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  1. 5 vacations for children of all ages and their parents

    Different stretches of family life call for different destinations. Here are five options, from baby-friendly Club Med locations to a wilderness expedition good for teens.

    • 6:54 PM, Jul. 15, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
    • Travel

    Travel: There are apps for that

    If travelers are flexible, apps can offer ease with last-minute deals, especially good for day trips and overnight stays. Here are three handy apps for mobile device users.

  2. Celebrate Michigan in photos

    Jessica Dobbs' dazzling photo of the Little Sable Point Lighthouse near Pentwater advances to the finals of The Detroit News' Celebrate Michigan Photo Contest.

    • 6:42 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
    • Travel

    Paducah, Ky., is a frugal traveler's dream perfect for art lovers

    Deep-rooted folk craft heritage, a National Register of Historic Places district dotted with galleries and a UNESCO-acknowledged art scene place Paducah, Kentucky, firmly on the tourist map.

  3. Celebrate Michigan, win a prize

    Backyard animals are a recurring theme in this year's entries to The Detroit News' eighth annual Celebrate Michigan Photo Contest.

  4. Graceland may remove Elvis Presley's old airplanes

    For 30 years, tourists from around the world have paid money to get a look at two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis. By April of next year, the planes named Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II could be gone.

    • 7:18 PM, Jul. 7, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
    • Travel

    5 family travel tips: Make time off well spent

    Family vacations provide time to pursue a passion or explore a new hobby. Here are five ideas to consider, from photography in Arizona to birding in Belize.

    • 8:57 PM, Jul. 3, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
    • Travel

    Baltimore: Poe, painted screens, vintage treasures

    Baltimore When traveling to Baltimore, look for old things connected to the city's history and quirky local culture — everything from Edgar Allan Poe to row houses and painted window screens, a utilitarian folk art that's being revived.

    • 7:26 AM, Jul. 3, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    U.S. increases security at airports abroad

    Washington — Intelligence officials are concerned about a new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport security, a counterterrorism official said Wednesday, prompting the U.S.

  5. 50 things to do for a fun Fourth of July

    It's one of the biggest holidays of the year, and Metro Detroit and Michigan are bursting with celebrations this Independence Day. Here's our list of totally cool ways to make this an Independence Day weekend for the books.

  6. Help celebrate Michigan in our photo contest

    If there's beauty to be found in a brutal winter, trust a Yooper to find it. Bob Bowser of Naibinway in the Upper Peninsula traveled north to Munising last winter and took a striking photograph of icy Munising Falls, seemingly frozen in action.

    • 7:08 PM, Jun. 30, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
    • Travel

    Cedar Point opens new SlingShot ride

    As part of the improvements to the Gemini Midway, Cedar Point opens its newest ride, SlingShot, Wednesday.

    • 5:11 PM, Jun. 29, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
    • Travel

    JFK Library spotlights summers on Cape Cod

    Boston Never-before-displayed artifacts from the Kennedy family's summers on Cape Cod are now on display at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

  7. Toledo in a day: Map out a fun time in Ohio's 'diet Detroit'

    Here's the bottom line: Toledo's way cooler than you might think. Tired of the same old places around here? Try Toldeo on for size. To get you going, we offer a timetable for a day in Glass City.

    • 6:53 PM, Jun. 25, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
    • Travel

    5 hot spots for a tour of Toledo's architecture

    Interested in architecture? A drive around Toledo can be deeply satisfying. Check out these five spots, from the Pythian Castle to the Old West End Historic ...

  8. Celebrate Michigan: Fawn vs. toddler standoff wins a spot in the finals

    Some photographers go into the wild to shoot wildlife. Others can just stake out their backyard.

  9. Vacations break from tradition

    As the summer vacation season gets underway, the demands of work, family dynamics and kids' activity schedules have diminished that American tradition of multi- ...

  10. Help celebrate Michigan in our photo contest

    'What You Lookin' At?' wins Diane Kerner a place in the finals of The Detroit News' Celebrate Michigan Photo Contest. All summer long we're inviting you to ...

Celebrate Michigan Photo Contest

Upload your photos of what makes Michigan a great place to live in our 8th annual contest! Finalists selected weekly, prizes awarded Sept. 3.

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    Jocelynn Brown: If your knitting skills are at the intermediate or advanced level and you enjoy making and wearing high-end knitted items, then “60 Quick Luxury Knits (Sixth & Spring Books/$17.95) has “easy,...

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