OKEMOS, MI—January 2023—The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) has made their 2023 edition of Michigan RV and Campgrounds available to the public. The annual publication features how-to articles for seasoned and first-time RVers; destination ideas for across Michigan; and a complete member listing of private campgrounds, RV dealers, and RV suppliers from [...]
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Festivities and holiday gatherings typically entail a libation or two. You have your choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Although we’ve shared some seasonal beverages in the past (that are well worth revisiting and making if you’ve never done so), we’ll concentrate on non-alcoholic cocktails in this article. Besides being delicious, these cocktails won’t inhibit [...]
When winter wind blows in, a lot of things change with it. Out come the thicker fabrics, menus consist of hot and hearty stews, and our summer memories keep us warm as we await the return of spring. Yet wintertime in Michigan is a favorite season for many. In addition to the changes in clothing [...]
How can you pass the chilly days of winter? You have lots of options! Of course, staying huddled under a blanket with a steaming beverage and a good book has its perks, too. But if you’re getting stir crazy this winter or just want to have some fun visiting places that are typically packed in [...]
On an RV forum recently, one of the topics was this: What is your least favorite RV maintenance? There were a lot of answers, but there was a trend toward three primary topics. Can you guess? We won’t hold you in suspense. The three topics most commonly spoken about were winterizing the RV, cleaning the [...]
Mileage: 284 miles Driving Time: 6 hours, 20 minutes In Part 1 of this article, we drove from the southwest corner of the state all the way up the Lake Michigan coastline to the town of Muskegon. But the West Michigan Pike doesn’t end there. In old postcards and advertising it was promoted as “Lake [...]
Make a plan ahead of time. This is the biggest cooking “hack” of them all. Planning your meals in advance helps you keep your RV kitchen organized and spacious. Planning also helps reduce the chance of missing something when you need it, or having to buy something and having it cost more. This could include [...]
The RV, once only dedicated to vacationing and traveling to get away from the constant pulls of regular life, has transformed into an office space in recent years, thanks to advancements in technology as well as changes in the workplace. Working remotely is more possible – and acceptable – than ever. Campgrounds have stepped up [...]
The high season is over. Fall colors have turned from bright to dull, and the mornings have grown frosty. More and more RVers are choosing to continue camping at this turning point of the year, and beyond. And that takes preparation. Before you head out on a late fall or winter camping trip, keep these [...]
Grand Traverse Bay in northwest Lower Michigan is really one large expanse of water separated by Old Mission Peninsula, effectively “splitting” it into East and West Grand Traverse Bay. The bays lead to Lake Michigan. For this driving tour, you’ll meander all the coastlines, starting in Charlevoix County in Norwood, traveling south to Traverse City, [...]