5 Reasons Why Lake Superior Is The Best Great Lake

Satellite image of Lake Superior. Photo courtesy of NASA

My great grandma used to say there are many good lakes, but only one great lake–and it’s no surprise which one she thought was superior. Lakes Ontario and Erie are nice but not really part of our Michigan culture. Meanwhile, Huron is admirable but doesn’t offer as much in size and water quality. Lake Michigan […]

The Ultimate Upper Peninsula Road Trip Guide

Ultimate Guide to Roadtripping the UP

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is like no other place on earth. Sandwiched between three of the greatest lakes in the world, it’s filled with peaceful forests, magnificent waterfalls, ancient rock formations, quiet and cozy towns, and miles and miles of shoreline — making it the perfect setting for a one-of-a-kind road trip. Before you get started […]

5 Spectacular Places To Watch Michigan Sunsets

  I’ve watched sunsets from the shores of Greece, tundra of Norway, and beaches of Australia. Although sunsets in those places are beautiful, they pale in comparison to a Michigan sunset. I’ve sat in awe many times watching the sunset along Lake Michigan. There’s something about watching the clouds light up in shades of pink, […]

Natural Beauty And Winter Fun Abound In Munising

It may seem like spring in parts of the Mitten State, but it’s still winter in Munising! Located in the central Upper Peninsula, this area boasts tons of natural wonders and outdoor activities. Plus, the snow usually sticks around through March! It is the perfect place to extend a beautiful Michigan winter.  Interested in planning a […]

Au Sable Lighthouse | Hike to the Au Sable Lighthouse

The hiking trail to the light station is an old coast guard road. It skirts the beach the whole way. The Au Sable Light Station is the standout lighthouse in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. From the Log Slide Overlook you can see the Au Sable Light Station rise from the tip of Au Sable point, […]

Lake Superior Brewing | Grand Marais, Michigan

Grand Marais is the type of laid-back harbor town that embodies the word “vacation.” With its amazing beach and harbor, lakeside living vibe, and cool local businesses, it’s definitely the sort of place you could go to de-stress for a while (and maybe never come back). The Lake Superior Brewing Co. is Grand Marais’ social […]

#MittenTrip Outside Munising: H-58 and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Munising - #MittenTrip - The Awesome Mitten

If you want to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of a Munising #MittenTrip and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, you’ll need to head east out of Munising on county road H-58. The picturesque town of Grand Marais is only forty-nine miles from Munising by way of H-58, but I can guarantee that the trip […]

Hearty Food And Grand Views: #MittenTrip Munising

The name Munising comes from the Ojibwe word, “Munissi,” that means island; Munising means “place of the island.” The island that those early settlers were describing was Grand Island; a massive hunk of land in the middle of Munising.  My #MittenTrip took us on an adventure to this place of extensive history and picturesque beauty. […]

Why you should live Michigan by camping Michigan

For many Michiganders, August signifies the beginning of the decline in camping excursions. Sweet memories have been made, adventures taken, and there is always the lingering smell of campfire smoke that just won’t seem to leave all of your clothing! Truth is, Michigan is one of the best places in the country for camping. This […]