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Beyond the Brewery: Explore Door County’s Hidden Charms!

    Door County, Wisconsin is regarded as the “Napa Valley of the Midwest” thanks to an abundance of wineries, art galleries, and other cultural activities, but not everything on this peninsula isn’t as prime and proper as it seems. Beyond the award-winning artisan cheeses and world-renowned cherries, lays another Door County–one that’s funky, spunky, … Continue reading “Beyond the Brewery: Explore Door County’s Hidden Charms!”

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The Battle of Toledo: How a Real Estate Deal Prevented a War

    If you take a look at a map of the Midwest United States, you may notice something strange with Michigan. More specifically, you may notice that Michigan is effectively two land masses that aren’t connected (save for the Mackinac Bridge) and that the northern part, known as Upper Michigan, is actually completely attached … Continue reading “The Battle of Toledo: How a Real Estate Deal Prevented a War”

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Beyond the Grand Canyon: Awesome Places to Visit in the Southwest

    In Europe, it’s not uncommon for someone to leave their home on a Friday for a weekend trip that includes crossing international borders. For much of the EU, a few hours drive or train ride will land you in another country—or perhaps a few countries over. In the United States, that same scenario … Continue reading “Beyond the Grand Canyon: Awesome Places to Visit in the Southwest”

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Home Field Advantage: The Best MLB Cities in the US

    America’s favorite pastime officially kicks off the 2018 season today with all 30 teams playing on the same day–for the first time in 50 years! While other major league sports have relatively short seasons, basketball and hockey each have 82 games in the regular season. While the NFL has a paltry 16 per … Continue reading “Home Field Advantage: The Best MLB Cities in the US”

Shenanigans Galore! Where to have the best St. Patrick’s Day EVER!

    Only 11% of US residents claim Irish ancestry (the second highest motherland after Germany), but on St. Patrick’s Day everyone’s Irish! Whether you’re planning to celebrate with some corned beef and cabbage or a pint of Guinness, there are plenty of ways sham-rock this St. Paddy’s Day! Looking for the best place to … Continue reading “Shenanigans Galore! Where to have the best St. Patrick’s Day EVER!”

A 25 foot tall house of cards and other crazy records held by Texas

  From beauty queens (the most Miss USA titleholders) to chili con carne dreams (4,800lb–the world’s largest serving!), it really does seem that everything is bigger in Texas. Check out some of the other Guinness World Records set by Texans!     Largest Frito Pie Snackmaker Frito-Lay calls Plano, Texas home so it’s no surprise … Continue reading “A 25 foot tall house of cards and other crazy records held by Texas”

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Color Me Happy: Using Color to Effect the Mood of Your Home

    Blue Blue comes in a sea of colors, but whether you think it’s cool as a river or calming as the ocean, this is the color to choose if you’re looking for your home to be a haven. Effects/Emotions: Relaxing, calming, serene, focus, communication Best Use: Bedrooms, offices, hallways Rooms to Avoid: Gym–the … Continue reading “Color Me Happy: Using Color to Effect the Mood of Your Home”

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White House History: Celebrating the Most Famous Home in the US

  With up to 100,000 visitors per month, the White House is the most visited residence in the United States. To celebrate President’s Day, we’re taking a look at some of the more interesting fact about this regal real estate, once dubbed the “Presidential Palace” George Washington was the only president to never live in … Continue reading “White House History: Celebrating the Most Famous Home in the US”

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Valentine’s Babies: Are the Southern States the Most Romantic?

    This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air, but apparently some states get a little more of the lovin’ feeling than others! From 2007-2015 there were 3,978,497 babies born in the United States with about 8% of them born in November—9 months after Valentine’s Day. To figure out where the love bug bites … Continue reading “Valentine’s Babies: Are the Southern States the Most Romantic?”