People are so quick to bad-mouth their own country, and I have never met a nation of people more willing to do this than the British. Nowhere else in the world seems to have this level of loathing for the place they call home! And people aren't just a bit mean, they are seriously horrible about the UK. But when you really think about it, it's not as bad as people like to make out.
We all know about the wonderful cities around the world, New York, London, Tokyo, and L.A., but who ever thought Detroit, MI would be the place to visit? Well, I'm here to tell you it's on an upswing, and now is the time! Don't be afraid. Over the past five years, crime in the major downtown area of Detroit has gone dramatically down as new businesses flourish. Metro-Detroiters are already enjoying the new gem that is Downtown, and now it's your time, too, so here are four reasons to visit the beautiful and historic Motor City.
When time happens to be on your side in un-explored cities, then there just so happens to be a world of possibilities that follow. And that's not to say that less time is a bad thing necessarily, as you can still find enjoyment from what you see in a smaller window; the point we're trying to convey is the longer you have, the more comfortable one can be in carving out the day ahead.
If you look far to the right you can see the start of Mount Rainier, the mountain that ascends 14,410 feet above sea level. Rainier is an active volcano and is also the most glaciated mountain in the US. If it were a more clear day you could see the great city of Seattle. Who doesn't love Seattle? Before the morning fog came in I was able to see the space needle and the ferries going from port to port. The views were breathtaking on this mountain.
I lived in Michigan many years ago. Initially, I didn't want to move to Michigan because I was in the suburbs of Detroit and couldn't imagine anything worse than that. Before I moved there, I envisioned gray - just gray. Well, I ended up loving it. The suburbs of Detroit are like anywhere else - with all the shopping and restaurants you need and nice neighborhoods to walk in - with several parks splattered here and there.
These days, I've started listening to less and less music. The radio just doesn't do it for me, and I'm way too scatter-brained to play my own music day in and day out. Tired of the same songs over and over, I looked for other auditory entertainment options, thus stumbling upon podcasts. They can be informative, entertaining, or any combination of the two! Here are some of my favorite podcasts, and some of the best episodes to get you started: