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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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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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This Guy Can Imitate Any Animal, But Why? [Video]

While touring South Africa, photographer Chris Schofield came across a man who can imitate many different animals.

Now, how can the poor guy monetize this skill?

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Evolution of the Bikini [Video]

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and the official start of bikini season. Check out this video showing the evolution of the bikini over the last 100 years. 

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Category: Nostalgia, Summer, Travel, Videos
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How Far Would You Drive For Love? Food? Your Kids?

A lot of people will be headed out on the road this weekend, but did you ever wonder what prompts some people to take long trips? While a vacation is always a good excuse to get behind the wheel, apparently love and family are the driving force behind a lot of people’s time in the car.

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These Beatle Marionettes Are Adorable [Video]

Okay, I know animal videos outstrip everything else on the internet, but I think these girls, who do a Beatle marionette show on the streets of Spain, deserve more attention than another cat video. (Although they'll never be able to top an owl pooping on another owl.)

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238 Grand Rapids Street Construction Projects

The City of Grand Rapids has released of list of 238 street construction projects which cover over 45 miles.

It is a partial list of construction planned for 2015 and 2016. Additional projects are still being identified and prioritized.

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Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment
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Where to Eat in Grand Rapids?

I can't begin to tell you how many times I get asked Do you know a good place to eat in G.R.?”

Well, now I'll know where to send them!

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(Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission)
(Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission)
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TREK Recalls Nearly 1 Million Bikes

Nearly one million Trek bikes are being recalled in the United States and Canada after an injury that left one rider paralyzed.

Included in the recall are 900,000 bikes in the U.S., and 98,000 sold in Canada, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. A quick-release lever on the bike's front-wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, resulting in either complete wheel separation or the wheel coming to a sudden stop.

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A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan this winter when a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan this winter when a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
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Beautiful Footage of Lake Michigan Ice Melt Off Coast of Grand Haven [Video]

Nik Henderson from Village Studio and his friend, Marcus Rietsma, took their camera drone out for a flight above the Lake Michigan shoreline in Grand Haven to capture some stunning footage of the ice melt in progress.

While this is gorgeous, I still can't wait until I'm out at City Beach lying in the sand while knocking back an Oberon.

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Is There a Shortage Of Airline Pilots?

If you want job security in the future, the sky may be the place for you. A new mandatory retirement age, and tougher certification requirements have left a huge deficit of airline pilots in the world, and it's not getting better.

So, if you learn to fly, you may have a good job for years to come.

The shortage is already hitting regional carriers and is expected to spread, says Capt. Steve Jones, director of flight operations at the WMU College of Aviation.

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Go Back In Time with This Vintage Michigan Travelogue [Video]

James FitzPatrick's "Travel Talks" was a '40s short film series that played before feature films nationwide.

In "Roaming Through Michigan," FitzPatrick shares the wonders of Up North with the rest of the U.S.

In addition to showing off beautiful vistas in Northern Michigan from a simpler time, it features FitzPatrick's homey narration, which may or may not play loose with some facts. 

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