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Grand Haven, Muskegon, and Holland Named Top Three Beach Towns In Michigan

As a former Grand Haven resident, I'm a little biased, but yeah, it's the best damn beach town in Michigan, from the high end art galleries on Washington to the dive bars like the Tip-A-Few, Grand Haven has something for everyone.

And now, it's official, at least according to the ever listing Thrillist web site.

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David Silverman/Getty Images
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Take A Zen Trip To The Upper Peninsula [Video]

Has this week dragged the best out of you? Are you needing to refresh your batteries before heading out for the weekend?

Well, take five minutes and enjoy this video of waterfalls and the Pictured Rocks of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. You'll be glad you did.

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Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images
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Man’s Dream To Swim Across Lake Michigan Ends 400 Yards From Goal [Video]

Chris Lechner grew up in a swimming family, and his early trips to Lake Michigan inspired a dream to swim across the length of it. He came close enough to see his goal, only to have it snuffed by the power of a big lake rip current.

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Michigan Tornado Footage Is Made More Scary By Screaming Woman [Video]

Seeing a tornado touchdown in your hometown would be horrific, but listen as the man recording this tornado near Owendale in Michigan's Thumb has to talk down the woman who's with him.

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World's Longest Waterslide Opens Outside Auckland
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Cool Off With A Trip Down The World’s Longest Water Slide [Video]

New Jersey's Action Park has a history of dousing people with water, and this year is no exception.

They've created the world's longest* water slide, and one of the employees took his camera down with him so you can cool off at the same time he does.

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People Are Awesome/YouTube
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These Are The People I Want To Hang Out With This Summer [Video]

I don't have the money or the skill level to match these exploits, so I will live vicariously through the people in this video, all of whom seem to be having the time of their life this summer.

Now pass the beer, I have a waterfall to jump off.

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Snap Happy Gal/Facebook
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Beautiful Time Lapse Of The Aurora Borealis Over Northern Michigan [Video]

Monday and Tuesday night again provided spectacular views of the Northern Lights over most of Michigan, but it was more intense up north where this wonderful footage was caught amid the drama of some storm clouds.

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Take a kayak and see the Pictured Rocks from Lake Superior in Munising! (Kayla Kiley/Townsquare Media)
Take a kayak and see the Pictured Rocks from Lake Superior in Munising! (Kayla Kiley/Townsquare Media)
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No. 1 Most Underrated & Affordable U.S. Adventure Spot Is In Michigan

Yahoo Travel came up with a list of the most underrated and affordable U.S. adventure spots.  

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Marcus Rits/YouTube
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Take A 12-Mile Hike Around North Manitou Island in Two Minutes [Video]

Looking for some summer adventure? Why not take a hike around beautiful North Manitou Island in Lake Michigan -- part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Here's a quick time lapse tour of the island, courtesy of some guys who hiked it last summer.

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Bob Seger Took Six Months To Write ‘Night Moves’ [Video]

Back in 1976, Bob Seger was poised on the brink of superstardom. His Live Bullet album was riding high on the charts, and he knew his next studio album could push him to national prominence.

So he took some time off to write the song that would define his career, 'Night Moves'.

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Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV
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The Top Summer Travel Destinations Are…

It's the first day of summer, and that means vacation time is on the way.

While some of us may think a perfect summer vacation includes a beach and a margarita, it seems a lot of us are looking for some culture during summer break. 

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Camp Blodgett/Facebook
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Wee Difference for June: Camp Blodgett

Chances are pretty good that either you or someone you knew attended Camp Blodgett, either as a camper or as a counselor.

In its 90-year history in West Michigan, Camp Blodgett has helped kids in the area grow academically in socially, not only through its summer camp and academy, but with programs that now run year round.

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