10 adventures to do with dad

I recently lost my father. He lived to a ripe old age of 86, and yet, in the end, his passing came quickly, and caught my brother and I a bit by surprise. Fortunately, my dad and I had spent more time alone together since my mom left us a year earlier. We had in depth conversations

10 adventures to do with dad2024-06-04T14:02:10-04:00

10 places in Michigan everyone should visit at least once

There’s a new year upon us, which presents an opportunity for some exciting travel goals. Fortunately, Michigan is a state that is ripe with opportunity. Whether you live in the state and want to go exploring, or are traveling from afar, these unique destinations are so spectacular, they should be on any traveler’s bucket list. Here are

10 places in Michigan everyone should visit at least once2023-01-06T07:38:01-05:00

8 great ways to celebrate Michigan Wine Month

May has been proclaimed Michigan Wine Month by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. According to the official proclamation, Michigan's wine and wine grape industry contributes $5.4 billion in economic impact. That includes a whopping $253 million in tourism spending. It also supports more than 47,000 jobs. That makes it an industry worth honoring, and let’s face it, there are

8 great ways to celebrate Michigan Wine Month2022-05-01T14:25:17-04:00

29th Annual “Michigan Fun” Convention

This annual event brings together professionals in the event industry from throughout the state. It includes learning sessions, a trade show, silent auction, and entertaining activities to make networking fun as well as productive.

29th Annual “Michigan Fun” Convention2021-07-23T08:25:53-04:00

Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism

The Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism is the state’s premier event to bring together industry professionals and provide meaningful opportunities to discuss timely issues, learn about the latest trends and changes in the industry, and provide an update on what is happening with the efforts of MEDC's Pure Michigan campaign.

Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism2021-07-22T14:13:05-04:00

Michigan’s 8 notable wine trails

May is Michigan Wine Month and a great time to explore the budding greenery of the countryside. Why not pair your weekend retreat with some fine wine? Michigan’s flourishing grape industry is not only producing more award-winning wines than ever before, it has sprouted a booming addition to our tourism industry. While wineries and tasting rooms can

Michigan’s 8 notable wine trails2021-05-07T12:25:15-04:00

9 epic ways to enjoy Holland, Michigan

There are few floral spectacles across the state that rival the beauty of Holland, Michigan during Tulip Time. The annual festival celebrates not only one of spring’s most magnificent blooms, but the Dutch heritage of the region. The festival will look a little different this year, given the pandemic, but there is still plenty of fun to

9 epic ways to enjoy Holland, Michigan2023-05-01T12:53:52-04:00

Michigan’s second, yet only, National Park

Michigan is home to many beautiful national landmarks, such as the National Lakeshores of Sleeping Bear Dunes and Pictured Rocks and our three National Forests, Huron-Manistee, Hiawatha and Ottawa. We have a National Historic Park at Keweenaw in Calumet and one National Battlefield Park, the River Raisin in Monroe. We also have one very special National Park, Isle

Michigan’s second, yet only, National Park2021-04-08T14:30:50-04:00

Explore this glorious byway of waterfalls

There may be no more spectacular place on earth to soak in the magic of fall than Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. There are seemingly endless opportunities to hike or bike through colorful forests. The root beer flowing over Tahquamenon Falls is particularly lovely when set against a palette of autumnal hues. The views from above Pictured Rocks, or

Explore this glorious byway of waterfalls2020-10-03T22:12:32-04:00

Frankenmuth mouse needs your help to get a name for his birthday

Over the years, the Frankenmuth Cheese Haus has become a Michigan’s Little Bavaria institution. 2018 marked its 50th anniversary, and included a move to a much larger location at 545 S. Main St. Naturally, its most famous resident came along to reside outside the new digs, and now he’s celebrating a big birthday too. I’m speaking, of

Frankenmuth mouse needs your help to get a name for his birthday2020-03-04T13:41:26-05:00

Planning the perfect Northern Michigan girls getaway

Stock up on snacks, pick a meeting place, fill the tank, and hit the road. There are few things I enjoy more than a road trip, especially when it involves some of my favorite people. Such was the case recently, when my high school friends and I headed up north for a long overdue winetasting weekend. Winter

Planning the perfect Northern Michigan girls getaway2020-03-04T13:48:45-05:00

Michigan’s best elk viewing experience

Most kids love a trip to the zoo, but it’s sometimes a little less fun in the winter months Michigan. Many of the animals are keeping warm indoors, so parents may have to get a little creative with their animal viewing opportunities. Consider a trip to Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman, Michigan for an enchanting Elk experience. Much of

Michigan’s best elk viewing experience2020-03-04T14:49:32-05:00

7 spooktacular Michigan destinations

October in Michigan is about more than cider and corn mazes, when we embrace fear in its many forms. From the abundance of scary movies on TV to the costume shops in every other strip mall, to the haunted houses that seem to pop up in most towns…it is obvious that Halloween is right around the corner.

7 spooktacular Michigan destinations2020-03-04T14:41:32-05:00

8 other ways to enjoy Detroit during the auto show

It’s time once again for the North American International Auto Show, which will take the Motor City by storm January 20th-28th. Cars are of course the stars of this annual extravaganza, but with the ever-changing cityscape of Detroit, it is also a phenomenal time to explore the metropolis. Here are 8 ways to make the most of your

8 other ways to enjoy Detroit during the auto show2020-03-04T14:21:05-05:00
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