Recent and Featured Vacation Articles

  • Discover Alanson

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

  • 3 Ways to Soar on a Summer Breeze

    Three ways to soar through the skies of Northern Michigan including skydiving, parasailing or paragliding and hot air balloon rides.

  • The Brothers’ Place

    Profile of The Brothers’ Place on Beaver Island, a rambling, historic, whitewashed lodge, perfect for a quiet hideaway.

  • Discover Dennos Museum

    Description of the Dennos Museum Center, a premier art museum in Northern Michigan featuring permanent galleries, rotating exhibitions and one of the largest exhibits of Inuit art collections in the country.

  • Three Antiquing Getaways: Harbor Springs, Traverse City & Ludington

    Three antiquing getaways including shopping and lodging in Harbor Springs, Traverse City and Ludington.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Bats of Mackinac Island

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

  • Up North Air: Area Airports

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10 Reasons to Love Mackinac Straits

    10 reasons to visit the Mackinac Straits regions including attractions, events and sightseeing.

  • Rooms with a View

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

  • Up North Air: Charter a Flight

    Description of charter air services in Northern Michigan.