Recent and Featured Vacation Articles

  • See the Highlands by Horseback

    Boyne adds trail rides to its summer offerings.

  • Q&A: Ironton Ferry Captain

    A chat with the man who makes possible one of the world’s shortest ferry rides.

  • Golf Gaylord’s Golf Mecca

    Where to play, stay and eat in Gaylord’s Golf Mecca

  • Sail Away on a Family Daytrip

    Family day sails aboard the Inland Seas

  • Save Big on a Traverse City Vacay

    Stay in Traverse City midweek between June 29 and August 28, and you can nab a room for as low as $115 nightly (plus tax, based on availability).

  • Lake Superior water temperatures may be colder this summer, but the lake is just as beautiful as ever. Four Unique Long Weekends in Pictured Rocks

    Four trips to choose from, laid out in day-by-day plans for a long weekend in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, including deserted beaches, dune vistas and sandstone cliffs.

  • How You (And a Lightbulb) Can Help Pictured Rocks

    Pictured Rocks Launches Nationwide Campaign to combat Global Warming.

  • Summer Vacation: Kayak Les Cheneaux

    Les Cheneaux travel

  • Gas Break at Timber Ridge Resort

    Gas Break at Timber Ridge Resort

  • Explore Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

    Look for wood thrush and whitetail deer as you hike the shady forest of this beautiful preserve north of Harbor Springs, bordering Little Traverse Bay.

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Lie on a sublime beach, then hike to an unforgettable dune overlook—just part of your day at the iconic Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

  • See Wine Country By Bike

    Easy guided tours of Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsula

  • Homestead Voted Best of Best

    Oakland Press readers vote Homestead Resort as among the top.

  • Hit the TRAILathlon

    A family-friendly weekend of outdoor events and exploring at Shanty Creek Resort June 20 through 22

  • Wanted: Runners Who Love To Wine

    Running coach Ray Antel’s annual cross-country camp, June 29 through 29.

  • June Daytrip: Boyne City

    Daytrip to Boyne City

  • Early Summer Travel Deals

    Need a Reason to Come Up North?

  • Paddling Three Quiet Lakes

    Enjoy an easy evening paddling on one of these four small, uninhabited lakes in Mackinac City, Acme and Wellston and check out the paddling tips.

  • Short Game Steal

    If your birdies are turning into bogeys the moment you start swinging your putter, make a date with The Homestead’s Dave Pelz Scoring School this May or […]

  • To Do This Week: Play Hooky

    Eat pie for breakfast, browse through Harbor Springs and wind down the day with a picnic and a paddle in Little Traverse Bay.