midst of a government shutdown affecting our National Parks; Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes encourages winter safety through clothing and gear…

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4 Winter Activities Worth Getting Off The Couch For

Skeet shooting. Snowshoe winery tours. Glen Arbor Winterfest and Crystal River wildlife viewing from kayak or canoe—here’s a shortlist of happenings and events to help make the winter of 2019 your best winter yet. By Bob Butz | Adventurist Snowshoe The Vineyards With Grand Traverse Bike Tours Anybody…

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