Known as the jewel of the Great Lakes, Mackinac Island, Michigan is America’s all-natural theme park. This beautiful island is located in Lake Huron and is a trendy destination for rental properties. The town has a rich history and is a popular tourist destination for sports fishermen, nature enthusiasts, and summer cottage getaways. In the 1890s, tourists began bringing their noisy horseless carriages (also known as cars) to the island, and local residents rebelled. The city passed a ban on cars for personal use, which still exists today! Instead of driving, you can walk, bike, or take a ride in one of the city’s horse-drawn carriages and taxis.
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Betting, hats, juleps – it’s Derby weekend! The Kentucky Derby is an annual horse race that takes place in Louisville, Kentucky. The Derby attracts approximately 155,000 people each year, and has even claimed the title, “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” Even though the Kentucky Derby has made Louisville an exciting place for tourism, it has also become a great place to live all year round! Other than the Derby, Louisville is home to many delectable restaurants, amusement parks, and historical museums that have a one-of-a-kind southern charm. There’s no place like home… and there’s no place like Louisville, Kentucky. Here are some of [...]
If you’re a creative person, looking for a city that ignites your creative flair, where should you live? Perhaps you dream of becoming a writer – which city will provide the muses and inspiration you need? Maybe you want to go to an art school in a city where you’re surrounded by artists in your community and not just your classes. We set ourselves the challenge of finding out what cities creatives flock to, or should flock to live.
But first, how do we define creativity? The term has been used to describe personality types, professions, fields of study, and hobbies, but it’s also used when creating something, problem-solving, and reaching that “eureka” moment. For [...]
For many professors, teaching college is the realization of a lifelong goal. Days filled with reading, researching, and sharing that knowledge with thirsty minds is the dream of the most studious among us. Many professors arrive at their school chasing a number of things – research, grants, or funding. But for those with the luxury to choose where they live and teach, several cities offer a plethora of benefits for college professors.
While many college towns host schools with great work environments, larger metros offer increased school choice and therefore more competitive salaries, not to mention additional big city amenities. Here are five cities college professors would [...]
If you want to live in a city known for its great credit scores, you better bundle up. This past winter, credit bureau Experian released their 2016 State of Credit report. The study listed the 10 cities with the best average credit scores in the country. Some were small towns and others were big cities—most were in Minnesota or Wisconsin.
The scores of the top 10 cities started at Madison, Wisconsin’s 702 and topped out at Mankato, Minnesota’s 708.
A little extra research into these scores revealed incomes tended to be higher in these cities, but, based on the research we’ve done, we know that credit scores have a lot to do with on-time payments and [...]