25 03, 2024

Favorite Michigan Destinations


As with visiting any state in the U.S., there are a lot of places worth visiting. It’s impossible to fit it all in. Michigan is unique in that it has two independent land masses, connected by a bridge, and it takes nearly 12 hours to drive between its southernmost and northernmost points. To say that [...]

Favorite Michigan Destinations2024-03-19T21:15:21-04:00
5 03, 2024

Biking the Kal-Haven Trail


Southwest Michigan has a lot going for it: beaches, blueberries, wineries, antique shopping, gorgeous views. It’s easy to be entertained and amused yet impossible to see everything. If you like being outside, however, don’t pass up the Kal-Haven Trail. You can hike, bike, and even cross-country ski. This beautiful, linear trail that opened back in [...]

Biking the Kal-Haven Trail2024-03-05T12:26:36-05:00
5 03, 2024

Upper Peninsula Walking Tour: Marquette


Distance: 5.2 miles Walking time: 1 hour, 54 minutes Driving time: 16 minutes Marquette, also known as Queen City, is the largest city in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but only the fifty-fourth most populous city in the state of Michigan. Don’t let its larger size fool you, however. Marquette has the distinction of being the “Best [...]

Upper Peninsula Walking Tour: Marquette2024-03-20T10:30:05-04:00
5 02, 2024

Michigan Destination Recommendations from the MARVAC Staff


Are you looking for ideas of what to do and where to go this year? Staff members at the MARVAC home office enjoy traveling through Michigan and visiting its many destinations just as much as anyone. And, they have the inside scoop. Here are six recommendations from the MARVAC staff, one for each region of [...]

Michigan Destination Recommendations from the MARVAC Staff2024-02-05T21:08:51-05:00
4 01, 2024

Showcasing the DNR: The power of $2 – campers and boaters help bring innovations to life


Photo: Hammock camping has been available at Port Crescent State Park in Huron County for the past few years. Courtesy of Michigan Department of Natural Resources.   By HEATHER JOHNSON DUROCHER Trails and resources writer and editor Michigan Department of Natural Resources   Initially, Brian Dunn wasn’t so sure about designating a couple of sites [...]

Showcasing the DNR: The power of $2 – campers and boaters help bring innovations to life2024-01-04T12:09:15-05:00
16 11, 2023

Northeast/Thumb Driving Tour: Exploring Little Bavaria


Several nationalities made Michigan their new home after leaving their home countries. Just south of the crook of Michigan’s hand, on the Lake Huron side, is where you can find Frankenmuth. Also known as Little Bavaria, which still celebrates its German roots and respective culture through architecture, shop offerings, and festivals. This enchanting town is [...]

Northeast/Thumb Driving Tour: Exploring Little Bavaria2023-11-16T06:12:49-05:00
5 09, 2023

Using the RV for Fall School Sports


You don’t need to go camping in the fall (although fall camping is a great idea and here’s why) to extend the useful season of your RV. Taking the RV along to set up either as a base camp for the weekend or as a side hangout at the competition can be ideal if you [...]

Using the RV for Fall School Sports2023-08-31T14:11:28-04:00
20 07, 2023

The Benefits of Being a Seasonal RVer


Although many RVers are weekend warriors or take a couple of extended trips a year, there is another “type” of RVer that is growing in popularity. Seasonal RVers are those who set up their RV spot and stay in one space for an extended period of time, whether it's for a month during the high [...]

The Benefits of Being a Seasonal RVer2023-10-18T10:55:24-04:00
2 07, 2023

5 Picnic Spots Around Historic Detroit


Driving time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Mileage: 63 miles You can choose to make this into a driving tour, or you can select a park at which to spend time, depending on your schedule. The good news, all of these parks circumvent the busyness of Metro Detroit – and they are beautiful places to visit, [...]

5 Picnic Spots Around Historic Detroit2023-06-30T07:04:54-04:00
13 06, 2023

By Land and Sea: A Trio of Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tours


Featured image from Shipwreck Tours, Munising, Michigan Driving time: 3 hours, 38 minutes Mileage: 217 miles The Great Lakes can be as treacherous as they are beautiful. Poor weather can cause the waters to become hazardous, and the lakes have swallowed up their fair share of vessels of all sizes. Some are nationally famous (Edmund [...]

By Land and Sea: A Trio of Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tours2023-06-13T06:38:01-04:00
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