Recent and Featured Travel Ideas Articles

  • Traverse Classics: The Secret of Anne's Tablet on Mackinac Island

    Traverse Classics: There is a shrine in the woods of Mackinac Island boasting a beautiful view and celebrating the 19th century writer Constance Fenimore Woolson, but who was she and why is “Anne’s Tablet” there?

  • Step Back in Time in Glen Haven

    Once a bustling Lake Michigan port, Glen Haven has been restored by Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore park service and when combined with the U.S. Coast Guard Museum it makes for an afternoon steeped in beauty and history.

  • Harbor Springs: A Fairytale Escape with a French Twist

    Father Pierre De Jean, a French Jesuit priest, founded an Odawa mission at what is now Harbor Springs. This Lake Michigan coastal town has never really lost its stunning beauty or its French heritage as we see wandering and shopping with a French chef.

  • Step Onto Lake Charlevoix's Ironton Ferry

    Lake Charlevoix’s Ironton Ferry is more than a shortcut; it’s an experience.

  • The Traverse City "Don't Miss" List

    Canoeing the Boardman River, Friday Night Live, snorkling, parasailing, beaches, Don’s Drive In and the Dennos Museum are just some of the fun things not to miss on a Traverse City vacation.

  • Fun Festivals in Charlevoix and Chain of Lakes Region

    Four festivals filled with kids activities, parades, boat parades, fireworks and lots of music in Elk Rapids, Eastport and Charlevoix.

  • Tour Good Hart’s St. Ignatius Church

    Take a drive up stunning M-119 to St. Ignatius Church, a picturesque 1886 church with Jesuit and Native American roots, just outside Good Hart.

  • Tap Into Traverse City's Brew Pubs

    Traverse City’s brew pubs are each unique, each very tasty and all turning heads in the beer world, including Mackinaw Brewing Company, Right Brain Brewery, Kilkenny’s Irish Public House and Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission.

  • Tour Leelanau's Luscious Wine Country

    With 21 wineries nestled in Leelanau, a gorgeous Lake Michigan peninsula, this is some of the best wine tasting and wine touring in the country.

  • Tips for a Beaver Island Adventure

    Lake Michigan’s Beaver Island, off the coast of Charlevoix, offers biking, hiking, relaxing, kayaking and wandering through a fascinating history of Morman king, James Strang.

  • Hop on the AuSable River Queen

    Take a two-hour cruise out of Oscoda along the banks of the AuSable River, one of Northern Michigan’s most beautiful rivers.

  • Pick Your Perfect Beach in Petoskey & Harbor Springs

    Three great beach choices in Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Cross Village, including Petoskey State Park, Zorn Park and the Sturgeon Bay Dunes.

  • The Mackinac Island "Don’t Miss" List

    The Grand Hotel, island eats, Arch Rock, biking and Fort Mackinac are just some of the Mackinac Island attractions on this “must do” list.

  • Family Fun at a Discount in Charlevoix

    Weathervane Terrace Inn and Suites offers deals for families staying Sunday through Thursday in Charlevoix.

  • Ludington State Park Explore Ludington State Park

    You can’t go wrong whether you wander the moss-covered Island Trail, take the short hike to the Big Sable Point Lighthouse or paddle the canoe trail.

  • Explore Leelanau's Picturesque Towns

    Check out these unique, picturesque, Lake Michigan coastal villages on the Leelanau Peninsula, filled with restaurants, shopping, attractions and recreation.

  • Fun Festivals in the Little Traverse Bay Region

    Whether it’s weevils, C.S. Lewis or just a good reason to gather with music and activities, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and the Little Traverse Bay region love a good festival!

  • Wandering the Sights and Sounds of Leland

    Leland, a Lake Michigan coastal town in Leelanau County, is filled with shops, galleries and restaurants, as well as a rich commercial fishing history still present in the shanties-turned-shops of Fishtown.

  • Tour Gorgeous Harbor Springs

    Take a video tour of Harbor Springs, a stunningly beautiful coastal town on Little Traverse Bay, filled with restaurants, shopping and outstanding arts and antiques.

  • Sweet Shopping in Benzie & Manistee

    Make a day of these five unique shops with hand-picked products in Frankfort, Manistee, Benzonia and Beulah.