Recent and Featured Travel Ideas Articles

  • Getaways That Are Good for Your Health

    3 great getaways for your health – get fit, stop smoking, chill out.

  • Dune Wonder

    Varied dune ecology can be found in Grand Sable Dunes, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Nordhouse Dunes, including pitcher’s thistle, piping plover and wolf spider.

  • Boyne City

    Boyne City, on the shores of Lake Charlevoix, is a wonderful little town in which to bike, browse and eat out.

  • Wander Hartwick Pines’ Old-Growth Wonders

    Take a hike through the towering old-growth pines found in the Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling.

  • Indian River

    Eat, shop, play and stay in Indian River

  • Tour the Tip of Leelanau

    A guide to the attractions, scenic spots and places to eat at the tip of Leelanau County.

  • Hop the Ferry to South Manitou Island

    Hop the ferry out of Leland to South Manitou island where you can hike, learn about the history, hit the beach and camp.

  • 10 Reasons to Love the Little Traverse Region

    A list of 10 activities not to miss if you visit the Little Travese region which includes Petoskey and Harbor Springs.

  • 3 Ways to One-of-a-kind Camping

    Three ways to spend the night in one of Michigan’s State forests and parks, including teepees and campgrounds in Twin Lakes State Park and Fife Lake State Forest.

  • Local Strawberries and U-Picks

    Northern Michigan is home to several strawberry farms that sell at local groceries, host their own farm stands or let you pick right from their fields.

  • Vintage Gaylord

    Time stopped but fun is still to be had at these Gaylord museums that harken back to another era.

  • Have Pet, Will Travel

    Ways to travel with pets including lodging and recreation.

  • Finding Farm-fresh Eggs

    Explains the benefit to farm-fresh eggs as opposed to factory-farmed eggs and gives locations for finding fresh eggs in Northern Michigan.

  • Your Day in Cheboygan

    Profile of the town of Cheboygan including places to hike, swim, eat and stay the night.

  • Travel Through the Trees

    Five great ways to getaway and surround yourself with trees.

  • Kayaking Lake Superior's Shoreline

    Kayaking the Lake Superior coastline along the Keweenaw Peninsula, full adventure, challenge and stunning vistas.

  • Glen Arbor

    Description of activities, restaurants, shops, trails and lodging in Glen Arbor in the Leelanau Peninsula.

  • Six Island Escapes

    Six island escapes in Lake Michigan, each offering its own charms. Included are Drummond Island, Mackinac Island, Republic Island, Isle Royale, Boblo Island, North Manitou island.

  • 10 Reasons to Love Grand Traverse

    List of 10 activities to do and places to visit that should not be missed when vacationing in or travelling to Grand Traverse County.

  • Seduced by the U.P.’s Sylvania

    A canoe trip through the Sylvania Wilderness Area of the Ottawa National Forest, including Clark Lake, Crooked Lake and Florence Lake.