Tags : UP

7 Awesome Attractions in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

There is no shortage of attractions in Michigan's Upper Peninsula no matter what time of year you visit. Here are our Seven Favorites. Luckily for Jennifer and me, the Upper Peninsula (more commonly known as the U.P.) has been right in our backyard because we live just a couple hundred miles south in the lower […]Read More

Stormy Kromer hats make a UP fashion statement [THE “YOOPER HAT”]

Some call it the “Yooper Hat.” But Stormy Kromer hats are a very popular hat made in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with an awesome backstory. I have five of them. Jennifer has three. I'll probably get another one this year. And even though they are available everywhere now, we always buy ours in the Upper Peninsula […]Read More

RV Podcast #314: Working remotely from an RV from wherever you want

This week on the RV Podcast we talk about working remotely from an RV from a remote and beautiful area far away from the crowds. That’s where we are this week, camping in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula. Now as RV travel writers and reporters, we’re always working remotely from an RV. But with the pandemic, […]Read More

Legendary RV Destinations: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Whether seeking to escape the heat, check out amazing fall colors, or take a unique winter adventure, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has plenty to offer — especially Munising and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the UP. Something just happens when you drive across the five miles of the Mackinac Bridge and find yourself in the […]Read More

From the 2018 Roadtreking Winter Campout

This year's annual winter campout at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula has brought dozens of campers from all across the country to0 a winter wonderland of beautiful forests blanketed in over two feet of snow. Although the event was scheduled just from Friday through Sunday, most arrived early. Pretty much the […]Read More

Boondocking across Michigan’s UP

It's been a week without plugging into electricity as we've traveled across the UP, enjoying the beautiful colors and staying in remote or near empty state and federal campgrounds. And it's been glorious. We spent four days with a group of other Roadtrekers in the primitive (no hookups) Presque Isle campground in the Porcupine Mountains […]Read More

The RV Lifestyle Fall Foliage Boondocking Adventure in the Porcupine Mountains

Get ready for he Roadtreking Fall Foliage Boondocking Adventure in the Porcupine Mountains Oct 10-13, 2016! At the height of the fall color season in Michigan’s spectacular Upper Peninsula, the Roadtreking Fall Foliage Boondocking Adventure will be in the heart of one of the largest unspoiled wilderness tracks in the Midwest – the beautiful Porcupine Mountains […]Read More

Winter Camping: Here We Come!

Spots are rapidly disappearing for our second annual Winter Freezeout Camping Adventure at the spectacular Tahquamenon Falls State ark in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We had about 14 RVs and about 25 people last year. This year, with little publicity but word of mouth, we have already exceeded that. The event is totally free. You have to […]Read More

Mike’s Top 5 Places to Visit in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

If you are a regular reader, you know Jennifer and I love to RV across Michigan's pristine Upper Peninsula – the UP – where big towns simply aren’t, and the scenery is jaw-dropping gorgeous with lots of forests, lakes and streams and, of course, the Big Lake, Superior, which some say is the coldest, deepest fresh […]Read More

RVing into the heart of the arctic vortex in Michigan’s UP

I'm not going to lie to you. We didn't sleep in the Roadtrek eTrek last night. We spent the night in a motel in Escanaba, at the far western end of the Lower Peninsula's northern Lake Michigan shoreline. I suppose if I looked around long enough I would have found a place to camp. But […]Read More

Michigan’s UP in the fall and Twelvemile Beach

This is the time to “come up to da UP,” as the Yoopers like to say. The flies and mosquitoes are gone, so are the crowds and the whole peninsula is bursting with bright yellows and reds as the annual fall foliage change explodes the hardwoods into jaw-dropping displays. And the sunsets are to die […]Read More

An RV visit to Michigan’s UP

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a small motorhome owner’s delight, with little bays, promontories, nooks and wilderness crannies to explore in the up-close style that Class B RVers prefer. We visit the UP in all seasons, several times a year. Our favorite was this past February when, on one of the 12 sites they plow at […]Read More

Winter in the UP: It’s for the dogs

MARQUETTE, MI – Winter in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is not for warm weather sissies. In the town of Marquette, hard on the shore of Lake Superior, nearly 149 inches of snow falls each winter. That works out to nearly 12 and-a-half feet of snow. Up here, from late October to mid April, snowmobiles are seemingly […]Read More

The awful truth of Bugs in the UP: Biting black and stable flies

In the summer, there are a lot of bugs in the UP! All that beauty comes with a cost. Summer is Biting black and stable flies season. I had no idea there were two distinct species tormenting folks up there until our visit. Bugs in the UP can be terrible! Technically, we're talking about two […]Read More