Michigan

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Eats: Evergreen Creamery

My last vacation in Michigan was al about things I love—ice cream, wine and, lastly, cheese. A neighbor of ours mentioned the magic that is Evergreen Creamery so naturally I had to check it out…

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Sips: Round Barn Winery

After a trip to Gravity, my mom and I headed up the road to Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery. Aside from being another great deal ($10 for six tastes), Round Barn has a gorgeous, unique location…

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Sips: Gravity Winery

Vacation is pretty much designed for drinking more wine than you typically should, so it’s no real surprise that I visited more than one winery and came back to Iowa with quite a few (read: nine) bottles of wine in my car…

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Exploring Michigan: South Haven

Last week I shared a bit about the town of Glenn—the southwest Michigan town my family has been visiting for the past 20 years. Just south of Glenn is South Haven, a much bigger beach town we’ve been driving down to for years for groceries, dinners out, ice cream cones or trips to the public beach…

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Sips: Virtue Cidery

Now I’ve been to my fair share of breweries and wineries, but have you ever been to a cidery? Yeah, me neither.

While in Michigan, one of our neighbors mentioned they’d recently been driving and stumbled upon Virtue Cider, which, coincidentally, is owned by former Goose Island Beer Company Brewmaster Gregory Hall…

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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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Earl’s Berry Farm

Ever since I can remember, my family has been stopping at Earl’s Berry Farm. Located just a quick drive from our cottage on Lake Michigan, I spent a good chunk of my childhood picking berries in the field or licking ice cream cones at Earl’s…

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Exploring Michigan: Glenn

Ever since I can remember, my family has traveling to Michigan during the summer months. On weekends and for a few full weeks throughout the season, we’d pack into the car and head across Indiana into southwest Michigan. Growing up it was always one of the best parts of summer…

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Vacation: Glenn, Michigan

Since I can remember my family has spent a sizable chunk of our summer vacation at a cottage in Michigan. Many of  my early summer months were spent catching frogs, subsisting largely on popsicles and…