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  • Photo courtesy of Chippewa Hotel. 2014 Vacation Specials: Northern Michigan Fall Color Tour Packages

    Sure, it might feel like summer, but it’s never too early to start dreaming about fall vacations in Northern Michigan. There are tons of great travel ideas for […]

  • Photo by Brian Walters, courtesy of Shanty Creek Resorts Autumn Northern Michigan Color Tour and Golf Specials

    Take an 18-hole Northern Michigan color tour with the following vacation packages from premier Northern Michigan golf destinations. Remember: it’s never too early to plan your next […]

  • Traverse City's flagship Little Free Library on Spruce Street. Photo provided by the Traverse Area District Library. Northern Michigan Little Free Libraries in Traverse City and Beyond

    Since 2012, Northern Michigan book readers have exchanged reading materials through Little Free Libraries—miniature, street-side libraries that boast small catalogs of books freely available to passing bibliophiles. […]

  • Photo courtesy of the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. Video: The Botanic Garden in Traverse City

    The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park is a 25-acre garden and outdoor recreation center under development in the Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City; the project […]

  • Photo courtesy of the National Park Service Port Oneida Fair Returns to Sleeping Bear Dunes August 8th, 9th

    History comes alive at six historic sites during the annual Port Oneida Fair at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Leelanau County on Friday and Saturday, […]

  • Northern Michigan outdoor Adrenaline-Packed Northern Michigan Outdoor Adventures

    There are plenty of ways to get outside and enjoy the Northern Michigan outdoors; below is a list of some more unconventional ways to please the thrill-seeker in […]

  • Pestoskey was named one of America's Best Beach Towns. Best Beach Towns: Petoskey, Charlevoix, & Harbor Springs

    National Geographic has named Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Harbor Springs as some of America’s best beach towns. Susan O’Keefe, an associate editor at National Geographic Traveler Magazine, calls the Northern […]

  • Find Film Fest Parties, Music, Restaurants and More! Traverse City Film Fest MyNorth Filmgoer Magazine 2014

    MyNorth Filmgoer, produced by the staff at Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, is your before, during and after guide to the Traverse City Film Festival. MyNorth Filmgoer highlights […]

  • Photo courtesy of Michigan DNR The Plentiful Perks of the Michigan Recreation Passport

    If you’re wondering how to take full advantage of Northern Michigan’s outdoors by camping, fishing, boating, hiking, or biking, there is one tool that can grant you […]

  • open space movies at the traverse city film festival Tips For Open Space Movies at the Traverse City Film Festival

    Free, outdoor movies at the Traverse City Film Festival happen every night of the festival at dusk at Traverse City’s Open Space. The screenings, which happen with […]

  • White house dinner Preview of the White House Dinner at Taste of Traverse City

    On Saturday, August 30th, the former White House Executive Chef to both President Clinton and President George W. Bush, Walter Scheib, will be cooking up a delicious White […]

  • Photo by Anjanette Merriweather What to Do on Mackinac Island in One Week

    With one week on Mackinac Island, you’ll have ample time to explore the entire island at a breezy, relaxed pace. With its Victorian charm reminiscent of days […]

  • Prismatic pairing: Sugarkissed and 'The Wizard of Oz' 7 Food and Film Pairings for the Traverse City Film Festival

    Like a cinematic sommelier, we’ve devised 7 Northern Michigan food and film pairings that match movies from the Traverse City Film Festival with corresponding Traverse City restaurants, […]

  • Lake Superior at Isle Royale National Park Summer Outdoor Northern Michigan Travel Ideas

    Here are 4 fun Northern Michigan travel ideas that will take you through Northern Michigan’s outdoors. Camp, kayak, ride or fly—these ideas will have you vacationing across […]

  • Traverse City Film Festival Transportation and Hotels at the Traverse City Film Festival

    The Traverse City Film Festival is quickly approaching, running from Tuesday, July 29th to Sunday, August 3rd. Planning a Northern Michigan vacation requires deciding where to stay in Traverse […]

  • Traverse City Film festival Traverse City Film Festival on a Budget

    With so many films worth seeing at the Traverse City Film Festival, over-indulging your cinematic side could make a considerable dent in your pocketbook. These Northern Michigan […]

  • Park Place Hotel Balcony Top 10 Northern Michigan Hotels with a View

    Here are the top 10 Northern Michigan hotels with a view—just in time for your next Northern Michigan vacation. The following winners were determined by more than 10,000 […]

  • Apache Trout Top 10 Places to Dine Outdoors in Northern Michigan

    Here are the top 10 places to dine outdoors in Northern Michigan for your next Northern Michigan vacation. The following winners were determined by more than 10,000 participants who voted […]

  • Cyclists enjoying the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Sleeping Bear Dunes Biking

    The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is known to many as a perfect destination for activities like hiking, boating, camping, fishing, and simply enjoying the pristine beaches […]

  • northern michigan shopping Northern Michigan Shopping: 7 Offbeat Boutiques

    Find colorful accessories for your Northern Michigan home or cottage or closet at the following Northern Michigan shopping destinations in Traverse City, Walloon Lake, Petoskey and Lake […]