Recent and Featured Vacation Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Beach at the Headlands

    A description of The Headlands, a 600-acre natural area outside of Mackinaw City that offers hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and a gorgeous stretch of beach.

  • 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.

  • Cruise Lewiston's Twin Lakes

    Make it a day on the Twin Lakes, near Lewiston, starting off with a good breakfast and then on to the marina to rent a boat. Top it off with a night at the Lewiston Lodge.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • mackinac island skiing A Mackinac Island Ski Getaway

    Mackinac Island in winter offers serenity, beauty and adventure on this cross-country ski vacation.

  • Sylvania Paddling Resources

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

  • Kayak The Crystal River

    Paddle, kayak, canoe or tube the gentle current of the Crystal River in Glen Arbor.

  • 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.

  • Canoe the Manistee

    Rent a canoe and drift this majestic river and finish your lazy day with dinner in Grayling.

  • Top 10 Reasons to Love the Mackinac Straits

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

  • Mackinac Island Fudge Mackinac Island: World’s Greatest Fudge

    Mackinac Island is known for making the best fudge in the world due to the island’s climate. 15 locations on the island sell fudge.

  • Escape to Traverse City’s Arbutus Lakes

    Swim, fish and camp on the chain of lakes that make up Arbutus Lakes in Traverse City.

  • Vintage Summertime Resorts

    Three vintage summertime resorts including the North Branch Outing Club on the Au Sable River, The Inn at Watervale in Arcadia and the Terrace Inn in Bay View.

  • Sample Leelanau’s Wine Country

    A tour through the wineries of the Leelanau Peninsula.

  • 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.

  • Tour Oden’s Fish Hatchery

    Take a tour of the Oden State Fish Hatchery, north of Petoskey, which incubates, raises and releases 1,000,000 fish into Michigan’s streams, rivers and lakes.