Travel

Planning a trip this summer or maybe just headed up north for a long weekend? Make traveling a breeze with some fun new travel accessories from Grandpa Shorter's! Whether you are in need of a stylish new toiletry bag or maybe a small crossbody purse while you're out and about exploring north...
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Categories:  Shopping, Travel

Lighthouses have such a romantic, mysterious pull, a light in the dark, bringing mariners safely home through the storm. Their unique architecture is graceful and beautiful. They are a symbol of our rich maritime history and a record of the people whose lives followed the currents of the water. Mic...
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Summer is on the horizon here in northern Michigan. Yes, we might have seen snow flurries last night but hopefully those will soon be a thing of the past! May is only a day away and I am definitely ready for summer! Summer in Petoskey is my favorite time of year. There are so many great things ...
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Categories:  Travel, Petoskey, Events

My family and I laughed the other night about the memory of a neighbor stuck in the snowbank in our driveway. Our friend, recently out of her teens and dressed more for a night out rather than for digging out, was not going anywhere without some assistance. Lucky for her, we were equipped with ...
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Categories:  Travel

Even some of the hardiest of campers store their gear away once the weather turns cold. That's a pity because some of the best camping is winter camping, and some of the best winter camping can be found in Northern Michigan. Winter camping is certainly not for everyone, but then again no...
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Categories:  Travel, Petoskey, Michigan Love

In their Up North song “Sirens,” Petoskey’s Michigan Rattlers sing about the hypnotizing effects of winter driving, how the snow--or other winter weather--can be a driver’s undoing if the hands on the wheel are not steady. Lucky for us, there are proven ways to manage this seasonal necessi...
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Categories:  Travel

Fall is finally in the air and who is excited for Halloween?! I know I am! I started decorating out front porch the other day and have a trip planned to Bill's Farm Market for more pumpkins, corn stalks and hay bales! The weather hasn't been the greatest here in Northern Michigan but it's fall and w...
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Categories:  Travel, Holidays, Petoskey

Pumpkins, wine and everything fine! It's fall and here in Northern Michigan that means the leaves are starting to change colors. The temps are dropping and it's even been a little rainy. That only means one thing, it's fall! Fall here in Northern Michigan is almost magical. The kids are back in scho...
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Categories:  Travel, Michigan Love, General

With summer starting to wind down here in Northern Michigan we are starting to look a head to school starting in a few weeks. My kids aren't super excited but I'm not going to lie, I am looking for to it! I adore our summers and relish every second of them but with school starting the weather begins...
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Categories:  Travel, Petoskey

With it already being mid-May, summer is finally on the horizon here in Northern Michigan. Finally!! There is less than a month of school left and its finally starting to warm up here in the Petoskey area. With summer being so close, downtown is bustling with activity. Lake and Petoskey Street have ...
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Categories:  Travel, Petoskey, Events