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Review: Tech goodies to bring along on trips

Review: Tech goodies to bring along on trips

Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out.

July 20, 2014 5:32 pm Photos

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Yosemite celebrates 150th anniversary

Yosemite celebrates 150th anniversary

Yosemite National Park on Monday marked 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln signed an act protecting the park for generations of visitors.

July 06, 2014 5:25 pm Photos

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Step back in time at Amish Acres

Step back in time at Amish Acres

Individuals interested in the ways and lifestyle of the Amish need only take a short drive to Nappanee, Ind.

June 22, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Animal Magnetism: Historic appeal at Washington Park Zoo

Animal Magnetism: Historic appeal at Washington Park Zoo

There's a lot of animal magnetism these days at Washington Park Zoo. With new and refurbished exhibits, visitors can find themselves inches aw…

June 16, 2014 11:50 am Photos

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Just Add Water: Fireworks may be commonplace these days, but fireworks over a lake are still something special

Just Add Water: Fireworks may be commonplace these days, but fireworks over a lake are still something special

One could make the argument that fireworks have lost some of their heat in recent times.

June 16, 2014 11:36 am Photos

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The Fine Art of Artful Living: The Harbor Shores art collection

The Fine Art of Artful Living: The Harbor Shores art collection

In the words of travel writer Miriam Beard, "certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and perman…

June 13, 2014 5:17 pm Photos

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Art Deco Splendor: Grand Beach home brings the 1920s to life

Art Deco Splendor: Grand Beach home brings the 1920s to life

The style and sophistication of Art Deco design had been a seductive siren calling to Chuck and Julie Kaplan for years. In response they had c…

June 13, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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At Home in Harbor Country with Chef Jean and Cynthia Joho

At Home in Harbor Country with Chef Jean and Cynthia Joho

The main reason that (Chef) Jean and Cynthia Joho wanted a home in southwestern Michigan was the latitude, similar (about 44 degrees) to the l…

June 13, 2014 8:30 am

Wind and Waves: Kite boarders make the most of Lake Michigan's surf

Wind and Waves: Kite boarders make the most of Lake Michigan's surf

When Michael Szromba and his buddies get together to kite board, a crowd of onlookers is usually nearby watching in awe as they put on their o…

June 11, 2014 11:46 am Photos

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Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan

Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan

The blowing winds and shifting snows also had another effect, this one on the shores of Lake Michigan. It unearthed a shipwreck.

June 10, 2014 11:50 am Video Photos

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Amusing Adventures: Tame and thrilling, old and new rides await visitors at amusement parks

Amusing Adventures: Tame and thrilling, old and new rides await visitors at amusement parks

One of the summer season’s most popular destinations is the amusement park. Visitors travel far and wide to visit parks across the country and…

May 31, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Life on board the U-505

Life on board the U-505

U-boats were designed with little concern for the comfort of their crews. The subs were first and foremost weapons platforms with one goal: de…

May 25, 2014 4:40 pm Video Photos

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Local historian recalls playing on U-505 as young boy

Local historian recalls playing on U-505 as young boy

On June 4, 1944, the U-505 German submarine was captured off the coast of West Africa in a dangerous mission by the U.S. Navy.

May 23, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Sensational Santa Fe: Where Carmen meets Don Pasquale

Sensational Santa Fe: Where Carmen meets Don Pasquale

When my friends and I would talk about our favorite places to visit, I could

May 20, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Emerald Avenue: Farm-to-table dreamland

Emerald Avenue: Farm-to-table dreamland

If Mother Nature decided to make a food court, it wouldn't be to satisfy cravings for fats, sugar and salt like many mall food courts but inst…

May 19, 2014 6:26 pm Photos

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Sail Away: Mackinac Island sailing race beckons from Chicago

Sail Away: Mackinac Island sailing race beckons from Chicago

In 1898, five sail boats left Chicago, racing northeast to Mackinac Island, a journey 333 miles or 289.4 nautical miles long.

May 19, 2014 3:15 pm Photos

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Dowagiac softens an industrial reputation

Dowagiac softens an industrial reputation

Once nationally known for its wood burning Round Oak brand pot bellied stoves, this somewhat quirky charm remains part of this Southwest Michi…

May 19, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Wicker Park and Bucktown: Discover good eats and unique boutiques in these Windy City neighborhoods

Wicker Park and Bucktown: Discover good eats and unique boutiques in these Windy City neighborhoods

While the Mag Mile, Millennium Park and Navy Pier never seem to get old, try somewhere new this summer while visiting Chicago and discover the…

May 19, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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A world in a grain of sand: Sculpture artists return to Lake Michigan's shores

A world in a grain of sand: Sculpture artists return to Lake Michigan's shores

On display for the world to see, the largest sand sculpture park in the Middle East was built by an artist from the shores of Lake Michigan.

May 19, 2014 7:58 am Photos

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DeWitt Place: Home Away From Home

DeWitt Place offers Chicago corporate housing and temporary furnished apartment rentals for short-term, intermediate and long-term temporary h…

May 19, 2014 12:00 am

Obama at 9/11 museum: Terrorism can't break us

Obama at 9/11 museum: Terrorism can't break us

Tears in her eyes, firefighter widow Maureen Fanning emerged Thursday from the new Sept. 11 museum deep beneath ground zero, unable to bring h…

May 18, 2014 11:00 am

Washington Monument reopens after earthquake

Washington Monument reopens after earthquake

A cross section of Americans awakened early and waited in line for hours to be among the first to ride to the top of the Washington Monument, …

May 18, 2014 9:00 am

Afraid to camp? Nothing to fear but fear itself

Afraid to camp? Nothing to fear but fear itself

Here are five things you might be worried about when it comes to camping, along with ways to cope.

May 18, 2014 7:00 am

Krasl Art Fair brings top-shelf art to St. Joseph

Krasl Art Fair brings top-shelf art to St. Joseph

Looking back over his 32 years of participation in the annual Krasl Art Fair, held on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan in St. Joseph, Randy…

May 15, 2014 9:33 am Photos

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Mishawaka and South Bend combine rural charm with big city culture

Mishawaka and South Bend combine rural charm with big city culture

For a quick getaway with plenty to see and do, head east for the attractions of South Bend and Mishawaka, Indiana. The two cities’ shared bord…

May 15, 2014 9:12 am Photos

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Retro Revived: Indy's Fountain Square neighborhood

Retro Revived: Indy's Fountain Square neighborhood

Only a mile and a half southeast of downtown Indianapolis, Fountain Square is showing other cities how it's done.

May 12, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Buchanan, Michigan: A leader in small-town revitalization

Buchanan, Michigan: A leader in small-town revitalization

When I first visited the big rambling historic home on Front Street belonging to my friend Ann, it was one of many stretching from the charmin…

May 12, 2014 7:30 am

Kalamazoo: Eclectic, cutting edge foodie scene

Kalamazoo: Eclectic, cutting edge foodie scene

Not only is Kalamazoo's downtown recently rejuvenated and revitalized, but the city's food and drink scene is one of the best in the Midwest.

May 12, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Umbrellas of Harbert showcases local art

Umbrellas of Harbert showcases local art

The nine-foot wide Umbrellas of Harbert, each used as a canvas for the work of regional artists, are definitely not for foul weather.

May 12, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Grand Rapids: Michigan's fabulous success story

Grand Rapids: Michigan's fabulous success story

Fifteen years ago, Grand Rapids was a surprise and an overlooked destination. Even then, the potential was there. Grand Rapids’ adjacency to b…

May 12, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Discovering the Dordogne: France's answer to excellent cuisine and wines, medieval bastides and prehistoric finds

Discovering the Dordogne: France's answer to excellent cuisine and wines, medieval bastides and prehistoric finds

The woman in the airport said she and her husband, on their way to France, had been there a number of times, always visiting Paris at some poi…

April 13, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Love is in the air: Five fabulous weekend getaways to celebrate Valentine's Day

Love is in the air: Five fabulous weekend getaways to celebrate Valentine's Day

We are nearing the day of the year where expectations run high to surprise and spoil the love of your life.

February 09, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Six

Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Six

Finally, the Super bowl is here and guests are coming over for what should be an all-time great social gathering. The food table is planned. B…

January 31, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Five

Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Five

Here's another recipe for those wings everybody likes.

January 29, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Four

Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Four

Here's another recipe for those wings everybody likes.

January 20, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Three

Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Three

Here's another recipe for those wings everybody likes.

January 13, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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National Zoo prepares panda cub for debut in DC

National Zoo prepares panda cub for debut in DC

Bao Bao, the giant panda cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, is getting used to seeing fans outside her panda house enclosure as she prepar…

January 13, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Two

Tailgating 2013: Super Bowl Party Two

What's with all these mac and cheese recipes?

January 06, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Eating Your Way through the Danube River Christmas Markets

Eating Your Way through the Danube River Christmas Markets

If I learned anything about the numerous, colorful Christkindlmarkts (Christmas markets) along the winding Danube River in Austria and Germany…

January 06, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Bowl Game TV Party Foods

Tailgating 2013: Bowl Game TV Party Foods

This time of year, most of us are forced to give up outdoor tailgating at high school, college, and professional football games. We do have, h…

December 27, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Packing Up After the Season

Tailgating 2013: Packing Up After the Season

With the recent cold snap following another cold spell, it's probably time to pack up for the season.

December 22, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Tailgating 2013: More Christmas Shopping for the Tailgater

Tailgating 2013: More Christmas Shopping for the Tailgater

It's a few days after Thanksgiving and chances are, you are going to be having a cool-even cold-weather-tailgate.

December 13, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Christmas Shopping 101 for the Tailgater

Tailgating 2013: Christmas Shopping 101 for the Tailgater

It's a few days after Thanksgiving and chances are, you are going to be having a cool-even cold-weather-tailgate.

December 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Thanksgiving Week Tailgate Party with Turkey Soup

Tailgating 2013: Thanksgiving Week Tailgate Party with Turkey Soup

It's a few days after Thanksgiving and chances are, you are going to be having a cool-even cold-weather-tailgate.

December 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Bar Cookies

Tailgating 2013: Bar Cookies

The American tailgater's favorite and most practical dessert is the bar cookie.

November 26, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Tailgating 2013: The best made plans

Tailgating 2013: The best made plans

Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, "In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable."

November 17, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Popular Cold Weather Foods

Tailgating 2013: Popular Cold Weather Foods

Fall is the season when the variation in temperatures needs to be considered by tailgaters.

November 11, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Journey: Branson remains an all seasons family playground

Journey: Branson remains an all seasons family playground

Whatever the season, festivities, attractions, shows and family fun abound in Branson, Mo.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tailgating 2013: Fall Changes Bring Challenges

Tailgating 2013: Fall Changes Bring Challenges

Fall is the season when the variation in temperatures needs to be considered by tailgaters.

November 04, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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