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2 Days in Michigan – Mackinac Island, Detroit & Grand Rapids

The Great Lakes State - Michigan! For as long as I have heard about the US, the Great Lakes have always shown up as a highlight, and along with that comes the state of Michigan. Having lived in Illinois for 2.5 years now, a trip to Michigan was long overdue. With Memorial Day approaching, my …

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Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago

The word 'Zoo' - brings back so many childhood memories of day long visits, picnics and family fun in the summer. But Lincoln Park Zoo has added a little something that makes it worth a night time visit in the cold and breezy November. Officially known as Zoo Lights, the entire park is lit up …

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Christmas Parade at Magnificent Mile, Chicago

Every year the BMO Harris Bank has a parade that offsets the lighting of Michigan Avenue in Chicago for the holiday season. Michigan Avenue, better known as Magnificent Mile, is a stretch of road that houses high street and designer stores and many office buildings as well. On this Saturday, the temperature was well in …

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