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Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Detroit

For centuries Detroit has been a happening place. After the Beaver Wars of the late 17th century, Wyandot, Ottawa, and Ojibwe settled in the area. In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and other French settlers came to the region. With its prominence on the Detroit River, Detroit was an important port. During the War… Continue reading Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Detroit

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Detroit’s Eastern Market

What's better than enjoying food or history separately? Savoring the two together, of course! Detroit's Eastern Market serves up tasty delectables and a rich heritage. Arched, red-brick sheds harken back to the turn of the century with their industrial chic exteriors. Underneath the towering ceilings of the pavilions, farmers and vendors from all around Detroit… Continue reading Detroit’s Eastern Market

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Ford House—Old World Grandeur Outside Detroit

It was a crisp, sunny day when we left Detroit and headed over to nearby Grosse Pointe Shores to visit historic Ford House—the former home of Edsel and Eleanor Ford. We drove through a run-down part of Detroit marked by some of the finest street art (graffiti) I’ve ever seen. The Detroit River ran along… Continue reading Ford House—Old World Grandeur Outside Detroit

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An Elegant Step Back in Time—the Dearborn Inn

I love a stately entrance to a hotel…after all, you only get one chance to make a first impression. The historic Dearborn Inn (1931) in exudes elegance. Driving through the wrought-iron gate up the circular drive to the hotel's impressive façade, I felt transported…as if I were a guest at someone's peaceful country estate (no… Continue reading An Elegant Step Back in Time—the Dearborn Inn

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Detroit Renaissance

"Will you be dining in?" asked a young man wearing a retro, pointed, diner hat. We had arrived at American Coney Island in Detroit—a coney dog mecca for almost a century. Michigan takes their coneys seriously. After all, the sauce-covered hot dog is reputedly a Michigan creation. A devout lover of the Detroit coney (an… Continue reading Detroit Renaissance