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 – they only travel and camp on the weekends – or take a couple extended trips a year – so workers can take vacation time – there is another “type” of RVer that is growing in popularity. Seasonal RVers are those who set up their RV spot and stay [...]

The Benefits of Being a Seasonal RVer2023-07-20T14:24:42-04:00
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
7 06, 2023

National Camping Month Bucket List


June is National Camping Month, and it’s a no-brainer as to why. Schools are out for the summer, and families are ready to hit the road to explore and experience new adventures. The weather is finer and more consistent, with long daylight hours that make it ideal for plenty of outdoor activities. It’s the season [...]

National Camping Month Bucket List2023-06-07T13:32:31-04:00
9 05, 2023

Southeast Regional Driving Tour: The Forgotten Lakes


Mileage: 108 miles Driving Time: 3 hours, 16 minutes (plus a ferry ride) There are five “Great Lakes,” with four of them embracing Michigan shoreline. Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and Lake Huron encompass most of the lakeshore real estate and are the most well-known by residents and travelers. But down in the southeast “corner” of [...]

Southeast Regional Driving Tour: The Forgotten Lakes2023-04-05T10:30:33-04:00
3 05, 2023

Visit the Upper Peninsula’s 7 Natural Wonders


Driving Time: 11 hours, plus two ferry rides Mileage: 622 miles According to Uptravel.com, “Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is greater in size than the four states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island combined. It is larger than Belgium or Switzerland.” Abundant in beauty and natural resources, we are fortunate to call this part of the [...]

Visit the Upper Peninsula’s 7 Natural Wonders2023-05-03T07:58:51-04:00
3 04, 2023

Leave No Trace


The National Park Service and the Michigan DNR have always promoted and encouraged “Leave No Trace” when people visit outdoor recreation areas under their purview. However, Leave No Trace can be observed in any outdoor space – whether it’s a lakeshore, the backcountry, your local park, or a campground – anywhere in the country. When [...]

Leave No Trace2023-04-05T09:30:58-04:00
13 12, 2022

Enjoy Winter in Southeast Michigan


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 [...]

Enjoy Winter in Southeast Michigan2022-12-13T09:14:31-05:00
29 11, 2022

West Michigan Pike Part 2


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 [...]

West Michigan Pike Part 22022-11-29T10:50:05-05:00
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