“Leaves, lighthouses, and sugary beaches! New England? Nope: Michigan!” reveals Robert Firpo-Cappiello, executive editor of BudgetTravel.com. Treat yourself to a 3-day autumn road trip starting in Grand Rapids, MI, where you can soak up serious art, public gardens and craft beer, suggests Firpo-Cappiello. Drive along the “Gold Coast” highway west to the jaw-dropping shoreline of Lake Michigan.
You live in Boston, the "Hub of the Solar System" (a tip of the hat to you, Mr. Oliver Wendell Holmes). You will inevitably have people visit who have not been to Boston, because they love history, or they once watched Good Will Hunting, or they are your parents. They'll invariably have questions while you're walking the Freedom Trail with them (it's inescapable). You'll need some answers. Here they are.