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Four Romantic Getaways in Michigan for Every Kind of Couple

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact FOUR ROMANTIC GETAWAYS IN MICHIGAN FOR EVERY KIND OF COUPLE From sipping wine on the shores of Lake Michigan to candlelit dinners overlooking the Detroit skyline, there is an abundance of romantic getaway options right here in Michigan. You can forget about jetting off to Paris,…

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The Midwest’s Most Picture-Perfect Town: Traverse City

A Weekend in Traverse City

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact THE MIDWEST’S MOST PICTURE-PERFECT TOWN: TRAVERSE CITY   The first thing I noticed when I was deboarding the plane was the smell. A mid-October scent of thick fall flannels and pumpkin patches. It smelled like home. I was eager for fall color. Let me rephrase. I…

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The Six Best States To Visit In The Fall

Best State to Visit in the Fall

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact THE SIX BEST STATES TO VISIT IN THE FALL   I’m currently in South Carolina. It was 86 today and I attempted to wear a fuzzy sweater. I’ve unapologetically ordered a PSL from Starbucks. It still wasn’t worth $5, but I’ve come to accept the defeat…

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Six Hidden Michigan Secrets

Hidden Waterfall Michigan

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact SIX HIDDEN MICHIGAN SECRETS     Michigan is consistently and vastly underrated, but we like it that way. There are rarely crowds which ruin beauty, and there are still dozens of unexplored and relatively unknown places hidden throughout the Upper and Lower Peninsula. Out of all…

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30 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Michigan Right Now

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 30 PHOTOS THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO VISIT MICHIGAN RIGHT NOW From the golden shores of Saugatuck to the rocky cliffs of Lake Superior, Michigan holds some of the most pristine and untouched beauty in the country. Still not sold? Check out these photos: 1.…

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Stories Behind My Ten Favorite Travel Photos

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact STORIES BEHIND MY TEN FAVORITE TRAVEL PHOTOS Pictures are worth a thousand words, but sometimes they’re worth much more. Travel or not, we each have photos we cherish that capture a particular moment of happiness. Or perhaps a not-so-happy moment but a story that shaped the…

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Why Traverse City is America’s Best Winter Town

Best Winter Town

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact WHY TRAVERSE CITY IS AMERICA’S BEST WINTER TOWN The United States is filled with quaint mountain towns fighting for the prestigious title of “Best Winter Destination.” Sorry Aspen, Boulder, and Park City, you’ve been beaten by a town you’ve probably never heard of. Welcome to Traverse…

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Six Things to do in Michigan Before Fall Ends

Plan a fall camping trip A little colder than normal? Yeah. Worth it to wake up under a canopy of brilliant yellow and reds? Also yes. I love waking up on a crisp morning and digging out of the tent only to hear nothing but a crisp crunch under my step. There’s something so simple…

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Northern Michigan and Magical Petoskey

As a child going “Up North” was *almost* as good as Christmas. I’d cry every time we came home (way after I was too old to be crying to come home). I still believe there is magic along shores. I have never met a person who was disappointed with Northern Michigan. Except I did hear…

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One Year of Travel: A Photographic Journey

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact ONE YEAR OF TRAVEL: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY It’s officially been a year since I declined a full-time job after graduation to embark on a life-altering adventure. I could write a book (actually, I am writing a book…eek!) about everything that has happened in the last year…

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Five Must-Camp Places in Michigan This Summer

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact FIVE MUST-CAMP PLACES IN MICHIGAN THIS SUMMER   Summer months in The Mitten are considered sacred. We patiently wait from November to April for the weather to break, the lakes to become swimmable, and the camping nights comfortable. Each year we each make a list of places to…

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A Lake Michigan Sunset

A sunset in Greece over the Aegean Sea was beautiful. A sunset in the mountains of Norway was stunning. A beach sunset in Hawaii was breathtaking. Yet a Lake Michigan sunset remains the most magical of them all. People who finds themselves lost, hurt, or broken; often travel to the shores of Lake Michigan for healing. They…

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MILLION VIEW GIVEAWAY: A Traverse City Adventure

Want to win a trip to Traverse City? Here’s your chance! As many of you know, I am in love with northern Michigan. It’s the place that inspired me to start a blog and begin this crazy journey. A little over two years later, I’ve just celebrated my MILLIONTH view. MILLIONTH. 999,000 more than what…

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An Alternative Graduation: Hot Air Ballooning

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact AN ALTERNATIVE GRADUATION: HOT AIR BALLOONING   I’m a college graduate, guys. I’M A COLLEGE GRADUATE. Whew. What a weekend. Last week my pending graduation was finally beginning to hit me. My Facebook feed was filled with classmates taking pictures around campus in their green &…

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8 Tips for Tight Budget Travel

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 8 TIPS FOR TIGHT BUDGET TRAVEL   Some of us are visual learners (myself included). This week I decided to take a different approach to share some of my tips while traveling on a budget. What is the twist? AN INFOGRAPHIC. Recently, I’ve had a bit…

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8 Small Town Michigan Overnight Getaways

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 8 SMALL TOWN MICHIGAN OVERNIGHT GETAWAYS 1. Mesick   It’s in the middle of nowhere, it’s near the highest point in the Lower Peninsula, and it’s the mushroom capital of the world. If you love hunting for those Morel mushrooms come spring, this is the place…

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6 Michigan Lighthouses too Pretty for Words

SIX MICHIGAN LIGHTHOUSES TOO PRETTY FOR WORDS   When I’m old, frail, and slightly senile, I want to be a lighthouse keeper. I want to have a cat named Indiana Jones, a beautiful view of a lake, and most importantly – an ice cream shop within 5 miles. I’ve spent my life around these lakes,…

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5 Adventures in Every Midwest State

Secret caves Michigan

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 5 ADVENTURES IN EVERY MIDWEST STATE   12 states officially claim the Midwest as home. Although we may not have towering mountains or vast oceans, we are spoiled with lush forests, freshwater and unpopulated blissful hikes. So set the remotes down and challenge yourself to try…

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5 Weekend Adventures Outside Michigan

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 5 WEEKEND ADVENTURES OUTSIDE MICHIGAN   Michigan is great, but sometimes it’s needed to get out and go exploring beyond the boundaries. We all know how busy life can be, and the thought of a reality-escaping adventure can seem far from possible. Well, let’s say you…

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A Date Luging in Muskegon!

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact A DATE LUGING IN MUSKEGON!     You’ll be seeing me in the next Olympics. (not really…) However, Josh and I recently got to experience what it’s like to luge in Muskegon! You know, that sport they race down an icy track on a sled going so…

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8 Epic Winter Activities in Michigan

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 8 EPIC WINTER ACTIVITES IN MICHIGAN   If I’ve learned anything when blogging about Michigan, it’s that people LOVE lists. I’m totally okay with that because I love them too! We’re all at the point where winter is starting to get on our nerves. No, car,…

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Budget Weekend Getaway: Michigan’s Thumb

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact BUDGET WEEKEND GETAWAY: MICHIGAN’S THUMB   I’ve lived in Michigan my entire life. How many times do you think I’ve been to Michigan’s thumb before September? If you guessed none you’re correct and I’m ashamed. I’m not sure why I had never made my way there.…

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The Michigan Bucket List

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact THE MICHIGAN BUCKET LIST   Perhaps the most underrated state in the United States. For those that live here, we know how special it is. I’m just going to get straight to the point here with my Michigan Bucket List. These are the top 45 must…

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Best of the Midwest: Put-in-Bay, Ohio

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact BEST OF THE MIDWEST: PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO Someone once told me Ohio was boring…and now I kind of want to punch them in the face. In all my travels, you’d think I would have made it to Ohio by now. I mean its Ohio; it literally borders…

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Michigan: 7 Affordable Summer Adventures

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact MICHIGAN: 7 AFFORDABLE SUMMER ADVENTURES Dwindling snow and warm temperatures mean one thing here in the Midwest: SUMMER.     The trees are beginning to blossom, I can take a walk without the possibility of frostbite and I woke up to the whimsical sound of birds…

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