Travel

It's that time of year again in Northern Michigan when the weather starts to cool down and the leaves start changing color on the trees! For most Michiganders, it's one of our favorite times of the year. We will see the leaves slowly begin to change in Northern Michigan in the next few weeks, w...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

There’s no better place to experience summer than Michigan, with our miles of sandy beach, rivers, lakes and forests. There’s so much to do, you’ll never fit it all into one summer. You might not even be able to do it all in a whole lifetime of summers! But why not have fun trying? This list o...
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Categories:  Travel, Michigan Love

Of course, we love Petoskey, our beautiful Northern Michigan city, nestled on gorgeous Little Traverse Bay. Here are ten reasons we think you'll enjoy Petoskey too! 10 Reasons to Visit Petoskey 1. Petoskey stones - Let's get this obvious one out-of-the-way first. Petoskey stones! Petoskey stones ...
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Categories:  Travel, Michigan Love, Petoskey

Tired of the same ole resting spots in Michigan? You have got to check out these seven unique places to spend the night in Michigan. Submarine, teepee, yurt, boat house. We've got it all here!  1. Submarine - Spend the night in the USS Sliversides, a WWII era submarine in Muskegon. Sleep in the ...
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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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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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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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The good folks at the Mackinac Bridge authority just put a big dent in my spring running schedule. Hoping to ensure safety and history for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk, the authority decided to cancel several other bridge-closing activities, including the annual Memorial Day run across the Mi...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

In the cult classic film Escanaba in Da Moonlight, about life in Michigan, Jeff Daniel’s character says opening day of deer season is like, “Christmas with Guns.” Deer season is a big deal in Michigan. The deer harvest is Michigan’s most popular game season, with 93 percent of all hunter...
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