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830 Cottageview Dr #101, Traverse City, MI 49684, USA
This is an old state hospital that is being converted to a shopping and dining destination. Growing up, I was familiar with it when it was an abandoned facility - though, not as a committed resident - and I recently returned to visit. What I...
121 N Bridge St, Bellaire, MI 49615, USA
Short's brewery in downtown Bellaire is a great spot for hearty sandwiches and a fantastic array of craft beers. I recommend trying Richard in the Dirt and the Huma-lupa-licious. For sandwiches I'd go with the Rift (a Reuben) or the VooDoo Lady....
Pierce Stocking Scenic Dr, Michigan, USA
Michigan's Leelanau peninsula was covered in the brilliant reds and golds of autumn during the first week of October. Taking advantage of the "peak", we stopped to enjoy this vantage on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in the Sleeping Bear Dunes...
800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Why the best burger in Chicago is served at a bar with a French name might be a question for the ages. But rather than question it, just go there! The single burger at Au Cheval is actually a double, and don't even ask about the double...
66 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
My fiance and I arrived in Holland after driving for nine hours from Minneapolis. All we wanted was 1. good beer and 2. good food without having to pay inflated resort town prices. All of our wishes were granted at New Holland Brewing. After...
Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Drivers can pull over near this bridge outside of Jaco to observe these large beasts bathe in the river. The crocodiles can grow to be up to 11 feet long. Rumor has it that an occasional crock has made its way to the ocean and attacked surfers.
Noreste de Centro de la Fortuna de San Carlos 13 Km, Provincia de Alajuela, Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
A luxury hotel in the shadow of Arenal Volcano features a series of pools—one equipped with slides—and waterfalls set amid tropical gardens. Lava streaming from the volcano may provide an after-dark show. Tabacón Thermal Resort...
While on a road trip in Costa Rica, driving in the region west of San Jose, we noticed many cars had stopped, and a row of people were lined up looking over the side of the bridge. Traffic was light, and we were curious, so we stopped too. We had...
Montezuma Beach, Puntarenas Province, Santa Fe, Costa Rica
When staying in Costa Rica, we decided we wanted to go to Montezuma; we had heard a lot about it and wanted to check it out for ourselves. So, we rented a car, started at the top of the Nicoya Peninsula, and worked our way down - stopping off at...
600 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
With no sign above its unassuming storefront, Tartine is most easily recognized by the line that snakes out its door and down Guerrero Street. People patiently wait for flaky pains au chocolat (the best outside Paris, in my opinion), decadent...
80 4th St, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA
This is another place I immediately return to when I'm in the Bay Area. It's a cheese lover's temple! I loved this salad pictured that I had. It was also my first picture of San Francisco! I must say that the Mount Tam is one of my favourite...
718 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
No trip to New Orleans would be complete without a visit to Pat O'Briens for a Hurricane. The story goes that in the 1940s, because it was difficult to import scotch during WWII, bar owners were forced to buy large amounts of rum and the...
1000 Howard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA
Discover a history that can be felt and a little local flavor with one of the many tours available or explore it all on your own. The beauty of this cemetery is a reflection of it's location. Worn and unkempt, its air of mysterious romanticism can...
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