Local shops are bright and glowing, holiday parades are full of much cheer, and we here in Ann Arbor know it is certainly the most wonderful time of the year. Be sure to see the Insta-worthy holiday lights and decorations in Nickels Arcade, throughout the Main Street Ann Arbor area, in Ypsilanti’s ... Read more and see comments!
3 Artists to Get Excited About at This Year’s DIYpsi
Nov 28, 2018
Every year, we look forward to DIYpsi Holiday Market. (pronounced DIP-see) Independent, original, eclectic, and unapologetically Ypsilanti, this event brings together artists and craftsmen/women of all kinds for a holiday shopping extravaganza.
DIYpsi 2018 takes place December 8-9 at the Riverside ... Read more and see comments!
#ErininA2: A Bookworm’s Guide to Downtown Ann Arbor
Nov 27, 2018
When Erin Klema from The Epicurean Traveler comes to visit, you can bet we take her to see the best-of-the-best attractions and shops in the Ann Arbor area. When we found out that she likes bookstores, we knew she'd love exploring downtown Ann Arbor's unique and niche shops.
You'd ... Read more and see comments!
Bed & Breakfasts for the Classic, the Quirky, the Extravagant, and the Airy Among Us
Nov 27, 2018
Finding the perfect home-away-from-home can make your next travel experience truly special. Whatever your taste, from classic to quirky, extravagant or airy, you might be surprised to discover that your perfect home-away-from-home is actually a Bed and Breakfast!
The Classic: American Bed & Breakfasts ... Read more and see comments!
5 Ways to Celebrate National Bacon Day in Ypsilanti, MI
Nov 25, 2018
That’s right - National Bacon Day is December 30, and we want to help you celebrate! We take bacon very seriously in Ypsilanti.
So, here is a very serious blog about bacon. And, a bacon poem.
"Roses are red. Bacon is red.
Poems are hard. Bacon."
Below ... Read more and see comments!
Well, Ypsilantians, you've done it again. 2018 was an epic year for your Instagram feed, and we're honored and grateful that you used #ypsireal to share your shots with us! We sure do have plenty to share - art, natural beauty, tasty eats, interesting people... it's all here in Ypsilanti. Here's ... Read more and see comments!
10 Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving and Not Cook a Thing!
Nov 05, 2018
Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. Every year I look forward to getting together with my family, enjoying a delicious and calorically-dense feast, and pausing to be grateful for the time we share together.
I also look forward to eating an otherwise socially unacceptable amount of pie, and ... Read more and see comments!
We love The Epicurean Traveler's taste for great food - so when she began planning her trip to Ann Arbor, we recommended Miss Kim.
Zingerman's newest restaurant, Miss Kim is rooted in Korean tradition, but inspired by local Michigan produce. Managing Partner Ji Hye Kim is a culinary ... Read more and see comments!
One of the most marvelous things about Ypsilanti is the availability of Ypsi-made products. More than simply being local for local's sake, many of the products made by local artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs are among the best of their kind. As the gift-giving season approaches, consider celebrating ... Read more and see comments!
Recently, we sent Erin Klema from The Epicurean Traveler to a University of Michigan football game. Did she ever have a good time! We were delighted to read her latest blog, which speaks to the unbeatable, vibrant energy present at the Wolverines' Big House.
Erin says, "Are you ... Read more and see comments!
Creepy or Celebratory - Take Your Pick of Firehouse Museum Events
Nov 01, 2018
Para-Con - December 8
Halloween may be over, but don't hang up the fangs just yet. Did you know that one of Michigan's most haunted locations is in our very own Ypsilanti? Head to Ypsilanti's Michigan Firehouse Museum & Education Center for Para-Con, and experience the Old Firehouse ... Read more and see comments!