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Visiting The Michigan Cherry Festival In Traverse City

There are more reasons to visit Michigan’s Northwest coast than its scenery Leelanau County, Michigan, the Cherry Capital (and home of the Michigan Cherry Festival!) “Mmm, what are these red things in my granola bar?” “Oh, those must be craisins!” “No, I think they’re raisins…” “Maybe they’re dried grapes. Oh, wait, raisins and dried grapes … Read more

Euphoria Festival Greenville, South Carolina | Food, Wine, and Music

We came. We saw. We ate. We drank. The aptly named Euphoria Festival was held in Greenville, S.C. The festival has quickly become a favorite Southeastern jaunt for people near and far.  The festival was founded in  2006 by singer/songwriter Edwin McCain and local restaurateur Carl Sobocinski. Food and music together in the setting of Greenville with its award-winning … Read more

Living it up on Day of the Dead


Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is celebrated the first two days of November throughout Mexico, as well as in other parts of the world. Combining aspects of  Halloween, a funeral and Marti Gras, the holiday boldly incorporates joy, sorrow, darkness and color. Experiencing the celebration last year in Oaxaca, Mexico, I found it … Read more

Splashing into Thai New Year in Thailand

Celebrating Thailand’s New Year Every April, the whole country of Thailand takes up arms, rallies, and wages a war that has nothing to do with politics or social unrest. Foreigners and locals fight side by side, and everyone no matter what age is a target in the largest water fight in the world: Songkran. Songkran … Read more