Recent and Featured Travel Ideas Articles

  • Concierge Out and About Favorites

    Four Up North concierges serve up sure-bet suggestions for fun of all kind, plus lodging, in Petoskey, Traverse City, Cadillac and Frankfort.

  • Rooms with a View

    A list of resort hotel rooms that offer breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.

  • Evening on Elk Rapids' River Street

    River Street in Elk Rapids comes alive with music, events and food on most Wednesdays through the summer months.

  • Explore Lake Bluff Audubon Center

    A visit to the Lake Bluff Audubon Center just north of Manistee, offers beach combing, hiking, wildlife viewing and picnic spots.

  • Visit Interlochen Center for the Arts

    Internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts, offers concerts throughout the year by professional artists as well as student performers.

  • Play at Ludington State Park

    Hiking, beaches, kayaking, a lighthouse and great food in nearby Ludington make a day at the Ludington State Park fun for every kind of visitor.

  • Up North Air: Area Airports

    A description of the two major airports servicing Northern Michigan, Cherry Capital Airport and Pellston Regional Airport.

  • Earl Young Houses Charlevoix 10 Reasons to Love Charlevoix and Chain of Lakes

    Top 10 list of attractions, sightseeing, scenic views and events in Charlevoix and Chain of Lakes.

  • Discover Alanson

    A visit to Alanson including food, dining, boating on the Crooked River into Burt Lake and shopping.

  • Ludington State Park

    A visit to Ludington State Park includes a tour of Big Sable Point Lighthouse, hiking, biking, beachwalking Lake Michigan and nature of every sort.

  • Chateau Lorraine: Mackinac Island

    A profile of Mackinac Island’s Chateau Lorraine, a French Quarter-style Victorian B & B.

  • 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.