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A Friendly Recommendation Led to a Bucket List Experience

Did you know you can go dog sledding in Michigan? While discussing plans for a trip to enjoy winter activities in the Upper Peninsula, a friend suggested dog sledding. Really? How cool! So thankful for this tip – it was the highlight of our trip! The adventure began with a good night’s sleep and hearty breakfast at Chamberlin’s...

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    Fall in The Keweenaw Peninsula | Michigan

    The time spent on the road during our fall road trip to the Upper Peninsula (UP) was amazing, but the Keweenaw Peninsula felt like we had entered another world. The network of wild nature preserves, parks, and beaches in the Keweenaw Coastal Wildlife Corridor are now protected for their scenic beauty and pure air in an area that once...

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      Fall Road Trip in the Upper Peninsula (UP) Michigan

      We left Traverse City on September 30 for a 4 day road trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (the UP). It was a little early for peak fall color, but the UP is beautiful in every season. The UP feels like you have entered another country. It’s hard to imagine this remote area surrounded by Lake Superior...

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        ArtPrize Grand Rapids, MI

        Yesterday we made a day trip to Grand Rapids, MI (about 140 miles south of Traverse City). The trip was for a business meeting, but the weather was beautiful and I was able to enjoy some time walking around the vibrant downtown area. We happened to be there just two days before the annual ArtPrize...

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          Glen Haven, Leland, and Fishtown | Michigan

          A scenic 30 minute drive from Traverse City, up the Leelanau Peninsula is the quaint village of Glen Haven off M-109. We took a leisurely Sunday drive to this area recently and enjoyed one of those “perfect end of summer days”. There is so much rich history in this little area. It’s a great place to stroll through the...

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            What I Did on My Summer Vacation in Michigan

            Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the “official” end of summer. It seems we were just celebrating Memorial Day, getting in swim suit shape, and looking forward to the long, warm days ahead. How does it fly by so quickly?   Maybe I’m just being nostalgic remembering the annual back to school writing of  “What I Did On My Summer...

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              Red Sky at Morning Sailor Take Warning

              If you see me at the helm of a sailboat – you might need to take warning! Bill & I recently completed a 4-day sailing course at Great Lakes Sailing. It was one of the most exciting, challenging, difficult, exhilarating, and scary things I have ever attempted. With no prior experience sailing or driving a boat, the amount of...

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                Microbrew & Music Festival | Traverse City Michigan

                A warm summer evening in a beautiful outdoor setting with yummy local food, craft brews, and great friends, all while grooving to awesome live music – there’s nothing quite like the atmosphere at a summer festival! When we heard Robert Randolph, one of our favorite artists, would be there, we were excited to attend The...

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                  Mackinac Island | Upper Peninsula Michigan

                  Last week I posted the first four days of our road trip to the Upper Peninsula (UP). We finished the last night and full day on Mackinac (mak-in-aw) Island, a magical little island that’s actually a part of the State of Michigan. To reach the island from Interstate I-75 you park your car either in Mackinaw...

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                    Upper Peninsula (UP) Michigan

                    We recently did a whirlwind tour of the Upper Peninsula (UP for short) in Michigan. It’s a nice road trip from our home in Traverse City with beautiful views along the way. The remote countryside has shoreline touching Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The Peninsula touches more of Wisconsin than Michigan and has some areas further...

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