Your Guide To A Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Fall Color Tour

Your Guide To A Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Fall Color Tour - The Awesome Mitten

It is that time of year; a time when crisp air excites people to get out and explore. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a beautiful place to explore year round. However, the fall season just might be one of the best times to travel here. Why? The dense forests and stunning Lake Michigan […]

The Best Places To Score A Deal In Leelanau County

The Best Places In Leelanau County To Score A Deal - The Awesome Mitten

Leelanau County is well-known in our state for its beautiful landscape, sugar-sand beaches, and unlimited wineries. However, Leelanau County can also be known for high-end restaurants and expensive establishments. Fortunately, you’ve got a local here who loves a good deal. Read on to find out which establishments are my favorites to eat and drink in each […]

Kayak the Sleeping Bear Dunes to Truly Experience Their Majesty

The Awesome Mitten - Kayaking the Sleeping Bear Dunes

My emotions were tremendous, so I woke up earlier than normal on the morning of my kayaking adventure, with a growing sense of unease. What if my kayak tips? What if I can’t find the rendezvous point? What if, what if, what if… Pushing these concerns out of my mind, I made breakfast and triple […]

Good Food, Great People, Beautiful Views: Leland

Weekend road trips are some of my all-time favorite trips to take. They’re generally affordable and force you to explore within a three-hour radius of home, which is something we don’t do nearly enough. One of the challenges that is a side-effect of a weekend trip is finding the balance between making the most of the […]

Making Moves on the BATA Bus

The Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) reported that in the Grand Traverse area, commuters drive almost twice as much as the national average. Fortunately, locals are lucky enough to have an innovative transportation system that is eager to change this. Recently, BATA has added several new “loops” for people to use, making Northern Michigan’s greatness […]

Day 362: Glen Arbor BBQ & Brew Festival

Driving through Leelanau County with the windows down, I’m on a mission to find out what half-marathons and microbrew beers have in common. The answer, it seems, lies in what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and soon-to-be talked about summer events in Northern Michigan. As I slow my car to […]