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Travel in America´s Heartland

Autumn in Door County star
For fabulous fall foliage plan a visit to Wisconsin's, Door County. Selected by Travel & Leisure Magazine and TripAdvisor as one of the best fall foliage destinations in the U. S.

Cherry Blossom Time in Traverse City star
Traverse City, Michigan bills itself as the “Cherry Capital of the World.” With 75% of the world’s tart cherries, used for pies, pastries and jams, produced in the area, they have good reason to make such a claim. Read on for a great Quick 'n' Cherry Chicken recipe.

Chihuly Glass Franklin Park Conservatory Columbus star
The Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus Ohio has a wonderful collection of Dale Chihuly’s glass artwork on display.

December In Door County Wisconsin star
Forget those big box stores, and shopping for the same old things year after year. Give yourself a special Christmas gift by doing your holiday shopping in the winter wonderland that is Door County, Wisconsin.

Door County Wisconsin is a Winter Treat star
For a relaxing winter getaway treat yourself to a stay in Door County Wisconsin

Early Spring Means Maple Syrup Season star
Maple syrup season is a welcome sign of spring in colder climates. Plan a fun day out, or a maple weekend getaway, to visit a sugarhouse or sugarbush to See, and Taste, what "sugaring" or "sugarmaking" is all about. Included is a decadent recipe for Maple Cream Pie.

Egg Art In Egg Harbor Wisconsin star
It’s time to color, hide, hunt, and roll those Easter eggs. The Dovetail Gallery/Studio & Egg Art Museum, in the charming and quaint village of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, is the perfect place to view and enjoy the wonders of the egg. Don't miss the May, 2012, Girlfriends Great EGGscape.

Fishing Ohio's Steelhead Alley star
Looking for a steelhead stronghold to cast your line, Ohio's Steelhead Alley in Lake County is a great place to start. Steelhead Alley runs along the south shore of Lake Erie from Vermillion, Ohio, through Pennsylvania and up into New York to Buffalo.

Hands On Art Studio is A Great Creative Getaway star
Get creative at Door County's, Hands On Art Studio. Pottery, ceramics, mosaics, welding, glass arts, woodworking and more. Hands On Art Studio is a great do-it-yourself creative arts connection.

Higher Grounds Trading Company star
The Higher Grounds Trading Company in Traverse City, Michigan not only serves up an excellent cup of coffee but does so while supporting fair trade wages for coffee farmers, encouraging environmental responsibility, and giving back to the local community.

Magee Marsh Wildlife Area star
The Magee Marsh Wildlife Area covers some 2,200 acres. Add to that several thousand acres of other protected marshes and coastal wetlands and you have almost 12,000 acres of diverse bird habitat.

Marvelous Marietta On The Ohio star
From its red brick streets, tree lined avenues with grand Victorian homes, to its rich history, quaint shopping, and scenic river setting; Marietta emanates the unassuming appeal of small town America.

Michigan's Harbor Country star
Southwest Michigan is a beautiful rolling tapestry of farmland, orchards, and vineyards, scattered amongst quaint, friendly little towns situated along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Ohio’s Amish Country star
Ohio is home to the world’s largest Amish community. A visit to Ohio’s Amish Country allows you to slow down to a horse-n-buggy pace, learn more about the Amish heritage and, enjoy and experience, the region famous for its friendliness, food, and fine craftsmanship.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore star
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a place of amazing natural beauty. From its colored sandstone cliffs, beaches, dunes, waterfalls, and woodlands, it invites visitors to come and explore.

Quilt Barn Driving Tours star
Combining majestic old barns, and colorful, history-rich quilt squares means scenic drives along several states Quilt Barn Driving Tours.

Sleeping Bear Dunes #1 Most Beautiful in America star
Viewers of ABC’s “Good Morning America” have voted Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore the “Most Beautiful Place in America,” edging out such better-known spots as the Grand Tetons, Sedona, Newport, Cape Cod, Aspen, Ashville and Hawaii’s Lanikai Beach.

Snowshoe Wisconsin's Door County star
For a Midwest winter retreat that gives you plenty of opportunity to snowshoe amid a beautiful landscape but also immerses you in a wonderful Cape Cod like atmosphere, than you’ll want to keep in mind a winter getaway to Door County Wisconsin.

Southwest Michigan's Local Food Movement star
Southwest Michigan has a vibrant locovore movement picking up steam. Local grassroots efforts are helping to re-invigorate the agricultural base by supporting local family farms and agri-tourism. Restaurants, cafes, and businesses design menus around what’s in season and grown locally.

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum star
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, located in Michigan's beautiful eastern Upper Peninsula, is considered one of the best small museums in America.

The Sleeping Bear Birding Trail star
With help from the internet, finding hot birding spots is getting easier. Traverse City, Michigan has a new Internet tool, the Sleeping Bear Birding Trail. A web-based road map to almost 40 local birding sites.

The Soo Locks Of Sault Ste. Marie star
For an exciting Great Lakes experience step onboard a Soo Locks Boat Tour. Ride through the locks between Lake Huron and Lake Superior just like the massive freighters that ply the waters of the Great Lakes every day.

The Village At Grand Traverse Commons star
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons is one of the most extensive historical restoration projects in America. The magnificent old buildings are being restored and transformed into beautiful shops, galleries, living areas, and eateries.

Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm Apple Recipes star
My main reason for visiting the Tree-mendus Fruit Farm in Eau Claire, Michigan was to savor the selection of antique or heritage apple varieties Herb Teichman has collected and propagated over the last fifty some years.

Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm Eau Claire Michigan star
Fall is the time to get out and enjoy the changing leaves, pick that perfect pumpkin, marvel at the beauty of colorful mums, sip fresh pressed cider and pick some crisp, juicy apples right from the tree. The Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in Eau Claire, Michigan, is just the place to do all of the above.

Winter Fun At Michigan’s Shanty Creek Resort star
If you like to play in the snow a great Midwest destination for winter fun is Michigan’s Shanty Creek Resort.

Winter Romance Deals in Door County star
Yes, Valentine's Day is over and spring is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to steal away for a romantic winter getaway. Check out the special deals Door County, Wisconsin offers with their Nature of Romance package deals through March.

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