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Is there a Chinatown in Detroit?

The history of Chinatown in Detroit dates back to the late 1800s, when the first Chinese immigrants arrived in the city. These early immigrants were primarily male laborers who worked on the railroad and in local laundries. Over time, the Chinese community in Detroit grew and began to establish businesses and social organizations.

In the 1920s, the neighborhood known as Chinatown began to take shape in Detroit, Michigan. This area became the center of the Chinese community in Detroit, and was home to a variety of businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores, and laundries.

In the following decades, Chinatown continued to thrive and grow. However, like many inner city neighborhoods in Detroit, it was hit hard by the city’s economic decline in the latter half of the 20th century. Despite this, the community remained resilient and continued to preserve its cultural traditions and support its businesses.

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Toronto’s Nightlife Adventures: From Bars to Clubs and Everything in Between

Toronto’s Nightlife Adventures: From Bars to Clubs and Everything in Between

Toronto, Canada, is one of the largest and most multicultural cities in North America, which makes it a tourist destination for many around the globe. If you find yourself hitting the big city for a weekend of fun but don’t know where to begin, this guide has got you covered on where to party, where to eat, and finally, where to sleep! King Street West … Read more
Halifax Highlights: Must-See Spots in Canada’s Maritime Gem

Halifax Highlights: Must-See Spots in Canada’s Maritime Gem

Halifax is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia and the largest Canadian city east of Montreal. It is a young, vibrant city with more than a dozen universities and colleges. It is the location of the longest continuously running farmers market in North America, the greatest manmade explosion before the atomic bomb, and the first Supreme Court in North America. Founded … Read more
Charlottetown Highlights: Must-See Attractions in PEI’s Capital

Charlottetown Highlights: Must-See Attractions in PEI’s Capital

Charlottetown is the capital of Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island. With a population of 35,000, it’s a small, compact town that packs a big punch. The city is friendly and welcoming and full of historic charm and character. Take your time walking around and exploring the city; you’re on island time now! Historically, the … Read more
Best Truck Stops in or near Detroit, MI

Best Truck Stops in or near Detroit, MI

Did you know that Detroit, with its rich automotive history, is a major stop for truckers traveling through the Midwest? Whether on a long or short trip, having the scoop on the best truck stops around Detroit can make your journey more comfortable. Check out this guide to some of the top truck stops in or near … Read more
Dixie Truckers Home: America’s Oldest Truck Stop on Route 66

Dixie Truckers Home: America’s Oldest Truck Stop on Route 66

The Dixie Truckers Home, nestled in McLean, Illinois, proudly holds the title of the oldest truck stop in the United States. Since its establishment in 1928, it has been a cherished landmark, warmly welcoming truckers and travelers on their journeys. The Dixie Truckers Home, also called the Dixie Travel Plaza, remains open for business, catering … Read more
Fine Dining Restaurants In Downtown Stratford, Ontario

Fine Dining Restaurants In Downtown Stratford, Ontario

Home to the Shakespeare Festival and Avon River, Stratford also hosts a spectacular selection of fine-dining restaurants. Stratford, Ontario, is well known for its artistic attractions and original downtown shopping establishments. From the local art gallery and Art in the Park to a night out at one of Stratford’s coffee houses, guests and locals will … Read more
The Best Places for Afternoon Tea in Toronto

The Best Places for Afternoon Tea in Toronto

There is a proliferation of coffee shops on every available corner in Toronto, but preceding coffee’s popularity, afternoon tea once reigned supreme. The Victorian tradition is lovingly recreated in several hotel restaurants, historic buildings, and estates in the GTA and is a perfect escape from the cool fall weather. Is afternoon tea a thing in … Read more
Flying J Location #708 in Carlisle, PA - Truck Stop Review

Flying J Location #708 in Carlisle, PA – Truck Stop Review

 In Carlisle, Pennsylvania, there is a Flying J directly off the Interstate on the eastern side that is a choice location for those particular in such truck stops. In fact, because I often have a backhaul to retrieve from near there (but I often have to wait hours before it’ll be ready since my common load delivered earlier is done early … Read more
Driving the Pacific Coast Highway

Driving the Pacific Coast Highway

California Highway 1 – better known as the Pacific Coast Highway – is one of America’s great scenic drives. For visitors touring California, taking this road between San Francisco and Los Angeles opens up a variety of coastal scenery, from rugged sea cliffs and pounding surf to nature preserves and rural towns a world away … Read more
A Review of Travel Centers & Truck Stops Across the U.S

A Review of Travel Centers & Truck Stops Across the U.S

If you’re planning a long trip by car or RV, then you undoubtedly know that there will be numerous stops along the way for food, fuel, and potty time. Thankfully, many of those corporate monkeys have set up oases’ along every major route through the U.S. in various cities and states. While many will suit your immediate … Read more

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