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Michigan Day Trips: Belle Isle Park

Once overlooked by most of the state of Michigan, and Detroit residents themselves, Belle Isle Park is slowly but surely reviving itself as a great getaway in Michigan’s biggest city. The park opened in...
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Travel Trends For Summer 2016

Well it’s about that time, the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. It’s sunshine, its summertime! Of course summer time also means vacation. Hit the road with me as we...
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Now You Can Visit Mackinac Island in a Pirate Ship

Shiver-me-timbers! Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry just added a pirate ship to its fleet. And the Good Fortune sets sail this summer. First of all, the pirate ship is fully functional! This includes working water...
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Could This Be Michigan’s New Summer Anthem?

Michigan-based group The Accidentals released a new music video for their song 'Michigan,' which is quickly being dubbed the state's new summer anthem.
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Michigan Gets A New State Park

Michigan will soon have a new state park. The Department of Natural Resources says the state spent $2.9 million to purchase 717 acres in Jackson County. The property runs adjacent to 405 acres in...

Beautiful Haiti

If you are a regular listener to My1043, you probably know that I recently took a trip to Haiti.  This was not only the first time I had ever left the country, but also...
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Friendly Reminder: Clean The Ice Off Your Car PLEASE!

Admittedly, every one of us here has been running late for work in the morning only to discover a giant sheet of snow and/or ice sitting on our car and simply driving away because...
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Record Travel Expected for 4th of July

Well June is coming to an end and this week end millions of Americans will be celebrating the birthday of the USA, the fourth of July. To celebrate those millions of Americans will travel...

Chris’ Vacation Dream

If you could go anywhere in the world..where would it be?  There are a lot of place I would like to go.  One of them is Polata Palace, located in the Tibet area of...
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Bye Bye Windshield Ice

File this under the category of 'Why didn't we think of this?' Check out this super simple (and super cheap) method for getting rid of windshield ice For Tina and myself at least, and our early...