Category Archives: USA – The Midwest

Save Gas! Save Time! Take the S.S. Badger Carferry

By Charlene & Richard Mixa

A Fun Shortcut Across Lake Michigan

S.S. Badger Deck & Tower

S.S. Badger Deck & Tower

Feel the breeze! Relax on a deck! Take a nap! Read a book! Watch a movie! Play BINGO! Hit the jackpot! Be a winner in saving gas, saving time and saving money by taking the carferry. Board the safe, fun, reliable S.S. Badger for an authentic steamship experience across Lake Michigan. Continue reading

Shanty Creek Resort & Spa

By Charlene S. Mixa

Everything you need for a great northern Michigan vacation!

Relaxation, rockers at Legend Cottage

Relaxation, rockers at Legend Cottage

Seeking a great destination resort for golf, for families, relaxation or just for fun! In the search of cooler weather! Wanting a place to get away! Northern Michigan offers this and more! Shanty Creek Resorts, a mountaintop destination, features four challenging golf courses, various types of accommodations and convenience to small quaint towns, blue bays, and stunning lakes of northern Michigan. A Golf Digest Silver Medalist Resort, Shanty Creek is a great destination for golfers, families or anyone wanting to enjoy a relaxing setting. Continue reading

The Resorts of Tullymore & St. Ives

By Charlene S. Mixa Top Ranked Golf in Michigan’s Palm

The Tullymore Clubhouse

The Tullymore Clubhouse

Michigan is truly a golf Mecca. Golf courses of every venue abound offering challenge and excitement for all golfers from the low handicapper to seniors and ladies. Many of Michigan’s courses are rated among America’s 100 Greatest Courses by Golf Digest. The state’s ads on “Pure Michigan” could easily be titled “Pure Golf in Michigan”. On the top of our list of courses to play is Tullymore, ranked No. 15 in the Top 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest. Continue reading

Sheboygan’s Blue Harbor Resort – “Shines”

By Charlene & Richard Mixa

A Tranquil to Thrilling Wisconsin Lakeside Resort

The Blue Harbor Resort

The Blue Harbor Resort

A pristine white classical hotel shines and sparkles in the afternoon sun along the shimmering shores of Lake Michigan. In the dazzling grand lobby with beautiful lake views, we are warmly welcomed for a unique vacation experience at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Whether seeking a tranquil romantic escape or the Continue reading

Detroit’s Greenfield Village – A Historic Landmark!

By: Charlene Mixa

Ford Captures the Nations Past

The original Ford Motor Company building - Greenfield Village

The original Ford Motor Company building – Greenfield Village

Henry Ford was a mastermind with innovations that changed the world. One of America’s greatest industrialists, he introduced mass production of the automobile which was only a stepping stone to his achievements. An astute businessman, he was also a visionary recognizing the importance of education and preserving our history for future generations. Continue reading

The Herrington Inn & Spa: A Luxury Boutique Hotel

By: Charlene & Richard Mixa

“Romance is in the Air

Elegant Courtyard and Gardens at The Herrrington Inn & Spa

Elegant Courtyard and Gardens at The Herrrington Inn & Spa

Fluffy luxurious robes, a large whirlpool bath, an elegant four-poster bed, and beautiful picturesque views of lush flowering gardens overlooking a gentle flowing river create a romantic setting at The Herrington Inn & Spa. An upscale boutique hotel in Geneva, Illinois, the Inn creates a wonderful romantic getaway while blending history, romance, and whimsical fun. Nestled on the waterfront of what was once the home of a tiny creamery today is a 61 room Inn that enchants couples and guests with love stories, nursery rhymes and “cows.” Continue reading