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The Moon Water Cooler is a place for Moon staffers to share what's new in their world. Check back often to hear about author events, book releases, travel trends, and maybe even some staff recommendations for what part of the world to explore next.
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- The Glory, the Groundwork, and the Grind of Travel Writing
- Finding Pizza Nirvana in Nashville
- Guest Interview: Exploring Offbeat Mexico with Churpa Rogers
- Guest Interview: The People's Guide to Mexico Authors Carl Franz and Lorena Havens
- Guest Post: Top 10 Gifts for Road Trippers
- Hawaii Giveaway Winner Announced
- Win a Round-Trip Ticket to Hawaii from Moon and Hawaiian Airlines!
- Why Moving to Belize Isn’t as Hard as You’d Think
- From Dosas to Dumplings: My Eight Favorite Toronto Restaurants
- Guest Post: At Least We Have Pizza – The Cost of Living in Mexico vs. New York City
- Hawai'i: A Foodie Paradise — Part Two
- Hawai'i: A Foodie Paradise — Part One
- Exploring California via Road Trip with Moon California Road Trip
- Enjoying the Outdoors in the Black Hills of South Dakota
Michigan: More than Motown
We’ve just finished putting content from our Moon Michigan guidebook, by Laura Martone, online yesterday. In addition to all the things you might expect to find in a guide to Michigan—like Detroit’s Motown Historical Museum, Ann Arbor’s Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mackinac Island, and rich ethnic enclaves like Greektown and Hamtramck—Laura includes many unexpected gems, too, like the annual late-March Sugar & Shearing Festival and the annual Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Powwow held every August.
I’ve never traveled to Michigan, and I’m not a scuba diver, so perhaps most unexpected were the amazing number of scuba diving opportunities from the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to the Alger Underwater Preserve. You can find more great Michigan dive sites here.
I was also surprised to learn that the length of Michigan’s coastline is second only to Alaska and its historic lighthouses are a huge draw for travelers. In addition to the lighthouses, Michigan has some truly stunning beaches like Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Rock hounds will love the shoreline along the Keweenaw Peninsula where unusual gemstones like porcelaneous datolite, mohawkite, and chlorastrolite can be found. You can explore more Michigan beaches here.
Laura Martone has recently begun blogging for us here at Moon. Be sure to check our her American Nomad blog to get her unique insights on her travels across America.
Moon.com Content Editor