I was born and raised in the real mitten state (not the mangled “mitten” state of Wisconsin)…seriously, how is this even a debate? I love Michigan because it's my home but it's also a pretty kickass State, so it's easy to love. This is the only State where you'd make a Michigan left, stop at a party store to pick up a pop and Better Made chips before heading up north. Beyond our native slang, and I know I'm being slightly biased but…..

What other State has a comparable breadth of diversity to that of Michigan?

Not to boast but just look at our Great Lakes, dunes, rivers, streams, forests, islands, trails, northern lights, and our painted rocks. Look at our music scene, festivals, cultural diversity, camping, and fishing. And let's not forget our underestimated wine scene coupled with a pretty damn strong craft beer game! My intention is to explore it all and report back to you fine folks…enjoy!


frankenmuth oktoberfest 2018 t-shirt

Frankenmuth Oktoberfest 2018

This year marks the 29th Annual Oktoberfest in Frankenmuth, Michigan - I'm not quite sure why it took 144 years to adopt this tradition in Michigan's most German town but I'm happy they finally...
paddle for pints

Paddle for Pints in Traverse City

If you enjoy pub crawls and kayaks then Paddle for Pints in Traverse City has combined both of these pastimes into one and it is right up your alley! I've heard more and more about...
Bacon Bash 2018 Royal Oak Farmers Market

Bacon Bash 2018 – Royal Oak, Michigan

What goes better with bacon than more bacon? Lots of beers, that's what! If this sentiment rings true I suggest asking Siri to remind you to purchase your tickets for Bacon Bash 2019. The...
Eben Ice Caves

Eben Ice Caves (Rock River Canyon Ice Caves)

Rock River Canyon Ice Caves, commonly known as Eben Ice Caves are tucked away in Hiawatha National Forest near...well, they're not really near anything. You must navigate a series of backroads, park in an...
Michigan Dog Sledding

Michigan Dog Sledding with Snowy Plains Kennel

There are few experiences cooler than racing through the woods above the snow with a team of dogs running up ahead. Cooler in the sense that there wouldn't be snow if it wasn't "cool"...
St. Joe Winter Beer Fest

St. Joe, Michigan Winter Beer Fest

St. Joseph or St. Joe is one of many small towns speckling the Lake Michigan shoreline in Southwest Michigan. In the early days, St. Joe was an important town for both Native Americans and...

Visiting Kitch-iti-kipi, The Big Spring

Nestled on the southeastern edge of the Hiawatha National Forest, down a few back roads is a little place called Kitch-iti-kipi Spring. This stunning Natural Spring is unique to the area and unlike any...
Mackinaw vs Mackinaw...WTF?

Mackinaw vs Mackinac…WTF?

Over the past few years, I have driven through the city of Mackinaw and crossed the Mackinac Bridge into the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) and have always wondered why the spelling is different yet the...

Visiting Drummond Island Michigan

Visiting Drummond Island should be on EVERYONE'S bucket list. Lovingly known as, “Gem of the Huron,” Drummond Island is located off the far Eastern part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This island is home to...

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