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Hello - I know that Detroit is experiencing some heavy flooding this week, but I am planning travel in the next many weeks there, and reading about hours-long waits to pick up and or return rental cars to other destinations is making me a little anxious about how it is there (under non-flooding conditions.) Has anyone been there recently and picked up a rental car at the airport?
August 15, 2019
Mid-September I'll be staying overnight in Mackinaw City, to make a quick first-time visit to the island the next day. Mackinaw City looks to be packed with motels--any recommendations for which to choose (or avoid), or are they pretty much the same? [more inside]
January 22, 2019
We're moving to Detroit! I've never lived in Michigan or the Midwest before, though she has. What did you wish you knew before you moved to a snowy Rust Belt city? [more inside]
September 20, 2018
I'm visiting Detroit for a few days next week. What's good to eat, and where do I spend my time and money? [more inside]
August 20, 2018
Hello, I am reaching out for recommendations for a Luxury Resort, Spa and fun things to do in Traverse City, Michigan. I am looking for a spa with massage, something relaxing. I would also to spend one day in Mackinac Island, so I would love ideas.
March 31, 2018
Hi, I'm trying to find out more info about this amazing piece of archive footage I've found showing soldiers parading and saying goodbye to their loved ones in 1917 Detroit - Can anyone shed any light? [more inside]
October 8, 2017
I am starting a work-from home gig with a company in Ann Arbor, MI in a couple of weeks. Part of the job will involve travel to the mothership for about a week a quarter. What are some fun things to do in Ann Arbor on weekdays between quitting time and bedtime? (Snowflake details within.) [more inside]
September 23, 2017
I have the opportunity to move to the Detroit area (from Chicago) in the coming months. What is living in Detroit like in 2017? [more inside]
May 20, 2017
Going from Toronto to Detroit for a weekend... how to get there & what to see and do? [more inside]
March 5, 2017
Difficulty level: Female, mid-20's, traveled a lot but first time traveling alone, never been to MI, no driving license, and will be attending a 4 week summer program in UMich. [more inside]
November 28, 2016
Hey MeFi! I have travel coming up in January to Iron Mountain, Michigan. I am a special snowflake while traveling and thus somewhat nervous about smaller cities, and this seems to be the smallest that work has ever sent me to by a lot. Please help me enjoy Iron Mountain! Details below the fold. [more inside]
November 3, 2016
What online resources can I check out to learn what's going on in Detroit/Ferndale this weekend? Google isn't turning up the kind of information I am looking for. I am not looking for major concerts, conventions or the like. Moreso, I am looking for fun hipster appropriate listings such as dive bars with themed Karaoke the 1st Saturday of every month, fun retro dance parties with a diverse crowd every Friday at XX location, special sing-along showing of Grease at XX theatre Sunday afternoon.... Suggestions?
June 4, 2016
Can we get by on Uber or Lyft, or should we rent a car for two nights in Detroit? [more inside]
October 16, 2015
I grew up in Wisconsin and spent many summers of my youth vacationing in small towns like Minocqua, St. Germain, Egg Harbor, and Bayfield. Where should I vacation in Michigan? [more inside]
September 16, 2015
Pretty much what it says on the tin--heading to Detroit for a weekend in October, wondering where to target our hotel search. Recommendations from Detroiter Mefites and regular visitors? Greektown? Waterfront? [more inside]
September 4, 2015
I am looking at buying a used Ford Fusion hybrid but would like to get it inspected by an independent mechanic as to its condition before doing so. I don't have personal experience with any local mechanics or repair shops, nor do I have any idea which ones are familiar with Ford hybrids. [more inside]
July 5, 2015
In a week, I'll be heading to Detroit with a few high schoolers as part of my denomination's Youth Gathering. With over 30,000 Lutherans heading to town, my people will be everywhere. However most of our events start after 12 noon, which will leave me and the youth with mornings to kill. What in Downtown Detroit should we see? Where should we eat? What shouldn't two 16 year old guys miss?
April 13, 2015
Heading to Detroit the first weekend in May to see the Diego Rivera/Frida Kahlo exhibit at DIA - would love any recommendations for food (hot dogs through high class) and we would dig some "shopping local" recs, too. Thanks!
February 23, 2015
I'll be in Detroit for two days next week, never been there before and really know nothing about the area. Would love recommendations for where to go, what to see, what to eat. I will be staying in Greektown.
December 3, 2014
I have a car with a loan I am currently paying that is titled, registered, and insured in Ohio (I am an Ohio resident). I would like to give this car to my grandfather and continue to pay on it, but he is a resident of Michigan. Can I register and insure the car in both states so that he can drive it legally in Michigan?