7 12, 2017

Sip, Sprinkle, and Indulge with Cocoa this Winter


When the weather turns chilly, a warm, comforting drink is in order. A steaming cup of hot cocoa brings back memories of warming up after sledding all day and visions of cozy Christmas Eves. But cocoa isn’t just for drinking; you can add cocoa powder to many recipes to add a little depth and character [...]

5 09, 2017

Camping with Kids: Considerations for Fall


Camping with kids adds more mess and requires more planning, but the memories and time together are well worth the effort. You build your bond as a family as well as with each individual person as you experience the outdoors, work and play together, and spend simple quality time away from most of life’s distractions. [...]

30 08, 2017

3 Delectable Toasted Marshmallow Recipes


When you think of a toasted marshmallow, you naturally think of s’mores. S’mores are a necessity for most campers. The traditional toasted marshmallow sandwiched between graham crackers and chocolate is hard to beat. Here are some other delicious recipes by which to enjoy a s’more, or at least the taste of one. 1. Fruit and [...]

8 08, 2017

Top Picks for Picnics: For the Campsite and For the Trail


One of the joys of camping is being able to eat al fresco. There are items you can have that will make picnicking around the campsite and on the trail more comfortable and more enjoyable, without taking up too much storage space. The Campsite It’s pretty safe to say that all campground, park, and resort [...]

2 08, 2017

7 Ways to Enjoy Michigan Cherries


Michigan agriculture is known for a lot of things, and cherries top the list! According to michiganagriculture.com, 70-75 percent of Montmorency tart cherries and 20 percent of sweet cherries grown in the U.S. come from Michigan. We even have the Cherry Capital of the World, Traverse City, located in the northwest region of the state. [...]

24 07, 2017

Travel Michigan: 10 Regional Points of Interest


There are a lot of Top 10 lists that involve Michigan's historical, natural, and unusual attractions. This is not an exhaustive list – but it definitely gives you a place to start in each beautiful, unique region. We'll start in the Upper Peninsula and work our way down. Upper Peninsula   Visit the Great Lakes [...]

17 07, 2017

Driving Tour: Life Up North – A Tour Along Charming M22


When it comes to scenic drives in northern Michigan, the 116-mile M22 is at the top of the list. It was voted America’s Best Scenic Autumn Drives by USA Today in 2015.  It is truly splendid in the fall, with the changing colors and the cool weather that makes you want to get cozy and [...]

12 07, 2017

Four Ways to see the Milky Way in Northern Michigan


Much of northern Michigan, both east and west, remains preserved and pristine thanks to the establishment of parks and recreational areas. The towns and cities aren’t densely populated for the most part so they retain their “up north” charm. It’s a region people are drawn to because of its beauty and simplicity, a place they [...]

26 06, 2017

Driving Tour: Explore Nature in the Metropolitan Southeast


The southeast region of Michigan is most known for its cities and factories.  Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and all of their associated suburbs are full of hustle and bustle, congested streets, and art and culture. But in this fine state, the outdoors still beckons – and city architects have made sure that there is plenty of [...]

22 06, 2017

Containing Your Kids’ Toys in the RV


If you’re a parent, then you know how easy it is for the kids’ stuff to take over. When they’re little, it’s all the toys that help with their development of fine motor skills as well as their imagination: puzzles, building blocks, plastic dinosaurs, pull toys, the noisy driving wheel. As they grow, the toys [...]

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