Recent and Featured Travel Ideas Articles

  • Photo by the Cherry Hut Northern Michigan Road Trip for Foodies

    We’ve mined the list of ‘Red Hot Best’s’ top contenders from the June issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, and worked up a seam-stretching foodie weekend with […]

  • Photo by John Newland Video: Grand Traverse Lighthouse on the Leelanau Peninsula

    On the northern edge of the Leelanau Peninsula—even north of the aptly named town of Northport—sits the Grand Traverse Lighthouse within the Leelanau State Park.  This iconic […]

  • Photo by Neil Weaver The Mackinac Bridge

    The majestic Mackinac Bridge, which connects St. Ignace in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Mackinaw City in the Lower Peninsula and overlooks Mackinac Island, is an essential part […]

  • North Shore Inn-01 Video: North Shore Inn on Traverse City’s East Bay

    Take a video tour of North Shore Inn, a charming Traverse City hotel located on 200′ of Lake Michigan’s East Grand Traverse Bay.

  • From right: pilot Michael Terfehr with passengers Evan Perry and Kris Riley.  Photo by Drew Warner. Traverse City Helicopter Tours

    Elevating your Northern Michigan vacation is Traverse City Helicopters, Northern Michigan’s first helicopter tour company that’s been flying passengers across Leelanau County, over Traverse City and beyond […]

  • Northern Michigan Boat Rentals Northern Michigan Boat Rentals and Watersports Lessons

    Waterskiing behind a boat on a pristine Northern Michigan lake is true Up North outdoor experience—yet it takes time and a good teacher to become a confident, […]

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Vacation Planning Your Sleeping Bear Dunes Vacation

    Check out our list of some of the best things to do at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore! Dune Climbs, Good Harbor Beach and so much more!

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Vacation Things to Do for a Week-long Sleeping Bear Dunes Vacation

    One week at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will more than scratch the surface of this beautiful protected park in Benzie and Leelanau Counties.  A seven-day […]

  • Cherry Festival in one day Experience the National Cherry Festival in One Day

    Experience the National Cherry Festival in one day by visiting the best festival attractions. If you’re on a tight schedule the following Northern Michigan travel ideas will make […]

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes What to Do at the Sleeping Bear Dunes in a Weekend

    However momentary your stay may seem, you can cover a lot of ground at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore during a two-day vacation. Beyond visiting the […]

  • Planning Your Mackinac Island Vacation Planning Your Mackinac Island Vacation

    Mackinac Island is a favorite Northern Michigan vacation destination, with visitors traveling from all over the world to stay at the quaint isle.  This automobile-free, history-laden haven […]

  • Traverse City Vacation Planning Your Traverse City Vacation

    Traverse City, widely known as the nation’s “Cherry Capital,” is a culinary and cultural hub of Northern Michigan. It’s a hip, foodie town with restaurant options ranging from […]

  • Mackinac Island horses Mackinac Island Horses

    The “Horse is King” on Mackinac Island, a place where vacationers’ only means of transportation are bikes, roller blades, and horseback or carriage rides. Known specifically for […]

  • Things to do at the National Cherry Festival in one weekend Things to Do in One Weekend at the National Cherry Festival

    Photo by Matt Carissimi. Pack as much cherry-filled fun into one weekend at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City. It might seem daunting to decide which […]

  • Shepler's Ferry In Morning Mist Headed to Mackinac Island Getting to Mackinac Island

    Getting to Mackinac Island is the first step to your Northern Michigan vacation on the island.  It’s a process that’s been streamlined throughout the decades of island […]

  • Northern Michigan Travel Idea The Growing Popularity of Airbnb in Northern Michigan

    Whether you live here or are planning a Northern Michigan vacation, there’s a new Northern Michigan travel resource that’s connecting tourists and locals like never before: Airbnb, […]

  • Traverse city lodging Traverse City Lodging During the National Cherry Festival

    Traverse City National Cherry Festival: Grand Traverse Resort and Spa offers deal to visitors during the Cherry Festival.

  • The Grand Hotel The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

    Photo by The Grand Hotel. The Grand Hotel is an epicenter of Mackinac Island, and a visit to the storied attraction should be on the checklist of […]

  • Mackinac Summer Festivals Mackinac Island Festivals and Events

    Mackinac Island hosts festivals celebrating the lilacs, the island’s famous fudge, music and more in one of the world’s most beautiful settings.

  • Hike and Bite in Traverse City Two-in-One: Hike and Bite in Traverse City

    Traverse City is home to miles of Northern Michigan hiking trails. Ranging from The Old Mission State Park to Traverse City’s unofficial “Central Park” at the Grand […]