Moon Michigan

World traveler Laura Martone spends summers with her family on Michigan’s Big Bear Lake, and she shares her favorite Michigan experiences, from indulging at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City to exploring Detroit’s rhythmic roots and auto museums. Martone provides itineraries for trekking through the Upper Peninsula, touring lighthouses on the Great Lake shoreline, […]

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How the Travel Industry Has Changed Since 9/11

Since the September 11th attacks, for most travelers, much has changed, including an increase in costs, inconveniences, and security measures. Laura Martone interviews travel industry veteran Bob Diener for more insights into fees and changes to expect in the future.

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An Altered Landscape

ike others who frequently travel across America, I’ve often been lucky enough to experience the same places more than once. Whenever I return to a specific town or region, it’s always comforting to find at least some of my beloved destinations still intact. After arriving in Chicago, for instance, I’m always eager to check out […]

Moon Take a Hike Chicago

Chicago and its surroundings offer hikers a rich variety of hiking options, including rugged trails, large forest preserves, and looping rivers. Because of the unique scenery around the city, hiking in Chicago is more than just a trek around town. In Moon Take a Hike Chicago, dedicated outdoor explorer Barbara I. Bond shows you the […]

Looking up at a nearly round arch steel sculpture and skyscrapers in downtown Detroit on a perfectly clear day.

The Best of Michigan

Whether you’re a long-time resident or a first-time visitor to the Great Lakes State, you should set aside some time to experience Michigan’s most beloved sights and activities. Consider taking this exciting tour of the state’s top cultural and natural attractions.

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Christmas Delights in Frankenmuth

Before Laura Martone had ever stepped foot in Frankenmuth, a Bavarian-style village in the Thumb region of Michigan, she’d heard about Bronner’s, billed as the world’s largest Christmas store.