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Posted on March 31st, 2021
By David Hoekman A summertime trip to Muskegon reminded me that destinations and attractions change constantly. Nowhere is that more evident than downtown Muskegon, which over the last 20 years has kept some landmarks and transformed everything else. I encountered classic favorites and new sur

Spirited city bustles along Lake Superior’s shore

Posted on November 30th, 2020
By Courtney Birchmeier I’ve lived in Michigan all my life, but it wasn’t until last summer that I visited the Upper Peninsula for the first time. After several days of exploring the remote, natural beauty that I expected to find, my travels led me to Marquette — and boy was I surprised. In Marque…

There’s a lot to Love

Posted on June 1st, 2020
By Kelsey Smith Living in The Mitten State, I’ve visited our capital dozens of times. But, my tour of Lansing last summer gave me a full sense of what the city can offer groups. Conveniently located in the middle of the state, Lansing screams with vibrancy — from diverse neighborhoods to world-cl…

Cruise Control

Posted on February 26th, 2020
By Courtney Birchmeier Small ship cruises transport groups to Michigan ports of call. As the largest freshwater ecosystem in the world, the Great Lakes are the perfect setting for small ship cruises. Companies like Victory Cruise Lines, Blount Small Ship Adventures and Pearl Seas Cruises offer G…
By: Lori Libka of Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland

Celebrating Michigan

Posted on January 20th, 2020
By: Lori Libka of Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland. Michigan celebrates 183 years of statehood January 26, 2020. So you’ll find us celebrating Michigan, the only state with two peninsulas, with a delicious cookie recipe! In brief, the special ingredient is cream cheese, and we’ll doub…

Mackinac Island Memories

Posted on March 18th, 2019
Your vacation starts as you arrive at the Star Line dock.  Friendly smiles greet passengers to top that off – every passenger gets to sample some of that famous Mackinac Island fudge.  Once you board the ferry and settle in for an exhilarating ride (inside or on the open-air top deck) on a Star

Insider Experiences

Posted on February 4th, 2019
Author: Jen W. O’Deay Getting off the beaten path, taking the road less traveled: there’s just something thrilling about experiencing the uncommon. Combine that feeling with an opportunity to pull aside the curtain and peek behind the scenes at the hidden spots and secret gem…

Vacation in Northern MI

Posted on December 3rd, 2018
 By Herb Zeilinger, CTIS   Back in the mid to late 1960’s and early 1970’s, a group of Frankenmuth families would each rent a cabin at a resort on Drummond Island.  The goal was to spend a week fishing.  For me, it was the highlight of the summer…going on vacation and spendi…

50’s Style Vacation Memories

Posted on June 12th, 2018
Crossing the Straits! By:  Joyce Pitrone Hawkins I was born and bred a southern (southeast Michigan, that is) gal whose roots were planted 100 years ago by my parents in Michigan’s Marquette area — God’s Country — the U.P.     In the 1940…
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