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Evgenia Pochenkova has been living in Sochi, Russia, for almost two years. (Photo: K.Green/BSU at the Games)
Evgenia Pochenkova has been living in Sochi, Russia, for almost two years. (Photo: K.Green/BSU at the Games)
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Winter Olympics: Sochi Endures for its Celebrated Games

By Holly Demaree | BSU at the Games
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The Sochi Winter Olympics are 17 days of competition that ends Sunday.

For some spectators, getting to the Winter Olympics takes more than a day of constant travel, with the inconvenience and jet lag drifting away on arrival in the Black Sea resort city.

For Sochi's residents, however, these have been moment

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Credit: Experience Grand Rapids
Credit: Experience Grand Rapids
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Grand Rapids Named Lonely Planet’s No. 1 U.S. Travel Destination for 2014

Grand Rapids scored some high marks from Lonely Planet!

The marks were so good that Lonely Planet put Grand Rapids and West Michigan atop its list of "Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2014."

Grand Rapids beat out destinations such as Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas and Lana'i, Hawaii!

Lonely Planet credits Grand Rapids' craft breweries along with the festivals cele

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Wisconsin Deptartment of Tourism
Wisconsin Deptartment of Tourism
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What? Another Mitten State?

Okay, someone is trying to steal our mitten.

Wisconsin is using an image of a mitten, misshapen as it is, to try to imitate the shape of the state.  The Wisconsin Department of Tourism is using it to illustrate their state in their winter tourism campaign, and it seem to be creating a bit of a buzz on social networks Facebook and Twitter.  Come on, Michigan is the "mitten state!"

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(Photo by John F. Martin/Getty Images)
(Photo by John F. Martin/Getty Images)
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A Fun Tour Of Michigan In 1949

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring...always a little bit of heaven here in Michigan.

Okay, almost.  110 degrees some days...snow up to here other days, but overall, we are blessed to live a state with so much beauty.

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Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images
Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images
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Looks Like Those Pure Michigan Commercials Are Working After All. Tourism Is Up!

"Pure Michigan"...you know the commercials with Tim Allen talking in a relaxed almost hypnotic tone.  Well, it appears that those commercials touting Michigan as the great escape have worked.   Tourism in the state is way up!

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