Tags : pure michigan

Mackinac Island: Our favorite getaway

There are no motorized vehicles allowed and no places to camp but this beautiful island in the Straits of Mackinac between Michigan's two peninsulas has been calling Jennifer and me for nearly half a century. We took all our kids here starting when they were babies and we keep coming back year after year, now with […]Read More

Shhh! Michigan’s Sunrise Side is the best-kept secret of the Great Lakes

Michigan’s Sunrise Side is one of the best-kept secrets in the Great Lakes. The state’s west coast Lake Michigan PR machine has done a better job of promoting the beaches and trendy little communities there while the Lake Huron coast along the state’s east coast has stayed purposefully low-keyed. And that has been just fine […]Read More

The Great Lakes Roadtreking Shoreline Tour

We're about to set off on a 3,500 mile trip that will take us farther than if we drove across country, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. And although we till visit eight states, we will never really leave the Midwest. We'll be driving much of the U.S. shorelines that touches the five Great Lakes. […]Read More

Tahquamenon Falls camping in the wintertime

The hardest thing about finding a spot to camp in the wintertime in the north is finding an open campground. As we toured Michigan’s beautiful snow covered Upper Peninsula in mid-February looking for a place to spend the night, all we found were Wal-Mart and Indian casino parking lots. Sorry, but those kind of environments […]Read More

RVing in the wintertime

We're just back from a 1,100 mile RV trip that took us across Michigan's Upper Peninsula – in the wintertime. We headquartered our trip in Marquette, where we got a chance to take in all the excitement around the annual UP200 dog sled race, one of the nation's premier such events, a qualifying race for […]Read More

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