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Travelogue: Detroit Revisited

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Twelve years ago, I arrived in Detroit for the first time. Being an automotive person, I felt that this city had been missing in my life. While the trip presented plenty of firsts and … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Knocking on “Death’s Door” (County)

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern The idea of a “romantic getaway” should be one where the locale and the company should be equally romantic. Let me back up for a moment and personal here. Yes, I am in a … Continue reading

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#MAMA18SR – The Experience of It All

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern In 2013, I arrived at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin confident, but nervous as I attended my first Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally. Each year yielded its own experience – both … Continue reading

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Not The Turkey…or The Stuffing

Tweet 2017 Jeep Renegade Deserthawk – All Photos by Randy Stern What goes well with Thanksgiving? Turkey is a given. Some people substitute it with Tofurky, but others will tell those who eat it that it’s not what the Wampanoag … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from Victory & Reseda!

Tweet All of us at Victory & Reseda and our partners and friends want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! If you are traveling today and this weekend, we hope that you are safe, sober, and celebrating this special day … Continue reading

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Commentary: Goodbye, Jumbo

Tweet I have never flown a Boeing 747. Yet, I admired the majesty of the original Jumbo Jet that has been christened the “Queen of The Skies.” One look at one and you wondered what it was like inside of … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Joliet…via Mukwonago – The Road to #MAMA17FR

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern I really wanted a vacation… For some, a vacation is a week away from home, going somewhere enjoyable, and doing something relaxing. I should be doing that. I know I have to do that. … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Taking a Day to Revisit Some Great Places

Tweet The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport in Canal Park, Duluth, MN – All photos by Randy Stern The power of social media is where positive statements can be made – and resonate across it. One such statement was made by … Continue reading

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V&R Travel: That Crazy Summer of Upper Midwestern Travel

Tweet Road trippin’- All photos by Randy Stern It was the August of 2009. I remember getting into the office of the job I had for four years and noticed a strange energy around it. About half of the staff … Continue reading

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V&R Travel: Detroit – The Very First Time

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Every year, I try to go to a new destination to visit. Last year was full of exploration within my current home state of Minnesota. I also added Des Moines and the rural parts of Southeastern Iowa and Northeastern Missouri for good measure. This year, aside from further exploration into Minnesota and Wisconsin, I’ve added Detroit as a short weekend stop. Continue reading

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