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Exploring the Felt Mansion in Holland, MI

Possibly one of my favorite parts of my vacation last week in Michigan was stumbling upon the beautifully restored Felt Mansion, located just outside of Holland, Michigan. More than a decade ago, my family and I had driven through the estate, which had fallen into disrepair and was more or less abandoned…

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Pella: A Touch of Holland

En route to another road trip destination, a friend and I recently made a brief stop in Pella, Iowa in search of some authentic Dutch letters. Pella—a town known for its annual Tulip Time festival—is also home to the largest functioning Dutch windmill in the United States. Unfortunately it was Sunday so all of the bakeries, most of the coffee shops and the town’s historic village were closed…