Head Out On A Fall Color Tour In Metro Detroit

Hines Drive Fall color tour, Metro Detroit, Southeastern Michigan

Autumn fun is in full swing in the mitten. Along with all the fun comes the colors of the season. When many people think of Wayne County in Metro Detroit, lots of houses, shopping malls, and urban sprawl come to mind. However, tucked away among all this is a 17+ mile curvy road and continuous […]

9 Theaters To See A Movie For $6 Or Less

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Many of us are on a budget but also like supporting local businesses. You’re in luck! Check out the following nine movie theaters that offer tickets to popular movies for less than $6 each. Cedar Street Cinema | Manistique | $5 Matinees Whether you live around Manistique or you’re just visiting, a matinee at the […]

13 Michigan Cupcakes You Need To Try

Cupcakes might be the next best thing since sliced bread. For starters, who doesn’t love cake? Cake is great. But even better yet, we then had to one-up cake with its adorable counterpart: the cupcake. With so many styles, flavors, and fillings, we set out to find the best tasty places to get cupcakes in […]

Awesome Michigan Events in July

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With Michigan summer is in full swing, and the temperatures on the rise, the Mitten State is bustling with festivals, fairs, and plenty of fireworks. Whether you’re looking to celebrate Independence Day, or you’d like to just get the whole family out in the sun while it lasts, these are the top July events to attend […]

A Parade Of Patios: The Best Outdoor Bar Spots In Michigan

Michiganders know how to make the most of each of the four seasons, and in the summer that often means a lot of time outside. Thanks to the Great Lakes and a thriving craft brewing industry, this usually involves a trip to the beach with a beer in hand. We do eventually have to return to work and […]

One (S)hell of a Happy Hour at Plymouth’s Sardine Room

Here’s how you do it: Arrive at happy hour. Take the first bar stool. You’ll have a front row seat for the oyster shucking and easy access to the bartenders. Order a dozen $1 oysters to start, and take advantage of the $4 cocktail special and $2 PBR drafts, as you please. The fried shishito […]

Southerner Meets Michigan: Plenty To Enjoy In Plymouth

The Awesome Mitten-Southerner Meets Michigan: Plenty To Enjoy In Plymouth

With so many great places to visit in Michigan, it’s not surprising that some communities don’t get the full attention they deserve. Take, for instance, Plymouth. Over the past few years, my husband and I have enjoyed visiting Plymouth for various outdoor events, weekend outings, and spontaneous dinner plans. We love the area and there […]

Michigan Fireworks for July 4th

Michigan Fireworks for July 4th - Awesome Mitten

Although I haven’t seen many fireworks shows around the United States besides those in Michigan, I think we can all agree that no one lights up the night like Mitten communities.  As the 4th of July approaches and the festivities of summer really get under way, make sure you cross “See Fireworks” off of your bucket […]