Recent and Featured Travel Ideas Articles

  • Top 10 Reasons to Love the Mackinac Straits

    Top 10 attractions and sightseeing spots in the Mackinac Straits regions.

  • Up North Air: Charter a Flight

    Description of charter air services in Northern Michigan.

  • Hemingway’s Horton Bay

    Wander Horton Bay, the hamlet Ernest Heminway roamed in his youth, and sites Hemingway included in his early literature.

  • Shop Manistee

    Shop the streets of Manistee.

  • Top Secret Getaways

    Five fabulous but little-known escapes Up North.

  • Explore Wilderness State Park

    Hikes through Wilderness State Park lead through meadows, creeks, forests and the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Stay the night in a rustic cabin or at one of 250 modern campsites.

  • Beware: Elk Crossing

    A 500-pound elk and a car at 70 mph? It isn’t pretty.

  • Art Alive in East Jordan

    East Jordan has a flourishing arts scene set in restored downtown sporting the Jordan River Arts Center, galleries, shops and restaurants.

  • 10 Reasons to Love Mackinac Straits

    10 reasons to visit the Mackinac Straits regions including attractions, events and sightseeing.

  • Summer Secret

    A profile of The Starboard Inn, tucked on River Street in Elk Rapids, and offering a historic step back to serenity.

  • Fort Michilimackinac Experience Colonial Michilimackinac near Mackinac Island

    Step back in time at Colonial Michilimackinac, the fort controlled by the British in the 1770s. Watch Redcoats fire muskets, dance at a wedding, enlist in the British army and watch archaeologists as the excavate the history of life at the Fort.

  • 10 Reasons to Love Leelanau

    List of the top 10 attractions and vistas not to miss when in Leelanau County.

  • Tour Lake Charlevoix

    Tour of Lake Charlevoix including the Ironton Ferry, places to shop, eat and go to the beach.

  • Shop Mackinaw City

    Stop to shop and spend the day in Mackinaw City the last stop before you cross the Mackinac Bridge.

  • The Lake Michigan Sunset Penthouse

    A profile of The Lake Michigan Sunset Penthouse in Manistee, a beachside retreat perfect for a quiet getaway.

  • See Superior’s Shipwrecks

    Information on glass-borrom boat tours out of Munising to see shipwrecks still in Lake Superior.

  • The Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show

    Every August, wooden boat owners from across the country travel to the tiny town of Hessel to display their gorgeously cared-for boats at the Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show.

  • Savor Leelanau’s Wine Country

    Leelanau County hosts a robust list of wineries and local wines. This guide gives an overview of Leelanau’s wine country.

  • Wander Charlevoix's Castle Farms

    Tour Charlevoix’s Castle Farms, the historic French-chateau farmstead built by Albert Loeb, the former preseident of Sears, in 1918. Includes tour, picnic places and a museum.

  • Cruise The Straits

    Hop on an Arnold Line ferry for a guided tour of the Mackinac Straits, complete with history, local lore and spectacular vistas and sunsets.