grand rapids bridge

Three days in Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids is a beer tourist’s Mecca. The area boasts more than 40 breweries, and has been voted Beer City USA in various national polls. Accordingly, we spent most of our time there walking around town and checking out breweries....

dog hiking alligator hill lake michigan

Three days in Traverse City, MI

We spent Memorial Day Weekend in Traverse City, Michigan. It’s a cute, fun little town, with several distinct neighborhoods wrapped around the Grand Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. There are lots of running options around town, good hiking nearby, and many breweries in the...

walking the dog on mackinac island

One day in Mackinaw City, MI

Here’s another pronunciation lesson for you, courtesy of the State of Michigan: Cross the Straits of Mackinac on the Mackinac Bridge into Mackinaw City, which is a short boat ride from Mackinac Island, and they are all said Mackinaw… even though...

airstream rainbow by river

Two days in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

After Houghton, we had a few days of play in our schedule before we were due in Traverse City, so after extensive googling and debating we decided to spend part of that time in Sault Ste. Marie. That’s pronounced “soo saint marie.” We loved our...

airstream at houghton city rv park

Three days in Houghton, MI

Raise your hand if you can point out Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on a map. Anyone? Yeah, I couldn’t either. Michigan is often referred to as the Mitten State, because, well, look at it and you’ll see the mitten and thumb. But look...