My husband and I have no family in Michigan. Our families are in Florida, Vegas, D.C. and Europe. Could we be any more spread out? A lot of our friends are in similar situations. Detroit reluctantly lures folks from all over the world for employment in very specialized fields related to the car industry. But families of those employed rarely seem to follow. We have conference calls with our families at least once a week, and earn a lot of miles traveling throughout the year. In 5 years, we have never vacationed where we weren't visiting family or close friends.