Recent and Featured Vacation Articles

  • Explore Point Betsie Lighthouse in Frankfort

    A day trip to Frankfort and Point Betsie Lighthouse promises magnificent beaches, walkable history, great shopping and dining.

  • Chateau Lorraine: Mackinac Island

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

  • 8 Courses Not to Miss

    A list of eight golf courses, including description of the terrain, the challenges and the amenities available at each. Boyne Highlands, Treetops, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Arcadia Bluffs and Shanty Creek are included.

  • 10 Reasons to Love Leelanau

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

  • The Bats of Mackinac Island

    A look at why bats love Mackinac Island and why we should be happy they do.

  • 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.

  • Escape to Sturgeon Bay north of Harbor Springs

    A beach day turns into a road-trip including M-119’s Tunnel of Trees, Leg’s Inn, Cross Village and Wilderness State Park, north of Harbor Springs.

  • Your Day in Central Lake

    A day in Central Lake which includes U-pick orchards, fishing, dining and lodging.

  • 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.

  • Discover Michigan Legacy Art Park

    The 30-acre Michigan Legacy Art Park, located at Crystal Mountain, offers visitors the chance to wander trails that blend art into nature resulting in a stunning stroll through sheer beauty.

  • Boyne City

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

  • Ways to the Water

    A list of great ways to get on the water, from sailing on a tall ship to canoeing, fly-fishing to water park thrills. The list covers Manistee, Traverse City, Gaylord, Harbor Springs and Boyne Falls.

  • 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.

  • Rooms with a View

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

  • Sylvania Paddling Resources

    Campgrounds, permits and outfitters for people wanting to canoe, kayak or paddle the Sylvania Wildnerness Area in the Ottawa National Forest.

  • Tour Lake Charlevoix

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

  • Otter Creek Hike in Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore,

    Details of a gorgeous hike on the Otter Creek loop in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, including a spot to eat at the end of the afternoon.

  • 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.

  • Top 10 Reasons to Love the Mackinac Straits

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

  • Simple Fun in Beulah

    Simple fun, family fun, reminiscent of the 1950s can be found in this small village just 30 miles from Traverse City, including classic mini-golf, bowling and a thriving drive-in movie spot.